Sylvain White, director Original Score by John Ottman
Jonathan Hartman, composer’s technical assistant
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Zaldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans
- A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.
Back when I first decided I wanted to pursue film music, I made several trips out to Los Angeles. I met a number of established Hollywood composers, including one of the biggest, John Ottman. I quickly found out he was a great guy, in addition to an amazing composer. On each subsequent trip I would have lunch with John, and he encouraged me to move to Los Angeles. Once I finally made the move, I began working for him, assisting him in all sorts of technical endavors: rebuilding his studio, sample libraries, templates, and general upkeep so he could focus on writing. It was an invaluable education being around him, seeing how a composer works on studio films in this industry. He gave me my start in this town. I have great respect for him personally and professionally, and am always amazed by the music he composes for films.