Jonathan Hartman

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Website Reboot!

October 21, 2015 This is the beginning of my new website.  For those who have followed, this is the 3rd version of JonathanHartman.net.  The decision was driven by a need for a more robust blog feature, as well as the ability to showcase projects in a more cohesive way, with video and soundtrack playlists incorporated together with project information.  Something the former site lacked, and was awkward at handling.   I have a lot of incredible projects coming up, and thought it best to update the site before we were too deep into composing nonstop!  Plenty of updates to come throughout the fall.  2016 looks very promising, with 3 pilots, a possible series, and 3 feature films already on the calendar. So bear with us as we update the site and get it fully functional!

This Last Lonely Place- Film Released

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This Last Lonely Place, now available on demand online Nov 10, 2104 THIS LAST LONLY PLACE is now available to watch via streaming and non-DRM download!   I recently scored This Last Lonely Place, starring Rhys Coiro, Xander Berkeley, & Carly Pope. You can watch the film at: http://www.thislastlonelyplace.com Leonard Martin describes This Last Last Lonely Place as  “A taut, surprising,compelling film noir. Well-acted and extremely well shot on the streets of Los Angeles at night. I thoroughly enjoyed it!”  Directed by Steve Anderson and produced by Industry Standard films and Humphrey Bogart’s revitalized Santana Films.  It was a real pleasure to score this film and I’m glad everyone can now have an opportunity to see it! Jonathan’s latest film, ”This Last Lonely Place” (2014), features lush orchestral melodies, jazz, as well as distorted textures and guitars. A crime drama, the film is about a down on his luck cab driver (Rhys Coiro) that has picked up a desperate man & his mistress, running from a murder.  As the night spirals out of the driver’s control, it’s unclear who will make it out alive. “The film presented so many wonderful opportunities to explore musical texture and color”, says Jonathan.  “There were so[…]

THIS LAST LONELY PLACE- Upcoming Release.

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The Humphrey Bogart Estate’s production company will offer fans the chance to see it early Sep 22, 2014 Fans of Humphrey Bogart-style noir will soon have a few ways to get their movie fix. Santana Films is releasing This Last Lonely Place via Indiegogo for fans wanting to see it early — and then will make it available online for streaming or download at www.thislastlonelyplace.com via VHX, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Santana Films, which is run by Bogart’s estate and filmmaker Steve Anderson, is making their film available DRM-free beginning Oct. 28 after the Indiegogo campaign concludes. Anderson, who directed This Last Lonely Place, is calling it an opportunity to link Bogart’s old-world sensibility with new-world distribution opportunities. “We’re excited. It just feels like the right thing to do,” said Anderson. “This film was born from a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and now we will use Indiegogo in a new way — as a release platform —to bring the film directly to our audience, forgoing the traditional film festival route.” The film, which stars Rhys Coiro (Entourage), Xander Berkeley (24), and Carly Pope (Elysium), was shot in Los Angeles, California. It centers on a cab driver who unwittingly gets involved in helping an investment banker cover up a crime. “We’ve had opportunities and[…]

“This Last Lonely Place” @ Newport Beach Film Festival

@ The Newport Beach Film Fest 2014

May 15, 2014 Very happy to announce that THIS LAST LONELY PLACE premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The film has had great early reviews, including one you can read here: http://twitchfilm.com/2014/04/newport-beach-2014-review-this-last-lonely-place-a-fine-tuned-pitch-dark-noir.html#ixzz30OofjaNX The film won the jury prize for best cinematography and I’ve received a lot of great letters and emails concerning the score. Thank you everyone! The picture recently picked up a foreign sales agent and is now off to Cannes!                      

This Last Lonely Place

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Jonathan is scoring This Last Lonely Place Jan 3, 2014 We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Hartman is composing the original score for “THIS LAST LONELY PLACE”, written & directed by Steve Anderson.   This Last Lonely Place is a crime drama, which follows Rhys Coiro (“Entourage”), a down on his luck cab driver,  through one dangerous night in Los Angeles.   After picking up a wealthy businessman (Xander Berkeley ) and his mistress (Carly Pope) the night spirals out of control.  With millions of dollars at stake, who’s playing whom? Produced by Josh Mandel, and executive produced by the newly revitalized Santana Films, Humphrey Bogart’s production company, now led by Stephen Bogart and Lauren Bacall.    Currently in post production (early 2014).          

“Star Wars The Apprentice” in the News

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Nov 25, 2013 Our Proof of Concept Star Wars piece, “The Apprentice” was featured today on a number of websites.   First it showed up on Kotaku.  Very cool! Then by mid morning, it was noticed by the Washington Post. The head of Lucasfilm was very kind towards us and this project, and had no issues with sharing it with the world, as long as we included a disclaimer on this.    While never created as a pitch for a specific film, it was a proof of concept,  showing the Lucasfilm people our team’s abilities, and love of the Star Wars world.  

Star Wars, The Apprentice

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Nov 13, 2013 Star Wars, The Apprentice I recently had the opportunity to work with director/editor Todd Sandler on an amazing Star Wars proof of Concept. You can view this in the Video section of my website!      

The Employer Premieres JUNE 7, 2013

Domestic Release announcement

 May 16, 2013  My latest film, THE EMPLOYER will be released on June 7th, 2013.   The Employer premieres “On Demand” on Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Brighthouse Networks, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, XBOX Network, Playstation, and Apple ITunes.  I was so proud to be a part of Frank Merle’s directorial debut.  It’s a wonderful cast, a great plot, and a great musical score!  Visit the official website to learn more about the movie!   http://www.theemployermovie.com/ .

The Employer @ LA Indie Film Fest

The Employer poster (original)

Mar 14, 2013 THE EMPLOYER is screening Friday, March 15th, 2013 at the LA Indie Film Festival.   You can find more info and purchase tickets to the event here:  http://laindiefilmfest.com/schedule/features/the-employer/ At the Awards Ceremony of the Film Festival, Jonathan won the LA Film Fest award for “Best Original Score” for his work on THE EMPLOYER.