The score to Ode In Blood has been completed. Director Rea Rangaka wanted a fusion of Japanese, African, and Western elements in the score to give the film the international flavor it deserved. The instrumentation included shakuhachi, shamisen, koto, African percussion, piano, and strings.
I had the extreme pleasure of writing the score to the romantic-comedy, Playing It Straight, directed by the wonderfully talented, Michael P. Kenney. The film is about Patrick, a successful man who has been promoted to VP of his boss’s company and is engaged to marry his boss’ daughter. To everyone, Patrick might appear to be the perfect son-in-law, but his fiance’s brother has some news that will shock everyone in the family! Lots of great comedy and incredible acting from Nicholas Downs (eCupid, Constantine, Pearl Harbor)! Stay tuned for a screening very soon!
The Independent Filmmakers Showcase has selected CANT as winner for Best GLBT Short at the IFS Awards on Thursday, March 28 at Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Many notable stars in attendance accepting awards for their work in independent films were Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Wreck It Ralph) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Vo. 1& 2). Nicolas, composer for CANT, attended the awards ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of director Sam Shaib who was on set in NYC.