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THE BETTER SISTER SCORE COMPLETED

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Composition, Film Scoring | 0 comments

THE BETTER SISTER SCORE COMPLETED

The Better Sister is a hilarious new comedy directed and starring Miranda Russo and Tonya Corneliesse.  Miranda plays Stella, the sister who does everything right in life, follows all the rules, yet doesn’t get very far.  On the other hand, Tonya plays Blanche, a dropout with no direction, yet she is The Better Sister! I had a wonderful time working on the score to this hilarious short film. The instrumentation varies from solo violin, to percussive hits, to epic orchestra to symbolize an all out battle between two sisters! Check...

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2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Film Scoring, Recent News | 0 comments

2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Oh, what a lovely weekend! On Saturday, April 30th, the Helix Collective performed my score to Miranda, a short film by Laura Taylor, at the 2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival.   The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features live music to picture. Winning filmmakers will have an original score composed for their short by a winning film composer. The film and score will be screened with the score performed live by the Helix Collective Film Scoring Ensemble. The screening will also include an interview with the filmmakers and...

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Debris (Escombros) to screen at FESTIVAL DE CANNES!!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in About Nicolas, Recent News | 0 comments

Debris (Escombros) to screen at FESTIVAL DE CANNES!!

I am super excited to announce that the short film I scored for Mary-Lyn Chambers, our gifted director, will screen at the Festival de Cannes for the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. Listen to excerpts of the score here. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: Debris (Escombros) Website Debris Facebook page SYNOPSIS Caught in the gears of the 2014 US immigration crisis, when over 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, twelve-year old Ana arrives at an immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her...

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March Madness!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in About Nicolas, Film Scoring, Recent News | 0 comments

March Madness!

It’s been a wonderful start to the new year so far (I know I’m a bit late, but better late than never!).   I’ve been keeping very busy writing film scores, concert music, and much more. Check out the updates below:       I had the pleasure writing an original score for a re-cut of the feature film, Desires of the Heart by the talented James Kicklighter.  Here’s a summary:  Dr. Kris Sharma (Val Lauren) is a psychiatrist from India practicing in Savannah, Georgia when he meets Madeline (Alicia...

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‘Gray’ score completed, Messiah hits the film fests!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Film Scoring, Recent News | 0 comments

‘Gray’ score completed, Messiah hits the film fests!

September has so far been filled with horror…scores!  The score to Gray, an indie horror feature film, was finished at the beginning of the month just in time to submit to ScreamFest in L.A. Director Michael Santana and I collaborated on a score that fused orchestral elements with newly created synth sounds that were inspired by the lead slasher. Gray tells the story of a group of strangers who embark upon a tour of the macabre, and visit vital locations of an infamous murdering spree. Once the tour progresses, history begins to repeat...

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My thoughts on James Horner

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

My thoughts on James Horner

Confirmed:  James Horner, Dead, in a Plane Crash. Shocking.  I couldn’t believe it. I needed a few days to gather my thoughts on the sudden death of James Horner.  He couldn’t be gone.  Slowly, speculation turned into a reality once his assistant confirmed his passing.  The entire film music community was in utter shock.  How could a man of such passion, of such beautiful music be taken from us so soon?  I feel for his family and closest friends – he was a man that left us a legacy like no other and created the...

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Speaking at ASCAP’s “Talk Score to Me” panel

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

Speaking at ASCAP’s “Talk Score to Me” panel

Nicolas had the distinct honor of being part of the TALK SCORE TO ME discussion panel at the Los Angeles Film Festival, moderated by ASCAP’s Jennifer Harmon.  This was also the public screening for all Project Involve/Film Independent films.  Nicolas scored the short film, Debris (Escombros) for director, Mary-Lyn Chambers. Inspired by the child humanitarian crisis of 2014, the film follows 12-year-old Ana, escaping violence and exploitation by her father, arriving at a US border detention center with nothing but the clothes on her...

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Score to DEBRIS

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Film Scoring, Recent News | 0 comments

Score to DEBRIS

I’m super excited to announce that I’m currently working alongside Mary-Lyn Chambers on her dramatic short, DEBRIS.  Mary-Lyn and I met through Film Independent/Project Involve and ASCAP.  Both organizations connect filmmakers with composers and composers with filmmakers. DEBRIS follows 12-year-old Ana, escaping violence and exploitation by her father, arriving at a US border detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute and fragile brother and a treasured family music box – She thought the worst was...

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Score to ‘MESSIAH’

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Film Scoring, Recent News | 0 comments

Score to ‘MESSIAH’

Hey Everyone! Super excited to announce that I’m writing an original score to the horror/thriller, Messiah. Summary: “Messiah” tells the story of Courtney, who comes home on a seemingly normal day. Upon returning she has a mysterious visitor pandeling a religious organization. Courtney’s day turns on end when she involuntarily finds herself in the middle of a dark and sinister secret. This film definitely reminds me of my childhood.  I literally grew up watching so many horror films.  The local video store (yep, VHS...

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Jingle for Trusty, the dog is complete!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Articles, Recent News | 0 comments

Jingle for Trusty, the dog is complete!

Excited to announce that the webspot for Trusty the Dog is complete.  Nicolas wrote a custom-jingle for this pet adoption video in association with Positively Woof and PetOrphans of Southern California.  The goal is to get these beautiful pooches adopted right away. Please check out the video (and listen to the jingle) below, leave comments, and spread the word to help these dogs find their forever homes!  WOOF! Listen to the custom-made jingle...

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