Tags: Film

Filmscore for THE ORDINARY SKIER (2011)

Score for feature film. Robert Hawes—rock musician, composer and sound engineer—and I teamed up, under the name Neptune’s Broiler, on a number of film scores and other types of projects back in 2004. The collaboration process is hugely rewarding for me, seeing how disparate sources of inspiration can find a shared language and form into […]

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Filmscore for CARBON NATION (2010)

Score for motion picture (90′). For this documentary–directed by Peter Byck–Robert (Hawes) and I were tasked to score a series of short animated videos. The visual and narrative style of the vids reminded me of the old Warner Brothers cartoons; as those Carl Stalling scores were an early source of musical inspiration for me, I […]

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Filmscore for ATLANTIS: LEGEND (2009)

Score for videogame trailer  (6′). This was one of those situations where my wife’s work in the intersection of arts and technology puts me in contact someone who finds the idea that I compose music particularly interesting. In this case, one of her work colleagues created a videogame that needed music for a trailer. I […]

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Filmscore for TWO MILLION MINUTES (2008)

Score for motion picture (95’). This documentary, directed by Chad Heeter, focused on the educational systems in China, India and the United States, taking Rob (Hawes) and I to move fluidly across the folk and popular styles of each region. Having completed Monsoon (2006) recently and given the fact that Rob and I each had […]

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Filmscore for SOMEWHERE IN THE CITY (2007)

Score for short film (16’). Rob and I treated the score to Ramsey Denison’s short film about homelessness and redemption as a chamber trio piece for electric guitar, cello and wurlitzer, bringing our favorite session cellist, Jeffrey White, to jam with us. What resulted was a marvelously interactive way of idea generation and a sensitively […]

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Main Credits for BAKERSFIELD NINJAS (2006)

Television show main credits theme. Bakersfield Ninjas was a web-comedy series made by the same team that brought Bus Pirates into the world. Rob (Hawes) and I toyed with a few ideas about how to musically augment the subject matter, ultimately opting for a 1970′s “Shanghai Shaft” kind of approach.

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Filmscore for MONSOON (2006)

Score for short film (21′). Shyam Balse’s ravishing, award-winning short film about a prodigal Indian son who returns from California to help is ailing father required Rob (Hawes) and I to produce an East-Meets-West score, with lots of Indian pop and folk styles thrown in the mix, as well as the opportunity to record with […]

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Filmscore for EVEN MONEY (2006)

Score for short film (16’). Rob (Hawes) and I got a chance to get our country western on for Joseph Itaya’s wonderful short film, Even Money–a film about family, deception and gambling set in the California desert.

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Filmscore for FEEDING GROUNDS (2005)

Score for motion picture (82’00″). Rob (Hawes) and I did the score–as well as some audio work, which was a cray assignment–to a horror motion picture directed by Junior Bonner. Rob and I got a chance to rock the guitar and wurli in a few choice scenes, as well as create scary tracks that would spook […]

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Filmscore for CONVINCING BENNY (2005)

Score for short film (15′). In one of our first projects under the moniker, Neptune’s Broiler, Rob (Hawes) and I composed the score for a short comedy by director, Bill Hooper. Though I tend to incorporate some understated humor in my portfolio, this was the first experience I had with trying to support comedic scenarios […]

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