Dagger Kiss 2

 

Composing the music for Dagger Kiss season 1 has been one of my favorite projects to date. The music spanned everything from magic, to love, to action, and adventure. Some cues were sultry, some bombastic, some fast, some s l o w, and pretty much everything in-between. It had it’s challenges as well; it kept me on my toes, since I was constantly swerving from one side of the spectrum to the complete opposite, often in only a matter of days. But those challenges kept it interesting, and (in my opinion) produced some of the best melodies I’ve written to date. Possibly the best part for me was… it never got old! For those reasons, among many others, I was thrilled when Tucky Williams (creator of the series) asked if I would like to score the second installment of the Dagger Kiss chronicle. Naturally, I said yes!

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Dagger Kiss continues to follow Arden (aka The Darkener) as she struggles to contain her magic abilities, and avoid unleashing them upon her loved ones and innocents. She will find herself in a variety of all sorts of new challenges in the up-coming epic. Judging by the script and Tucky’s excitement for the project, I can already tell it’s going to be spectacular, and I think a huge success!

Composing has already begun with the opening sequence, but there is still a lot of work to do in post-production. I can’t wait until I can share more about Dagger Kiss 2, but unfortunately I have to! All I can really say for now is… stay tuned!

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Remnant 13 Trailer

Here is the FIRST “Official” Teaser Trailer for the upcoming zombie drama series, Remnant 13. This trailer is part of the teaser from the opening scenes of Remnant 13. Everyone meet one of our lead characters Officer Kevin Derringer, played by Silvio Wolf Busch, our mysterious female, played by Donice Stimeare!

Right from the start it seems Officer Derringer may have bitten off more than he can chew…

Happy Birthday, Star Trek!

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In honor of Star Trek’s 50th birthday, that also happens to be on Throwback Thursday, it only seemed appropriate to share something I composed a while back for Star Trek: Alien Domain. Ever since I was in elementary school, I remember watching The Next Generation on TV. The iconic title theme from the show, by Jerry Goldsmith, was common to hear coming from somewhere around the house in the evening, and it’s one of those themes you can’t really forget. Now, as an adult, I occasionally find myself watching reruns of the show, and every time I hear the theme I can’t help but feel a wave of nostalgia. Now that’s a theme! That’s what every tv/film/game composer strives for. So naturally, when it came to composing the music for Alien Domain, I had to pay tribute to one of the most recognizable themes of all time. You can catch it at the very end of this track.

Thank you to Mr. Goldsmith for creating the soundtrack to my youth, and happy 50th, Star Trek!

\\//, Live long and prosper.

For Honor: Viking vs. Knight

Happy to announce that I am currently composing the score for the short film project entitled For Honor: Viking vs. Knight, from Forest Studios. For Honor is about the ultimate showdown between the two furious rivals of the Middle Ages. The Vikings have antagonized the Knights for far too long. A battle arises. Only one winner may leave alive.

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The score is comprised of elements of action, adventure, and suspense, using a mixture of orchestral and medieval period instrumentation. This is reflected stylistically as well, as the film transitions between intense battles, daunting suspenseful moments, and everything in between.

This will be my first collaboration with Forest Studios, which is located in northern Kentucky. It’s always a treat to have the opportunity to work with local filmmakers, and this is certainly no exception. Look for more from Forest Studios in the near future!

For Honor: Viking vs. Knight is set to release before the end of September 2016.

Remnant 13

I’m thrilled to be a part of a new television series, Remnant 13, coming later this year! A couple weeks ago I was asked to create an opening theme for the show, which I will be sharing in the coming weeks. Thankfully, they liked the theme enough to hire me on as the composer for the whole season. I’m excited to see where it leads and look forward to working with this excellent cast and crew!

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You can learn much more about The Hunger by visiting the official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thehungertvseries/

Higher Eclectic Ground

I am happy to announce that after nearly two months of content review, interviews, questionnaires, and client references,  I have been accepted as a member of Higher Eclectic Ground! Higher Eclectic Ground is a curated network of independent developers and artists involved in the creation of Video Games and Video Game related media.

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The group functions as a Community providing its member projects and their creators with progressive web based exposure, creative support and a platform to meet, interact and collaborate with independent Video Game creators and artists from both within and outside its network. Although the acceptance process can be rather grueling, it just goes to show the level of professionalism and experience expected of its members, so I am very excited to be a member and look forward to the potential collaborations to come.

You can visit my Artist Space on the HEG website here.

The Cure…

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It’s here! The short zombie film, The Cure, debuted in Brisbane last night. Now, it’s available to watch for free on youtube! The Cure is a comedy about 4 inept zombie apocalypse survivors who are trying to find the cure and stay alive… Check it out!!

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