hidden daylight (2016) in the press
John Rice's horror film Hidden Daylight has gotten some great reviews so far. Look out for it in the 2016-2017 festival circuit!
"The tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife." - Horror News
"Chills to the bone... It's going to creep you out." - Horror Freak News
"Mind-bending chiller" with "Hitchcock-like twists"! - Dread Central
WINS BEST ORIGINAL SONG FOR "FAULTY HEART" FROM WEST OF HER
On April 30th, West of Her had its world premiere at the Film Score Festival / Scruffy City Film and Music Festival in Knoxeville, TN. This festival is very unique: "FILM SCORE celebrates the musical heart and soul of film, and the composers and artists that make films sing. All films submitted to the festival in all categories must have a standout soundtrack, score, sounds design, or musical narrative to be considered."
We were honored to be selected as one of two narrative features, and were selected because they found the score particularly noteworthy. We're humbled and honored to come home with the following awards:
Best Original Song - "Faulty Heart" - Ariel Marx (listen)
Best Direction - Ethan Warren
Best Screenplay - Ethan Warren
Best Narrative Feature
Best Cinematography - Cameron Bryson
RECORDING AT ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, WEST VILLAGE FOR DAGNY LOOPER'S TINY MAMMALS (2016), JOYCE SHERRÍ'S FOREVER (2016) and MARLY HERNANDEZ'S MALA (2016)
On March 9th and April 28th, we had the enormous pleasure of being able to record a string quartet, clarinet, and trumpet in the beautiful St. John's Lutheran church on Christopher Street in the West Village. We recorded absolutely brilliant musicians that day — Joyce Hamman, Belinda Whitney, Cenovia Cummins, Dave Eggar, Kate Amrine and Curtis Wright. The music truly came alive through their hands.
WINS THE HENRY MANCINI FELLOWSHIP - "Most Promising Composer"
Ariel recently received the 2015 Henry Mancini Fellowship for "Most Promising Composer," presented by the ASCAP Foundation. This fellowship provides support for a talented young film composer participating in the ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop or the ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop. The recipient is selected by the NYU or the Columbia University faculty with input from ASCAP Creative Services Executives.
WEST OF HER SOUNDTRACK COMPLETE
Kate Amrine - Trumpet
Jillian Bloom - Cello
Bobby Kitchens - Vocals
Daniel Linden - Trombone
Aaron Moon - Vocals
Max Wareham - Guitar
Ariel Marx - Fiddle, Viola, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar
LISTEN to the album teaser
// BY JINGO // WINS at NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BY JINGO's writer, director and starring actor RYAN CARAWAY won the award for Best Actor at this year's Nordic International Film Festival at the Scandinavia House in New York City. The film was also nominated for Best Narrative Feature. Ryan gave a heartbreakingly beautiful performance, and this recognition is wholly deserved. Congratulations to everyone involved!
// ANTIMAN // WINS AWARDS AT ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL
Gavin Ramoutar's short film ANTIMAN recently won the Youth Jury Award at the 2015 Odense International Film Festival, as well as Best Original Score at the 215 First Run Film Festival Craft Awards
// DEAR MOTHER // 2015 ASCAP/COLUMBIA FILM SCORING WORKSHOP
I'm extremely humbled and honored to report that I have been selected as a composer in the 2015 ASCAP/Columbia workshop. Each year 5 composers are chosen by 5 film-makers and are given the opportunity to record and produce a professional score in an NYC studio with 12 musicians of their choice, all expenses paid. Recording date is set for April, 2015.
It's been a huge pleasure to meet the masterminds behind this brilliant film, Daniel Nickson and Reka Posta.
| Official Website |
// MR. LAMB // QUESO FLAMEADO // INDIEFLIX
Writer and director Jean Pesce was recently approached by indieflix and we are happy to announce that both Mr. Lamb and Queso Flameado will be available for streaming soon! Check out more of Jean's work | here |. Listen to excerpts from the original scores | here |.