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The Nobility Poster presented at Comic Con

The Nobility Poster presented at Comic Con

This year, I had the pleasure to attend the 2014 San Diego International Comic Con with the entire “Nobility” cast & crew!  It was so much fun!  With more than 500 people attending our panel and #Nobility becoming a Twitter trend for a few hours, we were all super excited.

I had attended some of the shooting days on set and therefore had the opportunity to meet in person most of our wonderful cast prior to the event.  But I still had some surprises when Christopher Judge showed up in person at the Panel!  As a former avid viewer of “Stargate: SG-1” and “Stargate: Atlantis” it was quite something to meet the legendary “Teal’c” in person.  But even more, the opportunity to collaborate with him on “Nobility.”

Created by EJ de La Pena (Jingle All The Way), Nobility’s cast is composed of Darren Jacobs (Starship: Rising), Torri Higginson (Stargate: Atlantis), James Kyson (Heroes), Cas Anvar (Assassin’s Creed), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Princess Warrior), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Doug Jones (Falling Skies), Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite), Miracle Laurie (Doll House) and as said before, Christopher Judge! (Stargate: SG-1).

We presented at our panel the first trailer made out of the 60 min worth of content that were shot through out June and July.  Each of the character are so strong and interact so well with each other, they are inspiring a music theme for each of them.  Along the trailer was also presented the final version of the Nobility Music Theme!  It was great to hear it blasted out loud via the giant speakers in the conference room 🙂

You can watch the full panel on the video below (I make it start at the Trailer presentation):

We also had our own booth were we held some signing event and we ended up signing hundreds of posters!  There is great enthusiasm from the fans regarding Nobility and this is really what has been getting that show together so far.  So thank you to all of you who are showing your love toward the show, it means a great deal to all of us.

Now that we are all back and survived the craziness of the Con (150,000 people in attendance total!) it is time for me to continue scoring this wonderful project.  I came up with a theme for Darren Jacobs’ character, Doug Jones’ and Walter Koenig’s as well.

I can’t wait share more as I go, for now enjoy these few screenshots! 🙂

Christopher Judge and Charles-Henri Avelange

Christopher Judge (Stargate: SG1) and Charles-Henri Avelange

James Kyson and Charles-Henri Avelange

James Kyson (Heroes) and composer Charles-Henri Avelange

Nobility Panel

Nobility Panel at San Diego Comic Con

Doug Jones and Charles-Henri Avelange

Doug Jones (Falling Skies) and Charles-Henri Avelange

Nobility Panel 2

Nobility Panel: (Left to Right) Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Princess Warrior), Cas Anvar (Assassin’s Creed), Darren Jacobs (Starship Rising), Charles-Henri Avelange and Doug jones hugging director Neil Johnson

Charles-Henri Avelange and Neil Johnson

Charles-Henri Avelange and director Neil Johnson

 

Starship: Rising

StarshipRisingPoster

This year started with the completion of a 60 min score I composed for Sci-Fi veteran director Neil Johnson’s latest feature film “Starship: Rising.”

I had a blast scoring this film! It could be described as an “angry Star Trek” or Game of Thrones in outer space.

The story: “Starship One… the most powerful prototype warship in the Federation, capable of destroying entire worlds. When the order is given to destroy the Earth, Flight Lieutenant John Worthy mutineers Starship One and takes on the might of the entire Federation.”

Starship is introducing British actor Darren Jacobs as Captain John Worthy and rising star pop music phenomenon Emily Rose Morison aka “Emii” in the role of Jolii. But also veteran actors such as EJ De La Pena (Jingle All The Way) and Claudia Wells (Back to The Future).

Neil’s main request about how to go to the music was that it must be dark. Really dark. Heavy low brass and low string sections where used in combination of humongous percussions and very deep synthesizer basses to create what is to these days the darkest score I have ever composed!

Starship’s world is vast and at times I also introduced ethnic instruments, including Duduk and Sitar, played in very unusual ways in search of the most alien sound I could possibly come up with. I had a lot of fun creating specific themes for sets of character, my favorite one of course being the theme for the captain and general rivalry which culminates in an incredible duel of Starship in a giant gas planet storm.

I tried to convey with the score that sense of old chivalry values that seem to survive within a world torn apart by war and corruption, where new heroes rise from the fallen.

Starship: Rising will be the first of a series of 3 movie, and the challenge in “Rising” was to also make the score to gradually go toward the direction of Starship 2 or “Apocalypse,” which I look forward to be scoring as well.

Starship: Rising has found international distribution and is set to be released this year.

Below is the “Starship: Rising” trailer, featuring also a music theme I composed:

Here is also an interview I gave discussing further the process of scoring Starship: Rising which will be included in the DVD bonuses (interview starts after the trailer):