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This year was marked by my second collaboration with Director John Jacobsen and Producer Chris Oliver on the film titled “Spinning”.

John and Chris are the filmmakers behind “Arthur” which has won several awards since it was released last year.

Scoring “Spinning” was in interesting challenge. The score is very atypic and does not resemble anything I have done so far. There are 2 themes in the film and both of them are audible simultaneously. But each one being hidden inside the other one. The difficult part came from the fact that both themes are complete different musical genre, which really made it hard to combine them.

The subject of the film is about how sometimes we are so stuck in the past, we don’t even see anymore the present in front of us. It shows how passively destructive such a behavior can be.

For those of you who had the chance to watch “Arthur”, you will recognize in “Spinning” actresss Bhama Roget (the mom) and Sarah-Eve Gazitt (the little girl).

“Spinning” was written by Ramona Guentzel and just entered the festival circuit by being an official selection of the 2011 Columbia Gorges Film Festival.
You can visit the film’s website here: http://www.spinningmovie.com

Spinning's Official Poster



During the summer of 2010, I had the opportunity to score the short film Arthur. The film was directed by John Jacobsen (The Artist Toolbox, Around The Fire…) and was made in order to showcase the best of film making that can be accomplished in Washington.

It was quite challenging to work on this film. The deadline was tight to start with (nothing new there 🙂 But the film has very few dialogues and therefore the music is an extremely important component of the film. At this point, it becomes the story teller. But in addition, John wanted the music to stand by itself as a musical piece without the pictures, while synchronized to each of his cuts.

I did the job in one full week. The score ended up being really great, full orchestral and a Boychoir on top of it! The film was largely acclaimed during the world premiere at the SIFF cinema on October 9th 2010. The film was played in front of a full house (400 people). For the fun facts, the film is starring Aaron Hart, who not only is the youngest actor to ever receive a Screen Actor Guild Award, but happen to star in another film that I will be scoring, which was in production before I got attached to “Arthur”. So I ended up meeting him on the set of ZERO POINT (another film that I will soon post about) and then got to score a film where he was starring… So at this point, I will soon have two film starring Aaron Hart in my resume 🙂 Funny how it goes sometimes.

So far, Arthur won the Best of Fest award and is currently an official selection at the 2011 Sedona International Film Festival

The music I did for it will soon be available for listening on my website, so make sure to check it out!

Arthur's Poster