It is with great excitement that I announce the Starship Rising Album Soundtrack is officially real eased. And you can find it pretty much everywhere! But also, on August 30th 2014, I won the AOF/WAB Best Music Score Award at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Lots of first timers here: First LA feature film, first Actio/Sci-Fi score and first Hollywood Award! Neil Johnson’s film ended up winning a few awards that night, Best Sci-Fi Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Runner Up Best Editor and a Nomination for Best Set Design.
We were all really excited. And alls grateful for Managing Director of AOFF Del Weston for honoring us with such great awards. We were all dressed up in tux, invited at the prestigious gala dinner award reception. I was of course accompanied by my beautiful wife Jennifer.
Here is my acceptance speech:
About a week earlier “Starship Rising” premiered at the AOFF and the response from the audience was great! We had a sold out screening. It’s always a great moment to get to hear your music played in a movie theatre, and being able to see the final look of the picture. Often in Science Fiction film, the composer doesn’t get to see the final look of the film until it’s basically released. CGI is being worked until the very end and while what I had to work with was sometimes close to be the final footage, I also had to deal with a lot of green screens.
As I said earlier, Starship won many awards, and I was really honored to win in the same category as our wonderful lead actor and dear friend Darren Jacobs. We both won in the sponsored award of our respective categories, hence the AOF/WAB acronym by our award’s name. Darren and his co-Star Emii really delivered a wonderful performance in Starship Rising. It influenced directly a lot of themes in the score. Another tandem that worked really well was Darren and Ralph Guzzo, who plays the general. Their climax scene inspired the theme “Captain vs General” in the soundtrack.
You can listen to it here:
So now, where can you find the album you ask?
You can find it here:
The trophée was really cool. It’s a real Golden Fujifilm 35 mm reel case. Which in a few years, is going to be considered an antique! How awesome is that 🙂