Los Angeles based film composer Don Barrett is deemed "the consummate professional" by filmmakers, session players, and scoring technicians. Born in the wake of the moon landing and raised in the Heartland, his West Coast film scoring odyssey quickly sparked his contributions to the hit series "Touched By An Angel" and more recently "Family Guy". He works out of his private studio in the heart of Hollywood (in one of the historic Crossroads of the World bungalows — once occupied by Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, and F. Scott Fitzgerald) where his classical training and punk rock roots serve up a creative synthesis of traditional and contemporary scoring techniques. Once asked what brought him to the art of writing music for film, he said, "Simply put, Morricone's score to 'Once Upon A Time In America' drove me to all of this."
Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
Film (short) by Bill Brummel (Documentary and History) Composer The story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. Standing in their way: a century of Jim Crow, a resistant and segregationist state, and a federal government slow to fully embrace equality. By organizing and marching bravely in the face of intimidation, violence, arrest, and even murder, these change-makers achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era.
Television by David Zuckerman (Animation and Comedy) Music department The Griffin household includes two teenagers, a cynical dog who is smarter than everyone else, and an evil baby who makes numerous attempts to eradicate his mother. Heading up this eclectic household is Peter Griffin. Peter does his best to do what's right for the family, but along the way, he makes mistakes that are the stuff of legends. Written by Ronos
The Love Patient
Film by Michael Simon (Comedy) Music department, Composer Paul is a success who has gone stale with his work and his life. He has lost the love of his life but they are still co-workers. So he decides to "get" cancer so he can be popular again with Brad. When the (supposedly fake) test result comes back, he is diagnosed with an actual spot on his lungs which has "metastasized" and he is put to bed rest and on a drug regimen. But is the diagnosis real or faked or an "intervention" by his friends, co-workers and ex-lover... His family and friends do, in fact, assemble around him and hilarity ensues - with some familial bickering. Written by Mike Morrow
Film (short) by Rebekah Score (Family) Composer
Television by Matt Weitzman (Animation and Comedy) Music department Stan Smith, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity, will go to extremes to protect his beloved America from harm; as evidenced by the terror-alert color code on his fridge, and his frequent knee-jerk reaction of shooting holes in the toaster whenever the toast pops up. In addition to Stan's wife and teenage children, the Smith household has two rather unconventional members. There's Roger, the sarcastic space alien who rescued Stan from Area 51 who deeply resents the fact that he's not allowed to leave the house, and therefore, has been reduced to drinking wine and smoking cigarettes, and Klaus, a lascivious, German-speaking goldfish; the result of a CIA experiment gone seriously wrong where the CIA tried to give a fish a German man's brain. Stan's son is a dorky teenager who tries to be cool. His wife has had a past life of sex and drugs. Written by Anonymous
Like Those Who Dream
Film (short) by Rebekah Score Composer Twelve-year old Maggie likes to build miniature houses out of trash. It's easy for her to find trash because she lives on the streets, alone. Middle-aged Margaret tries to deaden the pain in the big house where she lives, alone. There is a door that waits to be opened. No matter where you are, there is always a door. It's not an escape; it's an invitation. Written by Rebekah Score
The Real Life
TV Movie by Oscar Moralde (Drama) Composer Washed up veteran journalist turned personal life coach Win Dunahoe teaches clients how to turn scars into stars. When reality television knocks on the door of his thriving practice, he jumps at the chance for media redemption. But as the camera reveals a deadly addiction to fame, Win must find a way to realign the stars he's created. Written by Krystal Jalene Thomas
Touched by an Angel
Television by John Masius (Drama, Family and Fantasy) Music department Angels are dispatched from heaven to inspire people who are at a crossroads in their lives. Monica, an angel who at times still needs some guidance with her earthly assignments, reports to Tess, her tough, wise, and always loving supervisor. Joining them is Andrew, who, in addition to his duties as the Angel of Death, helps out as a caseworker on various assignments. The angels may not bring answers to every problem, but they always deliver a message of hope. Written by DANIEL
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