Joel Irwin

Joel Irwin

Music composer in Houston, Texas

About Joel

Composer, arranger, songwriter, orchestrator and award winning Film Composer/Scorer. Won "Best Score" in the 2017 48 Hour Film Project for "Hotline" and nominated for Best Score at the 2017 168 Film Festival for "The Last Command". Scored/co-produced "Elegantia" which won Houston 2013 48 hour MVP (8 awards) and then placed 2nd to Paris Internationally at Filmapalooza (4 awards). Scored "Gift Of Grace" which won best Kidvid film at 168 Film Festival and "The Door" which won best Documentary at the 2017 168 Film Festival. Won "Listen And Exchange" music producer competition six years in a row.

Writes both live and electronic / sampled music for both instrumental and vocal performances. Writes in multiple genres including film/tv scores/themes/cues, classical (baroque through late romantic periods), jazz (small ensemble, bebop and big band), pop, adult contemporary and Christmas (and sometimes contemporary Christian). Arranges charts and arrangements for other bands as well as creating pop/jazz hit arrangements for a big band (live) as well as playing keyboards with them.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5688919

Has extensive list of musical selections at: www.icompositions.com/artists/joelirwin. Performances of his music/works can be watched at: www.youtube.com/joelirwin.


Name: Joel Irwin

Lives in: Houston, Texas

Occupation: Music Composer

Credits

  • Unbridled

    Unbridled (2017)
    Film (Drama) Music department Based on true to life stories at Equine Assisted Therapy centers including Corral Riding Center in North Carolina, UNBRIDLED tells a tremendous story of redemption and triumph, with a message of unconditional love, with teenage girls overcoming formidable obstacles and living a fulfilling life in spite of adverse circumstances. UNBRIDLED is a story that dives deep in the human heart, and shines a light on the goodness and altruism of authentic people who view life as greater than themselves. UNBRIDLED is Inspiring Heartwarming Captivating Uplifting Refreshing Wholesome Enjoyable Encouraging Touching Delightful Memorable UNBRIDLED is a true to life story that exposes the atrocities of abuse, neglect, and trauma and the healing and redemption experienced by girls and horses who have suffered the same types of abuse. UNBRIDLED showcases how every life matters, no matter how damaged,and that redemption is just around the corner when lives will be made whole again. An emotionally gripping,... Written by Gerald McGlothlin

  • Total Bliss

    Total Bliss (2017)
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  • Penance

    Penance (2017)
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  • The Last Command

    The Last Command (2017)
    Film (Short and Family) Composer On the death of his grandfather, a young boy learns the value of possessions over faith.

  • The Ring

    The Ring (2017)
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  • Wood & Stone

    Wood & Stone (2017)
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  • Hotline

    Hotline (2017)
    Film (Short and Romance) Composer A man disillusioned with his affairs, calls a number on a flyer connecting him to a hot-line that finds soulmates. When connected with his soulmate, he is surprised to hear a man's voice on the other end.

  • The Door

    The Door (2017)
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  • Sepulchre of the Mind

    Sepulchre of the Mind (2016)
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  • Shenanigans

    Shenanigans (2016)
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  • Clean Your Room!

    Clean Your Room! (2016)
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  • Voodoo Doll

    Voodoo Doll (2016)
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  • Turning the Hands of Time

    Turning the Hands of Time (2016)
    Film (Action) Composer Desperate to save his pregnant wife from being killed by a bloodthirsty member of a Mexican drug cartel, a distraught detective turns to his estranged father for the kind of help only he can give.

  • Scrambled

    Scrambled (2015)
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  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and War) Composer Between The Lines is a gripping period piece story of an army captain named Thomas, who after getting sent home from a war because immigration issues arise challenging his citizenship, struggles to find purpose and his place in the world. As drama and tension heat up between him, his wife Audrey, and son Johnny about family matters, shocking local town news announcements are heard on the radio. As Thomas and his family listen to the reports with growing dread, they must all three come together as a family to face the danger that may lie ahead. Written by Brandon Curless

  • Freedom Gate

    Freedom Gate (2015)
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  • Mother's Day

    Mother's Day (2015)
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  • Born Dead: A Zombie Parable

    Born Dead: A Zombie Parable (2014)
    Film (Short, Family and Fantasy) Composer We are spiritual zombies until we accept Christ's gift of new life

  • Show & Tell

    Show & Tell (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer The sudden unexpected death of a pastor's wife throws the pastor and a student church worker into a trial of testing as they struggle to turn something they once said into something they must now walk out.

  • Death to the Seveth Power

    Death to the Seveth Power (2013)
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  • Elegantia

    Elegantia (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Music and Romance) Composer This was my entry into the 2013 Houston 48 Hour Music Video Competition.. Winner of 8 awards at the Houston 48 Music Video Competition including: audience favorite, best directing, best video concept, best editing, best acting, best cinematography, best locations, and the top award of best music video. It came in second at the international competition 'filmapalooza' in New Orleans in March, 2014 garnering four more awards: best cinematography, best ensemble acting, best actress, and best narrative video. It was the only US entry to win an award in the competition (Paris - 8, Elegantia - 4, Lisban - 2. Created by an excellent crew/team incl. the wonderful and talented filmmaker David Nguyen. Written by Anonymous

  • Curveball

    Curveball (2013)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Composer Professor Simon Frances has discovered the secret to traveling through alternate realities. Unfortunately, so have agents from one of those dimensions who kidnap his daughter.

Awards

  • Best Score "Hotline" (Houston 48 Hour Film Project)
    (2017)

  • Best Score "The Last Command" (nomination) (168 Film Festival)
    (2017)

  • Audience Favorite Award for "Elegantia"
    (2013)

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