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About Stephen

Composer Stephen Akina is a native of Hawai and began his music career as a classical pianist. His background includes teaching at San Diego State University, and has performed with several orchestras.

In 2006 his work “Seven” was commissioned by the Pasadena Pops Orchestra in Los Angeles for a fundraising event and inspired Stephen to pursue composing.

The scores of composer Stephen Akina are artistic, tasteful fusions of symphonic, electronic and ethnic musical flavors, enhancing the presentation of any project.

Stephen’s music featured in over a dozen films and heard on every major television network along with numerous cable productions. His symphonic arrangements and adaptations are performed by major orchestras worldwide and enjoyed on critically acclaimed award winning video games.

Credits

  • Liberty

    Liberty (2014)
    Television (Drama and Family) Composer When Kelly Turner was 10 years old, while returning from a cheer-leading competition, she witnessed something that would change her relationship with her mother forever. After Kelly's confession, her mother deserted her and her father without an explanation. Because of this, Kelly blames herself for her mothers' absence in her life. Now, Kelly has shut out just about everyone who cared about her in her life, except for her father, and her teenage cousin Michelle. Kelly is afraid of being hurt again by the people she loves and in turn stays emotionally disconnected from everyone. This year is different though. Kelly's father is getting serious with his new girlfriend Stacey, an all-star cheer-leading coach. When Kelly lashes out with contempt for her, Kelly's father makes her work for Stacey at her cheer gym, the last place she wants to be. Jason Walker is outgoing, likable and on the high school football team but knows football is not in his future. Jason's father, a controlling ... Written by Marcelo Ribeiro

  • Flutter

    Flutter (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Flutter is a story about an 18-year-old boy called Jake losing his battle to cancer. We find him in the last stages where he's left dealing with the resentment of dying too soon. He's left reflecting on better times with his sister Ana, and quickly discovers that the smaller things in life can often be the most important. Written by Anonymous

  • Shot Up & Shot Down

    Shot Up & Shot Down (2013)
    Film (Documentary) Composer Shot Up & Shot Down is the story of three World War II US fliers who were shot down and captured by the Nazis. Irwin Stovroff, Charlie Meadow and Abe Wilen tell their stories of flying B17 Flying Forts and B24 Liberators, bailing out over occupied Europe and struggling to survive the war. Written by Anonymous

  • Government Lies

    Government Lies (2013)
    Television (Drama) Composer Episode 1 opens up the scene with Erica having an affair on Tom while he's away at war, apparently Tom is dead but Erica swears he was in the house when Stephen, her lover was murdered, now Erica is the prime suspect in the murder, stay tuned for the unexpected twists ahead! Written by Deanna Meske

  • La maleta

    La maleta (2012)
    Film (Animation and Short) Composer Add a Plot »

  • La Fleur De Mai

    La Fleur De Mai (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Drama) Composer Big things are happening in the small city of Genevieve. As a small fashion house known as, "La Fleur de Mai" starts to bloom. It makes enemies with the notorious DiMarco family. As this rivalry turns more scandalous, everyone involved in the feud must cope with the wilting threat of HIV/AIDS and the three men who must face it. Written by Anonymous

  • New Orleans Pie

    New Orleans Pie (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Composer New Orleans Pie SAG project, it's a comedy in New Orleans. A few late 20's beauties decide to drop out of Corporate America and head back to College for round 2 and to a life of no commitments, no traffic, no bosses and tons of random fun! The only commitments they have are homework, showing up for class and being as crazy as possible! They are trying to relive their college years but things kind of flop out on them every time. Their girlfriend from the past comes into the picture and now the 3 of them are bent on partying like Rock-stars and reliving their past one more time before it's too late. These girls do what the boys do, they take advantage of guys, use them to get what they want but it's always in the name of fun. They smoke cigars, play pool, poker and beer pong and they do it well. With random neighbors popping in and the sexy twins taunting Ted and Rex (the 2 supporting males), there is never a dull moment, oh and don't forget the Chinese man that just shows up at the ... Written by Deanna Meske

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