Steffen Schmidt is a German-American Film Composer and conductor best known for his scores for "Passage To Mars" by Jules Verne Adventures and NASA, "Assassinating The Tiger" a Chinese KungFu Film, and "The Way Home", a TV score with Dan Harmon and NBC Universal, as well as other projects for television.Beginning his musical journey at a young age, Steffen studied violin at the age of 4 and few up in a classical household in Lake Oswego, Oregon. By the time he turned 8, Steffen was already performing in local symphony orchestras which would later include tours to Europe and China.It was the discovery of Jerry Goldsmith's music for Film and TV (Alien, Rudy, Mulan, etc) that truly inspired Steffen to pursue his primary passion - film scoring. Steffen's career party lead him to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he received a North American Tour Scholarship and studied personally with Hollywood film composer, George S. Clinton.
Passage to Mars
Film by Jean-Christophe Jeauffre (Adventure and Sci-Fi) Composer The journals of a true NASA Arctic expedition unveils the adventure of a six-man crew's aboard an experimental vehicle designed to prepare the first human exploration of Mars. A voyage of fears and survival, hopes and dreams, through the beauties and the deadly dangers of two worlds: the High Arctic and Mars, a planet that might hide the secret of our origins. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Ryo Okawara (Animation) Composer This is a story of an adolescent boy living in a burning house with his parents. He can't drink black coffee yet he refuses his mother's offer of sugar lump. Rejecting his mother's kindness and ignoring his father's concern, he struggles with his own internal conflicts and continues to perform the minor rebellions of youth. Trying to attract the attention of a girl, the boy crashes a stolen motorcycle. In the aftermath of the accident he finds in his pocket a bill stolen from his mother's purse, now changed into a sugar lump. Rather than mend the relationship with his family, he takes the sugar lump to his friends, but they reject him, throwing the sugar lump away.
Film (short) by Honey B Singh (Adventure, Drama and Family) Composer Heer is a little North Indian rural girl whose journey of loss and acceptance begins and ends with her relationship to a baby goat.
Television (Action, Adventure, Drama, History and 1 More) Music department On executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt, Lt. Dwight Dakks leads an elite squad of GIs on covert, life and death missions behind enemy lines.
Film (short) by Joshua Cox (Animation, Comedy, Crime and Romance) Composer Proximity is a suspenseful romantic crime drama involving ceramic statues. Two of the figures, a Victorian gentlemen and a sixties cowgirl, explore the depths of love and betrayal. Closeness can create an illusion of an unspoken bond, but when challenged by desire it can be turned on it's head and shatter our reality. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Lisa Belcher (Adventure, Drama and Family) Composer The emotional journey of a 12-year-old boy who is forced to choose between the acceptance of his new friends, and a treasured gift given to him by his father.
Film (short) by Cassondra Moriarty (Documentary, Biography, Comedy and Drama) Composer How many days out of a woman's cycle can she get pregnant? All of them? Most of them? A few of them? With humor, whim, and a little revival of sex ed, Miscontraceptions explores my journey off the pill into the Fertility Awareness Method. I investigate where this method fits in society and education. Contrary to popular belief, FAM is not the rhythm method. In the film, I go on a quest to dispel misconceptions about using FAM as birth control and ask the crucial question 'Why don't more people know about this?' I encourage more dialogue, choices, and education on family planning and fertility. Written by Anonymous
The Dust of Your Photos
Film (short) by Mauricio Osaki (Documentary, Drama and Family) Composer Tien, who lives in Hanoi, Vietnam, is about to turn 20 years old. In this passage to adult life, she aims to take stock of what brings her together with and separates her from her father, analyzing the traces of her life in his and vice-versa, which can define how their fears and secrets are very close. Written by Anonymous
The Way Home
Film (short) by Ting Song (Drama) Composer Unable to care for his aging father, Li Min locks his father inside his house. But family troubles aren't so easy to hide away.
Film (short) by Fan He (Drama and Fantasy) Composer Through a little boy's magical journey in life, his expectation of a family picnic always fails to materialize. Until one day, he finally meets with his love in the city
Film (short) by Xinzheng Wang (Drama and Romance) Composer After his pianist wife died, Sam Chow comes together with his wife's personal nurse Carolyn through grief.
Film (short) by Jennifer Yoo (Animation and Comedy) Composer In this film we join a lowly sweeper in ancient Greece as he cleans a temple to heroes past. He grudgingly does his menial work when suddenly he hears a Cyclops destroying the city in the distance. Excited at this chance to be heroic, he springs into action. Unfortunately being heroic proves to be more difficult than he originally hoped. Written by Anonymous