John Roome (aka Witchman) is a Los Angeles based British Composer/Producer that has released 2 critically acclaimed albums "Explorimenting Beats" and "Heavy Traffic" (Deviant Records) and produced the likes of Finitribe (Infectious Records). Co-written a remix album with Jammin Unit (of pioneering electronic German artists Air Liquide)as well as beat-heavy side projects such as the Unknown Ghosts. Add to this his programming and production work on Ian Astbury's (The Cult) solo album 'Spirit, Light, Speed', The Jungle Brothers, The Orb and Danish noisemakers Livstrompet. He also contributed beats to David Toop's album 'Spirit World' (Virgin Records). On the remix front he has reworked tracks by Clawfinger, The Creatures, Black Sabbath, lan Astbury, Fields of the Nephilim, Gary Numan, Curve, Cornershop, J-lo and Nikka Costa etc, with compilation inclusions running well into double figures. He was also producer and member with the innovative UK chart topping electronic act The Orb.
As Witchman, he also scored the adrenalin fused best selling Sega Xbox 360 game Full Auto, followed by the PS3 sequel Battle Lines. More recently, the game Dead Island Retro Revenge.
John has scored the films Apocalypse, Cute Little Buggers. Crying Wolf, Chariot, One in the Chamber, Messengers, Dead End Road, Acts of Death, Want, Able Danger, Deadtime, Lonely Joe and the Edinburgh Festival favorite Song of Songs. He has also provided material for John Leguizamo's 'Undefeated', Stephen Seagals 'Into the Sun' also Cold Case, The Prisoner, Supernatural, Robbery Homicide, Nip/Tuck, Las Vegas, CSI Miami, CSI NY, Legends, The Mysteries of Laura as well as John Carpenter's 'Masters of Horror'.
Add to this John also works heavily in creating score and sound design for film trailer campaigns such as the smash hit movies DEATH RACE, LIVE FREE, DIE HARD, WE OWN THE NIGHT, PATHOLOGY, SECUESTRO EXPRESS, 28 WEEKS LATER, RAMBO 4, MIAMI VICE, PRIEST, TRANSPORTER 3, CRANK 2, TRANSFORMERS 2, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE MECHANIC, REPO MEN, THE LAST AIRBENDER, A-TEAM, UNSTOPPABLE, THE NEXT 3 DAYS, ASSASSINS CREED, HALL PASS, 12 ROUNDS, THE HUNGER GAMES, IN TIME, FRIDAY THE 13TH (REMAKE) NINJA ASSASSIN, IRON MAN 2, DRIVE, SNITCH and THOR.
John has recently wrapped scores for the movies Sad Vacation (The Last Days of Sid and Nancy) and Lazarat (The Brave One’s) Future scoring projects include Surviving Alba, Styrofoam Soul (featuring Norman Reedus and Brady Corbet), American Karma and Zero Saints.
His Witchman produced track "First Name Trouble" feat. Marz was recently featured in the hit movie Neighbors.
Name: John Roome
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Music Composer
Dawning of the Dead
Film (Horror) Composer While a virus that causes the dead to reanimate brings the world to its knees, the scientist responsible entrusts his cataclysmic findings to Katya Nevin, a troubled ex-war correspondent turned anchor-woman at W.W News. While she and the rest of her crew witness the collapse of society via video feeds from around the globe, a deadly special agent climbs the building floor by floor, his only goal to ensure her silence. Armed only with information and an indomitable will to live, Katya must overcome her crippling anxiety and learn to lead in order to make it out of the studio and into a terrifying new world where only the dead survive. Written by Stu Jopia
Film (Action and Thriller) Composer An action thriller based on true life events set in Europe, specifically in the heart of Albania. A film that will surely leave movie goers on the edge of their seats. Viewers will be transported to the underbelly world of narcotics, crime, deceit, infamy, and danger lurking on every corner. Written by IMS
The Price of Death
Film (Action and Western) Music department A gambler turned bounty hunter transports a high-priced outlaw to his hanging, unaware that they are being chased by a ruthless murderer and his gang of thieves for money hidden by the outlaw.
Film (Documentary) Composer A new documentary about the painful and poignant final days of the tragic couple Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen
Crying Wolf 3D
Film (Comedy and Horror) Composer From the Director of 'DEADTIME' and 'Zombie Harvest' comes Crying Wolf! They're Hungry, Hairy and ready to hunt you down! The comedy horror Crying Wolf tells the story of strange and weird goings on in a little English village called Deddington. The gruesome death of local girl Charlotte by a rabid monster causes alarm and revulsion - before desperate reporters, crazy detectives and revenge seeking hunters descend on the scene! Crying wolf is a fast paced British comedy horror that will keep you howling for more! Written by Crying Wolf Ltd
Film (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer A Marine Biologist is assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of marine life in an inland salt water lake that have been attributed to a creature thought to have been the stuff of legend.
Film (Comedy) Soundtrack Kelly and Mac are settling down in a quiet neighborhood with their newborn child, until the frat brothers move into the house next door. Teddy is the President, and Pete is his right hand man, and they're quick to accept friendship when Kelly and Mac introduce themselves as the neighbors. Night after night, Mac asks Teddy to lower the fraternity's noise, even accepting the invitation to the party one evening. When Teddy goes back on his word to keep the partying down, Mac calls the police to deal with the problem. The police quickly blame Mac for their presence, and the war begins. As the family feuds with the frat brothers, things get hilariously dangerous and the fraternity ends up on thin ice with their college. After receiving their final warning and being placed on probation, Mac and Kelly pull a prank so ingenious that Teddy and Pete are forced to respond. All hell breaks loose, from Robert DeNiro parties to Christopher Mintz-Plasse having sex in the bushes, this comedy shows ... Written by Mayor_G
Film (Drama and Thriller) Composer Seven strangers wake aboard a passenger jet in mid-flight, with no idea how they got there - and no idea where they are headed. Cut off from the cockpit and with a dying smartphone as their sole source of communication, they learn the U.S. is under a devastating attack... and they might be the only survivors. Written by xyz
Film (Horror and Thriller) Composer A Birmingham-based band are ordered by their unhappy record company to an old warehouse; the goal being to re-start their ailing careers with a kick-ass new promo video. Unfortunately the band and their entourage find themselves targets of a mysterious knife-wielding maniac, haunted by the voice of Satan, and out for revenge. Written by Spooked Films Ltd. (used with permission)
One in the Chamber
Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Composer In search of money and freedom from the American justice system, criminals from the United States moved to Eastern Europe, where the laws were replaced by the crime after the collapse of the Communist system. Many of them chose Prague as their hideout, where crime lords were willing to pay a suitable sum of money to assassins in order to eliminate their rivals. One such assassin, Ray Carver (Cuba Gooding Jr.), works for two rival gangs as their main killer. When Ray attempts to murder a Chechen drug lord, he is being pursued by the mobsters. Meanwhile, Suverov mafia hires Alexey 'The Wolf' Andreev (Dolph Lundgren), an assassin from Russia who is rumored to be not existent. This is when the real gang war starts. Written by Master Film
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Composer John Titor is a time traveler from the year 2036 on a government mission to 1975. In 1975, an error causes a ripple effect that kills his family in the future. John travels to the year 2000 and prepares them for the civil war within the United States and the nuclear war around the world. CIA Agent Somerset and his team pursue John during his time in 2000. Written by Anon
Film (Comedy and Romance) Soundtrack A couple of married guys are always looking at other women. Their wives are fed up with their behavior, and grant them a 'hall pass': a week off their marriage allowing them to do anything. But the guys take their time and their week is almost up. What they don't realize is that at the same time their wives make connections of their own. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Film (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Composer In 1993, Solvay, NY Deputies responding to a missing persons report, found the body of missing James Connelly (18) and the body of Joe Gainard (60's). All evidence pointed to Joe as the killer of James, but before he could leave the scene, Joe died of natural causes. Almost as soon as the bodies were discovered, people began disappearing for no reason other than they were at the railroad tracks, between Railroad Markers 313-330. Ten years later, Michele Connelly, James's older sister and New York Journal Reporter returns from New York City to investigate what actually happened to her brother and the more than thirty people who have disappeared since. From the beginning, her questions and attempts to find the truth are road blocked by local Sheriff Pete Scoggins. His impression upon Michele is that what happened is in the past and it is time to move on. Michele instinctively knows he is hiding something, but what? Michele talks to local farmers to find out more. They inform her that ... Written by Anonymous
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Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Composer Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand of a global 911 cover up. In this contemporary take on film noir. When Tom is implicated in the murder of his friend and employee, he is forced to unravel Kasia's complex web of lies. As it turns out, Kasia possesses the smoking gun that proves the identities and methods of the real architects of 911, and Tom Flynn is willing to die to expose the truth. Written by Dave Herman
Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Music department In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? Written by <email@example.com>
Speed & Angels
Film (Drama) Soundtrack Young Navy Officers, Jay and Meagan, have dreamt of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat since their childhoods. The film follows their two-and-a-half year journey as it takes them through dogfights in the Nevada desert, night landings on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic, and eventually to the biggest challenge young officers face: wartime deployments to Iraq. Written by Salient Media
The Final Curtain
Film (Horror) Composer A group of college theater students sneak into the Baxter University theater at night to initiate the 'frosh meat'. Something goes terribly wrong. The next night the same actors become locked into the theater, each one of them has to face the consequences for their actions. Written by Erik & Jeff
Live Free or Die Hard
Film (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Music department When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
We Own the Night
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Music department Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. Written by <email@example.com>
28 Weeks Later
Film (Drama, Horror and Sci-Fi) Music department 28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror and Thriller) Music department After several years apart, old friends Nina and Michael reunite in Germany, accompanied by Michael's associate, David. The three decide to take a weekend trip into the woods to escape the stress of their lives and relax for a few days. Unfortunately, the woods are inhabited by a long-forgotten family of cannibalistic mountain people - and these three look like the perfect meal. Written by Anonymous
Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Music department Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy, as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally, he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until - while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group - he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one - especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves. Written by achinn
Song of Songs
Film (Drama) Composer Devoutly religious Ruth returns from Israel to care for her dying mother, but when she tries to bring her estranged brother David back into the fold, in accordance with her mother's wishes, the result is a startling journey into the darkest realms of sexual obsession: a forbidden game under the guise of religious law. Dark, ambiguous and distinctly adult, this study of belief and desire, set in the cloistered world of London's Orthodox Jewish community, thoughtfully explores the links between faith and violence, denial and longing. Written by Edinburgh Film Festival Catalogue 2005
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Music department In a night pregnant with a strange mix of tension and dizzy abandon, lovers Carla and Martin prowl clubs before drunkenly wandering back to his car. While he comes across as crass nouveau riche, she appears more liberal. Their conspicuous affluence, however, makes them ideal targets for kidnappers, and the trio of Trece, Budu and Niga gets a bead on them and promptly sweeps them up at gunpoint. The kidnappers then demand $20,000 to be delivered in two hours. Carla phones her rich father Sergio to procure the money, but chaos soon ensues. A botched ATM robbery is followed by a stopover at the palatial estate of a gay drug dealer. Written by Sujit R. Varma
Masters of Horror
Television (Horror) Soundtrack Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time, the foremost names in the horror film genre have joined forces for the series consisting of thirteen one-hour films each season.
Into the Sun
Film (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Soundtrack When the governor of Tokyo is killed in his campaign for election, the former CIA agent Travis Hunter is assigned to find the responsible working together with the rookie FBI agent Sean. Travis was raised in Japan, has great connections with the underworld of the streets and is a master in sword and martial arts, trained by a former member of Yakuza. Travis discloses that there is a war between the old and traditional members of Yakuza and the new generation leaded by the deranged and sick Kuroda, who has associated to the Chinese Tong mobster Chen in a powerful drug dealing business. When his fiancée Nayako is brutally and cowardly murdered by one of Kuroda's men, the mission of Travis becomes a personal issue and he seeks revenge. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dead End Road
Film (Action, Adventure, Horror and Thriller) Composer Detective Burt Williams has been on the trail of the infamous "Poe killer" for nearly three years. The most recent abduction of fashion model Heather Makepiece prompts state authorities to bring in the FBI. Burt's daughter Kris Williams, a homicide agent for the FBI, along with her partner Sean Michaels take over. Burt reluctantly steps down from the case and retires. For the next seven months the "Poe Killer" continues his murderous rampage, until Kris discovers that the killer uses internet chat rooms to seduce his prey. She logs in as Annabel Lee and sure enough, he contacts her. With the help of Larry the tech guy, she sets up a meeting at a nearby bowling alley. But, when things go wrong and Kris is abducted and her partner Sean is slaughtered, it becomes a race against time for Burt and ex-partner Grace Andrews to find Kris before she becomes the next victim of the "Poe Killer". Written by The Bookheads
Film (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer Dr. Sarah Chapel returns to the small town of Brighton Mills when her father Dr. Robert Chapel unexpectedly dies. His clients and friends miss him, and Sarah discloses that all of them have perfect health; they hear voices when they are sleeping; and they are addicted to the stimulant Tributol. Her further investigation discloses a dark secret about the haunting voices. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Soundtrack Lilly Rush is a Philadelphia police detective working for the department's homicide squad and being assigned "cold cases": crimes that were committed many years before and have not been solved. Lilly must try to re-think the crime scenes and interview other people involved with the victims to find a link to solving the cases.
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Composer The arrival of a mysterious new cook in a small town diner ignites a series of life-changing events for an ensemble of interconnected characters, forcing each of them to face the consequences of their life choices and giving them the opportunity to fight for a second chance. A tightly-woven uplifting drama with themes of life, death, rebirth and hope.
Television (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Soundtrack This television drama is about the two Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, who were raised by their father, John, to hunt and kill all things that go "bump in the night" after his wife, Mary, was murdered by an evil supernatural being when the boys were young. 22 years later the brothers set out on a journey, fighting evil along the way, to find their recently missing father who, when they finally meet up with, reveals he knows what killed their mother, a demon, and has found a way to track and kill it. Meanwhile, Sam starts to develop frightening abilities that include death visions, visions of people dying before it actually happens. These visions are somehow connected to the demon who murdered his mother and its mysterious plans that seem to be all about Sam. When their father dies striking a deal with the very same devil that had killed his wife, the brothers, now alone and without their mentor, are determined to finish the crusade their father started. But disturbing revelations ... Written by Rachel B.