Accomplished composer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist, Rolando Gori specializes in film scores and, occasionally, sound design. His love of music began at an early age and inspired him teach himself piano and songwriting. His international citizenship led him to complete his university degree in Composition & Theory in Canada and the UK. Now in New York City, Rolando works as a freelance composer while also working as a music producer for New York-based songwriters. While his passion will always be towards the classical/orchestral genres, his influences are vast, and his love of all styles and genres of music sets him apart from others. Rolando’s music has been heard in feature films, documentaries and narrative shorts, as well as in live performances by chamber ensembles, theater companies and dance troupes throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. A well-rounded and deeply experienced musician, Rolando, simply put, enjoys making music.
Unique traits: Orchestral music, piano, love of many many styles and genres of music
Film (short) by Brian Kazmarck (Adventure and Comedy) Composer, Sound department The Parker is the story of one man's journey to park his car.
Another Time, Maybe
Film (short) by Spencer Chandler (Drama) Sound department Two strangers meet on the streets of New York City and come to believe they know each other from another place, another time. But where, and when?
3 Blind Mice (Retold)
Film (short) by Spencer Chandler (Animation) Music department Losing their tails to the Farmer's Wife is just the start of it.
Film (short) by Francis Mead (Drama) Composer Mike and Leah have been together for seven years, but they have never made a decision. As their summer rental on Fire Island draws to a close, things are looking bleak. They quickly discover what lengths they are willing to go, both to avoid, and then to force, a choice. Their future depends on the flip of a coin. Written by Anonymous
Paranoia in the Public Domain
Film (short) by Susan B. Ades (Comedy, Crime and Mystery) Composer Using public domain footage from the 1930's and 40's, this send-up touches on all of the classic iconic moments of the film noir era.
Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Bagels, But Were Afraid to Ask
Film (short) by Mark Cabaroy (Comedy) Composer A husband whose wife is unable to have sex with him for medical reasons contemplates have an affair with a bagel.
Akwantu: The Journey
Film by Roy T. Anderson (Documentary, Drama and History) Composer, Sound department A documentary on the legendary Maroons of Jamaica and their gallant fight for freedom.
The Things You Don't Say
Film (short) by Spencer Chandler (Comedy and Drama) Sound department She wants a baby. He wants a ring. A couple in their mid-30s clash wits - with each other and their friends - over questions of parenthood, responsibility, and life in the outer boroughs of New York City in this short comedic-drama from writer-director Spencer Chandler. Written by Anonymous
The Sweet Life
Film (short) by Mark Cabaroy (Action, Comedy and Crime) Composer The story of two kids who steal money from a local mobster. He sends his henchman out to find them and get the money back.
Film (short) by Elizabeth Page (Drama, Family and Sport) Composer, Sound department For Hannah, softball is life.
Video by Kryssa Schemmerling (Documentary and Sport) Composer "Our Hawaii" follows a group of neighborhood surfer buddies, now in their 40's and 50's, as they re-visit key moments of their lives spent riding the waves of Rockaway Beach, Queens. Within a conservative, blue-collar community cut off from the rest of New York City, Rockaway's bleak beaches offered these locals a place of freedom, self expression and bonding. Against the backdrop of a once-vibrant seaside resort area turned urban wasteland, Our Hawaii chronicles how - through the upheaval of the Vietnam War, the losses of 9/11 and all the changes in between - their connection to each other has been kept alive by a love of surfing. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Mark Cabaroy (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Composer, Sound department ...you'll never see it coming.
Film (short) by David Epstein (Drama, News and War) Sound department War comes home.
Film (short) by Mark Cabaroy (Comedy) Composer, Sound department Jason tells his friend Danny one day that he is not Masculine looking. Danny, through a series of misadventures, attempts to alter his appearance to look more manly. Meanwhile Jason is approached by people who mistake him for a drug dealer and he decides to pretend to be one. Written by Mark Cabaroy
Poisoned Chalice: The UN in Iraq
Film by Francis Mead (Documentary) Composer On 19 August 2003 Francis Mead was working as a freelance journalist in Baghdad, reporting on the humanitarian situation with the help of the UN. He was sitting in the UN's Baghdad headquarters when a suicide truck bomb smashed into the building. He survived unhurt, but 22 others, including the UN's Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, were killed. 150 were wounded. Wanting to tell the story of unarmed aid workers in an intensely challenging country, Francis Mead returned in late 2005 to film an independent documentary - "Poisoned Chalice - the UN in Iraq" - which aimed to bring home the human experience of trying to bring about change in Iraq. Written by Francis Mead
Enrico, Stammi Vicino
Film (short) by Vanessa Chiara Composer Enrico recently immigrated from Rome and finds himself working in a small Italian bakery under the strict supervision of his boss. He soon meets Marzia, the boss's daughter and the attraction is instant. One night Marzia returns to the bakery to find Enrico with another woman, and a nude one at that. She quickly discovers Enrico's passion for decorating the female body and after some convincing from Enrico, she returns to the bakery one night to see his sensual art form with her own eyes. Written by Vanessa Chiara