The Lifetime Network movie ‘Twist of Faith’ starring Toni Braxton has been nominated for three Leo Awards. The nominations are in the following categories: 1. Best Television Movie 2. Best Director – Paul Kaufman 3. Best Cinematography – Kamal Derkaoui Congrats to Dan Blatt, Paul Kaufman and the entire production team for their nominations! [...]
‘Dirty Girl‘ directed by Abe Sylvia and starring Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy is now available on Netflix Streaming and Netflix DVD. ’Dirty Girl‘ features dramatic underscore composed by Jeff Toyne and a soundtrack packed with 80′s hits, including “Rainbird” : a new song written for the film by Melissa Manchester and Mary Steenburgen, with a [...]
Jeff Toyne recently conducted his music at a recording session at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC Canada. The demo session was part of professional development by the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. The session was performed by members of the Vancouver Film Orchestra. (Photos by Alex Paxa)
On March 29th Jeff Toyne was interviewed by Allison Loring at Film School Rejects about scoring for the new DirecTV series, ‘Rogue’. “The first time you see Grace, the opening scene of the series, she is alone on the docks waiting for a drug deal to go down. There is no dialogue for a moment, [...]
On April 3rd, DirecTV will debut its original series, Rogue, with music composed by Jeff Toyne. This marks Toyne’s American television debut. Rogue centers on a morally and emotionally conflicted cop, Grace (Thandie Newton), who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by her [...]
Congratulations to the production team behind ‘Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story’ for winning Best TV Movie at the Canadian Screen Awards last Sunday. The movie was directed by Paul A. Kaufman, produced by Ronald Gilbert and stars Poppy Montgomery as JK Rowling. The Canadian Screen Award nominated score to ‘Magic Beyond Words’ is [...]
The score album soundtrack to ’10 Years Later,’ composed by Jeff Toyne, is now available on iTunes. Directed by Aaron Metchik, and starring an ensemble cast that includes Rachel Boston (’500 Days of Summer’), Jake Hoffman (‘Barney’s Version’), Kathleen Rose Perkins (‘Episodes’) and James DeBello (‘Cabin Fever’) , ’10 Years Later’ is a dark comedy [...]
This Saturday on Lifetime, ‘Twist of Faith’ will premiere starring Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson and David Julian Hirsh and directed by Paul A. Kaufman. Jacob Fisher (David Julian Hirsh), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur songwriter who resides in Brooklyn, New York, witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and three children. Catatonic, Jacob walks [...]
The feature film ‘Abel’s Field,’ directed by Gordie Haakstad, produced by Tore Knos and starring Kevin Sorbo, is now available on DVD. Left motherless by tragedy and fatherless by abandonment, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is under enormous pressure to support his young twin sisters. At home, he has no one to turn to. [...]
The soundtrack to Abel’s Field, is now available on iTunes. The indie feature directed by Gordie Haakstad and produced by Tore Knos, is a heart-warming tale of a young man attempting to overcome a terrible situation at home to help his young sisters avoid the challenges facing him. Starring Kevin Sorbo (Soul Surfer, Hercules) and Samuel Davis, Abel’s Field is a [...]
On Tuesday, January 15th, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced their nominations with Jeff Toyne listed under Best Original Music Score for a Program for his work on ‘Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story’. The film, directed by Paul Kaufman and starring Poppy Montgomery, was nominated for best film, best director, best [...]
Earlier this year Jeff was featured in a video promoting the Vancouver Film Orchestra alongside VFO Music Director, Hal Beckett. Watch the video below to learn about why Jeff enjoys recording with the Vancouver Film Orchestra and hear a preview of his music for the upcoming feature film “Twist of Faith”, directed by Paul A. [...]
For those of you who tuned in last Saturday to watch ‘The Real St. Nick,’ you may have missed this fun holiday ending titles song by Jeff Toyne and Melissa Kaplan, “Jolly Old Soul”. Sung by Melissa Kaplan Written by Jeff Toyne and Melissa Kaplan Guitars and Production by Dave Corman Mixed by Josh Minyard [...]
Jeff Toyne’s holiday-themed score to “The Real St. Nick” debuts December 15th on Lifetime. “The Real St. Nick” tells the story of Kate (Torrey DeVitto), a nurse at St. John’s Hospital. A couple of days before Christmas, a cute young man (Callard Harris) in a Santa costume is brought into her ward, unconscious. When he [...]
Now available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby is Jeff Toyne’s score to ‘Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story’, directed by Paul Kaufman and starring Poppy Montgomery. Check out this magical score with 23 brand new tracks. For more information on the project, visit www.mylifetime.com The project earned a Golden Reel Award earlier this year. Read [...]
“Holiday Spin”, a heartwarming Lifetime Original Movie starring Ralph Macchio, features a brand new score by Jeff Toyne. Macchio stars as a former dance champion sidelined years ago by an injury. When his estranged son (Garret Clayton, a former Disney Channel star) comes to live with him, he enlists his help in preparing for the [...]
Pick up Guitar Player Magazine’s April issue to read about Jeff Toyne’s use of guitars in his film scores. Jeff was interviewed alongside composers Tyler Bates, Michael Brook, Kurt Oldman and David Torn about how guitars play a role in their compositions. Below is a clipping with Jeff front and center on the splash page [...]
Jeff is currently scoring the third season of “The Devil You Know,” for Make Believe Media Productions. “The Devil You Know” is a true crime documentary series offering a unique glimpse into the double lives and secret betrayals by people whose most intimate friends and family lived in ignorance of their deadly identities. Season three premieres Wednesday, June 15 [...]
The score soundtrack to the sci-fi thrilled ‘Maxwell’s Demon‘ is now available on iTunes. ‘Maxwell’s Demon’ is an experimental narrative film that recasts the Oedipus Myth as a film noir movie with a sci-fi time travel twist. As well as being a homage to the hard boiled detective movies of the 1940’s, this film also [...]
Last Sunday during the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 59th Golden Reel Awards, Jeff’s music editor Michael T. Ryan won the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing:Long Form Music Television for Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story which premiered on Lifetime Television. See the entire list of winners in The Hollywood Reporter. Michael Ryan accepting [...]
Jeff has recently finished scoring the upcoming indie feature Abel’s Field starring Kevin Sorbo. Additionally for the film, he collaborated with singer/songwriter Miriam Jones on an original song. “Miriam has a voice that has been compared to that of Patti Smith, Norah Jones and Alanis Morissette.” (source) Stay tuned for theatrical distribution details and be [...]
The Lifetime original movie, Magic Beyond Words : The J.K. Rowling Story, has received a nomination in Best Sound Editing: Long Form Music in Television according to Reuters. Congrats to Jeff Ryan for the achievement! For a list of all nominees, visit www.mpse.org. Other contenders in the category are: BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM MUSIC [...]
Christian Gerhartsreiter aka ‘Clark Rockerfeller’ is back in the news. To learn about what is called ‘the longest running con in FBI history,” watch the Lifetime original movie ‘Who Is Clark Rockerfeller?’ with an original score by Jeff Toyne. For showtimes, visit Lifetime.com or download the episode from iTunes
On Monday, January 16th Jeff Toyne will give a Q&A alongside Melissa Manchester, Mary Steenburgen and Abe Sylvia after a special screening of Dirty Girl for the SCL (Society of Composers and Lyricists). The screening will take place at the L.A. Film School in Hollywood starting at 8:00pm. RSVP’s must be made through the SCL.
The National, Chris Cornell, Melissa Manchester and Mary J. Blige are among the acts shortlisted for the original song Oscar. Thirty-nine tunes were selected in all, and now move on to the next elimination round. The National’s “Think You Can Wait” appeared in the Tom McCarthy drama Win-Win; Cornell’s “The Keeper” was featured in Machine Gun Preacher; Manchester’s “Rainbird” took flight in indie Dirty Girl; and [...]
Jeff Toyne is featured on page 8 in SOCAN’s Winter issue of “Words + Music”. Download a free PDF of the entire issue here.
Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester and Oscar Winner Mary Steenburgen along with writer/ director Abe Sylvia and Dirty Girl’s composer, Jeff Toyne, talk about the making of RAINBIRD — an original song by Melissa and Mary featured in THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY release, DIRTY GIRL — original soundtrack on LAKESHORE RECORDS.
Jeff Toyne’s score to the Lifetime Original Movie, ‘Taken in Broad Daylight‘ starring James van der Beek, Sara Canning and Levar Burton, is now available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and CDBaby. The score features chilling experimental electronica, touching orchestrations and piercing vocals by Melissa Kaplan. The album includes 21 tracks and contains over an hour of original [...]
Jeff Toyne’s “Dirty Girl” Music Sizzle Reel was recently posted on YouTube. Watch the video and listen to some of the underscore to “Dirty Girl”.
It’s that time of year once more to enjoy this song from WITHIN. Full soundtrack available on iTunes www.within-themovie.com Happy Hallowe’en!!
The other day, Jeff participated in a behind the scenes look at the music of Dirty Girl. Melissa Manchester, Mary Steenburgen, Abe Sylvia and Jeff all spoke about the process of putting together the Original Song “Rainbird” that’s featured in the film. The song is available on the soundtrack to Dirty Girl on iTunes and Amazon.com [...]
On Monday October 24th, Jeff spoke at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Hollywood. Billboard Magazine’s online edition featured coverage of Jeff and director of Dirty Girl, Abe Sylvia. What newcomers have to contend with according to “Dirty Girl” composer Jeff Toyne, is “the non-linear nature of show biz relationships.”His own collaboration [...]
Today, Dirty Girl will release in Toronto with an exclusive engagement at the AMC Theaters at Yonge & Dundas! See what The Hollywood Reporter is calling “a sweet ‘n’ sassy period comedy with a Juno sensibility and the soul of Little Miss Sunshine.“ It would mean the world to me to have you attend this [...]
On October 24th, Jeff Toyne will be speaking at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference in Hollywood. On this panel he will be speaking alongside Dirty Girl director, Abe Sylvia. The panel is titled, “The Indie Connection: Linking Composers and Directors,” and will be taking place at 9:00am at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, CA. [...]
On September 7, composer Jeff Toyne was named one of Playback Magazine’s 2011 Ten to Watch. Toyne will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame induction ceremony, taking place Thursday, September 15 at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio during the Toronto International Film Festival. The list shines a light on [...]
By Etan Rosenbloom, ASCAP Membership/Marketing Associate and Blog Coordinator (original article published here) On one of West L.A.’s many nondescript commercial blocks sits an equally nondescript building, just across the street from an imposing concrete wall covered in graffiti. You’d never guess it housed Jeff Toyne’s recording studio. The Canada-born ASCAP composer is a great example [...]
Jeff Toyne’s score to “Magic Beyond Words the JK Rowling Story” will air again twice on the Lifetime Network on Sunday Sept 11th at 8:00pm and Monday Sept 12th at 12:00am. Details can be found at http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/magic-beyond-words-the-jk-rowling-story
Dirty Girl will be distributed through The Weinstein Company on Oct 7th, 2011 in several major American cities as well as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Check out http://weinsteinco.com/sites/dirty-girl/ for details.
“The Devil You Know” airs on Canadian specialty channel VIVA starting tonight at 11 PM EST. The show, produced by Make Believe Media, is a true crime series that gives a unique glimpse into the double lives and secret betrayals by men and women whose most intimate friends and family lived in ignorance of their [...]
Following its crowd-pleasing world premiere at TIFF this weekend, indie feature film “Dirty Girl,” directed by Abe Sylvia with original music composed by Jeff Toyne, has been acquired for a major distribution deal by the Weinstein Co. http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/toronto-the-weinstein-co-buying-dirty-girl-right-after-fest-premiere/ http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/latest-reviews/dirty-girl/5018084.article
Moviescore Media today released the soundtrack to “Within”, Hanelle Culpepper’s taut supernatural thriller, to coincide with the film’s television premier on Lifetime Network Saturday, July 31st at 9PM. The album features two songs by Miriam Jones, and “Halloween is Here” a fun holiday song written byDave Corman, produced by Jeff Toyne, sung by Melissa Kaplan and Cameron Grant, with lyrics by the director and [...]
I’m honoured to have my music included on two great iTunes iMixes: Beautiful and Sad Soundtracks Emerging Composers I’m not sure how to track down the publisher of the mixes, (if someone knows, please tell me) but I am very grateful to be included in such illustrious company. Check them out!
I’m very excited to announce that my new album is now available on iTunes! This new collection of electronic ambient music is clearly a departure from the orchestral scores that I often compose for films, and features some great work by british producer Chad Hobson www.chadhobson.co.uk and remixing by fellow Canuck Oleksa Lozowchuk www.tendershoot.com . Please check it out [...]