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“Love Under The Stars” has been nominated for Canadian Screen Awards

I’m proud to announce that “Love Under The Stars” has been nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Award in the category Best Original Music for a Program.   #ComposersWhoScore Profiles: CSA 2017 SOCAN member nominees for Best Original Music Score for a TV Program    Interview with SCGC member Jeff Toyne on his CSA nominated score: […]

‘My Christmas Love’ comes to The Hallmark Movie Channel, December 17th

‘My Christmas Love’, starring Meredith Hagner, Bobby Campo and directed by Jeff Fisher will premiere on December 17th 8pm. My Christmas Love is about a hopeless romantic who can’t ever seem to give a guy a real chance, that is until she starts receiving each of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ as gifts anonymously at her […]

‘Christmas List’ Premieres December 3rd

The Hallmark Movie Channel Original ‘Christmas List’ will have its world premiere on December 3rd. Synopsis: Isobel plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new […]

“Life on the Line” now in Theaters and On Demand

The action/drama feature “Life on the Line” starring John Travolta, Sharon Stone, Kate Bosworth and Devon Sawa, opens theatrically November 18th in the following cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia and Tampa   Synopsis: Beau Ginner (John Travolta), his “sidekick” Pok’ Chop (Gil Bellows) and his crew of eccentric linemen are scrambling to upgrade the electrical grid […]

“How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” soundtrack now available

My soundtrack for “How To Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” is now available on iTunes and Amazon.   “How To Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” is the hilarious new comedy from writer-director, Jeremy Lalonde, about a “town slut” turned sex columnist Cassie Cranston, played by Jewel Staite. When Cranston returns to […]

SOCAN’s Annual General Meeting

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be interviewed this year at SOCAN’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre in Vancouver on Monday June 13. This event is open to any SOCAN member and also available for live streaming for anyone who can’t make it in person. The […]

‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ Opens in Theaters Friday

After a successful run at film festivals, the film I scored ‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ will be released in theaters this Friday.  The soundtrack is now available on CDBaby. You can preview the score and watch the film’s trailer below.  ‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ will also […]

‘Hot Bot’ is now available on iTunes & streaming on Netflix

The latest film I scored is now available on iTunes and is streaming on Netflix in the US and UK.   Hot Bot is the comedy adventure of two sexually repressed teenage geeks who accidentally discover a beautiful, life-like sex robot, “Bardot.” Thrilled at the chance to finally have sex, Huffy and Nard go to great […]

New Poly-romantic Comedy series ‘You Me Her’ to premiere at SXSW

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be scoring DirecTV and Entertainment One’s new comedy series ‘You Me Her’, that will have its premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin in March. The series was written and created by John Scott Shepherd, inspired by the Playboy Magazine article “Sugar on Top” by John H. […]

‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ heads to Cinequest

After ‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ had a successful screening at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, the filmmakers are off to San Jose for their next festival, Cinequest.  For showtimes and ticket information, please visit their website.  

Catch an upcoming screening of ‘Grace’

I scored a short film called ‘Grace’ that is currently touring the film festival circuit.  Check out the information below and hopefully you can catch a screening of the film.  Find more details on the film’s official Facebook Page. When the world’s major cities are destroyed by nuclear bombs, society is crippled and survivors are […]

‘Unleashing Mr. Darcy’ comes to The Hallmark Movie Channel, January 23rd

Called a “must-see film” by Inquisitr, ‘Unleashing Mr. Darcy’ starring Ryan Paevey of General Hospital premieres January 23rd on The Hallmark Movie Channel. In this modern-day spin on “Pride & Prejudice,” Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby), is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in […]

‘Love on the Sidelines’ Premieres January 16th

The Hallmark Channel Original ‘Love on the Sidelines’ will have its world premiere on January 16th. For showtimes and more information, visit the official Hallmark Channel website.

Indiewire premieres clip from ‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’

Indiewire’s The Playlist has an exclusive clip to ‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’.  Check out the footage on their website. Beaver’s Ridge; a tight-knit community known for its wholesome emphasis on family values – or at least until “town slut” turned sex columnist Cassie Cranston (Jewel Staite from FIREFLY) returns for […]

‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ to screen at Slamdance

Slamdance has announced their ‘Beyond’ Programming including ‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The program is meant to showcase the work of emerging narrative and documentary filmmakers beyond their first features. When “town slut” turned sex columnist Cassie Cranston (Jewel Staite) returns for her mother’s funeral it spices […]

Coming Soon. “Life On The Line” starring John Travolta

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be scoring the upcoming feature film, “Life On The Line,” starring John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Sharon Stone.  The film is directed by David Hackl and will release later this year. “Life On The Line” is an indie drama about a crew of eccentric linemen who do the dangerous […]

Demo Recording Session at The Warehouse

This past weekend I recorded a couple demos at The Warehouse in Vancouver, as part of a shared session with the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC).  The session recorded a 17-piece chamber ensemble, and was mentored by Ron Jones (Family Guy, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as a culmination of his lecture seminar series […]

‘Rogue’ Season 3 premieres Wednesday June 24th

I’m excited for the upcoming Season 3 premiere of  ‘Rogue’ starring Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser this Wednesday, June 24 at 9pm ET/PT on DIRECTV’s AUDIENCE®, channel 239.  On the orders of a corrupt general, Ethan Kelly heads to Chicago to infiltrate the firm of one of the city’s most notorious attorneys and power brokers – Marty Abrams, […]

“Mighty Mighty Monsters” receives 7 Leo Award Nominations

I’m proud to announce that ‘Mighty Mighty Monsters in Pranks for the Memories” has been nominated for 7 Leo Awards, including Best Animation Program and Best Music Score. Synopsis: After scraping out a passing grade by the skin of their teeth, the boys are warned that they need to be on their best behavior for the last […]

‘A Year And Change’ to premiere June 6th at Dances With Films

‘A Year And Change’, directed by Stephen Suettinger and starring Bryan Greenberg, Claire van der Boom, T.R. Knight & Jamie Chung, will premiere June 6th at Dances With Films in Los Angeles. After drunkenly falling off the roof at a New Year’s house party, Owen (Bryan Greenberg) decides that it’s time to make some wholesale […]

‘Preggoland’ hits theaters May 1

The comedy feature ‘Preggoland’ starring Sonja Bennett, James Caan and Danny Trejo opens theatrically May 1st and includes a track co-written by myself and Dave Corman. The track titled ‘Buena Vista’ is constantly playing in the grocery store where Ruth works! When 35-year-old Ruth ruins a baby shower with her juvenile antics, her old high-school […]

‘The Memory Book’ Premieres July 26th

The Hallmark Movie Channel Original ‘The Memory Book’ will have its world premiere on July 26th. Budding photographer Chloe (Meghan Ory) comes from a family of failed romances. At a local flea market, she stumbles upon an old photo album from the 1970s, chronicling the ideal romance of a happy couple (Art Hindle and Adrienne […]

‘The Privileged’ hits theaters July 25th

I’m excited to let everyone know that the thriller I scored earlier this year, ‘The Privileged,’ will have its Canadian theatrical release this Friday, July 25th. The film, directed by Leah Walker, will open at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, Canada. If you are in the Toronto area, please come out Friday to support Canadian […]

‘Presumed Dead In Paradise’ Premieres July 12th

The Lifetime original movie ‘Presumed Dead In Paradise’ will premiere this Saturday, July 12th at 8/7pm Central. Madison (Malese Jow), a rebellious teenager, has spent most of her life in boarding schools and the only family she has left is her estranged stepmother, Patricia (Olivia d’Abo). So when Patricia unexpectedly invites Madison on a birthday […]

BMI Film Conducting Workshop

I’m honoured to have been invited to participate in the 17th Annual BMI Conducting Workshop taught by Lucas Richman this summer.  It’s a great privilege to hone my skills with a master conductor during this two week course. “Conducting for the Film Composer” is invitation only and limited to 8 students.  The course focuses on developing conducting […]

DirecTV Kicks Off Season 2 of ‘Rogue’

‘Rogue’ season 2 starts off with a tense opening episode, packed with action, suspense and some new faces. In this season, Thandie Newton (The Pursuit Of Happyness, Crash) will resume her role as the morally and emotionally conflicted undercover detective Grace Travis, and Cole Hauser (Transcendence, Olympus Has Fallen) joins the cast as the charming […]

‘Rogue’ Season One Album Released

EOne has just released “Rogue : Score Soundtrack Vol.1”, available for download now on iTunes and Amazon. The album features 34 tracks of my music from the 10-episode first season of DirecTV’s first original series, Rogue, which stars Thandie Newton, Marton Csokas, and Joshua Sasse and Martin Donovan. Composing the original music to Rogue has been one of […]

DGC: The Creative Dynamic

On March 22nd, I was invited to participate in a day of panel discussions in Toronto hosted by the Director’s Guild of Canada to discuss the post production collaboration amongst directors, editors, composers and sound designers. The panel titled ‘Emotional Connections’ consisted of fellow composer Amin Bhatia (Flashpoint), director Jeremy Podeswa (The Walking Dead, Homeland, […]

‘Twist of Faith’ Soundtrack Now Available

MovieScore Media just released my score to Paul A. Kaufman’s Twist of Faith, a Lifetime original movie starring R’n’B legend Toni Braxton. The film tells the story of Jacob (David Julian Hirsh), a Jewish cantor whose world comes crashing down when he witnesses the murder of his wife and three children. Jacob abandons his identity and […]

‘Criminal Minds’ to feature song co-written by Jeff

On March 19th, the episode titled ‘Edge of Winter’ from ‘Criminal Minds,’ directed by Hanelle Culpepper, will feature a song co-written by Melissa R. Kaplan (aka Universal Hall Pass) and myself.  The song is titled ‘Undermined’. Check out Hanelle Culpepper on Facebook Universal Hall Pass on Facebook