Jake sits down with Actress/Filmmaker Rain Valdez to discuss her path to revealing herself as Transgender to Hollywood and friends, to now making waves as a bonafide filmmaker. Rain and Jake discuss her current project, Razor Tongue, and so much more. Sit back and have a listen!
Conductor/Composer Lucas Richman joins the shows to discuss the upcoming West Coast debut of his Symphony, “The Will Be Our Reply,” being performed by the LA Jewish Symphony on August 17th at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The inspiration for this symphony could not be more pertinent to the times we are living in. Jake & Lucas discuss this and much more. Have a listen and enjoy!
Recently, our host traveled out to Composer Jared Faber’s beautiful home studio to have a glorious chat. Faber has worked on a plethora of noteworthy projects, not only in the film/tv world, but albums as well. He has written for some iconic shows, and also owns a Latin Grammy! Listen as the guys chop it up about his illustrious career.
The wait is finally over. One of my all time favorite Composers joins the show to talk about his work on a plethora of projects. From Star Trek, To Legion, Fargo, and over to Umbrella Academy, we touch on them all. So sit back and have a listen!
We sit down with Composer Dominik Scherrer and discuss his work on a wide array of projects from Ripper Street to the recent Amazon Original, “The Widow” starring Kate Beckinsale. Dominik and Jake discuss his various award wins and nominations and a whole host of other topics. Have a listen and enjoy! See his bio below!
One of the UK’s top composers, Dominik Scherrer has created award-winning music for some of the finest film and television dramas in recent years. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Starz/BBC’s critically-acclaimed series TheMissing, produced by Harry and Jack Williams of Two Brothers Pictures; and recently won his second Ivor Novello Award for his score on Netflix’s Requiem, which he co-composed with Natasha Khan, aka Bat for Lashes. Dominik first won the prestigious British Ivor Novello Award and received a Royal Television Society (RTS) nomination for his riveting score on Ripper Street. He earned two additional Ivor Novello nominations for Amazon’s The Collection and the British crime series Agatha Christie’s Marple.
Dominik recently reunited with the Williams brothers to score Amazon’s thriller series The Widow, starring Kate Beckinsale. He also scored the landmark dramas An Inspector Calls and Monroe. He is currently scoring Netflix and BBC’s epic eight-part drama series, The Serpent, based on the phenomenal true story of how one of the 20th century’s most elusive criminals was finally caught and brought to trial.
Equally accomplished in film scoring, Dominik’s credits include The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz for which Dominik won the Best Music Award at Spain’s Estapona Film Festival; Alice Through The Looking Glass starring Kate Beckinsale; Alina Marazzi’s Tutto Parla Di Te (All About You); and Scenes of a Sexual Nature starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Bonneville. He scored Appetite starring Ute Lemper, and wrote the film’s title song which reached No. 2 on the UK classical charts. Dominik also created, directed and composed the kinetic opera Hell for Leather, which premiered at Sundance and won 10 awards on the festival circuit.
In addition to scoring film and TV, he produces sound design and composes for fine art installations – most notably for artist Suki Chan – and creates performance music for theatre.
Dominik is a British-Swiss composer and works from his studio in London
We talk to “Long Shot” (Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron) Composer Miles Hankins and take an in-depth look at the process and much more. See his bio below!
Award-winning composer Miles Hankins boasts a diverse body of work spanning the entertainment industry. He most recently co-composed Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s upcoming comedy, “Long Shot” with Marco Beltrami, premiering May 3; and also scored the HBO documentary “The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti.” Miles recently received a Sports Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction on the HBO documentary series “Being Serena,” and will be honored at the Sports Emmy ceremony May 20.
As an exceptionally creative independent composer, Miles has collaborated with Beltrami on several critically-acclaimed scores including “A Quiet Place,” which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score; Marvel’s “Fantastic Four;” Sony’s “The Shallows;” Universal’s “The Snowman;” and Columbia Pictures’ “The Night Before.” Miles also scored Anonymous Content’s dark comedy “Len & Company,” which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
In addition to film, Miles scored CBS’s primetime series, “3,” executive produced by Chris Columbus, and created the fantasy adventure score for Netflix’s animated series, “Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale” and “Lego Elves” which premiered on Disney Channel. He has contributed his musical talents to more than 200 television series across NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, USA, and SYFY for shows such as “Family Guy,” “Burn Notice,” “Flash Gordon,” “The Apprentice,” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”
Miles has received numerous accolades for his work including a Hollywood Music and Media Award nomination for Best Video Game Score on “Honor of Kings” and ASCAP’s Steve Kaplan Award in 2010. He was selected as one of twelve participants in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in 2009 and was awarded by Hans Zimmer as one of five finalists in the 2006 Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition, selected from hundreds of international applicants.
The boys are back! On their 3rd appearance on our show, Leo, Zach, and Jake discuss the various themes, and motifs from Cobra Kai S2, and a wide array of musical and pop culture glory. Have a listen and enjoy! Also, make sure to get tix to their live event, see below!
We chat with the incredibly talented Ben Lovett, Composer of the recent film “The Wind” as well as “The Ritual” and much more. We discuss his work in horror, specifically creating the unique soundscape for “The Wind.” Have a listen and enjoy!