The Santa Hat starring Ed Asner and Michael Urie tells the story of an unemployed and desperate man who receives a gift that takes him back in time where he must choose between financial prosperity to save his home & the things of life or forgiveness to save himself. Alongside Asner and Urie, The Santa Hat company includes Lucie Arnaz, Levi Kreis, Rachael Ruiz, Gregory Jbara, Stephen Wallem, and Michael Stewart. The Santa Hat, written and produced by Teresa L. Thome & Patrick W. Ziegler, is directed by Danny Salles with music by Greg O’Connor. This special virtual reading is raising funds for The Actors Fund, Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarship Fund, The Ed Asner Family Center and Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
Coming Dec 8th on Netflix and DVD: Bobbleheads the Movie, the Universal Pictures animated film I scored…starring Cher, Luke Wilson, Jennifer Coolidge, Khary Peyton, Julian Sands, Karen Fukuhara, Hala Finley and Brenda Song. I also co-wrote 4 featured songs for the film with my genius friend Michael Lloyd who also produced the songs and music supervised. Cher is featured in our song “Born to Bobble”. The movie was directed by Beauty and the Beast director Kirk Wise and produced by Mortal Kombat producer Lawrence Kasanoff. Soundtrack will be available digitally Dec 4th.
The new series PROP CULTURE premiers on Disney + May 1st. Congrats to all! Happy to have written the main title theme music. More info here:
I had a blast composing and arranging a featured song for the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards featuring #gmcla Special thanks to lyricist and writer Jordan Firstman, producers Aubrey Plaza John Reynolds Joel Gallen Rick Austin Andrew Schaff, GMCLA executive director/producer Lou Spisto and their musical director Ernest H. Harrison.
Music directing the 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards. Got to reunite with my amazing friends from our MadTV days actress comedian Debra Wilson and production designer John Sabato. Special thanks to technical director Evan Bates for making my job easier. Congrats to Scott Moses for an incredible job producing this show, director Lionel Max Pasamonte, all the nominees and winners from this great organization. Production design is and has always been my favorite craft in the entertainment industry, besides music of course.
Check out my audio composer score reel 2019 here.
Check out my Composer Video Reel
Happy to report that the first 6 episodes of season one of DEFROST VR SERIES is being featured at The Cannes Film Festival this year.
Special thanks to Sheryl Aronson for doing this wonderful interview with me for The Hollywood 360. The Hollywood 360