Never fear, I remain ever optimistic, and my excitement could not be more charged than by the current radar image, which shows the approach of a very fun, very ambitious new project in the world of film scoring!
A few years ago, I worked with Pittsburgh-based, indie-upstart filmmaker Cary Hill and provided him with a few minutes of live orchestral music for a homemade horror film called Scream Park. The film was an impressive production on a shoestring budget, featuring horror icon actors such as Doug Bradley (whom you may remember as "Pinhead" from the Hellraiser franchise) and Skinny Puppy lead singer Nivek Ogre as a homicidal maniac. Above all else it was a ton of fun, and as the finished film outperformed everyone's expectations in the midnight movie circuit (selling out multiple movie theatre screenings and going on to win prizes at various horror film festivals), the sequel is now in the works.
This time around, Cary is taking what he learned and stepping up the ladder to create a professional film; RED cameras, SAG actors... the works! This quality lift will also include music, as I have been commissioned to provide a full-length score. I will be writing in the vein of classic acts such as Goblin, and channeling inspiration from such iconic scores as John Carpenter's The Thing and Phantasm. If we raise sufficient funding I will also be working with my old colleagues in Hollywood to throw some live orchestral cues into the mix — it's going to be a lot of fun!
Here's a link to the Kickstarter Campaign, now well under way: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/709744148/return-to-scream-park
Support us if you can, help us Return to Scream Park, and keep you ear out for this exciting score!