Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Web Series Kickstarter Video: Starring Me!

Latest promo video (with music by me!) to fund the Kickstarter campaign supporting Season 2 of the web series Theater People. This one stars yours truly, with a little help from my cats and baldness.

Help fund the return of this production, which will in turn hire me back as composer and sound designer! Donate here.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kickstarter for Season 2 of the Web Series "Theater People": Please Donate!

The folks over at the comedy web series Theater People are looking to launch a second season, and would like to bring me back as composer and sound designer. Please donate to the Kickstarter campaign, and help spread the word:

I had a great time working with director Matthew Anderson and the rest of the team last time, and it'd be great to get back together for another season. Here's a highlight reel of my original music for Season One:

Season One was a great success artistically and garnered over 10,000 episode views-- not bad for a 100% indie production. We'd love to be able to up the ante this time and monetize things a bit.

Please make a donation if you can. Thank you!

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Minnanimate 3

Minnanimate, the third annual Minnesota animation festival produced by John Akre, will screen four works featuring my original music and sound design this year.

The screening will take place Thursday Sept 11 at the Film Society of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s St. Anthony Main Theater 3. Tickets are $8.50 General, $6 Students/Seniors, $5 Film Society members. More info at

The program will include four animations I originally helped out on for Kevin Obsatz's Art/ Road/ Movie showcase:

Josh Stifter's comedic "The Other Side" (I contributed voiceover for a man and two chickens, plus original music and sound design)...

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Shelby Pearson's wistful and painterly "Make Your Mark" (I wrote an original musical score)...

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Trevor Adams' Super 8 intervention "McFowl!" (I created a soundscape blending sampled field recordings and digital synthesis)...

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and Mr. Akre's own "The Bestest Place of All" (I wrote a song and John animated a piece in response).

Lots of other great stuff on the bill too, like some some work from the immensely talented Caleb Wood and Greg Bro.

Here's the trailer for Minnanimate 3:

Hope to see you there!

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