Very excited that “SPIN & ELLA” has been selected for the Generation Kplus competition at the Berlinale and the national competition programme at Anima. A HUGE thank you to Lunanime and everyone who worked on the film! This wonderful animation short was created and directed by An Vrombaut.
Writing the filmscore for the animated feature ‘Bim’ in only 15 days was quite a challenge to say the least. Fortunately I’ve had my back covered by colleague and wingman Pieter Van Dessel who wrote additional music for this truly exciting project. Huge congrats to everyone at Fabrique Fantastique for creating such a unique animation film. a Special thanks to director Tom Van Gestel and Cederic Engels (@Sonhouse) for the opportunity
Once again the fabulous soundtrack-label MovieScore Media has picked up one of my scores to release on their label. ‘Zonen van Van As – de Cross’ (MMS22027 ) marks the first time I’ve collaborated with producer Olivier Stoffelen who was there for me every step of the way. When asked to work with live musicians to spice up things, he gave me all the support needed and replied that he didn’t see this as extra expenses but rather investments in my music. So a lot of the joy, emotion and energy you’ll experience comes from working with these insanely talented musicians that contributed so generously to this filmscore. The result is an album with hints of folk and country, infused with western elements and some small tributes to the great French and Italian movie maestro’s. a Big thank you to friend and label-owner Mikael Carlsson for his ongoing support.
Musicians: Violin, mandoline, lapsteel & dobro guitar: Nils De Caster, Mondharmonica: Steven De bruyn, Guitars: Pedro De Bruyckere, Drums & percussion: Niels Delvaux, Backing vocals: Dian Senders & Jody Pijper
Recording Studios: Fredo Gevaert @ Temple of Tune, Klaas Tomme @ In The Cloud Studio, Patrick Hamilton @ The Globe Studios
It’s hard to describe how it feels like to write a score for your first feature film. It’s a blend of emotions going from honored to have landed the task, to a state of panic which always comes quite unexpectedly with every new project. But pretty soon fear became excitement once the creative writing process unfolded. Challenges became opportunities. That is in no small part thanks to all the wonderful people involved with this big hearted film.
This film also marks my second collaboration with the great combo Frank Van Looy (editor) and Thomas De Cock (director). Frank has a keen sense for rhythm and storytelling which makes my job as a composer more focused. Thomas as always approached my scoring duties boundlessly with so much passion, knowledge and companionship. I am truly blessed to have worked with these very fine people and be a part of this film.
‘The Chromakey Man’ marks my first collaboration with colleague Eloi Ragot who asked me to join forces to score this original SciFi short. It has been a fun project to work on together and I was glad to contribute my share of music. Special thanks to director William Samaha and producer Dylan Klass.