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November 25, 2013

From now on I'll be using my Facebook page for News updates rather than this space. Please click here to go there and find out what I've been up to. Thanks!

 

March 27, 2013

I'm very excited to announce that "A Big Love Story (Worth the Weight)" just signed a world-wide distribution deal! The roll out to a media outlet near you will start this summer. Can't wait for everyone to see the film that hasn't had a chance to yet. And for those of you that are wondering, the change in title was a marketing decision. Apparently films whose titles start with a letter from the beginning of the alphabet sell better than ones that start with a letter from the end of the alphabet. It will always be "the little film that could" in my heart though. A big shout out to the cast and crew, especially director Ryan Sage. Congrats everyone!

 

May 2, 2012

I'm excited to announce that Worth the Weight won the Audience Choice Award in the Beverly Hills Film Festival! The film also enjoyed a well received screening in the Newport Beach Film Festival the same weekend, and will be screening next month in the Dances with Films Festival at the famous Hollywood Chinese Theaters in Los Angeles.

 

March 2, 2012

Worth the Weight, a feature that I scored for director Ryan Sage, will be premiering at the Cinequest film festival tonight. Congrats to the the cast and crew for all their hard work on this fun romantic comedy! More details coming soon...

 

September 29, 2011

I'm excited to announce that I am now represented in Film & Television by Doug Rappaport of Rappapod Media Group. I will continue to be represented by Bob Rice in Video Games.


March 8, 2011

The Comic Jumper music received a great review from Original Sound Version. Read it here and scroll down to get to my part of the review. You can also read my part on my reviews page.

I updated the music for games page with some tracks from Comic Jumper. Also, I'm trying out the Soundcloud streaming service to see how that works.


February 15, 2011

I've worked on some fun projects in recent months. I helped ABC with a promo for Dancing with the Stars that aired during the 2010 World Cup Final by arranging the show's theme song for the vuvuzela. You can view the spot here on my youtube channel.

I composed music for the multi-player levels of Ms. Splosion Man (my first sequel!), Twisted Pixel Games' latest foray into the realm of 'Splode for Xbox Live Arcade. Look for it to 'splode onto an XBox near you in the fall of 2011.

And I scored three short films as well:

James Wood's Life After Dogma explores conflicting cultures intersecting in the afterlife.

Ryan Sage's Withstand One Night is the tale of a one night stand gone awry.

The Day Abby Went into David's Backyard (also by Ryan Sage) is about moments of opportunity, and what could have been.

More projects in the works - keep checking back!

 

June 29, 2010

The crew from Twisted Pixel Games showed Comic Jumper at E3 earlier this month. Some of my music from the game is featured in the trailer. There is also a walkthrough of the Silver Age section of the game for which I composed the music.

I also composed music for two informational videos for The Coral Reef Alliance, Who We Are and What We Do. Please visit CORAL's website to learn more about the important work that they do, and what you can do to help.

 

March 10, 2010

I've started working on Comic Jumper, the next gem for Xbox LIVE from the maniacs at Twisted Pixel Games. The music will evoke some classic Adventure and Sci Fi sounds from the 50's and 60's. This is gonna be a fun one folks!

The 'Music for Games' page has been updated, and now includes some of the tracks from 'Splosion Man.

 

December 17, 2009

Just a quick update to congratulate the team at Twisted Pixel Games on the nomination of Splosion Man for the Spike Video Game Awards 2009 - way to go guys! Some of my music from the game was featured as part of their profile segment too - cool!

 

May 26, 2009

I'm just wrapping up the multi-player music for 'Splosion Man, a 2.5D action/platform game being developed for Xbox Live Arcade by Twisted Pixel Games. I've created a fun, funky & rockin' soundtrack that should be 'sploding on an Xbox near you sometime later this year. Kapow!

 

February 6, 2009

Several clips from The Write Environment, featuring titles and credits music by yours truly, have been posted on YouTube. Jeffrey Berman's show features interviews with several of today's top TV writers, including:

Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
Damon Lindelof (Lost)
Tim Kring (Heroes)
Sam Simon (The Simpsons)
Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Doug Ellin (Entourage)

 

January 28, 2009

Just updated the music page with some of the latest and greatest. You can also now download my Scoring Reel 2009 mp3s as .zip file.

 

January 17, 2009

Long overdue update here, as...well, I've been busy!

-I completed the scores for two short films. Watch for them at a festival near you:

Terry Lamb's American Soil addresses race relations and concerns a clash of cultures and a question of identities.

German filmmaker Gregor Schmidinger's The Boy Next Door explores the theme of friendship and the grace of charity where each character's focus is on his own survival.

-I scored two more sets of corporate communications videos for Polycom, which demonstrate the benefits of their products in specific applications.

-And in music placement news: recent placements include MTV's Cribs, Beach Patrol, Dr. 90210, Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency and Lassie's Pet Vet.

 

August 5, 2008

I've extensively updated the Music to Picture section of my website with several additional clips. I've also divided it into the relevant pages for Dramatic, Documentary, Commercial and Corporate Video clips. Hope you enjoy!

 

June 9, 2008

Crude Impact is airing this week on the Sundance Channel as part of their Eco Documentary Series "The Green". Broadcast times are below, but please be sure to check your local listings:

Tuesday June 10,  9:35 PM
Wednesday June 11, 4:35 AM
Friday June 13, 5:35 PM
Sunday Jun 15, 10:35 PM

Find out more about the "The Green" and the Sundance Channel's Eco Documentaries here.

 

May 9, 2008

-I composed the theme music for The Write Environment, "A compelling new series that takes us backstage into the here-to unseen world of the writer's room for an intimate one-on-one interview with some of today's most prolific writers". The show features interviews with:

Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
Damon Lindelof (Lost)
Tim Kring (Heroes)
Sam Simon (The Simpsons)
Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Doug Ellin (Entourage)

and is hosted by Jeffrey Berman. View a promo for the show (featuring my theme), and keep up to date with it's progress here.

-I scored a corporate video for Microsoft touting the features and benefits of Windows Live for Mobile and MSN Mobile. View the video here.

-Crude Impact wins the Grand Jury Prize at the Cinestrat Festival in Spain! The film has also been translated into Spanish, French and Czech.

 

February 19, 2008

-I've just completed the score for One Gay One Straight: Complicated Marriages, a documentary by Carol Grever, author of My Husband is Gay.

-I'm just now finishing the music for 2012, a series of corporate communication videos for Polycom, produced by Harambe Productions.

-I've had several more placements of my music, including Parental Control on MTV, Property Ladder on The Learning Channel and a few promos for NBC which aired during the NBC Nightly News and Early Today.

 

November 2, 2007

-I receive an additional music credit for the work that I did for Michael A. Levine on Columbus Day, an independent film starring Val Kilmer, Marg Helgenberger and Wilmer Valderrama.

-Crude Impact continues to rack up the awards, being selected as one of the Best of Fest films at the New Zealand International Documentary Festival, DOCNZ, and winning an award from EKOFILM 2007 in the Czech Republic.

-My music is placed in All My Children. I'm helping to sell soap now - cool!

 

July 19, 2007

-"Chuck's Secret" Teaser is airing on NBC and is posted at www.chuckssecret.com (NB: link no longer active, but the video has been moved to YouTube).

-I compose music for a series of promos for NBC's new show Life.

-My music is placed in several episodes of The History Channel's Where Did It Come From?

 

May 31, 2007

-I've begun working on promos for NBC. My first assignment is a teaser for Chuck, one of NBC's new fall shows.

-I've just finished scoring the Molly Marcy shorts "Chicken", "Out of the Closet", and "The Gift". Visit Molly Marcy's MySpace page to learn more about her and her shenanigans: www.myspace.com/mollymarcy.

 

February 07

"As Seen on TV" wins the 2007 Golden Pioneer Award for Best Narrative Short. Congrats director Ryan Sage!


January 07

Just completed music for the trailer for "Epogen and You", a marketing video for Amgen's new anemia treatment. The film was produced by Hotbed and directed by Stokes McIntyre.

Crude Impact was awarded the Social Justice Award at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.


December 06

Crude Impact screens as part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2006.


November 06

Crude Impact screens at the 3rd Annual Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles, and wins the Best Environmental Documentary Award.


October 06
Work resumes on Pursuit of Equality, bringing the film up to date. I update the score to reflect the new changes.


September 06

On Labor Day, Sueyin and I welcomed our daughter Pailey An DeBorde to the family. Most excited of all is her big brother Kyler.


August 06


I have completed scoring Crude Impact, which is now making the rounds on the festival circuit. The film features over 90 minutes of score, and represents some of my best work to date!


July 06

"As Seen on TV" wins a 2006 Telly Award.

"As Seen on TV" wins Best Comedy Pilot and Best Writing at the ITV Fest.


May 06

My music is placed in several episodes of Survival of the Richest, a reality show airing on the WB TV Network.


April 06

I have begun scoring Crude Impact, a feature length documentary that explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet, and the discovery and use of oil.


February 2006

The WB continues to utilize my music in their promos. Recent additions to my credits include the Primetime shows Charmed, What I Like About You, Reba, and Twins.


January 2006

I have completed work on season 3 of Starting Over for NBC. The show features a great deal of music, and I wrote more than 250 cues, which amounted to nearly 6 hours of music in total.


November 2005

Scored the "Swing Gizmo" commercial and web video for Hotbed. You may view the web video by following the link here.


October 2005

"As Seen On TV" a short film by Ryan Sage starring Seth Peterson, Anna Bocci, and George Wendt premieres at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles.

Worked in association with KMM Productions to score HER Interactive's Nancy Drew: Danger by Design. The story takes place in France, and the score reflects this with a distinctive "French Detective" cachet.

September 2005

Completed the music for Headliner Productions' Here Comes the Clown starring San Francisco's own Boswick the Clown.

August 2005

I'm excited to announce that I will be providing music for season 3 of NBC's "Starting Over", which will begin airing in September.

Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow, a documentary that I contributed some music to, will have its World Premiere at the 31st Deauville American Film Festival. A look at the life and art of Hubert Selby Jr., author of Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream, the film is narrated by Robert Downey Jr. and features interviews with Hubert Selby Jr., Lou Reed, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Darren Aronofsky, Uli Edel, Nicolas Winding Refn, Jerry Stahl, Amiri Baraka, Richard Price, Nick Tosches, Gilbert Sorrentino and others.

 

July 2005

I composed the music for "As seen on TV", a short film by Ryan Sage starring Seth Peterson, Anna Bocci, and George Wendt.

 

June 2005

I have been honored with a Telly Award for my score for The Moment, a film produced by Hotbed Media for the International Risk Management Institute. For this particular project, I first arranged the composition in the style of a classical string ensemble and then produced the piece by layering live string players over their electronic counterparts. With this approach, I was able to achieve the effect of a much larger ensemble at a fraction of the cost. Read the full release here, or view The Moment here. This is my second Telly Award. I received the first in 2002 for my score for Reconocer.

 

May 2005

Purusit of Equality wins "Best Documentary Feature" at the San Francisco Int'l Film Festival. Congratulations Filmmakers Geoff Callan and Mike Shaw!

 

April 2005

I've just completed the music for Pursuit of Equality, which premiered to a sold out crowd at the Castro Theater as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.

 

March 2005

The music I composed for Atari's Backyard Skateboarding has been selected as a finalist in the category Best Edutainment/Children's Audio for the 3rd Annual G.A.N.G. Awards! The G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild) Awards recognize achievement in music, sound design, and voice acting.

Backyard Skateboarding has also just won the Children's Game of the Year (PC) award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Congrats to the team at Atari/Humongous Entertainment!

 

2004

Provided music for the Kids' WB's "Spooky Sleepover" - a 50+ spot promo package.

Completed music for Atari's Backyard Skateboarding.


Happily Even After premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, where it receives rave reviews.

Provided music for my 500th promo for the Warner Brothers Television Network.

2003
The most exciting news for 2003 is the addition of Kyler Tai DeBorde to the DeBorde family. Sueyin and I are exceedingly delighted and bursting with pride for our bouncing baby boy.

Scored Happily Even After, a feature directed by Unsu Lee and starring Jason Behr, Marina Black and Fay Masterson.

Composed music for The Sims: Bustin' Out for Electronic Arts.

Adventures in Science and Art received a Northern California Regional Emmy Award in the Children/Youth Program category. Congratulations Hamid Khani, Producer/Director.

2002
Highlights for 2002 included scoring Islam in America: Faith Under Fire for MSNBC, finishing my 250th promo for the WB TV network, and receiving the Telly and Aurora Awards for my score to Reconocer.

2001
The highlight of 2001 was definitely attending the Sundance Film Festival and hearing my score at the screenings of Voices of the Sierra Tarahumara. It was also great to see several of the other films there and enjoy the festivities.

2000
Completed my commission New Moon Haze for the Nieuw Ensemble, then joined them in the Netherlands where we toured the country performing the piece.