Bright Lights! (Good News from the Toronto Film Festival) [Featured]

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The Toronto International Film Festival just announced their lineup of Special Presentations for this year. I’m very pleased to report that two films I worked on, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and Don Jon are on the list!

I composed the music for Disappearance, which is actually a double-feature. It’s my first feature film score. The movie, starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, is two unique films that tell the same story, but from different perspectives (“Him” and “Her”). The films work independently of one another, and can play in either order. I did some really geeky things with the score, which I’ll write about later.

Don Jon was scored by Nathan Johnson, but I got to help him a bit by making synths and beats and co-writing a banger for a few club scenes. Nathan and I worked together extensively on his score for last year’s Looper. Don Jon is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, and stars Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Julianne Moore and Joe.