3 Black Geeks (audio podcast)
In theaters this Friday!!
I had the pleasure of working with my friend and colleague Craig Wedren again by writing additional music along with orchestrating and conducting the score. This funny, sweet comedy, directed by Ken Marino, stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, and Kristen Bell in the story of a man who finds himself dumped after 25 years of marriage – a man who made a career of seducing rich older women – and must move in with his estranged sister.
I’m excited to announce that “Filthy Preppy Teen$”, the new comedy series I scored, is now streaming on Fullsreen.com and the Fullscreen app! Originally done as an extra episode for the third season of NTSF:SD:SUV as a parody of shows like “Pretty Little Liars” and “Gossip Girl,” the new eight episode season picks up in the same vein by playing on the teen drama tropes while playing with parodies of even more genres.
Each episode is packed wall-to-wall with music with a number of licensed songs, our core score which is a blend of electro/pop/trap elements and orchestra, and a number of score parodies that were a lot of fun to do.
“Filthy Preppy Teen$” starring hannah Kasulka and Max Carver is produced by Paul Scheer, Jonathan Stern, Curtis Gwinn, Abominable Pictures and is now streaming on Fullscreen.
In this season’s behind-the-scenes episode, Falcon (Ken Marino) holds an Art Show showcasing his photography on the Childrens Hospital set.
I was brought on to this episode pretty early on during editing because we were having some difficulty figuring out what the style the score should be in. Previous “behind-the-scenes” episodes were each scored differently. The original “Newsreaders” had a 60-minutes type news score, “Behind the Scenes” was mostly dry with score for a couple dramatic scenes, and “My Friend Falcon” was scored like a documentary. For this episode, we decided to take a light drama, indie-film, small ensemble approach to add some life and energy to the scenes without adding TOO much dramatic weight while still being able to take dramatic shifts and accents when story called for it.
The episode is scored fairly wall-to-wall in this style, with one of the more dramatic moments arriving when it’s revealed that Rory Spindell (Rob Corddry) has an absorbed twin’s face growing out of his back. A slightly creepy, but still playful cue underscores this scene and takes a sad turn as Rory is shunned by his cast mates.
In this tribute to 70’s conspiracy-thrillers, Owen arrives to work to find that not only has the hospital run out of tongue depressors, but all the other doctors seem to be playing dumb and acting cagey when he brings it up. Even an internet search comes up blank. Refusing to use his finger as a makeshift depressor like Glenn, Owen digs more into the conspiracy only to be framed for murder.
Conspiracies, betrayals, a George Wendt cameo, and Lola’s a lawyer again, “By the Throat” is one of my personal favorite episodes in this final season of Childrens Hospital.