I’ve been doing a few interviews lately to talk about Childrens Hospital, How to Be a Latin Lover and other projects. Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of scoring the new improvised dramedy “A Better You” which is now available today on VOD and in select theaters nation wide. Directed by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder, Matt Walsh, “A Better You” is a satirical look at LA’s self-help culture. Brian Huskey, who co-wrote the film with Walsh, plays Dr. Ron, a hypnotherapist who is so sure of his ability to fix people’s problems but is unable to see his own as his life crumbles around him.
At the beginning of the process, Matt and I discussed his love of The Flaming Lips as well as the scores of Jon Brion (an indie staple). My guitar based score for the film starts off light and fun with dreamy elements, including a music-box instrument called a Polyphon (I used 8dio’s great sample instrument) that has a deep, rich, almost spiritual feeling underneath it’s bright bell sounds. As Ron’s story progresses, the score becomes deeper, richer, warmer, as he starts to come to terms with his mistakes and what’s really important in life.
I have the extremely good fortune to have not one, but two feature films premiering in Southern California in the weeks ahead.
“A Better You” is a new independent dramedy directed by Matt Walsh (HBO’s “Veep”) and co-written by him and Brain Huskey (“Childrens Hospital”). Huskey stars as a hypnotherapist who’s so enamored by his own celebrity that he can’t seem to see his own life falling to pieces around him. Also stars Erinn Hayes, Horatio Sans, Morgan Walsh, Matt Walsh and Andy Daly.
Premiers January 30th at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
“Spare Change” is an indie comedy co-directed by my friends Jonathan Talbert and Arturo Guzman. Jane (Lissa Lauria), along with her best friend Lily (Elyse Levesque), hatch a plan to feign homelessness and find different, creative ways to get money from strangers. Also stars Curt Mega, Jordy Lucas, Neil Grayston, and Jim O’Heir.
Premiers February 14th as part of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
So excited and thrilled to a part of both of these fantastic indie films!