I’m happy to announce the premieres of two films I recently scored with a couple of old friends this April at two of my favorite film festivals.
The first is a documentary called WRESTLE that I just completed work on with one of my oldest friends, Graham LeBron. Graham has played in a ton of great bands over the years including Rogue Wave, Album Leaf, Port O’Brien, and currently Fruit Bats, and makes his own music under the moniker Golden Gram. He is also incidentally the person who taught me how to play my first song on guitar (Social Distortion’s cover of RING OF FIRE if you must know) when I was a mere 14 years old! So to say a collaboration between the two of us is a long-time coming…that means, like, since the EIGHTIES long-time coming, and almost 30 years later I’d say we found a great vehicle to finally give it a go. It’s Lauren Belfer’s first feature documentary and is a sensitively-told and moving story revolving around the season of four high-school wrestlers and their coach in Hunstville, AL. It’s very timely and I really hope a lot of people get to see it, I’m proud to have been involved with it. It’s premiering at San Francisco Film Festival on April 6 and tickets are available for purchase at the link below:
And the second is STATE LIKE SLEEP, premiering at Tribeca on April 21. It’s Meredith Danluck’s first feature film and I worked on it with my longtime collaborator, Jeff McIlwain (who’s the man behind some of the best electronic music you’re ever gonna hear as Lusine)…this is our fourth score we’ve collaborated on, our previous 3 being for David Gordon Green. It’s a super atmospheric, Euro-noir type film with great performances from Michael Shannon and Katherine Waterson and I’m really proud of the music we made for it and am super excited for the world to see and hear it. Meredith was so great to work with and was always open to anything and everything we did and I can’t wait to see what she does next.