Shady Oaks Takedown Soundtrack

Earlier this month, Sarah spent 8 straight hours composing the soundtrack for Shady Oaks Takedown, a senior center martial arts comedy, which was completed in just 48 hours. This short film marks the first time Sarah’s music was heard in a real movie theater, and now it is moving on to final voting for the Audience Award this Friday!

You can own this senior center martial arts comedy with an 80’s vibe soundtrack for just $3 and enjoy this new historic moment in Sarah’s rapidly growing composition career!

For more details on the how the soundtrack came together, check out the interview between Sarah and director Andrew Menjivar. You can see the full film, and help it win the Audience Award, by attending the Audience Awards Special in Los Angeles this Friday (August 25) at 9PM. The tickets are going fast!

Update: Shady Oaks Takedown is moving on to the Best Of Los Angeles Award’s Screening and Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on September 10 at 4PM! Tickets are still available!

Death is the Road to Awe

Darren Aronofsky is a masterful filmmaker, and The Fountain is no exception, but I can’t image what his films would be like without the emotional scoring of Clint Mansell.

Death is the Road to Awe pretty much encompasses the depth of the entire score and slowly builds in intensity towards the film’s climax.

The Fountain can be purchased from record stores, iTunes, and Amazon.

Prospero’s Magic

I’m generally a pretty big fan of Michael Nyman, but for some reason I find the original soundtrack from Prospero’s Books to be a bit thin, which is why I was glad to find a full orchestral rendition of a few pieces by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in an album that was released to feature Nyman’s Piano Concerto.

The RPO’s rendition of Prospero’s Magic is a beautiful example of the depth that a full orchestra brings to this work.

Nyman: The Piano Concerto can be purchased from record stores, iTunes, and Amazon.