15 April 2008
Romayne's recording date with Hollywood Symphony Orchestra for HONZA by director/writer Steven Edell Based on a true story, the film is about a boy who fails to save his family when Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939. Edell's film BRACIA was nominated for a Student Academy Award.
9 April 2008
Romayne records orchestra to demo for a feature film.
30 March 2008
First Look 2.0 screens SHE WORE A YELLOW SCRUNCHY
29 March 2008
Romayne records Hollywood Symphony Orchestra for THE END OF ALL THINGS, director/writer JC Schroder's tale of a group of friends torn apart by violence.
7 March 2008
Romayne and Casey Stone mix the MAROONED score.
27 January 2008
Douglas Romayne receives Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Film Music, the highest honor given by the Park City Film Music Festival. Romayne also received 5 Gold Medals for Musical Excellence for the films ROCKETBOY, ENTITY: NINE, FREEDOMLAND, BEYOND THE SILENCE and SHELTER. Click here for the Press Release "
23 January 2008
Park City Film Music Festival invites Douglas Romayne to present Directing the Composer: A workshop for filmmakers at this year's festival.
17 - 27 January 2008
Five films scored by Romayne compete at the Park City Film Music Festival, including ROCKETBOY, ENTITY: NINE, FREEDOMLAND, BEYOND THE SILENCE and SHELTER.
7 December 2007
Romayne joined Mutant Enemy writers, actors, crew and fans at a Fox rally for the Writer's Guild Strike. Romayne's career began with his work for Mutant Enemy and 20th Century Fox Television scoring "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" and "ANGEL".
1 December 2007
Director Jon Gustafson and Romayne work together again, this time a commercial video for deCODEme.
30 November 2007
Director/writer Ryan Nagata hires Romayne to score his sci-fi action film, Marooned.
20 November 2007
Romayne is a member of AFM local 47 and he marched in solidarity with the WGA and other unions at today's rally.
12 November 2007
Director/Animator Eric Towner pitched a new series to Nickelodeon, which Romayne was invited to score. Eric Towner currently works on the Adult Swim series "Moral Orel." He and Romayne first worked together on the film "Sunday Paper, p.2b."
10 November 2007
Director Luke Hutton posted a new website - lukehuttononline.com - including a trailer for his work directing episodes of "Rabbit Fall," a supernatural series airing in Canada. The site includes "Shelter," which Romayne scored, music videos, documentaries and the "Rabbit Fall" trailer incorporating music by Romayne. To view the it, go to the director's site, click on the drama tab, click on the series and choose trailer.
1-6 November 2007
Romayne will be attending conferences and screenings at AFM in Santa Monica.
2 November 2007
Romayne is invited to participate in "The Secrets Behind TV Music" at The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film & TV Music Conference. The session is moderated by Paula Parisi and includes the following speakers: music supervisor Jason Alexander, composer Jeff Beal, music supervisor Thomas Golubic, composer Russ Landau, Whirly Girl Music owner Frankie Pine, Discovery music supervisor David Ries and Disney Channel Music Executive Steven Vincent.
1 November 2007
FAIF Int'l Film Festival screens BEYOND THE SILENCE by director Luci Kwak 11/01/07 at Downtown Disney in the AMC 12 Theatres, Anaheim, CA.
1 November 2007
Romayne's score to Rocketboy nominated for Best Score for a Student Film, The Film & TV Music Awards. Rocketboy placed as runner-up, above 9,998 other scores for student films. We congratulate him on this achievement. Listen to the Rocketboy score.
Reviews of the nominated score, part of the CD release "Expressing the Inexpressible" include:
“...Rocketboy, has a magical, Elfmanian quality. Again, thematic ideas make the music immediately engaging. Much of this particular score is best described as a cross between Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Edward Scissorhands...” - Steven A. Kennedy, Film Score Monthly.
“...Quirky humour dominates Romayne's score for Rocketboy...and the jaunty tempo of "Something Unusual" is enhanced by the use of expressive, woody vibes and chimes, while ""Accountant's Dream" introduces the film's main theme on chimes, and an appropriately cheesy Ondes Martinot sample that recalls some of Danny Elfman's cheeky music for Tim Burton's early comedies...” - Mark R. Hassan, KQEK.
30 September 2007
ROCKETBOY wins Best Film, College Category at Malibu Celebration of Films "Best of the Best" Festival. Film was directed by Justin Guerrieri.
28 September 2007
Angelus Awards announces finalists, including THE TRUTH ABOUT FACES by director Lindsey Shockley. Awards for 2007 will be announced at Angelus Student Film Festival on October 27th.
15 September 2007
LA Shorts Fest screens ENTITY: NINE 9/15, 7:45pm at AMC Burbank Town Center 6.
7 September 2007
LA Shorts Fest screens SHE WORE A YELLOW SCRUNCHY 9/7, 9:45pm at AMC Burbank Town Center 6.
27 August 2007
KQEK Review of "Expressing the Inexpressible" posted on KQEK by Mark R. Hasan.
“It's hard to come out from under the shadow of a cult TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, but this compilation CD featuring selections from 8 scores by Douglas Romayne is both a superb promo for the composer's skillful writing, and an addictive album, particularly for film music fans wanting music with a rich, elegant orchestral sound...”
More about "Expressing the Inexpressible"
23 August 2007
ENTITY: NINE screens at Palm Beach Int'l Film Festival 8/23 - 8/29/07.
17 August 2007
Score turned in for director Brandon Thomas' film UNCONDITIONAL. Thomas and producer Luci Kwak are submitting the film to festivals and presenting it to a studio interested in developing projects with the producing/directing team.
15 August 2007
American Cinematheque Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror Festival screens Rocketboy and Entity: Nine 8/15/07, 8pm, Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian, Los Angeles
29 July 2007
ROCKETBOY wins Best Comic Oriented Film at Comic-Con International Film Festival. For more information about the film and score, click here
29 June 2007
Romayne completes score for Justin Guerrieri's new short film WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE. This is their third collaboration, having previously worked together on Guerrieri's Toy Train and Rocketboy short films. Current project is a 6 minute direction demo vehicle for the feature film of the same title, based on a book. Click here for the film online
19 June 2007
Azarra Entertainment producing team of Luci Kwak and Brandon Thomas hires Romayne to score their next project, UNCONDITIONAL. The 35mm film is directed by Thomas with Kwak producing. Azzara previously hired the composer for Beyond the Silence, directed by Kwak and produced by Thomas. Group has plans for a feature film up next.
16 June 2007
Seatle International Film Festival screens ROCKETBOY by director Justin Guerrieri, Saturday, 6/16, 11am, SIFF Cinema in Seatle. The film has been selected for competition in the Grand Jury Prize and the Golden Space Needle Audience Award. SIFF has been called one of the top 5 North American film feativals by the New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, and USA Today.
15 June 2007
Film Score Monthly Online reviews Douglas Romayne's compilation album “Expressing The Inexpressible” Steven A. Kennedy gave it 3.5 stars stating, “This music is vital... a fabulous demonstration of Romayne’s ability to create melodic, large-sounding scores in many genres...This release is highly recommended for those interested in hearing a voice that we can only hope will move on to more high profile assignments...”
9 June 2007
Boston International Film Festival screens ROCKETBOY by director Justin Guerrieri, Saturday, 6/9 at 4pm at the Loews Boston Common.
21 May 2007
Stanford Alumni in Entertainment Film Festival screens ROCKETBOY by director Justin Guerrieri, Monday, 5/21 7:30 pm Ince Theater at Culver Studios.
12 May 2007
THE TRUTH ABOUT FACES by director Lindsey Shockley screens for cast and crew on Saturday, 5/12, 5pm at Norris Theatre in Los Angeles. CDs of the score will be available.
9 May 2007
VC Film Fest debuts BEYOND THE SILENCE by director Luci Kwak on Wednesday, 5/09 at Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatre in Hollywood, CA. CDs of the score will be available.
22 April 2007
USA Film Fest selects director Luci Kwak's BEYOND THE SILENCE as a finalist in the National Short Film Competition. This is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films. The winners will be announced on Sunday, 4/22, 7pm at Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Texas.
12 - 29 April 2007
Phoenix Film Festival screens ROCKETBOY by director Justin Guerrieri from 4/12 - 4/16/07 in Phoenix, Arizona. The film screens again at 2007 Syracuse International Film Festival from 4/16 - 4/22/07 in Syracuse, NY, at Palm Beach International Film Festival from 4/19 - 4/26 in Palm Beach, FL and at Newport Beach Film Festival from 4/19 - 4/29 in Newport Beach, CA.
9 - 14 April 2007
Douglas will be in attendance at the DGA for screenings of two films he scored: Entity: Nine by director Brad Kean and ROCKETBOY by director Justin Guerrieri. The screenings for First Look Festival are at the DGA in Hollywood, C.A.
Entity:Nine screens on Monday, 4/09, 7:30pm. Rocketboy screens on Tuesday, 4/10, 7:30pm. A second screening of the films will take place on Saturday, 4/14/07, 11am at Norris Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
CDs of the scores will be available. To hear the music now, visit Douglas' website
7 April 2007
Douglas presents "DIRECTING THE COMPOSER: A Workshop For Filmmakers" Oxford International Film Festival. The 2-hour workshop will explore the director/composer relationship.
For the workshop, Douglas has interviewed many of the filmmakers he has worked with on projects, as well as composers, music editors and agents. For information about the workshop, visit the Oxford Int'l Film Festival website.
6 April 2007
J.C. Schroder's "Freedomland" debuts at the Oxford International Film Festival in Oxford, Ohio. Justin Guerrieri's "Rocketboy" will also screen at the festival. Both films will be part of the Film Music Workshop presented by DR.
13 March 2007
Alexandra Apostolakis' "She Wore A Yellow Scrunchy" screens in town at the Reel Women International Film Festival - Laemmle Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills, CA, 03/13/07 at 10pm. View Alex's action/western film trailer and listen to the score.
4 March 2007
Justin Guerrieri's ROCKETBOY screens at the Sedona International Film Festival, running from 2/28 - 3/4/07 in Sedona, Arizona. The fantasy/science fiction film, scored by Douglas Romayne, screens again at the DC independent Film Festival running 3/1 - 3/11/07 in Washington, D.C., followed by screenings at Method Fest running from 3/29- 04/05/07 in Calabasas, CA, at the Oxford International Film Festival running from 4/05- 04/08/07 in Oxford, Ohio, at First Look Festival on Tuesday, 4/10/07, 7:30pm, at the DGA in Los Angeles, CA, at the Phoenix Film Festival running from 4/12 - 4/16/07 in Phoenix, Arizona, and at the 2007 Syracuse International Film Festival running from 4/16 - 4/22/07 in Syracuse, NY.
Photo: Composer Douglas Romayne, Director Justin Guerrieri and Producers Joe Guerrieri, Veronica Shamo-Garcia and Arvin Chen at Raleigh Studios screening of ROCKETBOY
12 February 2007
Douglas turns in a new age/electronic score for writer/director Lindsey Shockley's drama The Truth Of Faces. The filmmaker was introduced to Douglas by Luke Hutton, the director of "Shelter" at a film school class, where Hutton was the guest speaker. Shockley sought the advise of industry experts to assist her project, including Carter Burwell to give music spotting tips and guideance, and Mike Binder, director of "The Upside Of Anger" for script advise. She is sending the film out to festivals in 2007 and is working on two feature scripts. The score will be highlighted on Douglas' official site douglasromayne.com
11 February 2007
Alexandra Apostolakis' High School/Spaghetti Western hybrid She Wore A Yellow Scrunchy screens at the Show Off Your Shorts Festival, running from 2/10 - 2/12 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. The director brought in Kenny Hall, music editor to John Williams, to mix the film's sound and Douglas' score.
Photo: Composer Douglas Romayne, Director Alexandra Apostolakis and DP Charlene Wang at the debut screening of She Wore A Yellow Scrunchy.
3 February 2007
ROCKETBOY by filmmaker Justin Guerrieri screens at the 13th Annual International Family Film Festival on Saturday, 2/3/07 at 12:45pm, Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. The festival runs from February 1-4, 2007. Tickets are available. Douglas will be attending the event along with the director.
20 December 2006
Douglas concludes scoring additional music on Touchstone's midseason replacement series Day Break Lead composer Mark Kilian brought in Douglas to add orchestral scoring to the series' techno and reversed-score sound.
10 December 2006
Douglas finishes scoring Star Com Production's drama Freedomland for director/writer JC Schroder. The score included Chris Bleth (winds), Stefanie Fife (cello), Mark Robertson, Sam Fischer, Brittany Boulding (violins), Alma Fernandez (viola), DR (keyboards) and was recorded at the composer's Back Pocket Studio. Click here for the Freedomland soundtrack and information.
12 November 2006
ROCKETBOY wins JURY AWARD at the NYC Short Film Festival.
10 November 2006
Justin Guerrieri's ROCKETBOY debuts at the NYC Short Film Festival, 10-11 November 2006. For more information, visit the Romayne's ROCKETBOY site.
Photo: Writer/Director Justin Guerrieri and Composer Douglas Romayne at screening of ROCKETBOY
25 September 2006
Douglas is hired to write a lush score for Star Com Production's drama Freedomland for director/writer JC Schroder and executive producer Stephen Murray. The film is being sent out to 2007 festivals for consideration. For more information about the film, visit the Freedomland official site.
20 September 2006
Douglas concludes his score to Alexandra Apostolakis' High School/Spaghetti Western hybrid She Wore A Yellow Scrunchy. The score features guitars, Psaltery, Vibra Tone, Frame Drum and sampled orchestra. The film is being sent out to 2007 festivals for consideration.
28 August 2006
Douglas concludes his score to Azarra Entertainment's Beyond The Silence for director Luci Kwak. The score includes violinists Mark Robertson and Sam Fisher blended with piano, brass singing bowls, samples and synths. The film is being sent out to 2007 festivals for consideration.
Photo: Director Luci Kwak and Composer Douglas Romayne working on Beyond The Silence
1 August 2006
Douglas is hired to score Azarra Entertainment's Beyond The Silence for director Luci Kwak and producer Brandon Thomas. The film's leads are Jennifer Pennington, Kathryn Glass and Carole Balkan.
25 July 2006
Douglas is hired to score Alexandra Apostolakis' film She Wore A Yellow Scrunchy, a tale of East LA High School Students modelled on the Spaghetti Western "High Noon." Apostolakis was mentored by music editor Ken Hall while attending the USC graduate film school. Ken Hall currently teaches the class "Directing The Composer."
1 July 2006
Shelter, Luke Hutton's film starring Rebecca Lowman, screens on IFC throughout the month of July as part of the IFC SHORT FILM SHOWCASE. Check here for IFC screening days/times of Shelter.
2 May 2006
Director Brad Kean's Entity: Nine screens at Norris Theatre on the main USC campus, 8pm. Douglas will be in attendance at the event with promotional copies of the score, mixed and mastered by Casey Stone and done with an AFM student film contract.
27 April 2006
Shelter by director Luke Hutton, screens in shorts competition at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 5 on 27 April, 30 April, 2 May and 6 May. Click here to view the Shelter trailer and hear the score.
Photo: Writer/Director James P. Gleason and Composer Douglas Romayne at DGA First Look screening of Antebody
8 March 2006
USC Thesis Film Entity: Nine debuts tonight at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre, the industry's showcase environment for digital cinema. The screening event, called "ESCAPE FROM FILM SCHOOL" is hosted by Sam Tripoli. Entity:Nine is directed by Brad Kean and scored by Douglas Romayne. For the original score, visit Romayne's official site.
Photo: Writer/Director Brad Kean at debut of Entity: Nine
3 March 2006
Composer Douglas Romayne opens his official site for the work he's done scoring film, television and multi-media. Click here for douglasromayne.com
15 January 2006
Luke Hutton's Shelter screens at the Sunday Filmmakers Rendezvous held at Cinespace in Hollywood, presented by Events Outside The Box.
11 January 2006
Douglas completes his score to indie horror film The Dozen by director Chad Rocco. The filmmakers shot a high-quality teaser of their feature, completed it with original score and are now seeking funding to go into production on the feature. Leads include Misti Traya of "Huff."
Photo: Writer/Director Luke Hutton (Shelter) with Douglas Romayne at Film Independent's Producer Series
21 December 2005
Douglas completes his score to indie sci-fi film Entity: Nine. The score was performed by AFM Local 47 musicians at the composer's Back Pocket Studio and was mixed by Casey Stone. The film will premiere in Los Angeles this spring at the Pacific Hollywood Theatre.
Photo: Composer Douglas Romayne and Mixer Casey Stone working on score to Entity: Nine
19 December 2005
Antebody wins Best Short Film of the Year Award at ION International Festival of Animation, Games and Short Films. Antebody was written and directed by Jim Gleason as his USC Thesis Film and was scored by Douglas Romayne.
12 December 2005
Douglas presents his work scoring Shelter at INDIELINK, a showcase of Film Independent at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood. Director Luke Hutton will join Douglas in the presentation. Samples of the composer's work will be available to attendees.
11 November 2005
Antebody screens at SC's Norris Theatre on Friday, 11 November, at 8pm. A promotional CD of the score, as well as copies of the film, will be available at the screening.
Photo: Composer Douglas Romayne and Wind Player Chris Bleth recording score to Entity: Nine
22 October 2005
Luke Hutton's Shelter screens at the DGA as part of The Angelus Awards finalist program, Saturday, 22 October at 2:30pm. Douglas scored the film and has prepared a promotional CD of the score. To hear the score, go to Shelter on his official site.
15 October 2005
LA Screamfest invites Antebody to screen in competition today at 12:30pm. The fest is held at Loews Cinemas, Universal CityWalk, 14-23 October. Douglas will be on hand at the screening with a promotional CD of his score to the film. For a sample, go to Antebody on his official site.
Photo: Writer/Director Jim Gleason (Antebody) with Douglas Romayne at LA Screamfest
15 October 2005
Filmmakers Chad Rocco, Eric Conner and Matthew Hsu hire Douglas to score their promotional trailer.
3 October 2005
Director Brad Kean hires Douglas to score his sci-fi thriller, Entity: Nine. The project is currently in post. Producers on the film are Eric Wostenberg, Jennie Chamberlain and Gabriel Lichstein.
1 September 2005
Shelter, directed by SC alumni Luke Hutton, screens at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood as part of LA Shorts Festival. Hutton's drama, scored by Douglas Romayne, is also selected as a finalist for The Angelus Awards. The film is Hutton's USC Thesis Film.
28 August 2005
Antebody wins Best Student Film at Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival. The film by James P. Gleason was scored by Douglas Romayne.
15 August 2005
9th Annual LA Shorts Film Festival invites Antebody to screen in competition. Fest runs 6-13 September at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood.
9 August 2005
Three fests invite Antebody to screen: Rhode Island International Film Festival, 9-14 August; Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival, 24-28 August and Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, 16-18 September.
7 July 2005
Antebody, a thriller scored by Douglas, will screen at USC's Norris Theatre on 9 July at 7:30pm. The film has been seen at festivals around the country since being released this spring and continues to be selected.
1 July 2005
Douglas starts work on his third album project with Jane Wang Beck. The album will again feature the voice of Kelsang Chukie Tethong and focus on preserving the traditional songs of Tibet.
15 June 2005
Douglas starts work producing an album project for LA singer/songwriter, Lauren Austin, whose work was heard on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
March - May 2005
Thriller, Antebody by writer/director James P. Gleason, screens at 14 film festivals starting this spring: Sedona Int'l, 3-6 March; Durango Int'l, 3-13 March; Tiburon Int'l, 11-17 March; Lake County, 31 March-3 April; Palm Beach Int'l, 14-21 April; Memphis Int'l, 23 April; Newport Beach, 21-30 April; KC Filmmakers Jubilee, 22-28 April; Houston WorldFest Int'l, 30 April; Dances With Films Festival, 6-12 May; West Valley Indie Festival, 12-15 May; Jackson Hole Film Festival, 8-12 June, Forest Grove and Big Bear Int'l Film Festival. The Sedona fest marked the debut of the super 35mm film scored by Douglas and shot by Nick Saglimbeni. Visit the official site for screening info and to watch the trailer.
"Angel" Season 5 is released on DVD by 20th Century Fox. Douglas scored on season 5 episodes 5.01-5.04, 5.06-5.11, 5.13-5.21. Learn More...
19 April 2005
"Miracles" series released on DVD by Shout!Factory, 19 April '05. Douglas scored on episodes 1.02-1.13 of the Touchstone/David Greenwalt production and was credited in the cue sheets. American audiences only saw the first six episodes on ABC, but the full series has been airing in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Canada and Australia.
6 April 2005
Director Luke Hutton's drama Shelter, scored by Douglas, is part of the Cinequest Online Viewer competition. Hutton's drama is screening at the USC First Look Festival on Wednesday, 6 April '05 and at the Phoenix Film Festival.
30 January 2005
The Annie Awards present "Duck Dodgers" with award for best Music in an Animated Television Production. 32nd Annie's took place on Sunday, 30 January. The award went to the series' lead composer for the episode "Invictus Interuptus," which Douglas took part in scoring.
4 January 2005
Douglas begins scoring season three of "Duck Dodgers" for WB Animation.
16 November 2004
"Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" season seven DVD is released 16 November. Douglas was hired by Joss Whedon to score episodes 7.01 and 7.03, as well as to arrange Whedon's "Mrs." song for Anya in episode 7.05.
1 November 2004
Sunday Paper p.2b, scored by Douglas, earns a semi-finalist title at 2004 Angelus Awards.
26 October 2004
H.H.Holmes: America's First Serial Killer, scored by Douglas, is released on DVD by Facets Multi-Media, Inc. on 26 October. The horror/thriller doc won "Best Documentary" at the 2004 Screamfest LA, screening at Loews Universal Studios Cinemas, Universal Citywalk on 21 October.
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