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RABBIT BANDINI PRODUCTIONS
Directed by James Franco
Starring Tim Blake Nelson
Director James Franco wanted an off-kilter score that ranged in influence from free jazz to Carl Stalling’s Warner Bros. scores. What resulted was an eclectic score for string quartet and jazz ensemble, featuring jazz greats Donny McCaslin and Kenny Rampton.
The story of writer Charles Bukowski’s formative years from childhood to high school and his struggles with an abusive father, disfiguring acne, alcohol addiction, and his initial attempts at writing.
MORE THAN ME
Actor/comedian Jim Breuer, best known from “Saturday Night Live” and the film “Half Baked”, set out in 2008 on his first stand-up tour in six years, taking his 84 year-old father along for the ride of his life.
“More Than Me” was the winner of the 2012 Jury Award for Best Documentary at the United Film Festival New York.
AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILM
The Shovel, starring Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn, won Best Narrative Short at the Tribeca Film Festival and 15 other top awards worldwide. It continues to air globally, hit #1 for downloaded films on iTunes, and was selected to launch “The Screening Room”, YouTube’s presentation of the world’s best independent films.
American Express “Anthem”
Featured in SHOOT MAGAZINE’s Top Ten Tracks
Bang, New York
Timo Elliston, composer
Lost Planet, New York
Charlie Johnston, sound designer
Sonic Union, New York
Steve Rosen, mixer
Ogilvy & Mather, New York
Michael Freeman, sr. music producer
Henry-Alex Rubin, director
Wake Up Call
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Short film by superstar animator Kevin Jackson (Life of Pi, Golden Compass, Incredible Hulk, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2)
Kevin asked me to create a classic-style animation score, which I was more than happy to do.
Malcolm, asleep on the job, suddenly gets rudely interrupted. Hilarity ensues.
Original Music by Timo Elliston
Animation by Kevin Jackson
Lighting and Rendering by Rebecca Johnson
Sound and Mix by Paul Vitolins
Malcolm rig courtesy of the animschool.com
NATGEO “Mammoth: Back From the Dead”
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL
Ten thousand years ago, humans shared the planet with mammoths. They roamed through the heart of Siberia numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Today, that same area is a massive mammoth graveyard, with thousands of skeletons preserved in the frozen tundra and a team of scientists want to bring the mammoth back to life. Follow this team on a quest to achieve one of the most audacious undertakings ever: to excavate frozen mammoth tissue in order to clone it.
NATGEO “To Catch A Smuggler”
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES
Stationed at JFK International Airport—one of the largest hubs for international travel in America—officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) crack down on criminals attempting to smuggle illegal goods and drugs into the United States. It’s a job where everything—the safety of their team, and the security of the nation—is at stake. But for these officers, it’s just another day at JFK.
NATGEO “Top Secret”
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL
There is another America out there, a shadowy hidden America of top-secret programs, off-the-map facilities and “undisclosed locations” protected by a wall of secrecy, deception and misinformation. Some of these targets are obvious. They’re layered behind fences, barbed wire, guards, and cameras. Our host Jake Ward will work every angle he can and call on his sources – on and off the record – to take us as deep inside each secret site.
I create music and other sounds for film, television, advertising and new media. Currently, I live in Brooklyn, NY.
Recent work includes the upcoming film Bukowski, directed by James Franco. I have also composed the music for dozens of national television commercials; the Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Narrative Short, The Shovel (David Strathairn); television shows for Discovery Channel, VH1, TLC and Fine Living; and interactive projects for Marvel and Disney.
I was raised in a musical family and I studied piano with my father – pianist and Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, Ron Elliston. I began playing in clubs at age 14 and spent the majority of my life performing in every type of musical venue imaginable.
Some highlights include concerts with vocalists Stacey Kent, Rebecca Parris, and Giacomo Gates; performances with jazz legends Charles Davis and Valery Ponomarev; touring with my own trio throughout Southern and Eastern Africa; and collaborating with the New York City Ballet performing music I arranged for a series of performances in New York City and Provence, France.
Some more personal highlights include recreating a Dimebag Darrell guitar solo on keyboard while he listened on in a metal club in Texas; and playing show tunes with Neil Armstrong.