May 13, 2016
- Pilot season is over! I was lucky enough to score (4) of them and live to talk about it: "Training Day" for CBS, "Speechless" for ABC, "Charity Case" and "HR" for Fox. Looks like a few will go a few won't such is life in this nutty biz....
- "Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates" will be released by Fox on 7/8/16. Music samples are up on the site. Soundtrack will be out on Lakeshore records, stay tuned for detals.
- The Grinder Rests. Dammit, sad to say but this incredible show got the axe yesterday. It was literally one of the most creatviely rewarding projects I've ever worked on. So thank you Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Jarrrad Paul, Andy Mogel, Jake Kasdan, Manish Raval for letting me be a part of it.
Dec 10, 2015
Two of Jeff's current projects received Golden Globe Nominations - HBO's "Silicon Valley" for best comedy series, and Rob Lowe for best actor on "The Grinder". Working on an arrangement of the theme today for his walk up!
Jul 21, 2015
Jeff is scoring this horror comedy feature, directed by Ben Browder (Farscape, Battlestar Galactica) and starring Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings), Gina Gershon, and Drake Bell. It's a based on a graphic comic series Bad Kids Go 2 Hell. Stay tuned for more details soon.
- "Guide To Surviving Life" - Jeff scored this new ensemble comedy pilot for Fox which was picked up for mid season. Directed by James Griffiths and produced by Gail Berman (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Jay Lacopo, and Jeff Morton (Modern Family). The show premieres Sunday Jan 4, 2016 at 8:30pm on Fox.
Sep 25, 2014
I have neglected this blog for far too long so here's a bit of the latest.
"Miss Meadows" - starring Katie Holmes and James Badge Dale and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins, opens limited and VOD on 11/14/2014. Hoping to release a score album. More to follow soon.
"Soundtrack Cologne" - excited to appear on a panel for this film music conference in Germany from 11/19-11/23.
"The Lottery" - this dystopian drama wraps its first season with the finale this Sunday 9/28/2014 at 10pm on Lifetime.
Jun 12, 2013
Sep 26, 2012
The life of a composer is a strange one. I guess after so many years, I've never really stopped to think about it and how different it is from most people in the world. I mean, for most, they get up in the morning, know what they are going to do, where they are going, what time they'll be home, when the next paycheck is... you know normal things. I guess when we're in the thick of it writing music, we don't really take time to really think about how crazy this life is sometimes. When I get up in the morning, some days I have no idea what I will be doing, where I'll be going, where or if I'll eat lunch, and surely not when the next paycheck will arrive. Most days, there is possibility of what interesting new thing might happen, blind hope that that demo that I sent might turn into another adventure, usually hearing some type of criticism, judgement, or rejection - usually by someone who we've never met - as to why we are not right for some project. The rejection is never easy, it seemed easier years ago when there was really no expectation of getting anything. The further into this we go, the rejection becomes more personal and hurts a little more, as self-doubt sets in and staring at the great unknown becomes pretty damn scary.
Yes, this is a crazy life, that of a composer I have chosen. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I wake every morning ready to take on whatever new thing the day might bring. I still have the unrelenting drive to write music, better myself, keep learning, keep creating, and just keep on keeping on. If there was ever a day that I stopped feeling like that, I would think it is time to hang it up and find a more simple life.
I hope that day never comes..... :)