Sep 23, 2016
Jeff is scoring this new series starring Minnie Driver on ABC Wednesdays at 8:30. Check it out.
Jul 29, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 15, 2016
Jeff Cardoni has been hired to score the upcoming family comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. The film is directed by Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2) and stars Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly, Jacob Hopkins and Adam Pally. The movie is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same title by James Patterson (Zoo, Kiss the Girls) and chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight. Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer (Masterminds) and Kara Holden have written the screenplay. Leopoldo Gout (Alex Cross) and Bill Robinson (Zoo) are producing the project. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) is set to be released on October 7, 2016 by CBS Films/Lionsgate. Visit the official movie website for more information. Link to Film Music Reporter article.
Jul 5, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
Thanks for tuning in to the Season 3 finale of "Silicon Valley". I feel lucky to be but a small part of this incredible assembly of talent. Can't wait for Season 4. Some music tracks from the finale are up on the music page. And hopefully we'll have some type of soundtrack release for next season, featuring all of the incredible songs that Mike (as well as Rudy and Jason at Hit The Ground Running) and some score cues as well. Stay tuned.....
Jun 3, 2016
Excited to be scoring this new series for CBS. Based on the film starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke and directed by Antoine Fuqua, this show takes place 10 years later. It stars Bill Paxton as a corrupt cop. Written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and directed by Danny Cannon (Gotham), it will premiere mid-season on CBS.
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.
Mar 17, 2016
Really proud to have worked on this one, from Oscar nominated writer/director Bob Nelson (Nebraska), starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Matthew Modine, Robert Forester, and the incredible Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent).
The reviews have been stellar accross the board, so check out this realy heartfelt film if you get a chance. This one gives a nice shout out to the music as well...
Feb 18, 2016
Excited to be scoring this upcoming Fox comedy, starring Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine, and Aubrey Plaza. Directed by Jake Syzmanski. Coming this July. More details to follow soon...
Jan 27, 2016
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!
Nov 30, 2015
Sep 4, 2015
- "The Grinder". Jeff will be scoring this new comedy for Fox, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. It's produced by Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Freaks and Geeks), Jarrad Paul (Yes Man), Andrew Mogel (Alan Gregory), and Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors). Series premieres Tuesday 9/29 on Fox.
- "30 for 30: Duke Lacrosse" - Jeff is scoring this riveting feature documentary about the scandal that rocked Duke university. Directed by award winning Marina Zenovich (Roman Polanski:Wanted and Desired) and edited by pal Greg Finton (He Named Me Malala).
- "The Better Half" was nominated for Best Feature and Best Score at the Action On Film International Film Festival. Film screens 9/19/2015.
- "Being Dennis" - this short directed by the amazing Trish Sie (Step Up: All In) has been tearing it up on the festival circuit, winning several best of awards.
- "The League". The final season premieres Wednesday 9/9/15 on FXX.
- And finally, thanks to Killer Tracks for the shout out. Jeff's album "The Interview" has 9 of the Top 50 most downloaded tracks this month out of a zillion. Shout out to Ryan Perez Daple for hooking it up and getting us a great orchestra recording in Budapest. Details here.
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.
Jan 28, 2015
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Jan 6, 2015
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.
Jul 28, 2014
Jeff is scoring the new political thriller series "The Lottery". It airs Sundays at 10PM on Lifetime. It's written by Timothy Sexton (Children of Men) and produced by Danny Cannon (Gotham, Nikita) and Rick Eid (Hostages). Score samples on the music page.
Jun 4, 2014
The latest in the worldwide hit Step Up franchise, directed by Trish Sie, will be released by Lionsgate/Summit on 7/25/14. A score album will be released on Milan Records. Stay tuned for details and music samples. Click here for the trailer.
Jun 3, 2014
"Helicopter Mom" is a new comedy directed by Salome Breziner, starring Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Mark Boone Junior (Sons Of Anarchy). It premieres this weekend at the Seattle Film Festival and will be in the dramatic competition at the 2014 Outfest in Los Angeles. Check the music page for score samples. Click here for the trailer.