Nov 4, 2016

Silent Films Live!

Silent Films Live!

Oct 6, 2016

"Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life" Opens Friday Oct. 6 Nationwide

"Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life" Opens Friday Oct. 6 Nationwide

This CBS/Lionsgate co-production opens Friday.  Based on the best-selling novels by James Patterson.  Directed by Steve Carr (Dr. Dolittle, Paul Blart) and starring Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Andrew Daly, and Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite).   Check the music page for score samples.

Sep 23, 2016

Silent Films Live Concert

Silent Films Live Concert

Excited to be a part of this amazing charity event on 11/3 at 7pm at the Malibu Screening Room.  Featuring live original scores, performed by The Helix Collective.  Tickets available here.

"Speechless" on ABC

"Speechless" on ABC

Jeff is scoring this new series starring Minnie Driver on ABC Wednesdays at 8:30.  Check it out.   

Jul 15, 2016

Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life

Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life

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 CopDaddy Day CareDr. 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 (ZooKiss 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

"Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates" opens nationwide this Friday 7/8

Jeff scored this hilarious Fox comedy, that opens nationwide 7/8.   

Soundtrack out this week on Lakeshore Records.   

Jun 27, 2016

Silicon Valley Finale

Silicon Valley Finale

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

"Training Day" on CBS

"Training Day" on CBS

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

"The Confirmation" out in theaters and VOD tomorrow 3/18.

"The Confirmation" out in theaters and VOD tomorrow 3/18.

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

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates

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

"The Confirmation" Trailer

From Oscar nominated director,Bob Nelson (Nebraska).   Starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Jaeden Lieberher, Patton Oswalt, Matthew Modine, Tim Blake Nelson, and Robert Forster.  Opens in theaters and Itunes on March 18th, 2016.

"A Beautiful Grind" - A Fistful Of Soundtracks examines the music of "The Grinder".

Dec 10, 2015

"Silicon Valley" and "The Grinder" receive Golden Globe Nominations!

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!

2015 Golden Globe Nominations

Nov 30, 2015



Jeff is set to score the upcoming romantic drama feature "Smitten", directed by Oscar winning screenwriter Barry Morrow (Rain Man).  It is described as a enchanted fable set in Italy, and stars Darren Chriss (Glee, Hedwig).   More details here.

Sep 4, 2015

The latest happenings...

The latest happenings...

- "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

"Where The Bad Kids Go"

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.

"Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life" on Fox

- "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

"The Confirmation"

"The Confirmation"

Jeff is scoring "The Confirmation", a new feature directed by Academy Award nominated screenwriter Bob Nelson (Nebraska).  The film stars Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Steven Tobolowsky, and "St. Vincent" revelation Jaeden Lieberher.   Click here for details or here.

Jan 18, 2015

"The Pixies" Acura spot.

Had a blast producing and mixing this spot with Paz and Joey.

Jan 6, 2015

Pulp Shakespeare

Jeff is composing the music for this award winning stage play, based upon Quentin Tarantino's masterwork "Pulp Fiction" set in midieval times.   The play is directed by Ovation award winning Amanda McRaven and opens Jan 15th at Theater Asylum in Hollywood.

"True Story" Trailer

My track "Allegory" was used to score the trailer for the upcoming drama "True Story".   The track is available on Itunes from the album "Firelight"   Click here.  Thanks to all at Pusher Music.

Sep 25, 2014

The latest happenings....

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.