Doorpost Film Project 2010
Well I was in Nashville for several days. I returned to Austin on Sunday the 2oth, 2010 and left several days before via automobile as a passenger with editor and film maker David Ward. You can see some of what I experienced by clicking the links above for each day. The reason for our trip? I was part of a team that made a film for the Doorpost Film Project which was selected as one of the ten finalists for the 2010 Doorpost Film Project online contest.
The Doorpost is one of the largest online competitions around and our film was written by writer/director Bradley Jackson and actor/comic/writer John Ramsey. (I have scored many of Bradley’s films) This film was entitled "Playland" and I had the joy of writing the score for this funny film. I say score but in this case there was actually only two segments that I scored and in addition Bradley and I wrote the title song “Playland” - and the chase sequence song ”Running For Freedom”, and Bradley, John, and I  wrote “Pizza and Prizes” (the first song in the film) and I wrote one last song for the climax of the film entitled “Breaking Free”-  four songs total for the fictional  character and his band in the movie to perform. (the band was listed as “Chip Cheesy and the Funktastic Five”- and I had the pleasure of casting most of the members of the fictional band and appearing as the drummer in the film.)
The vocals were actually sung  (amazingly well I might say) by vocalist Matt Bray of LC Rocks,
a popular local Austin cover band.  All the tracks were recorded at my “Magic Room Studio” in Georgetown, Texas.  All of the other instruments and vocals were performed by me.  The idea behind this project from a musical standpoint, was that this is a 80s rock band that never quite made it to the big time - so they now perform at the local pizza parlor (and have been for the past twenty years) and they sing songs about winning prizes and eating pizza - very funny stuff from the mind of Bradley and John, so I went with it and did my best to recreate the music of the time and to keep the lyrics cheesy!  The film is unavailable via the web but the trailer, and a mocked up music video can be found at the link below. keep your eyes open for a rather rough looking drummer-aka “me”, and a familiar friend on lead guitar (Ritchie Lozano - from the Austin Daytripper, and the Airwave80s band).  Also check out the bass player as it is a familiar face  and even more familiar voice as well - none other than Austin disc jockey Bob Fonseca.
About The Doorpost Film Project Awards Ceremony Trip