SPRING 19

SOUNDTRACK RELEASE

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Cliffs of Freedom has been released on all major digital music shops and on CD – Some very nice reviews: “I cannot recommend this score enough!” (Movie Music International) and (Movie Music UK) says “…very much rooted in the ‘Hollywood historical epic’ sound…a truly outstanding piece of music”  If you like the orchestral lush sound highlights from the score can be found here:

 


PET SEMATARY

One of my personal highlights of the year so far was my 8-year old daughter Chrysilia singing the haunting solo vocal on Pet Sematary’s “Un-hallowed Even” for one of my favorite composers Christopher Young. Check it out here:

 


JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARD

Really grateful to have won the Jerry Goldsmith Award for the soundtrack  ‘The Last Warrior” released by Walt Disney Records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ADVERTISING

Happy to be working with social media influencers Rosewood Creative on the advertising campaign for Krug Champagne and scoring a wonderful commercial.

 

 

 


SHORT FILMS

Something that I didn’t do a lot last year was to find the time to score short films between my feature work. This year I scored 3 amazing yet very different films. Here is a medley of music:

 


CURRENT FEATURE SCORES

I am scoring two very different films at the moment “Gutterbee” starring  Ewen Bremmer and Earl Brown incorporating a lot of harmonicas and 12-string guitars for the satirical American comedy and the biopic of famous goalkeeper Lev Yashin, the only goalkeeper ever to win the Balon d’Or award for soccer. Orchestral recordings coming up next month!

 

 


Recipient of the Jerry Goldsmith Award and the IFMCA award George Kallis is considered “one of the most exciting and talented composers to emerge in the film music world” (Movie Music UK).

George has just finished the score for the biopic sports drama ‘Lev Yashin’ about the superstar goalkeeper, and the black comedy ‘Gutterbee’, directed by Ulrich Thomsen. His previous score was  ‘Cliffs of Freedom’, starring Christopher Plummer and Billy Zane, which received positive reviews and award nominations.

Previously he scored Disney’ live-action fantasy ‘The Last Warrior’, winning the Jerry Goldsmith, the award for Best Music for a Feature Film, and the family adventure ‘Albion The Enchanted Stallion’ starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, and Jennifer Morrison that earned him the ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ award at the International Film Music Critics Awards.

George has written TV music for Emmy and Bafta award-winning programs, such as the opening titles music for BBC ‘Horizon’, for its 40th-anniversary celebration, and ‘My Life’ on CBBC. His commercial work includes music for brands such as McDonald’s, Mitsubishi, Lexus and Toshiba, and trailer music includes placements with Mandela Long Walk To Freedom, The Visit and 47 Ronin.

Other accolades include ‘Best Music and Sound Design’ at the Los Angeles Film Awards for the historical drama ‘The Black Prince’ (2017) and ‘Best Score Award’ at the Underground Cinema Festival for ‘Blight’ (2017). He has been nominated twice for an ‘African Academy Movie Award’ for his scores ’93 Days’ (2017), starring Danny Glover, and ‘A Place in the Stars’ (2015).

George was born on the island of Cyprus where musically west meets east. The international musical influences helped him become an expert in global music, having composed scores for over 25 films produced in the US, UK, Russia, Denmark, Nigeria, Greece, Armenia and India. He has studied film composition at Berklee College of Music with a masters degree in composition from The Royal College of Music.

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