SUMMER 19

Hi everyone! The family and I just spent a little vacation in Greece and Cyprus so I as I am getting back to work now I thought I’d create a short update of my recent work!

 

 

 

 

 

The first score is for the biopic sports drama Lev Yashin about the superstar goalkeeper who was the best of all times.

Here is my 5 year old interrupting me while I was composing the main theme – (it’s on the video below!). The theme remained as it was and you can hear the final theme recorded with an orchestra and choir right after. 🙂


I also scored the modern-western black comedy Gutterbee, directed by Ulrich Thomsen and starring Anthony Starr, W. Earl Brown and Ewen Bremner, and the director and I explored interesting sound combinations such as a distorted violoncello/harmonica over 12 string guitars. A 1-minute extract can be heard here:


I am also very honored that the soundtrack for the historical film Cliffs of Freedom has been nominated for the public choice category at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards.

Thanks for checking it out!


 

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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