Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Sleepwalking by Christopher Young

Sleepwalking by Christopher Young
Composer Christopher Young's next project opens in just over a week. Check out the official press release below.

“Sleepwalking” Opens Nationally March 14

(Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Christopher Young adds to an impressive list of nearly 100 feature films in virtually every genre with the score to “Sleepwalking,” the drama stars Charlize Theron (who was also involved as a producer on the film), Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson. This is the second time that Young has united on a film with Theron who in 2001 starred in “Sweet November” which Young scored. “Sleepwalking” premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to open nationally on March 14. Young’s music can currently be heard in Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment release “Untraceable,” the latest thriller by director Gregory Hoblit starring Diane Lane.

“Sleepwalking” is the story of James Reedy (Stahl), a simple man who leads a less than ordinary existence. When his sister Joleen (Theron) seemingly abandons her daughter Tara (Robb) with him, Reedy steals away with the girl and takes to the road.

Composer Christopher Young created memorable action scores to two Marvel movies last year Spiderman 3 and Ghostrider. His spine-tingling score for The Grudge helped propel the film to a sleeper hit. His distinctive and imaginative approaches to several unusual projects have made him a highly sought-after commodity on films with unusual subject matter. He wrote an ingenious score incorporating breathing effects for the offbeat film "The Vagrant"; provided a darkly dramatic score to the Christian Slater/Kevin Bacon prison drama "Murder in the First"; and tuned in perfectly to the offbeat sensibility of the Bill Murray comedy "The Man Who Knew Too Little." His long list of works include the scores for "Hellraiser" "Runaway Jury," "The Shipping News," and "The Core"

Christopher Young has received numerous awards and nominations throughout a celebrated career. He was recently honored at the 13th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival with the award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Film Composing. He has been nominated for two Emmys (“Norma Jean & Marilyn,” “Last Flight Out”) and received both Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for the “The Shipping News.” In addition to his busy film-composing schedule, Young is imparting his knowledge to a new generation of film composers. He has taught at USC since the early Nineties.

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