I am proud to present the score for The Huntress – Rune of the Dead. Released today worldwide by the great Soundtrack label MovieScore Media.
After five years in the making. Me and my fellow composer on this score, Joel Forssell, did a version of this score for some 4 years ago but as the edit changed and the look as well, we and the director felt that we needed an almost completely new score. Only 3-4 cues (of 41) was kept from the earlier version and during august and September we have finished the new score for this Crime/Thriller set in a small town in Sweden during the 80s.
Now we have handed the score over to the celebrated and esteemed Sound mixer/editor/designers Ken Skoglund and Lasse Liljeholm.
Plot: In a Swedish town in the 80s, two strangers ends up by accident in the middle of a drug deal.
It’s now announced that I won the Gold Award for “Best Original Score” at Queen Palm Film Festival (first quarter 2020) and will compete agains other Winners on the Annual event in 2020. I am of course grateful and happy.
-The film also won as “Best Feature: Action/Mystery/Thriller”
-Best Original Score – Simon Kölle
-Best Cinematography (Feature) – Marcus Möller
-Best Young Actress (Feature) – Viva Östervall Lyngbrant (Bothild)
-Best Supporting Actress (Feature) – Yohanna Idha (Magnhild)
-Best Costume Design (Feature) – Faravid Svalfors Af Ugglas
-Best Supporting Actor – Peter Mörlin (Joar)
-Best Producer (Feature) – Rasmus Tirzitis, Faravid Svalfors Af Ugglas, Simon Kölle
-Best Sound Design – Firoze Patel, Eki Jokisalo (Electric Rhyme Productions), Kaizad Patel
I am nominated in two categories at the very first festival that screen The Huntress – Rune of the Dead. It’s a festival in Palm Springs, California, called Queen of the Palm International Film Festival.
I am nominated for the Score and Best Producer. In total the film is nominated in 13 categories which is by far the film with the most nominations at the festival.
The Score will be released shortly by the great label MovieScore Media.
The Game, Conduct This! Began as a mobile app game created by a small indie studio in Copenhagen called Northplay. The game, inspired by railway games from the 90s, with low poly maps that’s addictive. It’s a puzzle game where you are conducting / managing a train system so that there are as few accidents as possible.
Many reviewers celebrated the graphics, calling it gorgeous and the music outstanding and that the controls are incredibly simple and intuitive, and the puzzles themselves are challenging. My Music, Northplay, wanted me to be inspired by old games from the 90s and Big Band Jazz. A fun task to tackle.
Soon the game became a hit and it won awards on some of the biggest possible award shows for games. Millions upon millions downloaded the app and Northplay started to create more games in what would become a series of games for different platforms surround Conducting trains. Also, an AR version with the focus on Western movies, a collaboration game and a game for the platform STEAM.
Many have asked me to release the Music so here we go. It is now released digitally all over the world. Check it out on places like Spotify, Apple/Itunes, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, Tidal, You can also get it/listen to it at: TikTok, Napster, IHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKbox, MediaNet and even more places. For you in the US the album can also be found on Pandora.
It was first released back in 2009 on the Belgium based label Neuropa. This film was actually my first I made all the Music for and my first step into the World of Film Music for real. The film was a Featurette about violence among the youth. It bacame somewhat of an hit and it still today are shown at schools.
The film was aired on national TV 2010.
Not only was it my first soundtrack, it was also the first time I worked with the mastermind Richard Jarnhed. As I write this, me and Richard have worked together on 15 Projects and we also run a Company called Tulpa Creatives.
The “Drakar och Demoner: Trudvang” Soundtrack is now re-released digitaly all over the world. Thanks again for the wonderful collaboration
You can find the album on Spotify (make sure to follow my artist page there!) and on Apple/Itunes, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, Tidal, You can also get it/listen to it at: TikTok, Napster, IHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKbox, MediaNet and even more places. For you in the US the album can also be found on Pandora.
The Album consists of music from the featurette “Thronelander”, the short film “Giltes Bane” and Bonus Tracks. It was originally released by Waerloga Records June 2015. A big thank you to all the musicians and the additional Music Composer Joel Forssell.
One of the most famous and biggest tabletop and roleplay games manufacturers are Riotminds and they create games such as Drakar och Demoner (Trudvang Chronicles) and Götterdämmerung (Lex Occultum). They have several very successful Kickstarter projects behind them and fans all over the world.
As I did the score back in 2012 for “Thronelander”, a Trudvang Chronicles Featurette, I came to enjoy Riotminds even more than before. I later composed the music to their book release of the book “Kabal”, the teaser of Götterdämmerung (Lex Occultum) and 2015 the Original Soundtrack with music from the featurette and also a short film “Giltes Bane” (also 2012). Since then we have been busy working on other projects, so it was a no brainer when I got contacted to compose and produce 5 pieces of music for their second complete regional sourcebook for the world of Trudvang: Muspelheim. The book focus on what’s under the surface of Trudvang, into the realm of the dwarves. This is an extensive book covering the dark and stony underworld beneath the lands of humans and elves.
My participation became official today as their Kickstarter unlocked the stretch goal “Drums of the Deep” consisting of me creating 5 Trudvang Muspelheim themes.
I have been composing music for the wonderful game show Red Moon Roleplaying which is a immensely popular Podcast and Radio Theatre. This particular game is Vampire the Masquarade which is a game in the “World of Darkness”. The game is seeing a huge rise in popularity the last year.
A special thank you to Mattiaz Fredriksson of Red Moon Roleplaying.
An American Poster for The Huntress: Rune of the Dead has been released.
Once it was titled “Viking Saga: Rune of the Dead” but closing in on the release the film have a new title. The official title will be “The Huntress – Rune of the Dead”.
An North American trailer, with focus on the more scary parts of the film, has been edited with some (mostly in the begining) of my score. The Score is completed and it ended up being over 80 minutes of Music! I am both the Composer and one of the Producers of the film that will have a US in the fall.