Scoring TV-series: Dystopia

I am composing the music for the TV-series Dystopia, a VIAPLAY original TV-series produced by Jarowskij.
It is currently being filmed in central Sweden.

Dystopia is a Swedish horror series that features rising stars Madeleine Martin Johan Hafezi, Erik Bolin and Happy Jankell. . It is scheduled for premiere on Viaplay in 2021.

From the  press release:

“The next original production from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, is Swedish horror series `Dystopia’. A chilling tale of supernatural powers unleashed during a post-apocalyptic Nordic LARP inside a factory in the Swedish forests, `Dystopia’ features a star cast of new Nordic talents and will premiere exclusively across the region on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2021.

For a group of thrill-seeking young Swedes, an abandoned Cold War-era factory deep in the wilderness seems the ideal setting for a live roleplay designed to push them to their physical and mental limits. But the game soon turns deadly serious when a series of mysterious events unfold, awakening dark forces.

`Dystopia’ stars Madeleine Martin (NENT Group’s `ALEX’), Johan Hafezi (`Jägarna’), Happy Jankell (NENT Group’s `The Ambassador’), Erik Bolin (NENT Group’s `ALEX’), Johan Hedenberg (`The Perfect Patient’), Lola Zackow (NENT Group’s `Conspiracy of Silence’), Erika Cardenas Hedenberg (`The Restaurant’), Maja Rung (NENT Group’s `Honour’) and Christian Svensson (`24′).

The eight-part production is based on an idea by director Richard Jarnhed and producer Lotta Westberg, both of whom worked on NENT Group’s successful `Black Lake’ original series.”

I am really looking forward to compose the music for Dystopia. Director Richard Jarnhed mentions films and TV-series like “Chernobyl”, “Black Lake season 1″, Jacobs Ladder”,  “Black Swan”, “Alien” and “Rosemary’s Baby” as some of the inspiration.

Photos: Johnny Wholin

Completed the score for Vitt Skräp (White Trash)

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.

What a year!


On the premier of The Perfect Weapon (2016) and The Legend of Dark Rider: The Beginning

What a year it has been for Simon Kölle!

THE MUSIC

It all began with finishing the last couple of cues for Vilsen (Ave Mater), making some additional music for the short Gola Inte, making some music to a roleplaying game, a logo and making the music for a computer game.

After doing a commercial Simon finished the music to the, later on, several award winning short “Legend of Dark Rider: The begining”, who became a hit. Composing for yet another commercial – this time Grabber screws and then start working on a app game called Conduct This! A game that’s now a huge hit and on the toplists in many countries. Simon revisited the game many month’s later to make even more music.

Then Simon finally made his Hollywood debut compsoing the music for The Perfect Weapon (2016) directed by Titus Paar who also directed Legend of Dark Rider: The Begining. Right after that Simon made some improvational music fot the Event/LARP The Solution were the participants listened to the music nonstop for 48 hours.

Simon helped his friends Pixelbeast at The Game Assembly out with composing the music to their examination computer game Zvonar.

Simon produced and composed the music for the short film #Ingenskitiminkropp which is a film about doping in martial arts. The film will be released early 2017. Director Richard Jarnhed co produced and directed the film.

Late in the summer, Simon started to compose music for americal trailers together with director Rasmus Tirzitis. A total of 6 trailers were done during the autumn. Simon also founded the trailer music group called STK Group.

Simon composed the music for two commercials for the company BEX with Titus Paar as the director.

Simon started working with Paradox Interactive on a small project that could lead to more. Director/editor Rasmus Tirzitis created the final trailer for Vilsen (Ave Mater) and Simon composed the music.

Director/writer Richard Jarnhed created 4 event films for Hotell Kung Carl and Simon both composed the music and worked with sound design on the project.

In November and December Simon, together with Joel Forssell, composed the music for Vitt Skräp (White Trash) yet again but this time with a different sound and approach. As some small changes are left to do early 2017 it will be counted as a 2017 production.

Writing and Producing

Together with long time friend Richard Jarnhed they founded the platform Tulpa Creatives which will work in many constellations and with different projects. The first Tulpa Creatives projects were the Hotel-films and the drama documentary #Ingenskitiminkropp.

Tulpa Creatives have during some time now developed a TV Series (with Henrik Summanen and Joel Forssell) and late in december Simon and Richard started yet another project together with actor and executive producer Mattias Lundberg. The two projects differ a lot in both style and scope. More information will come on www.tulpa.nu

Simon was also one of the producers of Vilsen (Ave Mater) and was responsible for making a distribution deal and much more.

Last but not least Simon kept on writing for martial arts on www.fightermag.se and worked as sports commentator.

2017

Several interesting projects are about to take form. Simon will early in 2017 compose the music for a feature film and record an orchestra in Lisabon. The developing of two different TV series will be something Simon work a lot with. Simon is open for job offers and collaborations as a composer, composer and writer. Simon’s main focus is always composing though but the love for writing and producing are close second.

 

I’ve got your back

The critical acclaimed the very well awarded short “I’ve got your back” (Jag har din rygg) is possible to see for free on Youtube now after touring the world on film festivals. The music is composed by Simon Kölle. Director: Sebastial Lagerkvist, Producer/Main actor: David Nzinga. Enjoy!

Vitt Skräp: Composing the score

Simon and Joel Forssell are yet again working on Vitt Skräp. This time the duo will create a new score with a different style and vibe than before. Both Simon and Joel are very inspired by the task of composing for this

Genre: crime/thriller, a feature set in a small town during the 80s. More info later on.

Composing for a short: Jag har din rygg

Upcoming director Sebastian Lagerkvist and actor David Nzinga (Res dej inte!, Arne Dahl) has teamed up to create “Jag har din rygg” (I have your back). Written by Nzinga and directed by Lagerkvist (also produced by the duo).

The story takes place in a suburb of Sweden. A couple of young friends are going to a party when things start to go wrong. Based on a true story.

Main actors: Mohamed Said, Erik Bolin and David Nzinga.

Simon has composed a both light and dark score for “Jag har din rygg” that will travel the festivals of the world.

Vitt Skräp / White Trash

Simon Kölle will, together with friend and colleague Joel Forssell, compose the music to the feature film White Trash (Vitt skräp in Swedish) which is a Merix Media AB film produced by Mikael Cross and Eiffel Mattson. The script is written by Anton Hagwall (Tommy) together with Andreas Doyle and Joel Forssell (yes the same one as Simon’s colleague composing the music with Simon). Lead actor is Ola Rapace (Wallander series, Tillsammans, Tusenbröder, Skyfall). Actors Ida Engvoll (Beck, Mig Äger Ingen, Medicinen), Erik Bolin (Höök, Res dej inte, Niebo), Peter Viitanen (Kådisbellan, Tusenbröder, Äkta Människor, Mördaren ljuger inte ensam), Donald Högberg (Arn – Tempelriddaren, Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret, Luftslottet som sprängdes)  Sebbe Stakset (known for being a member in Kartellen), Jörgen Kruth (world renowned martial artist) among others.

The film is a crime/thriller set in the 80s.

Continue reading “Vitt Skräp / White Trash”

The beginning of something great


A great team!

Except composing music at the moment for a major company (secret project) with Richard Jarnhed as director, writing for an upcoming interactive theatre event, composing (only started) for the film Vilsen or “The Loss” as it is called in english (the score will feature two choirs) and working as a commentator at MMA events and being the editor in chief at Fightplay.tv something great has begun!

After months of preparation’s Simon and his friend Joel Forssell teamed up with a crew of really talented artists: Omar Fye, Richard Jarnhed, Rasmus Tirzitis, Love Kölle, Andreas Doyle and Erik Bolin. The reason for the meet was to begin a project which Simon has dreamt about for a long time. More updates will come later on about this project and more.