Just before Christmas I won an award for my score to “The Huntress” at Southern States Indie FanFilmFest. The festival s held on the beautiful Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, an historic coastal town. Thank you so much!
Won Outstanding Achivement at Global Music Awards
2021 starts of with another win! I am a happy winner of an Outstanding Achivement award for my score “The Huntress”.
Thank you so much Global Music Awards and of course the wonderful and highly skilled jury!
The Jury consisted of:
Charles Denier (Composer, Emmy Winner), Art Phillips (Composer, Producer, Emmy Winner), Darlene Koldenhoven (Soprano, Grammy Winner), Ricky Kej (Composer, Grammy Winner), Elisabeth Franch (Classical Flutist), John Daversa (Jazz Composer), Amanda Abizaid (Vocalist), Melissa B (Vocalist), Malek Jandali (Composer), Berta Moreno (Jazz Instrumentalist), Tri Nguyen (Zither Master), Dorothy Hindman (Composer).
Finally the Original score for ”Living with the Secret Kogi Tribe” has been released digitally worldwide. I wrote and performed the music with Anders “Moneybrother” Wendin and the score consists of 16 tracks. Some from his catalogue but mostly new pieces.
Thank you HXP Film, PAAR Productions, All the members of the team, Moneybrother, Ankarstiftelsen, The Kogi Tribe, Nina Dahlman and Susanne Cermenius.
I am proud to present the score for The Huntress – Rune of the Dead. Released today worldwide by the great Soundtrack label MovieScore Media.
Buy the album on Amazon: HERE
But the album on iTunes: HERE
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
I have been a fan of MovieScore Media for a while now so it’s a very good feeling to be released on that great label. Ave Mater (Vilsen) is a score I am very proud of. Click HERE to go to MovieScore Medias page about the score.
Composing the score meant me setting out on a journey to create something dark, exciting and filled with suspense, but not horror. Rasmus was rather clear that he felt that the music should be the ‘beating heart and soul of the film’, a true guide throughout the story. To work with a couple of clear themes got important with the choir and the cello became crucial to capture the feeling of the occult.
Simon just won the award of recognition for the score to Vilsen (Ave Mater). The film also won prize for best picture and best director (Rasmus Tirzitis).
Vilsen (Ave Mater) was nominated in the category of Best foreign picture, but still won the Best picture with 100’s contribution to compete against. The film festival is called Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (HIMPFF) and is held several times during the year. In January 2017 all the winning entries of 2016 will compete in a large ceremonies contest.
Simon is greatful and happy and this will give him a great push with finishing the score of Vitt Skräp (White Trash) in just a couple of days.
The feature Vilsen that Simon scored and produced will have its release on VOD via Lucky Dogs in Octobe (get back to you about it)r.
The score will be released but it’s not settled which label that will release it.
The music in the film is playing a major part.
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Simon has been working for several month’s on Vilsen (The Loss), composing a grand and really intense soundtrack. Now it’s the end of the journey and Simon has been asked to also do some Foley Artist work.
With White Trash (Vitt Skräp) almost complete (waiting on a couple of additional scenes to be shoot) and Vilsen (The Loss) 95% finished Simon is looking for new films, commercials, series and other projects to compose for. Contact Simon if you are interesed in hiring him.