I had the amazing opportunity to compose for the first season of Little Dog on CBC starring Joel Thomas Hynes. The score is based around rowdy and energetic percussion sounds and so we brought in some really great performers such as Kevin Howley on Drums and Oisín Hannigan on the Bodhrán. You can stream the show anytime on the CBC website !
I had the incredible honour of scoring Sesame Street's H is for Holiday segment for director producer team Nimisha Mukerji and Mark Ratzlaff. The segment is part of Sesame Street's Holiday Special titled "Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas" and it will air multiple times on PBS Kids over the 2017 Holiday Season.
For Air Dates check out the following link http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/nov/20/once-upon-sesame-street-christmas/
*** UPDATE!! H is for Holiday is now up on Sesame Street's Youtube Channel!
Pat Mills' feature film Don't Talk To Irene had it's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th, 2017 to rave reviews. The film has been travelling to various festivals in Canada such as the Atlantic Film Festival in September 2017, and will have it's American Premiere at the Austin Film Festival in October 2017. The film has done well with a limited theatrical release in Toronto, being held over at the Yonge-Dundas Square Cineplex for 2 weeks with an additional run at the Yonge and Eglinton Canada Square theatre for 2 weeks.
"DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver" will be performed and screened with orchestras and film festivals around the world in 2017. Please stay tuned for future announcements about newly scheduled concerts and screenings!
DAM in Concert
- Toronto Symphony Orchestra - February 25th, 2017
- Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - May 5th, 2017
- Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra - Saturday September 30th, 2017, 2:30pm
- Kingston Symphony - November 5th 2017, 2:30pm
DAM Festival Screenings
- TIFFKids International Film Festival - Toronto, Canada - April 2017
- Short Shorts Film Festival - Tokyo, Japan - June 2017
- Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival - Busan, Korea - June 2017
- Palm Springs International Shortfest - Palm Springs, California - June 2017
- TURSAK International Children's Film Festival - Istanbul, Turkey - June 2017
- 25th Curtas Vila Do Conde Film Festival - Vila Do Conde, Portugal - July 2017
- Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival - Providence RI, August 2017
- Breckenridge Film Festival - Colorado - September 2017
- Bumbershoot's 1 Reel Film Festival - September 2017
- And more festival screenings TBA!
If you are interested in programming DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver at a film festival or performing it in concert with a live orchestra, please contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver is a Toronto Symphony Orchestra and TIFF co-commissioned short animated film directed by Kjell Boersma with a score composed by Erica Procunier. The film premiered with a live score in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Young People's Concert Series as well as the TSO's Education Series in February 2017. It was commissioned as part of the TSO's Canada Mosaic Sesquicentennial commissions to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. All nine performances were conducted by TSO resident conductor Earl Lee.
We were fortunate to get a live recording of DAM! to accompany the film which will be shown in April at the TIFF Kids film festival. We are being featured in two programs of shorts: "Me Up Front" and "Reel Rascals Senior: Pack Your Bags!"
Me Up Front (64 minutes) Ages 6-8:
Sometimes it takes a friend to solve a problem or realize one’s potential. It’s only when we’re encouraged by those around us that we realize the true value of being ourselves.
April 11 @ 12:30pm
April 12 @ 10:15am
April 15 @ 12:45pm
April 17 @ 12:30pm
April 20 @ 12:45pm
April 21 @ 10:30am
April 22 @ 2:15pm
Reel Rascals Senior: Pack Your Bags! (67 minutes) Ages 5-6:
Bring your passport and travel the world in this series of international animated shorts that are certain to charm and entertain. This programme includes films from Canada, Ireland, Germany, USA, Russia, France, Georgia, Switzerland, Mexico, and South Africa.
April 08 @ 11:00am
April 14 @ 3:00pm
April 16 @ 1:00pm
April 22 @ 10:30am
Scratch has won 23 international awards and counting.
Film festival brings homegrown composer full circle (SARNIA JOURNAL)
The Sarnia Observer and The Sarnia Journal were kind to both do a feature on my work as a film composer. Mariner will screen in the Shorts Programme at SWIFF in my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario on Sunday November 6th at 11am. To purchase tickets go here
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the TIFF Kids Film Festival have commissioned me to score the short animated film titled DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver as part of the TSO's Young People's Concert Series. The work will premiere on February 25th, 2017 at Roy Thompson Hall as part of the Lights, Camera...Orchestra! program. The work will be shown alongside other orchestral excerpts from famous films. To purchase tickets to this event HERE