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RONDO AWARD NOMINATION
Composer Michael McCormack - "Long Live the King" (Kong Documentary Soundtrack)
I'm so happy to share that my soundtrack work for the Kong Documentary, "Long Live the King" has been nominated for the Best Horror-Related CD (Category #23) by the 2018 Rondo Awards. Thanks to everyone involved with the Long Live the King production!
Just to be nominated is a true honor for me, especially after this past year. My Mom would be so happy...
In addition to "Long Live the King," "Monsterkids: Things That Go Bump In the Night," which I scored for my frequent collaborator, writer/producer/director by James-Michael Roddy, was nominated for Best Documentary (Category #10).
Additionally, I want to congratulate all the nominees, including my good friends Dale T Wamboldt and Lilith Lovecraft at the "Dr. Destruction Big Top Radio Broadcast," who have me on frequently as a guest to promote my music and have been so good to me. The "Dr. Destruction Big Top Radio Broadcast" has been nominated for Best Multi-Media Horror Site (Category #18). They work 5 nights a week for 4 hours a night, and also do a weekly TV show! Well-deserved! And thanks again for always having me on as a guest!
Also, I need to congratulate my other friends Derek M. Koch for his "MonsterKid Radio," the "Damn Dirty Geeks" and Kyle Yount's "Kaijucast," also nominated. They all do terrific work and put a lot of creativity and effort into their programs as well!
The voting method is basically a cut and paste form that you send in to the email address at the bottom of the site. Instructions are on the site below. You don't have to vote for all the categories unless you want to, and you must include your name in the email.
Thank you, and thank you to the Rondo Awards and anyone associated with this nomination!
Like and follow the Monsterkids documentary on facebook here: Monsterkids - The Impact of Things That Go Bump In The Night
You can hear one of my recent appearances on the "Dr. Destruction Show" here - https://youtu.be/_9EDyPuaBx8
The great new poster for the multi-award winning "Monsterkids: The Impact of Things that go Bump In the Night" by Writer/Producer/Director J. Michael Roddy and features a music soundtrack by Michael McCormack is hitting the festival circuit.
Clips are available at my YouTube channel posted below...
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and watch high quality videos on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/composermichaelmccormack
WATCH NOW ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Long-Live-King-Joe-Dante/dp/B0722VTJVB/
You can hear a sample for the soundtrack here - https://youtu.be/oOA30KBNfbs
OVER 100 VIDEOS!!!
"MONSTERKIDS" UPDATE -
J. Michael Roddy's Monsterkids is now screening at various film festivals and is currently considering distribution channels. Of course, it features, music by Michael McCormack
COMING THIS SUMMER TO THEATERS, DOWNLOAD & HOME VIDEO:
Composer Michael McCormack (The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws) will be composing a new musical score for "LONG LIVE THE KING," a new and exciting documentary about the one and only KONG!
The documentary is produced by Brian Kelly Jones, Scott Weitz, Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger.
A labor of love, directed by Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger, the documentary should wrap by early summer and features a number of Hollywood's finest as interview subjects including Joe Dante (Gremlins) and Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead).
Special thanks goes to James Michael Roddy
LONG LIVE THE KING continues a trend of pop-culture movie-based documentary soundtracks by Michael McCormack.
Here's a quick summary:
- LONG LIVE THE KING (2017)
- MONSTERKIDS: The Impact of Things That Go Bump In the Night (2016)
- HAIL TO THE KING: 60 YEARS OF DESTRUCTION (2015)
- THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING: THE IMPACT AND LEGACY OF JAWS (2012)
- INDYFANS & THE QUEST FOR FORTUNE & GLORY (2008)
- LOOKING BACK AT THE FUTURE (2006)
- COMMANDERBOND.NET PODCASTS (Music Contributor) (2006-2009)
"MonsterKids" is a wrap!
Directed by J Michael Roddy (of The Shark Is Still Working)
"Hail to the King: 60 Years of Destruction" is now nominated for a Rhondo Award. This is McCormack's second documentary to receive this honor. The first being "The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws." Congrats to Kyle Yount & the production team!
You can vote HERE
or at http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=224
Settling the score...
"Hail To The King: 60 Years of Destruction" - set to Premiere at G-Fest - Chicago, IL this July 2015!
You can view some rather casual and honest production updates by clicking - HERE and HERE (from May 7th, 2015)
Press Release - Michael McCormack to Score "Hail To The King: 60 Years of Destruction"
Composer Michael McCormack (The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of Jaws) has signed on to score “Hail to the King: 60 years of Destruction,” an independent documentary celebrating the 60-year history of the King of the Monsters, Godzilla®.
The documentary, set for release in November 2014 and produced by Kyle Yount (Kaijucast), covers the global cultural impact of Kaiju films, including a recent visit to an exhibit in Japan that featured a variety of special effects, suits, production art, and memorabilia from the Godzilla series.
As he did for his music for “The Shark Is Still Working,” McCormack intends to release a collectible, limited-edition, companion CD soundtrack and is a huge fan of composers of the genre, including Akira Ifukube, Masaru Sato and Reijiro Koroku.
More information about Michael McCormack is available at www.michaelmccormackmusic.com
October 21, 2014 - Composer Michael McCormack's "Neon" CD/Download Album Release:
There will also be a collection of unique, experimental music videos released to promote the album over the next few months.
The album is available on iTunes, you can purchase the album at the following links today:
August 24, 2014 - Tinseltown Tragedies:
A revealing new series exploring the truths behind Hollywood's most tragic and enduring scandals.
A new 4-part series produced by the team at Movie Geeks United! - featuring an original score by Michael McCormack
July 4, 2014 - Demo Reel with Testimonials for Michael McCormack Available:
May 24, 2014 - The Shark (In Pre-Production - New Feature Film Poster):
A Brannon Carty production - includes original score by Michael McCormack and songs by Glenn Birks
Michael McCormack has signed on to score the music for the upcoming feature film "The Shark" due in 2015.
Synopsis: A small southern town has been invaded by the ultimate predator: a 10 foot Great White shark. As the summer season approaches, many fisherman begin to disappear with no traces of what happened. A local college teacher, Peter Diller, begins to investigate with the local sheriff, Frank Hammer. Meanwhile, some shady investors are brought in by the mayor's assistant, Sam Lewis, to help fix the current financial situation. As Peter and Frank discover the clues related to the fishermen's death, they also realize the investors aren't who they seem. It all leads down to a spectacular showdown between the the town, the shark, and the mob.
This new film by Brannon Carty will feature a shark constructed by special effects artist Mike Schultz of Shark City Ozarks (also responsible for the shark used in SyFy's GHOST SHARK) and should be an exciting project.
This is a new film in pre-production and should be out next year.
October 2nd, 2013 - New Rick Jansen Film Coming Soon:
Michael McCormack has composed the score for a new film called "Retrospect" for director Rick Jansen (Lamp Post Lane).
The romantic drama is currently in post-production and will appear in select theaters next year.
August 7, 2013 - "Looking Back At the Future" - BACK TO THE FUTURE DOCUMENTARY Soundtrack Release:
After years of waiting, the soundtrack to the 2006 acclaimed "Back To the Future" documentary "Looking Back At the Future" finds it's release at BTTF.com, and the official "Back To the Future" series website - BACKTOTHEFUTURE.COM, as well as this website in late August.
Below is a preview of some of the music featured on the disc.
August 14, 2012 - TSISW CD is now available
at CDBaby.com, EBAY, Amazon.com, and on this website also JAWS is now officially out on Blu-ray!!!
April 6, 2012 - Composer Michael McCormack selected by Nashville Composers Association for Film-Com project
The Nashville Composers Association recently selected a film-score track by Michael McCormack from "Alius Primoris" to be included as part of a showcase of Nashville talent to be distributed to top film & TV executives visiting the annual Film-Com event in Nashville, TN.
The NCA slected the piece based on composition, "quality," "diversity" and "cinimatic" and "visual" quality. Per the NCA website, "This is a showcase of what Nashville has to offer...only the highest quality music - in both composition and production - will be considered."
Michael sincerely thanks the NCA memebers for this opportunity and congratulates the other 9 composers selected.
More about the Nashville Composers Association and other talented composers in located in Nashville can be found at the Nashville Composers Association website.
RICK JANSEN'S THRILLER "LAMP POST LANE" AVAILABLE NOW ON DVD AT AMAZON: