BEING ROSE to have a nationwide theatrical release in January 2019.


BEING ROSE is finally coming to theaters January 4th. So excited and proud of this one. The score was recorded right here in Los Angeles featuring some amazing AFM Local 47 musicians, including Belinda Broughton on violin, Chris Bleth on Native Winds, Andrew Synowiec on guitars, Deane Ogden on drums and yours truly on Piano and keyboards. Noah Gladstone and the folks at Hollywood Scoring contracted.

From Variety

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Rod McCall’s romance “Being Rose,” starring Cybill ShepherdJames Brolin, and Pam Grier, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film will be available in theaters and on demand on Jan. 4. Shepherd plays an ex-cop diagnosed with serious health issues who goes on a road trip in a wheelchair to search for her estranged son. Along the way, she falls in love with Brolin’s cowboy character, who has come to a crossroads of his own.

“I consider ‘Being Rose’ the crown jewel of my career,” Shepherd said. “Rod McCall, who wrote and directed the film is one of the finest directors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.”

McCall said, “When I started ‘Being Rose,’ the comic and dramatic possibilities of the story of a female ex-cop on a road trip seemed delicious. The cast of seasoned pros, Cybill Shepherd, James Brolin and Pam Grier – and the gorgeous New Mexico location – made the film a joy to realize. We are so excited to be partnering with Gravitas Ventures in bringing the film to such a wide audience.”

Tony Piantedosi, director of acquisitions for Gravitas Ventures, negotiated the deal with Greg Clonts on behalf of the filmmakers.”

Scoring video from Is Someone There? at Warner Bros.

I recently finished scoring a little horror thriller short film that I am also producing and thought I would share a little glimpse of how that was all put together. So here is a performance video of that suite. Honored to be able to record this with LA's finest musicians at the Warn Bros Eastwood stage. Thank you to all the amazing musicians and WB stage crew and everyone else that has supported this project. Enjoy!

Score suite to the Horror/Thriller short film "Is Someone There?" 

-Music composed and conducted by Brian Ralston.

- Orchestrated by Ryan Humphrey and Brian Ralston.
- Score Recordist Adam Michalak.
- Score Mixer Damon Tedesco
- ProTools Engineer Tom Hardisty
- Score Tech Engineers Ryan Robinson.
- Eastwood Stage Crew Richard Wheeler.
- Eastwood Stage Manager Jamie Olvera.
- Music Editor Marc Perlman.
- Contractor Noah Gladstone at Hollywood Scoring. 
- Score Coordinator Elisa Rice.
- Scoring Assistant Evita Wagner
- Score Videographer David Spates
- Recorded at the Warner Bros Eastwood Scoring Stage August 10, 2018.
- Performed by members of the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra, AFM Local 47.

ROSE World premiere at Lone Star Film Festival in Forth Worth, TX


Tesoro Pictures’ “ROSE” starring Cybill Shepherd and James Brolin opened the  Lone Star Film Festival with it’s world premiere on Thursday, November 9th, at The Four Day Weekend Theatre in downtown Fort Worth. The film, and Cybill Shepherd, who was in attendance, received rave reviews and an enthusiastic response from the sold out audience. 

“We were thrilled to see the film touch the audience the way it did,” observed Rod McCall, “Rose” director/writer. “They went nuts. Cheered. Cried. Laughed. It was amazing.”

“’ROSE’ definitely struck a chord with the audience, said Greg Clonts, the film’s producer. “On a gut level I think the audience identified with the film. They were moved by Cybill’s performance and charmed by James Brolin.”

“ROSE” is the saga of Rose Jones, a widowed ex-cop, who discovers that she might have a life-threatening illness and decides to go on a solo road trip in a wheelchair through magnificent rural New Mexico. Her journey introduces Rose to Max (James Brolin), a charismatic, older rancher, who has his own life-changing issues.

Cast members present at the “ROSE” screening were Julio Cedillo, who plays “Nesto,” a New Mexico cop who befriends Rose on her journey, as well as Mark Vasconcellos, who is “Duke,” a felon who attempts to rob Rose. Other actors present included Delana Michaels and Mary Maxson, who are featured in the film as members of Rose’s bowling team, and Amiee Williams, who plays the role of “Bonnie,” James Brolin’s daughter. 

Members of the “ROSE” production team, who attended the premiere, included Eric Williams, Executive Producer, from Austin, Stephen Griffin from Dallas, who edited the film, Brian Ralston from Los Angeles, who composed the score, Colemar Nichols from Albuquerque, who was the Director of Photography, Randy Huke from Austin, Set Decorator, Script Supervisor Dave Adams of Delaware, and from Houston, Mario and Miguel Martinez, gaffers.

Soundiron Featured Artist Interview

Special thanks to Sample library developer Soundiron and their Jan Hoeglund for inviting me to interview in their artist interview series over on there developer blog page.  I talked about a lot of topics from my recent SyFy Channel work on Planet Of The Sharks, to scoring Crooked Arrows, to what my workstation is like and my advice for young composers.  Check it out!  

Film Music Reporter mentions Planet Of The Sharks

The Film Music Reporter, one of the most extensive and up to date online news outlets exclusively for film and television music has reported on the up coming premiere of Planet Of The Sharks and even linked to the Planet Of The Sharks suite I put up on soundcloud last week.