Brian finishes Planet Of The Sharks score for SyFy Channel


Brian has finished scoring the SyFy Channel original movie Planet Of The Sharks.  The score was co-composed with Kays Al-Atrakchi similar to the previous film Awaken. The film also has the same director as Awaken, Mark Atkins.  So it is really an assembly of much of the same creative team.  Planet Of The Sharks will premiere on the SyFy channel, Wednesday July 27th at 9pm, EST as part of their "Shark Week" programming leading up to Sharknado 4.  

Another great review of the AWAKEN soundtrack!

Randall Larson's Soundtrax column over at gave the AWAKEN soundtrack another great review today.  This is the second positive review this week.  Of the score, Randall says...

AWAKEN is a splendidly listenable score on disk, with character, environment, and action cues that hold together nicely for listening apart from the film, developing through and across the story arc into a pleasing resolution at the end.

Film Music Magazine gives AWAKEN sdtk a great review.

Daniel Schwieger of Film Music Magazine gave the AWAKEN soundtrack a great review in this month's column.  Of the score he says, 

Ralston and Al-Atrakchi (“Extreme Force”) give “Awaken” a mean, melodic, sample-driven structure that nicely recalls the synth, and often pan flute topped-sound of “Awaken’s” 80’s indie revenge antecedents like “Deadly Prey,” a spirit that’s since been carried on with liberated fury by “Relentless Justice” and “Camino.

Brian to score Ten More for Crooked Arrows writer Brad Riddell

I am very excited to be scoring the short film Ten More for the directorial debut of Crooked Arrows writer Brad Riddell.  The film's main protagonist is a concert pianist.  I have already composed a piece that will be used on camera and opens the film.  Brad is a fellow graduate of USC and is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University. 

A great score is incredibly important to most films, but when your protagonist is a concert pianist, it's got to be...

Posted by Ten More on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AWAKEN now available on DVD and Digital HD & Great Review

AWAKEN is now released and available on DVD and Digital HD.  So...if you want the HD version, you will have to buy it digitally from iTunes, Amazon Digital, Vudu or another digital streaming outlet.  The DVD is in stores and available most anywhere including Walmart, Best Buy or via online purchase again from



The world's largest home theater enthusiast internet forum, the posted a great review of the film and made mention of the 1980's action film feel AWAKEN has with its cast.

Of the music score, they said, "Effectively adding to the 1980s vibe is the score by Kays Al-Atrakchi and Brian Ralston, which is reminiscent of the work the late James Horner created early in his career for Roger Corman on films such as Humanoids from the Deep and The Lady in Red."