THE PHENOMENA OF FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE TEMPORARY SOUNDTRACK TO WHICH A FILM IS EDITED, THUS MAKING ANYTHING SUBSEQUENTLY COMPOSED UNPALATABLE, REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL IT SERVES THE FILM
Christian Hanlon is a 15 year entertainment industry executive, most recently as the Executive Audio Producer at Nestlé Skin Health where he oversaw branded audio content for global products totaling over $900m in yearly sales. Christian has supervised worldwide audio-driven ad campaigns featuring appearance and music by Katy Perry, Adam Levine, Diddy, and Tinashe. As a composer, Christian most recently finished 10 episodes for the upcoming FX series, Quarter Life Poetry. He once spilled a beer all over Eddie Vedder at a Stereolab show.
John McDermott has toured the world (and elsewhere) as a founding member of the band, Stroke 9. He has a gold record, a BMI songwriting award, and has collaborated in the studio with super producers Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, No Doubt), Rupert Hine (Tina Turner, Bob Geldolf. Stevie Nicks, Rush), Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Weezer, Pink!) and on screen with directors such as Kevin Smith and Ron Howard. And yet, John somehow managed to pass on a co-write with John Mayer.
Daniel Lepervanche is a talented and established music director, sync licensing specialist, composer, sound designer, and re-recording mixer. He has over ten years of professional experience in music and sound post-production and holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Music Technology. Daniel has worked on numerous theatrical trailers, TV and radio film marketing campaigns, and global advertising campaigns. He has produced and released multiple music and sound design albums and his work continues to be placed on major theatrical marketing campaigns.
Daniel has had the honor of working with award-winning music and sound houses on projects for major motion picture studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures, Fox Studios, NBCUniversal, and Netflix; production companies such as Activision, Freemantle, and Endemol Shine Group; and global brands such as McDonald’s, Diesel, Powerade, Axe, Snickers, and Honda. Furthermore, being fluent in Spanish has allowed him to work in multicultural markets as well.
Composer/mixer/music supervisor David Kesler has enjoyed a long and varied career in music. As a film composer, he’s written original music for features and documentaries, including one nominated for a 2014 Academy award. As a TV composer, his work has been heard in shows on networks including Comedy Central, Bravo, Discovery, FX, Fox Sports, and The History Channel, and in commercials for brands ranging from Cadillac and Corona to Target and Best Buy. As a producer, mixer, and arranger, he’s worked on projects with the bands Why?, Rogue Wave, Boards of Canada and many others. And as his alter-ego Dee Kesler, the principle songwriter for Thee More Shallows, he has released critically-acclaimed albums and toured the world. A transplant from the West Coast, he lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two boys.
Dean Baltulonis has earned a spot among the east coast’s most in-demand producers, mixing engineers, as well as composers/musicians.
As owner of the Wild Arctic Studios, he is able to create a range of sounds, atmospheres, and moods as he blends his experience with and knowledge of vintage gear and modern techniques. It’s no wonder why he’s been called upon to work with such bands as The Hold Steady, Goes Cube, Sick of it All, the Gay Blades, and many others. Indeed he’s produced the albums that regularly appear on year-end and best-of lists.
As a composer, Dean has shown he can work across a spectrum of genres and demands. Turn on the television, and you’re likely to hear his original work, when you consider he’s scored spots for Samsung, Starburst, Breathe Right Nasal Strips, VH1, and MTV, and his work has been used in Friday Night Lights, America’s Got Talent, Dateline, American Pickers, 16 & Pregnant, and numerous others.