Posts tagged “Don’t Get Killed in Alaska

DON’T GET KILLED AT THE CARLTON or on the open seas.

Hey Everyone, especially those in Toronto…

The wonderful Don’t Get Killed in Alaska gets a run at the wonderful Carlton Cinemas here in Toronto Nov 7-13th!!

And I (Justin), will be Blah Blah-ing about film composition on the Sunday Nov 9th 7pm screening. Come heckle me!


And in other news,

Ohad and Myself completed the score to a long form episodic documentary on the melting of the polar ice cap called ‘The Polar Sea’ by the wonderful Kevin McMahon. Much more information and sounds will be coming as premiere dates become clear. In the meantime, I’d like to share a composition from it.


As always, thanks for listening and we’ll see you soon.





So there are two aspects to this job. One aspect we are really, really good at (the one about making music and putting it to the moving picture) and the other, well……. could use some work (self promotion).

So it is with an emboldened sense of self worth that I present, FINALLY, a composer’s reel.

It’s like a resume for us creative types.

We chose to use two compositions to show diversity but not to overwhelm. A longer reel is given to future/past people we wish to work with/again. This longer version has multiple scenes with our music as it appears in the film itself.

In good conscience, I can’t add these to this post as some are actually the climax of the film. A film I’d hope you want to see.

Big love goes to Nick Taylor, an amazing director, editor, songwriter and brother for this edit.


Happy one more time around the Sun!!!!!

Hey Everyone,

Happy New Year! Our warmest wishes for a productive, safe and exciting 2014!!

We here at Telepathic had a fabulous 2013 and if everything falls into place we’ll have a busy remainder of the winter ( given the frosty weather we’ve had already, that’ll be fine by us!!!).

Thank you for following us this year, and for your listening pleasure… some audio highlights from the films we worked on…..

Road to Paloma:


Don’t get Killed in Alaska:


Spring & Arnaud:







Algonquin Poster

Also…..Today…..I (Justin) decided to join the ramshackle internet society known as ‘sound cloud’. I chose to do it because I wanted a platform that I could put the more esoteric, humble, personal and unreleased music that I’ve done with bands, at home and of course with films. You can find me HERE:


Not getting Killed, and Canoeing in Paloma..?!!??, A round up!!!!!!!!

Hey Everyone….

Getting excited to see a screening of ‘Don’t Get Killed in Alaska’ in Toronto next week. Really can’t wait to see it on the big screen!! I would love for you all to see it as well. Hopefully in the new year we will see a wider release!!!!!

In the meantime, here is some more compositions from that film…

DGKIA screen

As well as some other projects we completed this year that will see a release next year……..

One that will be seeing the light of day is the wonderful ‘Road to Paloma’. Directed by Jason Mamoa.

This is a road movie about redemption, revenge and the consequences of both.


And this little beauty right here………Algonquin: the movie. It’s a movie. About Algonquin. And other WAAYYY more complicated family stuff……

Algonquin Poster

With Sheila McCarthy and Nicholas Campbell starring!!!!! It’s a Canadian movie for sure!


As always…Thanks for listening!!!

Toronto’s not the only town with a fest!!!!!

Hey Everyone,

As TIFF winds down on it’s madness, other cities gear up for theirs! We’re extremely proud to have 3 of the films we scored see screenings at 4 different fests!!!!!


We’ve got the trailers to prove it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First is a film that we haven’t posted about yet. Algonquin, is funny and poignant film about Fathers, Sons, writer’s block, anger, and finding ones legacy. The score needed to be tender, but also playful. We tapped into the same inspiration that we had for our wild-man Ralph in the documentary ‘Beauty Day’. This movie allowed us to think outside of what we’re used to and that is always a welcome change!

Algonquin plays at Cinefest Sudbury

Here’s the trailer …

Here’s some cues that we love from the film…

This one we called ‘Iggy’s Theme’. Iggy is the youngest character in the film..For him, family has a more complicated meaning. This family at least.

This cue, you’ll recognize from the trailer. We scored it over a very reflective scene. How do you combine twin emotions of grieving and inspiration? This way.

The next film is the Wonderful ‘Don’t Get Killed in Alaska’. We’re especially proud of the performances by all involved! From the acting to the directing and the editing all the way down to….well everyone we’ve come in contact with on this film.

‘Alaska’ screens at both Cinefest Sudbury and the Calgary International Film Festival. Here’s the trailer…

For Ohad and I, certain performances really stood out. For me it was Rosemary Dunsmore as the mother. Troubled, and touching you can feel the longing and sadness she has to re-connect with her daughter. It doesn’t have the results she wanted. This cue is ‘Leaving Moms’


And last, but certainly not least….. ‘SPRING AND ARNAUD’ have screenings at the Atlantic Film Festival AND the Aspen Film Festival!!!!!!


Here are some more compositions from this amazing documentary… And also death. of Hotel Signs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you had a blast if you were at TIFF!! We have!! Saw some amazing films, met some fantastic film makers, and stayed up later than we should! So please, if you are in Sudbury, Aspen, Halifax or Calgary… Check out these films!

As always, Thanks for listening.

Ohad and Justin.


Hey Everyone,

Couldn’t wait to post about the last project we worked on……

Bill Taylor’s moving ‘Don’t Get Killed in Alaska’ was an absolute dream to work on. A really strong story, some truly amazing acting, and beautifully shot; ‘Don’t get killed..’ was also a challenge. There was a minimal use of music. The story, about family dynamics, failed drug deals, lofty unrealistic dreams, and payback, resonated so well on screen that when it came time for us to leave our mark…..well…it had to count.

We started off big and headed toward minimal. Bill and crew loved the lush orchestration that we were projecting and ultimately asked for more of the same. Happy to oblige. Here are a few cues from this wonderful, wonderful film.


Here is the ‘Opening Cue’. It quickly became a theme which morphed in many ways. Some a little more lighthearted, some (like this opening image might suggest) a little more desolate. Cold. Epic.

This is a story about family. About redemption. About tenderness. This is a cue that we created for our ‘lovers’. It’s a complicated and young kind of love. One that in equal parts lifts and tests the spirit….


This movie really spoke to us. It was a movie made with heart. Plenty of it. As composers it’s always great to get on projects like this, especially when you get to score along amazing performances by

Rosemary Dunsmore

Gianpaolo Ventura

Tommie-Amber Pirie, 


The film will have screenings at Cinefest Sudbury and the Calgary International Film Fest.

As Always, Thanks for listening! We’ve got a few more projects coming to a close and a trailer for ‘Don’t get Killed..’ coming soon…