UNICEF - ONDERTUSSEN IN ODESSA
A portrait of Odessa’s forgotten street children, and the organisation that, with the support of Unicef, is reaching out to help them. In total there was a series of 8 documentaries filmed, directed and researched by Daimon Xanthopoulos.
Composition, voice recording and post production.
I’ve always had a soft spot for musicals - I love the combination of disciplines involved.
I even staged and directed two productions in the UK ( “Tommy” by the Who, and an adaptation of Hull Truck’s “Bridget’s House” ), and was musical director for John de Mol’s production of “Blood Brothers” when I first moved to the Netherlands, so was delighted to be asked to compose the music for “Ollie Bommel - De Nieuwe IJstijd”, a ( somewhat prophetic ) musical based on the adventures of a famous Dutch mid 20th century strip cartoon gentleman Bear who, in this case, accompanied by his sidekick Tomcat, is saving the world from a mad ( horned ) scientist who is plotting to melt the icecaps to dig for precious metals, thus creating a global, weather-altering ecological catastrophe. The Royal Premiere was on Jan 22nd, 2012.
MUSICAL : OLLIE BOMMEL - DE NIEUWE IJSTIJD
COMMERCIAL : C & A
I’ve arranged, recorded and composed music for C&A NL TV and radio for eleven years, and for C&A europewide TV commercials for 4 years, additionally recording and directing voiceovers for the NL market.
Here are some examples ( plus a selection of restyled cover songs and soundalikes ).
Music composition, arrangement, restyling. Voice over recording and post production.
DOCUMENTARY : TERRE DES HOMMES - HIDDEN SLAVES
A short documentary for Terre des Hommes addressing the issue of child domestic slavery in Bangladesh.
Composition, post production.
COMMERCIAL : UNIEKAAS
The launch of a new cheese variety from the Dutch manufacturer Uniekaas, music composition, voice recording and post production.
One of several cheese commercials I have composed in my life. Fortunately, I’m very partial to cheese.
A portrait of an elderly man at the helm of a steam locomotive club his passion for steam,
and his final wish to drive the locomotive he lovingly restored. Commissioned by Leica to demonstrate the filming capabilities of their wonderful M camera. Once again, beautiful concept and camera work from Daimon Xanthopoulos.
Composition, location recording and post production.
DOCUMENTARY : THE LAST JOURNEY - A PASSION FOR STEAM