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DOWN THE FENCE Original Score Teaser!

About two years ago, I got a call from a director in Washington state named "MJ Isakson". Not recognizing the number, I (naturally) ignored the call. Message was something like this: 

"Hi, Grant, my name's MJ Isakson, and I'm calling about a new documentary that I'm working on. I found your website and enjoy your music. Could you give me a call back at your earliest convenience?" 

Little did I know how much that one phone call would be a game changer for me. Over the last two years, I've been privileged to make friends with the crew, visit sets and screenings, be a part of the editing process, and create some of the most fun music I've ever been able to write for a film. AND the entire score is driven by MELODY. 

The full album releases on July 6, but in the meantime, I'm thrilled to be able to finally share a bit from the score. Here's A NOBLE CALLING, featuring the ambient guitar handiwork of Wil Pearce, and sprinkled with the sonic angel dust of Scott Frankfurt of Scott Frankfurt Studio. Enjoy!

DOWN THE FENCE Comes to SANTA BARBARA

If you've been following the new for DOWN THE FENCE, you've probably heard that it's having a successful run in the Indie Film circuit (read: Laurels!). If you haven't heard, it's coming to SANTA BARBARA for a special screening! If you weren't able to attend the premiere at the SLO Film Festival, this is a chance to come watch this film with a whole lot of heart. Serving as composer for this project was one of the great joys of my 2016. Stay tuned for more info about the forthcoming soundtrack album! 

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Green Convergence

I've had the great privilege of collaborating with Naknek Design for the last several months. I'm consistently inspired by their commitment to excellence, customer service, and tireless efforts to give their clients the very best, no matter what. Graham (Creative Director) consistently challenges me to try new things and explore new textures, and always, always, there's a request for a melody (I like this guy!).

Here's the latest score for a series of short documentaries they're putting together for a local company that's serving Santa Clarita's Solar Power needs. We went for a very bright and upbeat sound... full of energy (get it?). Many thanks to my friends Wil Pearce (guitars), Gabe DiMarco (cello) and Brett Bird (violin) for adding humanity to this. 


The Story

I was privileged to be able to collaborate with my friend Phil Borst and a company called Spread Truth to put together a 6 minute animated film that tells the story of the entire Bible from start to finish. We recorded with a full rhythm section and orchestra for this project, and rather than telling you more about it, I'll let it speak for itself. I couldn't have done this without the artistry of my friends Belinda Broughton on solo violin and Scott Frankfurt as engineer. Check out the score HERE and the film HERE. Enjoy!