Jason Solowsky

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Jason Solowsky
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Background information
Birth name Jason Robert Solowsky
Born (1977-11-09) November 9, 1977 (age 40)
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 2002–present
Website www.jasonsolowsky.com

Jason Robert Solowsky (born November 9, 1977) is an American music composer for film and television.[1] A classical pianist and guitar player, his compositions can be heard in over 100 films, many of which have been released by Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Anchor Bay Entertainment among others.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Solowsky earned his bachelor of music degree from Berklee College of Music[2] in both film scoring and composition.[3] He also graduated from the USC Thornton School of Music (Los Angeles, CA) scoring for motion pictures and television program where he studied with film composers such as Christopher Young, Elmer Bernstein and David Raksin.

Solowsky composed the score for several feature films including, Between Worlds (Nicolas Cage and Franka Potente), The Freemason (Sean Astin and Randy Wayne), Lionsgate's Assassin's Game (Tom Sizemore, Bai Ling and Vivica A. Fox), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Forgiveness (Richard T. Jones), Falsely Accused (Rosanna Arquette and Jon Gries), Unsullied[4] (Rusty Joiner, which is directed by former NFL star Simeon Rice), Terror Inside[5] (Corey Feldman and Tanya Memme), American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (Peter Fonda, George Stults and Jeffrey Combs), Turbulent Skies (Casper Van Dien, Nicole Eggert, Brad Dourif, and Patrick Muldoon), and Templar Nation (Erik Estrada).[6] He also has music featured in the Sony Pictures film American Crude (Rob Schneider, Ron Livingston, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jennifer Esposito). In addition, he scored the films What Up? (Kadeem Hardison), and Unemployed[7] which were both distributed by Lionsgate.

Other scores by Solowsky include the films Annabel Lee,[8][9] Nightbeasts[10] (Zach Galligan), Cage Free (Dee Wallace), Dust of Life and For Love of Amy[11] (directed by Ted Lange). Solowsky also scored the award-winning film Call To Action (Lily Tomlin).[12]

Solowsky's music was featured in the Universal Pictures film, A Question of Faith[13][14] (Richard T. Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Renee O'Connor, Kim Fields and Gregory Alan Williams).

Select filmography[edit]

Year Film Starring Studio/Production Company
2018 Between Worlds Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, Penelope Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Lydia Hearst Voltage Pictures
Compton's Finest Vida Guerra, Lavell Crawford, Charles Malik Whitfield, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Cisco Reyes Stelly Entertainment
2017 A Question of Faith (additional music) Richard T. Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Renee O'Connor, Kim Fields, Gregory Alan Williams Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Murder on the Cape Jade Harlow, Josh Walther, Heather Egeli Vision Films
2016 Hauntsville John Amos, Vida Guerra, Tom Lister Jr., Amy Paffrath, Sofie Norman, Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez Powerful Entertainment
Falsely Accused Rosanna Arquette, Jon Gries, Bradford Anderson, Parker Mack, Emma Holzer Gravitas Ventures
Foreign Land Elpidia Carrillo, Jeffrey Licon, Alex Frnka, Peter Holden Random Media
2015 Tamales and Gumbo John Amos, Vida Guerra, Tom Lister Jr., Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Saafir, Demetrius Navarro, Farrah Franklin Black Wolf Media Group
Assassin's Game Tom Sizemore, Vivica A. Fox, Bai Ling, Melissa Mars Lionsgate
Mercy for Angels John Amos, Vida Guerra, Emilio Rivera, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Saafir CARU Pictures
Forgiveness Richard T. Jones, Robinne Lee, Adam Lazarre-White, Charles Malik Whitfield, Tucker Smallwood Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2014 Unsullied Rusty Joiner, Murray Gray, James Gaudioso - Directed by Simeon Rice Indican Pictures
Seahorses Justine Wachsberger, Ian Hutton, Orson Chaplin Viewfinder Entertainment
Alien Strain Jason Connery, Laura Gordon, Michael Finn MTI Home Video
2013 The Freemason Sean Astin, Randy Wayne, Richard Dutcher, Joseph James SC Global Media
Templar Nation Erik Estrada, Richard Dutcher, Joseph James Maverick Entertainment Group
Unwelcome Strangers Scott DeFalco, Jonathan Aube Reality Entertainment/Alchemy Films
Dreams (additional music) Geoffrey Owens, Lou Myers, Angie Stone, Thomas Mikal Ford, Jazsmin Lewis, Syesha Mercado Lionsgate
The Wretched Prologue Ashlynn Yennie, Joey Kern Rick Nino Films
2012 Death of a Gangster Molly Schade, Goya Robles Plus Entertainment (+Entertainment)
Driving Me Crazy Mickey Rooney, Rene Taylor, Celeste Holm, Joseph Bologna Keith Black Films
Por tú Culpa Adriana Fonseca, Ismael La Rosa, Luis Fernando Peña, Yeniffer Behrens Plus Entertainment (+Entertainment)
Call To Action Lilly Tomlin, Scott Michael Campbell, Hunter G. Williams Producers Guild of America (PGA)
Off Limits Vincent Pastore, Joseph D'Onofrio, Sal Fusco Just Tap It In Productions
The Crying Dead Chris Hayes, Becka Adams, Hunter G. Williams Viva Pictures
2011 Dogs Lie Ewa Da Cruz, Samrat Chakrabarti, Gita Reddy Vanguard Cinema
Fist 2 Fist Jino Kang, Bill Duff Screen Media Ventures
Shooting for Something Else Jason London, Kevin Farley, Tony Curran, Ryan Merriman Busted Knuckle Productions
2010 Nightbeasts Zach Galligan, Robert Miano, Lloyd Kaufman WonderPhil Productions
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James Peter Fonda, Jeffrey Combs, George Stults, Tim Abell Starz!/Entertainment One
Turbulent Skies Casper Van Dien, Brad Dourif, Nicole Eggert, Patrick Muldoon Anchor Bay Entertainment
Cage Free Dee Wallace, Natalie Burn, Robert Miano LongTale
2009 Annabel Lee Jon Woodward Kirby, Kristen Hagen Maria Lydia Pictures
Young American Gangstas Katt Williams, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Mopreme Shakur, Courtney Richardson II York International
For Love of Amy John Beasley, Grace Bydalek, Vincent Lee Alston - Directed by Ted Lange Vanguard Cinema
Whiskey Neat Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Antonio Jaramillo Lane City Films
Laredo Tamala Jones, Kevin Ryan KJR Entertainment
2008 Terror Inside Corey Feldman, Tanya Memme, Susie Feldman Cinema Epoch
Unemployed Tom Lister Jr., Farrah Franklin, Godfrey, Lester Speight, James C. Leary, Demetrius Navarro, Sam Sarpong, Mercedes Scelba-Shorte Lionsgate
What Up? aka The Sweep Kadeem Hardison, Godfrey, Sam Sarpong Lionsgate
American Crude (soundtrack - writer/performer: "Swing") Rob Schneider, Jennifer Esposito, Missi Pyle, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ron Livingston, John C. McGinley - Directed by Craig Sheffer Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2007 The Hit Matt Borlenghi, Christina Ferraro, Matthew McCullough Rock Point Pictures
2006 Dust of Life Devon Duy Nguyen, Linh Le, England DuVan Coco Paris LLC
The Deepening Gunnar Hansen, Debbie Rochon, Jim O'Rear, Ted Alderman Under the Bed Films
110%: When Blood, Sweat and Tears Are Not Enough Thomas Kopache, Bradley Stryker, Jesse Rodriguez MEB Entertainment
2005 Instant Dads Dominic Janes, Nina Kaczorowski, Derek Maki, Steve Hasley Koch Entertainment Distribution
Split Second Jeff Fahey, Azdine Melliti, Curtis Eames, Said Faraj Melliti Brothers Productions
That Game of Chess Alok Nath, Raja Bundela, Viresh Sinha, Cazzy Golomb Montalvo Media

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Solowsky - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Berklee Today". Berklee Today. Berklee College of Music. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Jason Solowsky-IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  4. ^ "'Unsullied': Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-08-26. 
  5. ^ "TERROR INSIDE STARRING COREY FELDMAN AND TANYA MEMME". Terror Inside. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Templar Nation". Templar Nation. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  7. ^ "Jason Solowsky - Movie and Film Biography and Filmography - AllRovi.com". AllRovi.com. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  8. ^ "HP6-IN A KINGDOM BY THE SEA". Reel Time. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  9. ^ "Edgar Allan Poe's ANNABEL LEE, A Michael Rissi Picture". Maria Lydia Pictures. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Nightbeasts Poster & Adrienne Barbeau Signings". hellnotes.com. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  11. ^ "Review: 'For the Love of Amy' goes for honesty". HamptonRoads.com. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  12. ^ "Best Lead Actor Honors Hunter G. Williams, Busted Knuckle Productions, at Best Shorts Awards - EWORLDWIRE". EWORLDWIRE. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  13. ^ "A Question of Faith' tests its characters' beliefs and the audience's patience". LA Times. LA Times. Retrieved October 1, 2017. 
  14. ^ "A QUESTION OF FAITH". rottentomatoes.com. rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 

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