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Christopher Young scores Sleepwalking
16-Jan-2008 -

"Sleepwalking” Premieres @ Sundance January 22. Overture Films release March 14.

Award-winning composer Christopher Young adds to an impressive list of nearly 100 feature films in virtually every genre with the score to Sleepwalking, the new drama stars Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson. Film debuts at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, January 22. Overture Films will have a limited release March 14.

Sleepwalking is the story of James Reedy (Stahl), a simple man who leads a less than ordinary existence. When his sister Joleen (Theron) seemingly abandons her daughter Tara (Robb) with him, Reedy steals away with the girl and takes to the road.

Young's distinctive and imaginative approaches to several unusual projects have made him a highly sought-after commodity on films with unusual subject matter. He wrote an ingenious score incorporating breathing effects for the offbeat film The Vagrant; provided a darkly dramatic score to the Christian Slater/Kevin Bacon prison drama Murder in the First; and tuned in perfectly to the offbeat sensibility of the Bill Murray comedy The Man Who Knew Too Little. His long list of works include the scores for Hellraiser and its sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II; plus such hits as Runaway Jury, The Shipping News, The Core and The Grudge.

Recently honored at the 13th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival with the award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Film Composing, Young has received numerous awards and nominations throughout a celebrated career. He has won three BMI Film & TV Awards (“The Grudge,” “Swordfish” and “Entrapment”) and a Saturn Award (“Hellbound: Hellraiser II.”) He has been nominated for two Emmys (“Norma Jean & Marilyn,” “Last Flight Out”) and received both Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for the Miramax film “The Shipping News.”

In addition to his busy film-composing schedule, Young is imparting his experience and knowledge to a new generation of film composers. He has been teaching at USC since the early Nineties. His most recent score is for “Untraceable,” the latest thriller by director Gregory Hoblit starring Best Actress Oscar nominee Diane Lane.

Sleepwalking in The Sundance Film Festival program:
Tues., Jan. 22, 3:15 p.m., Eccles Theatre, Park City (Premiere)
Wed, Jan. 23, 11:30 p.m., Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
Fri., Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden
Sat., Jan. 27, 10:00 p.m., Screening Room, Sundance Resort
For more info, visit the Sundance Film Festival.

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