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Steven Bramson scores Don McKay
23-Apr-2009 -

 Film premieres at Tribeca Film Festival April 24.

Award-winning composer Steven Bramson scores the indie-thriller
Don McKay, directed by Jake Goldberger.
The film stars Thomas Haden Church and Elisabeth Shue.
Bramson created a diverse score that sets the musical tone
of the suspenseful love story. The score ranges from restrained,
featuring a blend of acoustic and synthetic instruments often
used in unconventional ways that highlight the mystery,
to pulsating which accentuate the surprises that unfold.
Don McKay is the story of a high school janitor, who leaves his
hometown only to return 25 years later after receiving a letter
from his high school girlfriend saying that she is dying and wants
him to return. This homecoming brings the janitor, Don McKay
(Thomas Haden Church) more than he bargains. 
Steve Bramson’s scoring accomplishments encompass orchestral
and electronic work for film, television, concert as well as
amusement rides. He scored weekly with a live orchestra over
200 episodes for the dramatic series JAG which ran for ten seasons.
That relationship led to episodes of NCIS. Other projects include
the critically acclaimed series Young Indiana Jones, The Nine
and Journeyman. He is well-versed outside of the realm of drama
which is evident by his scores to the animated children’s film
Scooby Doo On Zombie Island and Disney’s Tiger Cruise.
Bramson’s diverse credits include In Enemy Hands and the
musical Shimmy. His classical training led to a commission by
legendary trumpeter Jon Lewis to write a trumpet concerto for
orchestra. Bramson also created the music for the ride Space
Mountain at EuroDisney in Paris which he recorded with a
55-piece orchestra.
Steve Bramson accomplishments have been recognized with
an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Music Direction and Composition”
for Tiny Toon Adventures, two Emmy nominations for his work
on JAG and multiple ASCAP awards. 
Don McKay premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival
Friday, April 24 at 6:00pm at the BMCC Tribeca PACC.
Other screenings:
April 25 at 12:45pm (Press and Industry Screening) at the
AMC Village VII 3, April 26 at 12:30pm at the AMC Village VII 3
and April 29 at 10:00pm at the AMC Village VII 2.

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