Stephen Endelman's Greater
Lakeshore Records To Release Greater Soundtrack
with music by Stephen Endelman.
Available Digitally on August 19 and on CD shortly thereafter.
GREATER tells the story of the unlikely career of Brandon Burlsworth who is the greatest walk-on story in the history of college football. Known for his distinctive black horn-rimmed glasses and resemblance to Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, the small-town Burlsworth had always dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was considered too short and too fat to play Division I football. Undeterred, Brandon, with the help of his struggling Mother, took a financial and emotional risk by walking on to the team in 1994. Despite criticism from teammates and coaches alike, Brandon succeeded in the face of staggering odds. His faith and unstoppable determination helped him rise to the forefront of the team; and by the end of his college career in 1999, Burlsworth was not only a star player in the toughest conference (The SEC), but he was also a 1st Team All-American. He was taken as an early NFL draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts. The overly-fat kid who was once considered an embarrassment by teammates and an annoyance by his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched.
About Stephen Endelman.
Grammy-nominated composer, arranger and producer Stephen Endelman has successfully demonstrated his ability to write music and collaborate in a variety of genres. His scores range from lush, classical orchestrations, to contemporary, pop-driven tapestries. In the contemporary music world, Endelman has worked with music icons including Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Robbie Williams, Alanis Morissette, Natalie Cole and soprano Renee Fleming. As a film composer, Endelman has worked with Oscar®-lauded filmmakers including David O. Russell (FLIRTING WITH DISASTER), Martin Scorsese (KICKED IN THE HEAD), Irwin Winkler (HOME OF THE BRAVE), David Mamet (REDBELT), Bruce Beresford (EVELYN) and Robert Deniro (A BRONX TALE). Endelman's wide-ranging works have spanned the rich orchestral score for THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL, BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN, to his minimalist, modern score for the hit comedy FLIRTING WITH DISASTER.