Canadian painter, explorer and filmmaker Cory Trepanier, renowned for his stunning paintings of Canada's northern wilderness currently in a multi-year worldwide exhibition tour, has tapped Rob to score his latest documentary "Into the Arctic III". Chronicling the journey and adventure of painting in remote arctic landscapes, this documentary will feature a sweeping and epic orchestral score that complements the beauty of our North.
Rob has signed on to score the post-apocalyptic thriller SALVATION, the feature debut from Canadian writer/director Bennet de Brabandere. SALVATION tells the story of Danny, a Canadian water analyst who clings to his past in a post-extinction world where the rules have been reset.
Rob's atmospheric and haunting electronic score will give life to a world ravaged by disaster and collapse. Look for a premiere at film festivals in mid 2018.
Rob is excited to announce that he has signed a worldwide agency representation agreement with Vancouver-based Core Music Agency, joining a roster that includes some of the most talented composers in Canada and the United States.
As Rob's career continues to blossom, this partnership with Core will open up exciting new opportunities in Los Angeles, across Canada, and beyond.
From Compy Films and Storyline Entertainment in Toronto, the documentary "Take Light" is director Shasha Nakhai's feature debut and explores the ongoing power and energy crisis in Nigeria and will feature an original score by Rob.
Shasha and her partner Rich Williamson - who shot and edited the film - are frequent collaborators with Rob; their last effort "Frame 394" was shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.
The nominations are for "Best Short Documentary" and "Best Direction in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media", honouring Rob's longtime collaborators, director Rich Williamson and producer Shasha Nakhai.
Rob's former band Lemon Bucket Orkestra has capped off a tremendously successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest with their original theatrical production "Counting Sheep", garnering numerous awards and five-star reviews. Billed as a "guerilla folk opera", the piece recreates the Maidan protests of Ukraine in 2014 and invites audience members to experience taking part in the revolution.
As a parting gift to his former bandmates before moving to Los Angeles, Rob produced and mixed the original cast recording, which may now see a worldwide audience following this successful Fringe run. The album of traditional Ukrainian choral music was recorded in the theatre of St. Vlad...
Compelling documentary "Frame 394" picked up top honours at the Rhode Island International Film Festival last weekend, capturing the prize for "Best Documentary Short" in international competition, and won a similar honor at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.
Meanwhile "The Babushkas of Chernobyl" - Rob's first feature documentary score - has racked up even more awards, continuing its successful festival run in the 30th anniversary year of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The recent awards:
Festival Winner, Pelicam Film Festival (Romania)
Audience Award, Cinemambiente Torino (Italy)
Audience Award, Ficmec (Spain)
Jury Prize: Best Documentary, Lighthouse Inter...
Short documentary "The Unsinkable Captain John", with an evocative orchestral score by Rob, has been released online. Watch the complete documentary here:
Presented by bravofact and created by Rob's longtime friends and collaborators, director Rich Williamson and producer Shasha Nakhai of Compy Films, this film tells the story of Toronto's landmark floating seafood restaurant, sailed across the Atlantic by Slovenian immigrant "Captain" John Letnik in the 1970s. A hotspot for decades, the restaurant later declined and fell into disrepair as waterfront development boomed, and soon the City of Toronto began a lengthy court process of evicting Captain John from his longtime...