Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2007
Acclaimed Hollywood composer, Kurt Oldman, has been signed to score the controversial new mini-series: "The Dirty Bomb Diaries." The twenty eight episode mini-series explores the vulnerability of a newly arrived single woman trapped in a city when an act of terrorism occurs in the form of a radioactive, dirty bomb designed to sicken the population. She must confront her own anxieties, while coping with the breakdown of society as the city descends into chaos. Running water, electricity, law enforcement and human decency slowly vanish until all that is left is the determination of one woman to survive.
The project is created by the production team of Sean Hinchey and Eric Tozzi. Misty Van Cleve has the starring role and Kurt Oldman completes the group as composer and the musical storyteller. Kurt Oldman has created several scores for such films as, "Learning to Swim", "Jack Satin", "Dead Wait", "Out of Mind", "American Crime" and the biography/drama "Endless Escape." He has also enjoyed the privilege of working with such composers as Robert Drasnin ("The Wild, Wild West" and "Mission Impossible") and Gerald Fried ("Paths of Glory", "Star Trek" and "Roots").
Kurt's unique style has earned him the acclaim of Thomas Lee, the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Music, who says that Oldman is "a composer of extraordinary ability."
Director Ryan Harris says, "His music does not just support the picture but creates thematic unity between the visual and emotional elements." "When we met with Kurt, he immediately got the message of what we were trying to get across in 'The Dirty Bomb Diaries'. He understood the pacing and psychological tension that is layered throughout each episode of the project. He's a true professional," says Sean Hinchey, the creator and producer of "The Dirty Bomb Diaries."
Kurt trained at the Conservatory of Music and the Lucerne Jazz School in his native country of Switzerland. He has mastered a variety of instruments to create his unique style of music. In addition to orchestrating for the Detroit Symphony, he regularly teaches as part of the Film Scoring Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"I showed him some of our footage and explained what kind of mood I was looking for in each scene. Kurt played some of his music samples to illustrate how he would create a common theme throughout the entire series. His ability to explain the complex craft of using music as a means to support the character's journey is nothing short of spectacular," says Eric Tozzi, the director and editor of "The Dirty Bomb Diaries."