I scored a short film with Jack Douglas in the fall of 2020. It was a real pleasure working with filmmakers Richard and Rachel Prendergast. The film stars their super-talented talented daughter, Maisie.
Here's the first review…
Maximus wins BEST FOREIGN FILM and BEST SCORE at 2021 Nyack Film Festival.
Maximus is heading to Cannes film festival.
I have composed music that has been heard on major networks and cable channels around the world, including Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, NASCAR – Daytona 500, WWE, Axe Cop, Kroll Show, and The 2014 Winter Olympics. I have composed scores for various films, including Who Shot Mamba? (2009), and documentaries, including Genius On Hold (2013) and Gardeners of Eden (2014), contributed sweetening and production to numerous recording artists, including Aerosmith, Yoko Ono, The New York Dolls, David Johansen, and many others. I frequently collaborate with record producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith).
I have also orchestrated films and a Golden Globe-winning television drama, Flesh and Bone, composed by Dave Porter. I have also worked behind the scenes on many major Hollywood films preparing music for films such as Joker, Smallfoot, Pete’s Dragon, Star Trek Beyond, Dr. Strange and Sully, varied Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers and video games such as Halo Wars 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront.
One of my proudest accomplishments has been my work with Aerosmith, a band I grew up adoring. I was first thrown into the fire as an intern on Aerosmith's 2004 Honkin' on Bobo. Jack Douglas asked me to provide sweetening to their 2012 album Music from Another Dimension. My work appears on "Another Last Goodbye" and "Closer."
Also around that time I teamed up with filmmaker Casey Tebo to provide music for Aerosmith's live show. Casey and I collaborated on a track that opened up many live shows in South America. Casey also used used this track and some of my work as the first and very last pieces of music in the music video for Aerosmith's single,
By day I'm either working behind the scenes on major Hollywood film scores, or I'm writing music heard around the world in films and TV shows. But later I focus on educating others of all ages with exceptional music lessons.
Conveniently located in Eden Prairie and nearby to Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Edina, Excelsior, Victoria, and Chaska.
Here's a small selection of some of my more recent compositions.
Me and Steven Tyler hammering out an arrangement for "Another Last Goodbye" off of Music from Another Dimension.
Do you have questions about taking lessons? Do you want to collaborate? Let's make music happen.