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Award-winning film music composer John Koutselinis, has composed high quality film scores, with notable collaborations comprising of music written for producers and directors such as Gary Kurtz (Star Wars IV & V), Brian Presley (The Great Alaskan Race), Richard Bazley (Disney, Warner Bros) , Steve Stone (Entity) , Danny Wilson (Nephilim) and Mel Smith (Director of High Hills and Low Lifes, Radioland Murders - Story by George Lucas).


He has recently composed the score for the film ‘The Alaskan Great Race’ by Director/Producer Brian Presley, also starring Henry Thomas (E.T., Legends of the Fall) and Treat Williams, amongst others. He also composed music for the films 'The Orphan Train' (Brian Presley,Matt McCoy & Brad Leyland) 'In Extremis' with David O'Hara (The Departed, Harry Potter) & Isabelle Allen (Les Misérables), Katherine of Alexandria (Peter O’Toole, Steven Berkoff & Edward Fox) and ‘Nephilim’ (John Savage - award-winning score, music performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra).


In addition, he has composed music for over 35 short films including the award-winning series ‘We Are Angels’ Featuring Lisa Brenner (The Patriot) and Courtney Gaines (Children of the Corn & Back to the Future), the multi-award-winning film 'Centurion Ressurection' (Gary Kurtz - Producer, Richard Bazley - Director), Dragonball Z & The League of Legends (K&K Productions), which films have amassed over 15 million views, and music for the short film 'The Rocket Boy' (Official Selection-Sundance Festival) amongst others. 

John is the recipient of 4 awards, including 'Best Music Score' by the Sydney Independent Film Festival for the original score of the film 'Nephilim', and the 'Best Music' award by the British Horror Film Festival for the original score of the motion picture 'In Extremis'. He is also the recipient of several nominations, including nominations by the prestigious Jerry Goldsmith Awards. 

 

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'The Seed of Juna' Pilot Episode - Now On-Line

 

Composer John Koutselinis has recently completed the score for the pilot episode of 'The Seed of Juna' by director Alvaro Garcia.

The film has been produced with the support of companies such as 'Industrial Light & Magic' and has so far been featured on 'CG Society' and 'FirstShowing.net' amongst other publications. 

For more information on 'The Seed of Juna' please visit: 

https://www.theseedofjuna.com/

 


The Great Alaskan Race - DVD Release  (Lionsgate)

 

Recently scored film 'The Great Alaskan Race' (Brian Presley - Writer/Director) is to be released on the 28th January 2020 by Lionsgate.

 

The Great Alaskan Race depicts the true story in which Leonhard Seppala together with a group of brave mushers and their heroic dogs, traveled 700 miles in relentless conditions, to save the children of Nome from a deadly epidemic.

 

For more information on The Great Alaskan Race please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatAlaskanRace/

To watch The Great Alaskan Race, please visit:

The Great Alaskan Race - Digital & DVD

 

 


 

John Koutselinis is featured in the December edition of the 'Film Score Monthly' Magazine

 

Composer John Koutselinis is featured on this month's edition of 'Film Score Monthly'.

The composer gives an insight into his approach of composing music for films, his collaborations with film Directors, up and coming films and talks about his early years including his time with musician and mentor Themis Roussos.

The interview was conducted by David Ellis.

 

For more information, please visit: 'Film Score Monthly' December Edition

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sony Records/Milan releases the Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture 'The Great Alaskan Race'

 

The Original Motion Picture Sound Track from the film 'The Great Alaskan Race' composed by John Koutselinis has been released by Sony Records/Milan on the 25th of October 2019.

The film was directed by Writer/Director Brian Presley and features the true story of a group of brave mushers who in 1925, traveled 700 miles to save the children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic. The film is on theatrical release in the US also as released on the 25th of October 2019.

The music was performed by members of The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

To preview & purchase the album, please visit: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/GreatAlaskanRace

For more information on 'The Great Alaskan Race' Please visit:

https://p12films.com/portfolio/greatrace/

The Great Alaskan Race - Official Facebook Page

 


 

Recordings for the Original Sound Track of the motion picture 'The Orphan Train' are completed.

Live recordings with members of The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra took place on the 31st August 2019 with conductor Nic Raine and scoring engineer Jan Holzner.

The recordings took place at the Smecky Studios in Prague and marked the completion of the recordings for the score of the film 'The Orphan Train' which was directed by Brian Presley.

The film features Brian Presley, Matt McCoy, Lew Temple, Brad Leland, Brea Bee, Craig Tate & Cooper North, amongst others (for full cast & crew and more information on the film 'The Orphan Train', please visit: IMDb - The Orphan Train)

 

 


 

'In Extremis' is set for release on February the 11th 2019

 

Recently scored film 'In Extremis' (aka Point of Death), is set for a digital release on February the 11th 2019. The film was directed by Steve Stone (Entity), starring David O’Hara (Braveheart, Doomsday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1),  Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables) and Lisa Gormley (Home and Away).

 

'In Extremis' has gained several nominations by the American Horror Film Festival, including Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Music and won the awards for Best Actor (David O'Hara) and Best Script (Steve Stone). 

The film has also won the awards for Best Film, Best Director (Steve Stone) and Best Music (John Koutselinis) at the British Horror Film Festival.

 

The music was performed by members of The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 


 

John Koutselinis' Score for the Motion Picture Katherine of Alexandria  is nominated for 'Best Original Score'

 John Koutselinis has been nominated for 'Best Original Score' by the 2018 Amsterdam Independent Filmmakers Award for the music of the Motion Picture Katherine of Alexandria - Director's Cut.

For information on the nominations please visit: 

http://www.filmfestinternational.com/best-original-score-amsterdam-iff-2018

 


 

The original score for the motion picture 'In Extremis' wins 'Best Music' at the BHFF 2017

The motion picture 'In Extremis' by director Steve Stone has received five nominations by the British Horror Film Festivals.

The BHFF has awarded the following awards: Steve Stone: Best Director, John Koutselinis: Best Music and Best Film (Steve Stone, Alan Lathan & Lionel Hicks)

 

 

John Koutselinis' Score for the feature animated film 'Nephilim' wins Best Music Score

 

For more information please visit:

http://sydneyindiefilmfestival.com/

 

 



Original score from 'Centurion Resurrection' wins 'Best Music'



Recently scored, GBK produced film 'Centurion Resurrection' has just won an award for the category of 'Best Music'  at the 'London Ealing Film Awards'.



The score can be heard at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onIyzpNmA5w



Please visit: www.gbkhybrid.com 


 

 


The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra records the score for the motion picture 'Nephilim'

John Koutselinis' original score for the Motion Picture 'Nephilim' was recorded by the
City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on the 6th and 7th October.

The sessions took place at the Smecky Studios in Prague and were produced
by James Fitzpatrick.

The orchestra was conducted by Nic Raine.

 



Orchestral Suite, 'The Flight of the Pegasus' is performed live at the 'Pride of Birmingham Awards'

John Koutselinis' orchestral suite 'The Flight of the Pegasus' was performed by 'The People's Orchestra'
at the Pride of Birmingham Awards' on September 26th.

The event was presented by Gaby Roslin, and the awards were presented
by Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) & Ali Campbell (UB40) amongst others.

Please visit:
www.thepeoplesorchestra.com
 

 

Working with John was an honour. He is an extremely talented composer, with the ability to grasp exactly what is needed on a project, and also has the ability to execute specifically what is needed on time, and within budget. I would welcome the chance to work with him again.   ”

— Danny Wilson, Director- 'Nephilim'