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, Hostile Territory), Harry & George Kirby (Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday), Steve Stone (Entity), Richard Bazley (Disney, Warner Bros) , 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, among others. He also composed music for the films 'Hostile Territory' (Brian Presley,Matt McCoy & Brad Leyland) 'DEUS' with David O'Hara (The Departed, Harry Potter) & Claudia Black (Farscape), 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) and has recently completed composing the music for the film 'Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday' (Scott Adkins,Ray Stevenson).
In addition, he has composed music for over 40 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 Ballroom Dance Spell (David Levy - Director), the multi-award-winning film 'Centurion Resurrection' (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) among 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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'Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday' - Original Sound Track released by Movie Score Media
The Original Sound Track from the critically acclaimed film 'Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday' as composed by John Koutselinis has been released by Movie Score Media on the 9th November 2022.
The film was directed by Harry and George Kirby, starring Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Perry Benson, Sarah Chang, Andreas Nguyen, Beau Fowler, George Fouracres, among others.
Also featured are the band 'Atomic' and the 'Main Theme' & sub-theme 'Blow Out/Triangle' from Accident Man 1, composed by Sean Murray and arranged for this release, by John Koutselinis.
Movie Score Media to release the Original Sound Track from the film 'Hostile Territory'
The Original Score composed by John Koutselinis for the motion picture 'Hostile Territory' (Brian Presley - Writer/Director) is to be released on the 22nd of April 2022 by Movie Score Media.
'Hostile Territory' features Brian Presley, Matt McCoy (The Hand that Rocks the Cradle), Brea Bee (Silver Linings ,Playbook), Brad Leland (Deepwater Horizon), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects), Craig Tate (King Richard) among others.
The music was performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and was conducted by Nic Raine, with featured soloists Marek Elznic (Cello) & Anna Phoebe (Violin).
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John Koutselinis joins the panel of Judges for the 2021 'Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards'
John Koutselinis has been appointed to be a part of the panel of judges for the 2021 'Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards'.
The Awards will be presented by Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Sir Howard Stringer, amongst other distinguished guests.
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The Great Alaskan Race - DVD Release
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.
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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
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Recordings for the Original Sound Track of the motion picture 'Hostile Territory' 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 'Hostile Territory' 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 'Hostile Territory' (formerly known as 'The Orphan Train'), please visit: IMDb - The Orphan Train)
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.
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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
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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
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“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'