10/12/2017

Recordings for the original score of the Motion Picture 'The Great Race' are completed

The live recordings for the original score composed by John Koutselinis for the motion picture 'The Great Race' (Directed by Brian Presley), were performed by the members of 'The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra' at the Smecky Studios (Prague) on November 11th.

The music was conducted by Adam Klemens and the session was supervised by James Fitzpatrick & Stanja Vomackova and engineered by Jan Holzner.

 


14/11/2017

John Koutselinis attached to score the music for the motion picture 'The Great Race'

John Koutselinis has been attached to compose the original score for the motion picture 'The Great Race' by writer/director Brian Presley.

The premise of the film explores the story of 1925's historic great race of mercy, a group of brave mushers travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic.

The film features Treat Williams, Henry Thomas, Brad Leland, Brea Bee amongst others, and Brian Presley as featured on the role of Leonhard Seppala.

For more information on 'The Great Race', please visit:

IMDb - The Great Race   

 


7/11/2017

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)

 

 


9/9/2017

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

 

For more information please visit:

http://sydneyindiefilmfestival.com/

 


17/7/17

 

'Beyond The Skies': EP featuring John Koutselinis' works is now released by 'The People's Orchestra'

John Koutselinis has collaborated with The People's Orchestra release of a four track EP titled 'Beyond the Skies'.

 

John's note on this collaboration:

' I am an avid supporter of 'The People's Orchestra' and I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to record some of my pieces. 'The People's Orchestra' gives invaluable unity in bringing people together through music, first and foremost by having fun and in the process by creating wonderful events, such as concerts and also by creating recorded music such as this EP. 

 

The pieces we recorded include 'Beyond the Skies', which I wrote specifically for 'The People's Orchestra' and the end credits from a wonderful film by K&K productions titled 'Cable: The Chronicles of Hope' which was a homage to the X-Men universe. 

 

I am very grateful for these recordings and I hope you will enjoy them as much I enjoyed the recording process with The People's Orchestra.'

 

The CD is available at this address: 

https://www.thepeoplesorchestra.com/shop

 

 

A preview of the recording can be heard here:


02/06/17

Animated Film 'Nephilim' wins Best Animation

 

The animated film 'Nephilim' as scored by John Koutselinis has been officially selected and the following awards:

 
 
Official Selection:
 
Los Angeles Film Awards, 
Animation Day in Cannes, 
Animaze Daze in Cannes, 
Los Angeles Cinefest, 
ARFF Berlin//Around International Film Awards
 
 
Awards: 
 
Best Animated Feature - Comicpalooza (Houston Film Festival), 
Best Animation Feature - NYC Indie Film Awards, 
Best Experimental Film - TMC London Film Festival, 
Award of Recognition - Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film festival, 
Award of Merit (Danny Wilson) - IndieFest Film Awards
Best Animation Feature & Best Fantasy Film - The Los Angeles Film Awards

For more information on 'Nephilim' please visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1243946/reference

 



14/3/17

Recently composed score for the film X-Men: Cable - The Chronicles of Hope is to be performed live by The People's Orchestra

A new series of concerts titled 'Legends' by The People's Orchestra, will showcase film scores which accompany the cinematic universe as created by Marvel and DC.
In addition, John Koutselinis' score for the film X-Men: Cable-The Chronicles of Hope
will be performed with a live projection of the film as created by K&K productions.


For more information please visit:
www.thepeoplesorchestra.com

 


 

5/5/2016

Audio Beast - Licensing Website to launch a new website

Audio Beast is a new and exciting company which provides royalty free music
on a licensing basis.

Please visit this page for more information and licensing options:

http://www.audiobeast.com/artists/john-koutselinis/



 


8/11/15

Recordings for the Original Score from the Motion Picture 'Extremis' are completed

The Original Score for the film 'Extremis' by director Steve Stone has been completed.
The live recordings took place in Prague with members of 'The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra'
at Smecky Studios on 5th November and were produced by James Fitzpatrick.

The orchestra was conducted by Nic Raine.

'Extremis' was directed by writer/director Steve Stone.

Starring: David O' Hara (The Departed, Harry Potter) and Isabelle Allen (Les Misérables)
amongst others.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4081012/reference
 





 


4/8/15

World Premiere of the orchestral suite 'Beyond the Skies'

 
Orchestral suite, 'Beyond the Skies' composed & orchestrated by John Koutselinis
specifically for 'The People's Orchestra' is to be premiered by the TPO on Sunday 18nd October.


The evening includes music from ET, Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Harry Potter
and How to Train your Dragon.

Principal Conductor : John Brennan

Assistant Conductor : Craig Alli



Please click here for tickets and additional information


 



12/2/15

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 





 


25/2/15


John Koutselinis to score 'I See Spiders', a Richard Bazley film

Composer, John Koutselinis has been attached to score the up-and-coming motion picture by Director Richard Bazley titled 'I See Spiders'
with producers Gary Kurtz & Paul Goodenough.

The film is a GBK Hybrid production

For more information, please visit:

https://iseespiders.wordpress.com/
http://www.gbkhybrid.com


20/02/15

'Centurion Resurrection' film release & festival selection



Recently scored short film 'Centurion Resurrection'(Richard Bazley-Director, Gary Kurtz-Executive producer) has been officially selected by the 'The Pennine Film Festival' and the
'St Albans Film Festival'.

In addition, the film has been selected to be featured at the People's Choice Awards
on 'The Pennine Film Festival'.

The score can be heard here: 'Centurion Resurrection - Original Score'

 

For more information on the film festivals, please visit:


http://penninefilm.com/

and

http://www.stalbansfilmfestival.com/index.php


 



8/10/12

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 2014.

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

The orchestra was conducted by Nic Raine.


26/9/14

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, 2014.

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
 


 
 
18/4/14

New Short Film ‘Centurion Resurrection’ in post-production,

Recently scored short film ‘Centurion Resurrection’ is now in post-production.

The film has been produced by HBK Hybrid which features:

Director -Richard Bazley – (Disney, Warner Bros)
Gary Kurtz (Producer: Star Wars VI & V, The Dark Crystal) and
executive producer Paul Goodenough.

Starring,
Mingus Johnston.

For more information on the film please visit:

Centurion Resurrection-IMDb Page

http://centurionresurrection.wordpress.com/

 
 
10/04/2014
 

We are Angels wins 'Best Cinematography'!

Film series ‘We are Angels’ has received the award for 'Best Cinematography' at the 2014 Hollyweb Festival.

The series has been directed by Aaron Garcia and features Lisa Brenner (The Patriot) and Courtney Gaines (Children of the Corn & Back to the Future) amongst others.

Additional episodes will premiere on April 16, 2014.



For more information on the series please visit: www.weareangelsseries.com
 
07/04/2014

'We Are Angels' premiere & festival screening

Recently scored series 'We Are Angels' has premiered its first four episodes.

'We Are Angels' have also been officially selected to be screened at the 2014 Hollyweb Film Festival.

For more information please visit:

 

11/3/14

 

World Premiere of Orchestral Piece:
'The Flight Of Pegasus'



Orchestral suite, 'The Flight Of Pegasus' composed 
and orchestrated by John Koutselinis is to be premiered by the TPO in Birmingham.
The performance will take place in June 2014.

The evening includes music from Schindler’s List,
The Last of the Mohicans, Dances with Wolves and The Lord of The Rings.



Performers: The People’s Orchestra
Iain Masson: Principal Conductor

Freddie Miles: Assistant Conductor

 

For more information please visit: www.thepeoplesorchestra.com

 

21/11/13

New Motion Picture 'Conspiracy Rising' to be scored in 2015

John Koutselinis has been attached as original film music composer for the new film production 'Conspiracy Rising' which is to be developed in 2014.

Projected completion is scheduled for 2015.

The film is exploring a compelling premise and features a script written by Graham Rushton.


For information on the film please visit the official IMDb page:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3231702/?ref_=rvi_tt



01/11/13

New Music for the short, 'Watchdogs: Retribution'

The highly anticipated game ‘Watch Dogs’ has been filmed as a live action video by K&K productions and was scored by composer John Koutselinis.
The film has been entered at the Machinima 2013 Film Festival.

Please visit K&K’s Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/K8KProductions?feature=watch

The short film can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI8IJeuyeZw



16/08/13

 Full Video Reel is featured at Independent Media Pros

Specialised film scoring website 'Independent Media Pro'
has featured John Koutselinis' Full Video reel as 'video of the month'.

Please visit the following link for more information:

http://www.independentmediapros.com/video/video/listFeatured?xg_source=msg_feat_video
 
For more information on Independent Media Pros visit the following link:

http://www.independentmediapros.com/



12/08/13


New music composed for 'The League of Legends'


A new collaboration with K&K productions and Machinima has seen the creation of two new 'League of Legends' episodes which feature characters from the game filmed in live action.


The first episode 'Blind Ambition' featuring the story of Lee Sin will be screened by Machinima Prime on August 30th, 2013.


Both episodes will be screened at the 2013 Machinima International Film Festival.
 




06/04/13

We Are Angels score wins 'Outstanding Composer' Award!

John Koutselinis has won the 'Outstanding Composer' award at the LA WebFestival 2013
for the score of the series, 'We Are Angels'

For more information on the series please visit: www.weareangelsseries.com
 



15/03/13

We Are Angels: Festival Screenings

Recently scored series of short films titled 'We Are Angels' are to be screened
at the LAWeb (March 28 to 31st) and the HollyWeb (5th April) Festivals.

For more information please visit: http://www.hollywebfestival.com/  & http://www.lawebfest.com/
 



16/12/12

By the Fans, for The Fans

A very commendable effort was made by K&K productions in recreating the much loved Dragonball Z animated series into a live action trailer.

The video had an astounding success as it reached over 3 Million hits on the video networking site ‘YouTube’ and John composed the music for this wonderful trailer.

For the trailer and additional information please visit K&K's production company's YouTube channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/K8KProductions?feature=watch

The music can be heard here:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7yvFwjI_20&feature=player_detailpage



20/6/12

Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2012 Nomination!

A recently composed piece titled ‘Denouement’ has been nominated at the 2012 Jerry Goldsmith awards!

‘Denouement’ and also the documentary ‘The Dinorwic Slate Quarry’ were shortlisted at the awards which will take place from the 25th June until the 1st July. ‘Denouement’ is a piece for cello and orchestra. The Cello was performed by Sarah Oliver who is a finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and she is currently performing as a solo, chamber musician & orchestral player while taking her Master’s degree in cello performance at London’s Trinity College of Music.

For more information on the awards please visit: http://festivaldecordoba.com/en

You can also preview and download the track here: http://johnkoutselinis.com/exclusivemusic.cfm  
 



2/6/12

'We are Angels' Episode to be screened at Marseille

Director Aaron Garcia has collaborated with composer John Koutselinis for the realization of a number of episodes under the main title 'We Are Angels'. One of the episodes will be screened at the Marseille Web Festival in October 2012.

For more information please visit: www.marseillewebfest.com
 



27/5/12

Best Documentary award for 'The Dinorwic Slate Quarry'!

The Documentary  'The Dinorwic Slate Quarry' has been awarded for Best Documentary at the Carmarthen Bay film festival 2012!

The film was scored by John Koutselinis last September.

The main theme was performed by finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition Sarah Oliver.
 




24/4/12

Award Winning Documentary to be screened at the Carmarthen Bay film festival 2012

The recently scored documentary titled 'The Dinorwic Slate Quarry' has been selected
for the Carmarthen Bay film festival 2012.

The documentary has been created by filmmaker Jason Jones and it is an insight to some of the quarrymen who worked at the Dinorwic Slate Quarry and their accounts of the extremely difficult working conditions they had to endure.

It also looks at the development of the quarry until its closure in 1969. The 30-minute version of the film has won an award for best newcomer at the LLAMFF Film Festival

www.carmarthenbayfilmfestival.co.uk
 


10/1/12

John Koutselinis is set to score 'Nephilim' in 2012

John Koutselinis has been attached to compose the score for the animated action film 'Nephilim'.

The film is now on pre-production and writing is anticipated to take place late 2012.

For more information on the film please visit the official IMDb page here.
 


20/10/11

New composition now On-Line.

A new composition titled 'Denouement' has just been released.The theme was initially composed for a film and was kept and arranged for piano, orchestra & solo cello.

The cello was performed by Sarah Oliver Sarah is a finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and she is currently performing as a solo, chamber musician & orchestral player while taking her Master’s degree in cello performance at London’s Trinity College of Music.

Please click here for an exclusive preview page.


21/06/11

Jerry Goldsmith Award Nomination!

John Koutselinis has been nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award on the 'Best score in a Short Film' category.
The nominated score is featured in the short film 'The Rocket Boy'.

Here are the nominations.

The Jerry Goldsmith awards are part of the annual Film Music festival which takes place in Ubeda, Spain between the 18th and 24th July
and the award ceremony is on the 22nd of July.

For more information please visit the Festival's Official Website.
 


18/4/11

The Rocket Boy updates

The recently scored film 'The Rocket Boy' (Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2011) has been added to the following festivals:
The Indie Spirit Film Festival or (ISFF) on April 14 - 17 and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
on May 27-30th.

For additional information please visit: www.indiespiritfilmfestival.org  & www.siff.net  
 



26/3/11

New music for an award-winning documentary to be composed this summer

Director Jason Jones has created a wonderful documentary titled The 'Dinorwig Slate Quarry'.

The film is an insight to some of the quarrymen who worked at the Dinorwic Slate Quarry and their accounts of the extremely difficult working conditions they had to endure. It also looks at the development of the quarry until its closure in 1969.

The 30-minute version of the film has won an award for best newcomer at the LLAMFF Film Festival.

John will score the 70-minute version of the documentary which should be completed by the end of this summer.


2/2/11

'Patrol Men' official DVD release

The recently scored film 'Patrol Men' is to have its official DVD release on 28th March 2011. The film is directed by David Campion & Ben Simpson and produced by Lionel Hicks and Steve Jaggi, the producers behind the award-winning UK horror 'Temptation' (score out now by Isis Films)

 

 
For more information on the film please visit: www.IMDb.com/PatrolMen 
 



4/01/11


New Music and Trailer from 'The Rocket Boy'


Short film 'The Rocket Boy' directed by the very talented young director from the US, Donavan Seschillie
has been officially selected by the Sundance Festival for screening in 2011.


The Rocket Boy is a very beautifully shot film and features the story of a young boy’s dream to find his lost father.
The story explores a deep emotional connection between the characters and trends on a very basic level
within the familiar surroundings of an everyday family life.


For more information please visit:
http://sundance.slated.com/2011/films/therocketboy_sundance2011 




2/12/10

Short Film 'The Rocket Boy' selected for the Sundance Film Festival

Recently scored short film 'The Rocket Boy' by the American director Donavan Seschillie will be screened at the Sundance 2011 festival.

The festival will take place in January  between the 20th and 30th of 2011,

For more information on the festival please visit: www.sundance.org
 




10/9/10


CD Release for the original Score from Temptation is set for next Month


Temptation is coming out on DVD in the UK
and it will also contain a limited edition (3000 copies) of the score on CD.


Many thanks to the Hicks/Jaggi film company and Isis films for releasing the soundtrack.

 
Please click on the icon below for additional information:
 

 

 



12/6/10

New Short is complete
 

Director Mark Morris has finished the post-production for the film Evil of the Vampires and will be screened at several festivals this summer.
 




16/5/10

Temptation wins Best British Horror Film award!

The recently scored film Temptation has just won an award for the best British Horror film at the GoreZone awards 2010.

It was a fantastic night and congratulations to the people behind the magazine who hosted a great award ceremony.
The whole team from Temptation was thrilled to pick up the award!
 

With Temptation Director Catherine Taylor and producer Lionel Hicks


With actor Doug Bradley who picked up the award
for outstanding contribution to the Horror Movie genre

 



14/5/10

Pinewood Studios Film to be scored in 2011

A new production set to be filmed in the famous Pinewood studios
has become the next collaboration between Hicks/Jaggi production and John Koutselinis.

The film is called ‘Soho-a London Noir’ and stage set production has started this month. Filming will start in February 2010.

The style will be Jazz orientated with various other musical elements and it will feature some great solo musicians in the recording of the score.

 



25/3/10

Temptation Gets 'Best British Horror' Nomination

Recently scored film Temptation has just been nominated for the prestigious GoreZone Magazine Best British Horror Film of the year award.

Temptation has also been released in Australia, Germany and will also be available in all big stores in the UK soon.

To support the film by voting, or to get more information please visit:http://gorezone.co.uk/gzawards_vote.html