Casimir 'Cas' Spencer w/composers Enis Rotthoff & Paul Leonard Morgan – Post Sundance Film Music Review
Tuesday, February 5 2019
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Enis RotthoffBioEnis Rotthoff is a German composer who splits time between Los Angeles and Berlin. His passion for scoring films combined with hisorchestral mastery and cutting edge electronic sounds, has made him a leading voice for cinematic musicin Germany and has contributed to his growing international reputation. Through his focus on close collaborations with filmmakers, he is able to build true cinematic concepts providing a unique musical language for each film he scores.
Paul Leonard-Morgan’s unique cinematic style of fusing orchestra with electronica has put him in high demand as a film composer, a producer and arranger for bands, and has led him to win a BAFTA award, and receive Emmy & Ivor Novello nominations.
Prior to working in film, Leonard-Morgan produced and arranged for acts including Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol, Mogwai, and No Doubt. However, it was his groundbreaking score for Relativity’s LIMITLESS, a paranoia-fueled action thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, that solidified him as a major player in the film music industry and was later nominated for the prestigious World Soundtrack “Discovery of the Year” Award in Ghent. His first Emmy nomination came in 2016 for the CBS TV spinoff of LIMITLESS, helmed by Marc Webb (Spiderman, 500 Days of Summer).
DREDD, which topped the UK box office in its first week of its 2012 release, is widely recognized as launching a new generation of hybrid scores, causing Variety to note the impact of “the throbbing sounds of Paul Leonard-Morgan’s bass heavy score”. In 2016, Leonard-Morgan began working with Academy-Award winning director Errol Morris on a string of projects including the documentary feature THE B-SIDE, the award-winning Netflix series WORMWOOD, and the newly-completed motion picture on Steve Bannon, AMERICAN DHARMA. Most recently, Paul scored the film THE QUIET ONE – the story of Rolling Stones founding member Bill Wyman, the feature LAST BREATH (set for release summer 2019), the hit series reboot DYNASTY for The CW/Netflix, and the latest season of DESIGNATED SURVIVOR premiering on Netflix later this year. His latest project THE TOMORROW MAN, directed by Nobel Jones, will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
His work in animation includes three MINIONS films, released alongside Universal Studio’s all-time highest grossing film DESPICABLE ME 2, and Fox/Evergreen’s $80 million feature animation WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D. Leonard-Morgan’s first video game soundtrack (EA Games’ flagship BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE) was released in 2015, and granted him the opportunity to score WARHAMMER: DAWN OF WAR 3, released in April 2017.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, with studios in LA and Scotland.