FROM THE GOSPEL TO THE GRAVE
JEFF DANNA SCORES #1 FILM, "RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE"
SCORE ALBUM AVAILABLE ON VARESE SARABAND
(Hollywood, CA): Composer Jeff Danna scores the Sony Pictures release, Resident Evil: Apocalypse which has exceeded expectations by opening at #1 with an estimated $23.7 million. Score album available September on Varese Saraband. Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the latest from the composer whose credits include The Boondock Saints, O, The Kid Stays in the Picture and the critically acclaimed The Gospel of John.
This follow up to in the popular action/adventure feature finds Alice (Milla Jovovich) escaping the deserted Raccoon City Hospital, racing the clock and the undead to rescue a little girl (Sophie Vavasseur). The film also stars Sienna Guillory, Sandrine Holt, Oded Fehr, Mike Epps and Zack Ward.
Jeff Danna, younger brother of fellow composer Mychael Danna, recently proved his diversity by scoring two distinctly different but critically acclaimed movies: one about Jesus and the other about a Hollywood producer. For the epic film, The Gospel of John, Danna painstakingly researched ancient instruments from the time of Jesus to create an authentic score as well as incorporating full orchestra and a choir. For the film, The Kid Stays in the Picture about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans, Danna researched music of various time periods to create a score that would incorporate the eras of Robert Evans' personal journey. Danna also arranged a version of Irving Berlin's classic "What'll I Do," a song that Evans feels exemplifies his life. His seamless score to the picture incorporates Vaudeville, 1950's gangster music, Waltzes, Tarantellas, Carnival music and contemporary orchestrations to tell the story of Evans' life.
Among his musical milestones was Danna's score to the Miramax Othello update O directed by Tim Blake Nelson and starring Josh Hartnett and Julia Stiles. Danna's score for O garnered him both international notice and critical acclaim. For O, Danna incorporated early musical instruments such as the Hurdy Gurdy, the Vielle and the Viola Da Gamba into a contemporary orchestral setting. Other scoring projects include re-teaming with O director Tim Blake Nelson for the Holocaust piece The Grey Zone, starring David Arquette, Mira Sorvino and Steve Buscemi; Green Dragon, starring Patrick Swayze, Forrest Whitaker and Don Duong and Roger Spottiswoode's The Yeltsin Project.
In addition to his busy scoring schedule, Danna is enjoying a career as a recording artist. His collaborative Orchestral Celtic albums with brother Mychael have enjoyed worldwide success and placed in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. Jeff Danna has received BMI/numerous OCAN Recognition Award for scoring excellence.