Ep 157 w/ Joseph LoDuca Composer of Ash vs The Evil Dead

February 24th, 2016
This week we are chatting with Joe LoDuca the Composer of Evil Dead I & II, Xena etc... and the new series Ash Vs The Evil Dead!
Enjoy this episode as Joe and Myles get geeky on music, bands, the music scene in Detroit, San Francisco and more. And of course we geek out about The Evil Dead!

Joseph LoDuca (born 1952) is an American television and film score composer best known for his work writing television scores for the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Leverage, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Librarians TV series, American Gothic and Jack of All Trades. Originally an accomplished jazz guitarist in the Detroit (MI, USA) area, LoDuca frequently provides music for producer/director Sam Raimi, producer/director Dean Devlin and actor Bruce Campbell's films and series. Prior to his work on The Evil Dead, his first film, he released a jazz LP titled Glisten.

LoDuca's credits include 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations, and “Most Performed Underscore” recognitions from ASCAP for four consecutive years. He garnered a César Award nomination; Meilleure Musique Écrite Pour Un Film (Best Music) and a Saturn Award nomination [1] for the French international film Brotherhood of the Wolf, as well as being lauded as "Horror Film Composer of the Year" for his score to Army of Darkness.

LoDuca was nominated for and won the Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series for his music in Legend of the Seeker.[2]

LoDuca played in a rock band in his teens, before studying literature and composition at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. He claimed to prefer composition, because it let him "run among the disciplines without getting caught".

Ep156 The Truthful Phone

February 5th, 2016

The Truthful Phone is based by a Terry Jones (Monty Python) short story of the same name, supported in part by the Film Agency Wales with BAFTA nominated director Carl Rock.

The Truthful Phone is a dark comedy about nasty pensioner Mae Morris; local busybody, pet kidnapper, husband killer. Who unwittingly unleashes a magical gypsy curse that exposes her secrets to the very townsfolk she lives to torment.

With Puppets created by Andy Heath & Iestyn Evans who worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Terry Jones said: 

“I’m delighted that The Truthful Phone is being given the opportunity to be made into a film short; director Carl Rock comes from the same part of Wales as I do. The Welsh landscape is a perfect setting for this tale, and I hope the Kickstarter campaign reaches its target so that a wider audience can enjoy this dark fantasy comedy”.

Carl optioned this story three years ago. We have been granted the rights to make this film by Terry Jones himself.