Film Premieres at Sundance Film Festival January 25, 2013
(West Hollywood, CA) January 17, 2013 — Academy Award-nominated Composer John Debney scores the Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival January 25, 2013. Debney will be attending the Sundance premiere. jOBS stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and is directed by Joshua Michael Stern. The film relays the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college drop-out to one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the 20th century as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple, Inc. Debney previously worked with Stern on the film Swing Vote, which starred and was produced by Kevin Costner. Debney also reteamed with Costner for the recent History Channel Emmy Award-winning mini-series Hatfields & McCoys. jOBS will be released in theatres nation-wide in April of 2013.
John Debney has the ability to create memorable music across a variety of genres, and for his reputation of being remarkably collaborative. Debney has received numerous accolades for his talents. He is the youngest recipient of ASCAP’s prestigious Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award. In 2012, Variety devoted over 10 pages to John Debney for a special “Billion-Dollar Composer” issue highlighting his tremendous box office successes, including The Passion of the Christ, Elf, Bruce Almighty, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Spy Kids 1 & 2, Sin City, and Iron Man 2. Blending symphonic orchestra, a wide range of world instruments, and the beauty of the human voice, Debney’s landmark score for The Passion of the Christ became a world-wide success and earned him an Academy Award nomination, a Gold record and a live concert performance in Rome.
Currently, John Debney is scoring The Call, which stars Halle Berry as an emergency operator who must confront a killer from her past in order to save a young girl’s life. The Call also stars Abigail Breslin and is directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian). The film will be released on March 15, 2013.