(April 24, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Frederik Wiedmann (BEWARE THE BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX) is proud to announce that has composed the music for the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie SON OF BATMAN. Additionally, the film FIELD OF LOST SHOES, featuring music by Wiedmann, is showing in select markets.
“This installment of Batman was an interesting one, musically speaking,” said Wiedmann. “In addition to the action-packed epic score, there are a large number of very emotional moments, filled with darkness. We recorded a wonderful 30-piece orchestra in Los Angeles, conducted by Hyesu Yang, as well as a few very unique soloists and exotic percussion. It is a very thematic score.”
The world is turned upside down when Batman – one of the world’s greatest Super Heroes – discovers he is a father in the newest DC Universe Original Animated Movie, SON OF BATMAN. Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of his most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Frederik Wiedmann came to Los Angeles in 2004 to become a film composer. After three years working as an assistant to veteran composer John Frizzell, Wiedmann scored his first feature Return to House on Haunted Hill for Dark Castle Entertainment (Warner Bros.) in 2007.
Since then, Wiedmann has written the music for a wide variety of feature film and TV productions including Hostel: Part III (Sony Pictures), Mirrors II (20th Century Fox), Hellraiser: Revelations (Weinstein Company, Dimension Films), and The Hills Run Red (Dark Castle Entertainment, Warner Bros.). He composed music for the Warner Bros. Animation television series Green Lantern: The Animated Series, for which he earned two Annie Award nominations, and Beware The Batman.
Wiedmann’s latest film project is the Civil War drama FIELD OF LOST SHOES, directed by Sean McNamara (SOUL SURFER, BRATZ). The film is about the Battle of New Market fought in 1964 in Virginia.
“I think it must the dream of every composer to score a film like this. An epic, sweeping, thematic orchestral period drama,” Wiedmann described. “What a fun and challenging assignment! This is by far the most thematic score I have composed so far, it’s delicate, epic, grand and dark at times. We recorded a wonderful orchestra and a 20-piece choir, as well as solo fiddle and solo vocals. Writing this score was a nice throwback to traditional scoring techniques, something we as composers don’t get to do every day. The big task of the score in this film was to slowly build the themes of the young cadets from an innocent bunch of guys, to a group of extraordinarily courageous soldiers, that defined the outcome of the battle of New Market.”
SON OF BATMAN will be available on May 6, 2014, on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. FIELD OF LOST SHOES recently premiered in Richmond, VA.