(April 28, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, which score was composed by Timothy Williams (RED SKY, ABERRATION), is already in theaters. The film was named the best film at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
“Scoring WALKING WITH THE ENEMY was one of the most incredible and most challenging experiences of my career,” said Williams. “Because of the subject matter, watching some of the scenes again and again was very difficult and I had to dig deep to try to even begin to express what I was seeing. Ultimately, though, it is always the challenging scores that are the most rewarding.”
The film awarded Williams the opportunity to record at the famed Abbey Road Studios. He explained, “it was a dream come true to record my score at the famed Abbey Road Studios, with some of the finest musicians in the world. They brought such passion and depth to the music. It was recorded by the legendary Andrew Dudman and Sam Okell, and mixed by the talented John Rodd.”
Timothy Williams is a multi-award winning composer and orchestrator for film, television, video games and theater. His films have earned over 58 awards. Born in England and raised in Canada, Williams is a trained pianist. He studied music at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. In 1986, Williams relocated to England to work at the BBC as a copyist and orchestrator. He would return to Canada a few years later to write the musical NAPOLEON, which opened at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto in 1994, and in London’s West End in 2000.
Eventually Williams’ work would take him to Los Angeles. He has written music for award-winning films including THE MULBERRY TREE, THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK and LUTEFISK WARS. He scored the Tom Hanks produced documentary BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES and has written additional music for 300, SUCKER PUNCH, WATCHMEN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE BLACK FREIGHTER, SHARK NIGHT 3D and DOOMSDAY. As an orchestrator, Tim has orchestrated over 63 films, over 40 episodes of TV and 8 Video Games for composers including Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Tyler Bates, Trent Reznor, Robert Duncan, David Sardy and John Kavanagh.
Williams’ television work includes SYM BIONIC TITAN, Disney’s MADISON HIGH and additional music for the Emmy Nominated score for ABC’s MISSING. Video games music includes GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION and RISE OF THE ARGONAUTS. He has written and/or arranged over 30 shows for Disney, Universal Studios, Seaworld and numerous other independent attractions, earning 4 Thea Awards and a Brass Ring Award for his work.
Williams’ 2014 film releases include RED SKY, starring Rachel Lee Cook and Bill Pullman, directed by Mario Van Peebles, and DEBUG, starring Jason Momoa, directed by David Hewlett.
Inspired by a true story, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is an unforgettable film of love, courage, and sacrifice. Set in Hungary during the final months of World War II, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi uniform to pose as an officer. Filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to reroute his family and others to safety by disrupting the activities of the German occupiers.
“Because, the film is based on a true story of incredible heroism and daring amid the atrocities committed against the Jews in Hungary during WWII,” described Williams, “I wanted a score that tried to capture the pain and anguish of the time, as well as the bravery and hope of Elek Cohen (based on the true story of Pinchas Rosenbaum), who disguised himself as a German officer and Arrow Cross member to help thousands of Jews escape.”
Liberty Studios presents WALKING WITH THE ENEMY in theaters in 30 markets on April 25. A soundtrack, featuring the original music by Timothy Williams, will be announced soon.