(September 21, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce the release of AN ACTOR PREPARES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Digital Download available October 5, 2018. The album features original music by multiple Emmy-nominated composer Tony Morales.
After a near death experience, Atticus Smith (Oscar-winner, Jeremy Irons), a world-famous actor renowned for his drinking as much as his acting, must drive cross country to his favorite daughter’s wedding with a son, Adam (Jack Huston, ‘Ben-Hur’), who once testified against him.
More than endure the journey, Adam and Atticus must survive each other. “My approach, and what I felt that the film called for, was a score that set the tone of the film rather than a score in a traditional sense. It works more like a song would over traditional underscore,” describes composer Tony Morales about scoring the emotional dynamic between the unrestrained father and estranged son in this unconventional indie comedy.
Tony Morales’s music has traversed the worlds of drama, animation, and documentary for television and film. He is the currently the composer of the Disney animated series ELENA OF AVALOR.
“AN ACTOR PREPARES is a pop score at its core. The ensemble is that of a rock band: guitar, bass, drums. For added texture, I used a string quartet for cues that needed a little more emotion as well as electric and acoustic guitar textures to build padding to keep the tone warm,” explains Morales. Adding, “I played most of the guitars on the film myself.”
In 2012 Morales earned his first EMMY nomination with the mini-series HATFIELDS & McCOYS (co-composed with John Debney). His credits include the Netflix series BLOODLINE (co-composed with Edward Rogers), CBS’ hit show SCORPION (co-composed with Bryan Tyler), IN YOUR EYES (written by Joss Whedon), the short ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE (DreamWorks Animation), and sports documentaries including ONE AND NOT DONE (part of ESPN’s 30 ON 30 series), and FASTBALL (director Jonathan Hock, narrated by Kevin Costner).
Tony’s 2018 Emmy nomination was for his music on ELENA OF AVALOR. His current films also include WISH MAN based on the true story of Frank Shankwitz, a founder of The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Gravitas Ventures presents AN ACTOR PREPARES in theaters now nationwide. Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce the release of AN ACTOR PREPARES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Digital Download available October 5, 2018.