"Skins" Receives Several Accolades
Skins, a film by Michael Del Rossa & scored by Zazu at Sour Note Studios, received several accolades on the film festival circuit:
IndieX Film Festival: Semi-Finalist
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival: Official Selection
Horror Hound Weekend Film Festival: Official Selection
Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival: Official Selection
Post-Production Completed on "Role of a Lifetime"
Synopsis: Amber and her lover Liz are moving slow after a romantic evening celebrating her recent Oscar. They awaken to an invasive postal worker who seems fascinated with Hollywood stars, who secretly enters the apartment. The film is filled with secrets of longing, love, and the pain of rejection.
A Halloween Fan Film
Zazu helped out on the production and post-production for "Halloween Inferno" - a fan film by the Coleman Brothers. It won best fan film at Update NY Horror Film Fest and is gaining quite a bit of attention. Check it out, as well as a review here:
Zazu Pitts Signs on as Lead Composer for Video Game with Great Cause
Project Hope is a game in development by Bright in Porto, Portugal. The goal of the game is to provide education and emotional support for children and their families fighting cancer. It is truly a great cause and Zazu is honored to be a part of the project.
Zazu Pitts Signs on to Score Michael Del Rossa Film
Special FX guru, Michael Del Rossa (Pirates of the Caribbean, 300, The Watchmen), is creating his first film, which is tentatively titled "Skins." The story proves to be unique based on a little known legend around shape-shifting creatures that have walked amongst us over time.
"Book Of Evil" Secures Distribution Deal
The latest horror film that Zazu scored, "Book Of Evil", has secured a worldwide distribution deal with Wild Eye Releasing. The anthology includes the multi-award winning "Squatters". News coming soon on which outlets it will be available through.
Sour Note Productions Re-brands With New Logo
With the recent successes of 2016 and ventures into larger projects, we decided now was a good time to update our brand. Our new logo plays off our slogan; The Power To Change Perception. We felt the classic comedy/tragedy masks were perfect to portray this message, but we added a little twist of lemon and blood to magnify the concept of change. Click on the image to see a full size version of our new logo. Special thanks to Five Milligrams for turning our concept into an awesome visual representation!!
Zazu Pitts Wins Best Score At International Horror Film Festival
More great news...Zazu has been honored with Best Score for "Squatters" at International Horror Film Fest's Fear NYC event. With hundreds of films submitted, the film also secured an Official Selection at the festival. Judges included producers, writers, directors, composers and actors from The Hills Have Eyes, The Purge: Election Year, The Witch and Terror Films to name a few.
Chris Hansen Brings Back Child Investigations with Hansen Vs. Predator
We have some big news to share! Chris Hansen is back with a new series 'Hansen vs. Predator' and Zazu is a Producer. The series is a continuation of his original 'To Catch A Predator' investigations that aired on Dateline NBC and will be part of a new show he is hosting, 'Crime Watch Daily'. We all look forward to seeing Chris back in action this fall and putting a new breed of child predators behind bars...
Read an official announcement here: Hansen Vs. Predator Returns
Squatters Film Receives Several Accolades
After submitting "Squatters" to several film festivals, it has already received several accolades including being an official selection at the International Horror Film Festival. There were also several nominations and two wins including Best WNY Feature Mid/Length Film at the WNY F.A.M.E. festival.
Watch the trailer we also put together here: Squatter Fear Fest Trailer
Squatters Film Debuts
Another project popped up, which was the scoring of a short horror film. This film by Coleman Films and 3am Productions utilizes the special fx expertise of Michael Del Rossa who has worked on such films as "300" and "The Watchmen." You can watch the trailer we also put together here: Squatter Fear Fest Trailer
Next step for the producers is fllm fest submissions.
Kylo Ren Project & More Reviews
As we gear up to score the next film, Phoenix: The Resurrection, Zazu decided to take on a little personal project to keep the chops up. You can watch it here: Kylo Ren (Rise Of The FIrst Order) Theme
Here is another great review from The Independent Critic on The Jersey Devil as well :-)
The Jersey Devil Sells Out On First Day
On October 27th, 2015, Shami Media Group released The Jersey Devil worldwide and within a few hours it was sold out online at all major retailers such as F.Y.E., Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. This was quite unexpected to all those involved, but was a nice reward to further solidify the success of this independent film. For Sour Note Productions, we're grateful to have been a part of this project and are looking forward to working again with some of the same producers and director for Phoenix: The Resurrection.
The Jersey Devil To Be Released Worldwide
Shami Media Group has announced worldwide distribution of The Jersey Devil. Shami Media Group is led by film veteran Bob Shami. With over 15 years of film distribution, their movies are currently found in retailers such as, F.Y.E., Best Buy, Tower, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Sears, Kmart, MVD, Walmart, Target, Frys, Baker & Taylor, Red Box, iTunes and Netflix. They will now be adding "The Jersey Devil" to their catalog of outstanding films.
Mouth Full Album Production Wraps
Rochester-based band, Mouth Full, chose Sour Note Productions to produce their first full-length album. After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, the final mixing and mastering is complete. Clips from this amazing band can be heard HERE or you can watch the album trailer HERE (parental guidance suggested)
The Jersey Devil Wins 4 Awards @ Atlantic City Film Festival
The Jersey Devil has won four awards at the Atlantic City Downbeach Festival including Best Comedy Feature, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. Sour Note Productions would like to congratulate the entire team that helped to make this possible and looks forward to working with many of them again on the next feature film!!
The Jersey Devil Premieres
What happened? The Jersey Devil movie premieres, which was scored by Sour Note Productions' Zazu and Brandon Williams (pictured). Where? Loews Landmark Theater in Jersey City, NJ. Who? Most of the cast and crew along with about 600 other people who couldn't wait to see this long-anticipated indie comedy.
The movie received rave reviews, which can be read here: