Geektown Radio 190: Sundance Composers Roger Suen & Piers Burbrook de Vere, Film News, UK TV News & Air Dates!


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The Geektown Radio podcast returns this week to discuss the latest tv reviews, film news, UK TV premiere date info, and US TV news as Dave is joined by Darryl from Hollywood News Source as co-host. We also have not one but two interviews with composers whose films premiered this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, Roger Suen & Piers Burbrook de Vere.

Roger Suen is best known for scoring Justin Chon's 2017 Sundance award-winning film, 'Gook'. This year, Roger reunites with Chon to score the emotional Asian-American family drama 'Ms. Purple' which premiered at Sundance last weekend. The movie tells the story of Kasie, a young girl who has to seek help from her estranged brother when her bedridden father's caretaker unexpectedly quits. The siblings are forced to reconnect and reconcile the suppressed trauma that led to their separation.

When Roger isn't working on his own films, he helps out other composers, providing additional music for their scores. This has led to his work being featured in Guillermo Del Toro’s four-time Oscar-winning film 'The Shape of Water', Netflix’s five-time Emmy-nominated series 'Daredevil' and Emmy-nominated series 'The Defenders'. Through his mastery of orchestral composition and modern electronica, he has also created heart-pounding additional music for Oscar-nominated 'X-Men' and 'Maze Runner' film franchises.

Australian composer Piers Burbrook de Vere most recently scored award-winning director Abe Forsythe's zombie comedy 'Little Monsters', starring Lupita Nyong'o ('Black Panther'), Josh Gad ('Frozen'), and Alex England ('Alien: Covenant'). Whilst the movie has zombies and comedy, it also needed the actors to play musical instruments on screen. That included Lupita playing the ukulele, and Alex playing the guitar... with the minor issue that Alex couldn't play the guitar when they started filming, so we chat with Piers about what they did to solve that!

Piers previously scored Forsythe's award-winning provocative black comedy, 'Down Under'. Additionally, he has exhibited works across the US and Europe as an artist and performer, and has toured internationally with the acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Also On This Week's Show:

I'm joined by Darryl from Hollywood News Source as co-host, so we review the movies and tv series we've been watching in the past few weeks.

We take a look at all the latest tv & film news, including renewals & cancellations.

We give you our recommendations for upcoming TV in the next 7 days.

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