Spectre - Thomas Newman
Simon repeated his role from 'Skyfall' as arranger on the 24th Bond movie "Spectre". Spectre has gone on to set new box office records for any Bond film. Internationally, the film is a hit. It took the #1 spot in all 71 international territories in it's opening weekend.
Southpaw - James Horner
This was a task to produce a gritty, minimalist electronic score for Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw. Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Wills to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services. Directed by Antoine Fuqua starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
The 33 - James Horner
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. The film was directed by Patricia Riggen and stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche.
The score incorporates both dramatic orchestral action cues and Andean textures, featuring the talents of wind player Tony Hinnegan and guitarist George Doering.
Wolf Totem - James Horner
Produced by the China Film Group, Wolf Totem was a huge hit in China, breaking new ground as the first major film to be directed by a non-Chinese director. Jean-Jacques Annaud's translation of the legendary Chinese book 'Wolf Totem' shows the life of a young city dweller who is sent to live with Mongolian tribesmen. A truly epic film, with an epic score to fit, local musicians recorded in China, followed by a huge orchestra and mixing in London.
Producing a score for director Jean-Jacques Annaud always brings unexpected gifts, in this case recording spectacular Mongolian singers and Mourin Huur bands in a Yurt, drinking horse milk Vodka and even persuading London's finest session string players to play like a Mongolian Horsehair orchestra.
One Day In Auschwitz - James Horner
Horner and Franglen collaborated on the piano based score for the Shoah Foundation’s One Day In Auschwitz.A deeply harrowing film, it follows Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon as she revisits Auschwitz 70 years on, together with two girls at the same age she was when she was brought to the camp at 17. The task was to create a score that reflected the bleakness and the determination of the story.