New York, NY (April 15, 2005)–Composer Andrew Hollander, who helped start Company X with editor Barney Miller in 2002, has announced the formation of SugarboX, a new music and sound design company. Joining the team will be composer Paul Riggio, formally of Big Foote music.
Their first assignment was scoring music for two Dasani water spots helmed by acclaimed feature director Wes Anderson for Anomaly, with end tags designed by Psyop. Hollander came up with a whimsical track for the comic spots featuring a man in a bear costume explaining why he preferred Dasani water instead of the “salmon infested” stream water.
SugarboX is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood adjacent to Company X’s offices. SugarboX opens with Hollander and Riggio leading the music and sound design team along with partner/engineer Robert L. Smith and assistant engineer/composer Jeff Slutz.
“SugarboX will be a unique music house because all of us work on so many different types of projects,” said Hollander. Riggio recently made his foray into the feature film world with the Ally Sheedy film Noise while Andrew has scored over a dozen features from indies like The Photographer, starring Maggie Gyllenhall, to major studio pictures, including the 2003 Samuel Goldwyn release, Anything But Love, starring Andrew McCarthy. Along with Robert Smith they’ve also worked with dozens of major label recording artists and songwriters. “I think all those experiences give us a different perspective on how we approach all of our musical projects.”
Founder Andrew Hollander has been composing for feature films since the late 1990s and began scoring commercials in 2001 when he was introduced to Barney Miller. His commercial reel includes spots for Coke via McCann, Amex via O&M, Oil of Olay via Saatchi and SunCom via Margeotes and Partners.