Santa Monica, CA (March 23, 2009)–Elias Arts is currently producing original music soundtracks for an upcoming feature film, Fighting, and a TV movie, Children of the Corn.
Jonathan Elias, founder, Elias Arts, says, “While many people out there know our company for our work in music for advertising, we also like to keep our hand in the ‘Hollywood’ community from time to time as well. We are just finishing up two movie projects, both of which have personal meaning to me. I was the original composer for the 1984 film, Children of the Corn. I am currently involved in updating the themes I created for that film now, 25 years later, for its remake, again working with Don Borchers. And I also have a long history with Dito Montiel, the director of the new film Fighting. I was the composer and the producer of his first film, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, and I also produced his 1989 record, ‘Gutterboy.’ And they say relationships in Hollywood don’t last!”
Elias Arts composer Dave Wittman also worked on the Fighting soundtrack. “Since Fighting is set in an urban environment, hip-hop played a big role in the background of the film’s score,” he says. “The storyline of this movie takes place in a number of culturally diverse sections of New York City, so our music needed to reflect the gamut of these related musical styles.”
Elias Arts composer Nate Morgan, who is working with Jonathan Elias on the Children of the Corn soundtrack, says, “This was a horror film score, so obviously we needed to incorporate a lot of ‘scary sounding music.’ We took Jonathan Elias’ original themes from the first Corn movie and reworked them in a more modern way. The original themes were very synthy, so for the new movie, we developed them into more lush, orchestral music, recording a small string section along the way.”