Calabasas, CA (October 9, 2007)–The latest film score by Joel Goodman, for indie movie Canvas, makes its theatrical debut October 9th. Goodman has scored over 80 documentaries and feature films, four of which have received Academy Award nominations in the past six years.
Canvas is a dramatic indie feature film that was written and directed by Joe Greco and stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano. The character-driven story chronicles one family’s struggle with mental illness in a film that interweaves love and the magic of sailing.
For Canvas, Goodman crafted and produced the full original score for the film, which he describes as “a mixture of contemporary sounds with a full orchestra.” Says Greco, “Joel Goodman was a joy to work with on Canvas. My movie was hit by a hurricane and we had very little money for music. Like me, Joel is an eternal optimist and is willing to explore every possibility. Joel embraced our limitations. He was also unafraid to go deeper and push the limits of what could be accomplished despite our tiny budget. Joel’s score is wonderful and full of heart.”
Earlier this year, Goodman wrote and produced the score for Constantine’s Sword. Directed by Oren Jacoby, whose last film was nominated for an Oscar in 2005, the film made its debut during the LA Film Festival in June 2007. Goodman also wrote and produced the full score for the HBO documentary Hear & Now, which won the Audience Award for Documentary Competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and scored an Emmy-nominated, two-hour TV special which aired on A&E entitled Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company.