We got a note from Stephen James Taylor last week about the release of a charming and captivating movie written and directed by Richard Tanne.
The film takes place all in one day, the day of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date.
Taylor scored the film mostly using 2 original instruments. The first was his Halo Custom Shop Merus, a 31 tone baritone guitar (31 frets per octave).
The second one was made by violin maker, David Rivinus, and it's called The Transcendello (sort of a cross between a pedal steel guitar and a cello).
The soundtrack album of the score will be digitally released next month (September 2016).
If you're interested in hearing more about the film and the soundtrack, tune into Los Angeles radio station KPFK 90.7 FM on September 8th at 11am PST (John Schneider's Global Village). Or stream online here.
Taylor will be interviewed about the custom instruments used in rendering the score, and will play some of the musical themes from the film. There were some wonderful vocalists involved - Eyvonne Williams, Oren Waters, and Myrna Matthews - who contributed their magic to the score as well.
"It's a great date movie with intelligent dialogue between two magnificent actors. It got great reviews at Sundance earlier this year as well as the recent one in the Huffington Post.
Hope you get a chance to see it... thanks!" - Stephen James Taylor