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GEOFF TYSON WILL BE MUSIC COMPOSER OF STASH

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When the first music composer Director Terry R. Wickham wanted for his slow-burn, character-focused horror film STASH became unavailable, he had to find someone else to do the important job.  Wickham elaborates, “I know literally hundreds of musicians who could score a movie and I certainly know how to put the search out to find someone.  But I felt STASH needed someone different and unconventional.  A musician that could give the movie a distinct score not just match the film’s mood and atmosphere, but make it cool.  For some reason I wanted a guitarist to do it and I felt I should call on someone I already knew.  Maybe it’s because guitar is my favorite instrument.  But more than that I was looking for someone with the musical maturity and diversity that could play something along the lines of the band Hammock, especially for the first half of the film.  Hammock’s music is guitar based.

After I put my mind to it Geoff Tyson came to mind.  I had worked with Geoff before, as he licensed one of his songs “Butterfly”(listen to a neat version of the song on Youtube) for the End Credits of my film HAIR OF THE DOG.  I’ve admired Geoff’s work since he was the guitarist in the early 90s band T-RIDE (watch their music video “Zombies From Hell”).  Back in the late 90s I ended up doing an Interview with Geoff for Guitar 2001 Magazine and that led to us developing a friendship.  I hadn’t spoken to Geoff in many years, as he lives in Prague and has a pretty busy life.  But my gut feeling was he was the musician/guitarist that should do the film.

I’m really excited that Geoff agreed to create music for STASH.  Geoff is not only an amazing guitarist (see a short video of him playing a cool solo) but incredibly diverse musician, a producing whiz and just one cool dude (as this video will attest).  I have no doubt that Geoff will come up with something that will not only support the movie, but will be done in such a way that it will be unmistakably his.”

Geoff Tyson (also referred to as Jeff Tyson) played guitar for T-Ride, whose debut album shared the same title.[1] He was a student of Joe Satriani, and one of two students Satriani has said ‘Graduated’ from his lessons (the other being Steve Vai).[2][3] Songs from the album were used in various motion pictures and television shows including Luxury Cruiser in the soundtrack of 1992’s Encino ManZombies from Hell in the movie Captain Ron and Bone Down in an episode of Baywatch, Forbidden Paradise-part 2. T-Ride toured the world with Ugly Kidd Joe, Joe SatrianiWhite Zombie, Tora Tora and Asphalt Ballet.

Tyson went on to perform and record with Snake River Conspiracy (Reprise 1999) and toured with FilterMonster MagnetQueens Of The Stone Age and A Perfect Circle.

In 2003, Tyson created the band Stimulator with singer Susan Hyatt, and they signed a record deal with Universal Music in 2005. Stimulator had songs featured in the Walt Disney Movie “Ella Enchanted“, MTV’s The Real World and episodes of the E! Network’s “50 Hottest Hollywood Hookups”. Stimulator toured the world with Duran DuranThe Go-Go’s and were featured performers on the Van’s Warped Tour.[4]

According to Steve Ouimette, Tyson is one of the featured guitarists in his cover version of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.[5]

Tyson currently lives in Prague, Czech Republic where the Geoff Tyson band has been playing festivals all over Europe.[6] His new band is called Smooshface (CD release expected in 2016)

He is also the FOH audio mixer for bands touring all over the US and Europe, Including the band Goblin.

Please visit Geoff’s site to learn more about the man and his music:

www.geofftyson.com

 

 

ALMOG PAIL FINISHES ADR FOR “STASH”

 

Almog Pail is all smiles while doing ADR for STASH @ the Audio Engineering School in New York City with Sound Designer Thomas Jackson at the controls 3/20/16
Almog Pail is all smiles while doing ADR for STASH @ the Audio Engineering School in New York City with Sound Designer Thomas Jackson at the controls 3/20/16

This was a major accomplishment towards the completion of the movie STASH.

 

Almog Pail as "Faith Daniels" is the heart & soul of STASH
Almog Pail as “Faith Daniels” is the heart & soul of STASH

The fact that actress Almog Pail is in every scene in STASH means that the production finally has the voice of the “heart and soul of the movie.”  Director Terry R. Wickham says, “It was in no way easy trying to go back and recreate the movie after the fact.  But the truth is we sort of got a second and now third chance to get it right.  It’s something that probably nobody wants to have to do, but we didn’t have a choice and it was an opportunity for us to better the movie.”

 

STASH Director Terry R. Wickham gives his Alma mater, Snohomish High School some t-shirt love.  Sound Designer sets before his control board @ Audio Engineering School in New York City 3/20/16
STASH Director Terry R. Wickham gives his Alma mater, Snohomish High School some t-shirt love. Sound Designer sets before his control board @ Audio Engineering School in New York City 3/20/16

Sound Designer Thomas Jackson was there again plugging away on the audio, always striving to get the best sound possible.  This was a challenge because the main character “Faith Daniels” is mumbling to her video camera at times, while screaming loudly in others.  Wickham says, “Thomas is a true collaborator who didn’t just accept the first attempt at something.  He kept striving to make sure the tone of Almog’s voice was right and that the technical recording was the best it could be.”

 

Almog Pail let's it out when she has to in STASH as "Faith Daniels"
Almog Pail let’s it out when she has to in STASH as “Faith Daniels”

The filmmaker adds, “The three of us honestly had a great time working together.  The situation forced me to go back and watch the movie over and over, including the morning of the last session.  It was during these multiple sessions that I realized that I needed to add dialogue in situations where Faith hadn’t originally spoke, but the story needed to be communicated with a couple more lines.  Especially the scenes involving the smart-phone applicated Geostashes.  There is that balance every visual storyteller is striving for where you counterweight action with words.”

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Jonathan Weirich completes his ADR for STASH

Jonthan is ready for ADR

Jonathan Weirich finished all his ADR for STASH @ School Audio Engineering in New York City on Wednesday March 2, 2016.

Jonathan scream his guts out for STASH
Weirich literally screams his guts out for part of STASH

 

Considering it had been almost a year since he recorded the first go of ADR and that the movie was shot in July 2014, this was a BIG DEAL in terms of the movie working towards completion.

Thomas Jackson is giving Stash the audio care the movie deserves.  Actor Jonathan Weirch prepare to add his voice for "Minster Malcolm" @ Audio Engineering School in NYC
Thomas Jackson is giving Stash the audio care the movie deserves. Actor Jonathan Weirch prepare to add his voice for “Minster Malcolm” @ Audio Engineering School in NYC

Sound Designer Thomas Jackson was very impressed with Jonathan’s ability to get back in character and match the cadence of what he did on the screen a year and a half earlier.  So impressed was he with Weirich’s 2nd session in ADR, that the Sound Designer asked the actor if he had rehearsed prior to the second session and the actor said no.

Stash Director Terry R. Wickham, Sound Designer Thomas Jackson and Actor Jonathan Weirich “Minister Malcolm”

 

With lead actress Almog Pail schedule for another long ADR Saturday March 12, STASH continues to move forward to finally getting done.

With new Assistant Editor Jason Paluck putting the final edit touches to the film and a Motion Graphics Artist soon joining the post-production team, things are looking up for STASH.