Dear gentle blog reader,
Isn’t it wonderful when the hard-working underdog finally gets recognized? That’s what’s happening right now with composer Mark McKenzie.
Variety has the following about the gifted composer:
Utility player orchestrates ‘Miracle’
Eye on the Oscars: Song & ScoreBy Iain Blair
‘The Greatest Miracle’
For the past 20 years, accomplished orchestrator Mark McKenzie has been the go-to guy behind-the-scenes for such top film composers as Jerry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. But now the guy who’s orchestrated such hits as “Spider-Man,” “Ice Age: The Meltdown” and “Star Trek: Nemesis,” and a talented composer in his own right, is finally grabbing the limelight thanks to an obscure indie Mexican 3D animated spiritual film titled “The Greatest Miracle,” which recently won him the indie/documentary/short film score award at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
“The whole thing is a miracle,” says McKenzie of the faith-based family film directed by Bruce Morris and produced by Mexico City-based Pablo Barosso and Claudia Nemer, “as they had no money, and were also throwing out a previous score when I met them. And they thought I’d come in and save them with a relatively cheap synthesizer score.”
You can read the rest of the article here:
Here’s a link to Track 1:
The Greatest Miracle: Prelude
I hope Mark McKenzie wins an Oscar this year — he deserves it!
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