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Benoit Charest - Quebec based Film Composer - Les Triplettes de Belleville, Maxed Out, Runaway, Polytechnique, Route 132, Mars Et April

Benoit is best known for the soundtrack of the Oscar nominated, animated film, The Triplettes of Belleville, for which he won a Cesar Award for Best Music Written for a Film as well as a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music. The song Belleville Rendez-vous, in particular, earned him an Academy Award nomination as well as a Grammy Award nomination.

Benoit composed the score for the National Film Board of Canada animated short Runaway, written and directed by Cordell Barker

Benoit wrote the music for a variety of other feature films including: Maxed Out, Polytechnique, Route 132, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, and Mars et Avril.

Direct download: BenoitCharest.mp3
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Kasper Leick - Danish Film Editor - Truly Human, Flies on the Wall, Terribly Happy, A Royal Affair

Kasper has cut more than 20 feature films, including Truly Human, Flies on the Wall, and Cecilie

Kasper also cuts commercials, documentaries and television series. Kasper has edited episodes of the internationally acclaimed series The Killing and Borgen.

Kasper has recently contributed to the editing of Simon And The Oaks and edited the films: Terribly Happy, Fighter and the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated film, the 18th century historical drama, A Royal Affair.

Direct download: KasperLeick.mp3
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Danny Cohen, BSC - British Cinematographer - Longford, John Adams, Pirate Radio, The King's Speech, and Les Miserables

Danny in 2007 received a BAFTA television award nomination for Best Photography and Lighting for his work on Longford, and another in 2008 for Joe's Palace

Danny also received a shared an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie for John Adams, directed by Tom Hooper.

Danny's other film and television credits include: Dead Man's Shoes, Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, Glorious 39, and Pirate Radio

Danny collaborated with Tom Hooper on the Oscar winning film, The King's Speech, for which he was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Cinematography. 

Danny recently was the Director of Photography on Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the musical Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated, Les Miserables, set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.

Direct download: DannyCohen.mp3
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Jeffrey Waldron - Director of Photography - The Honeyfields, Searching for Sonny, Loy Krathong, Rising From Ashes, and The Dynamiter

Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Arts from the the USC Cinema-Television Production Program and an MFA in Cinematography from the AFI Conservatory

Jeffrey has photographed commercials, music videos, and interview segments with Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Jodie Foster, and William Shatner.

Jeffrey has shot short films, features, and documentaries including: The Honeyfields, Searching for Sonny, along with Visual Effects Director of Photography work on films like The Rum Diary

Jeffrey's documentary work has brought him around the world, from Haiti to Colombia to Rwanda and his directorial debut, Loy Krathong, for which he also composed the score, has won five international festival awards. 

Jeffrey's more recent work includes the critically acclaimed film, The Dynamiter, which played Berlinale and the Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for a Best Cinematography Independent Spirit Award.

Jeffrey has also recently completed the documentary Rising From Ashes.

Direct download: JeffreyWaldron.mp3
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