“PARANO” Film I Scored Music for Wins “The Van Leer Award for Best Director of a Documentary” at Jerusalem Film Festival

Parano Film PosterHuge congratulations to Ariel Semmel, who won “The Van Leer Award for Best Director of a Documentary” at Jerusalem Film Festival!

Despite having only contributed a small portion of music to “PARANO” for Isreali director and friend Ariel Semmel, I’m proud and happy to hear that my music got amazing reviews.

Ariel: “Your music captures everybody in the beginning of the film!”

Official Trailer

 

It’s a great gain to be working with Ariel, who’s a professional with every fiber in his body. His film is touching, shocking, emotional, brutally honest and the some of bravest self-exposures I have ever witnessed. When I watched one of the earlier edits of the film — in order to prepare myself for the music to be written — I needed days to process what I had seen, the movie’s that intense.

You might think from the “cover of the book”, this movie is about a distraught guy who thinks he’s been abducted by aliens. Not even close. This movie is much more than that. It touched me every second, frame by frame.

For Ariel I wish that PARANO gets the attention and rewards it deserves. Go check out details about the film here:

Russell Brand vs. Sean Hannity (and the German Equivalent)

We all should love Russell Brand for this masterpiece in TV history.

This is how it started:

This is how it continued:

And if you ask me, I stay tuned for follow-ups. 😀

One more thing … as with everything regarding the US, we have a German version of Sean Hannity as well. His name is Michel Friedman (you should really click this link, trust me, you’ll be surprised!). With this short video clip you will clearly understand what I’m talking about:

Unfortunately, Germany is missing a version of Russell Brand. Friedman is able to pollute the German world of media and TV in particular, and no one stops him.

P.S.: This post doesn’t reflect my personal opinions about the Israel/Palestine conflict. Its entire purpose is to pillory a disrespectful discussion culture. Also, I’m no sympathizing with any person involved, neither personally nor politically, apart from Russell Brand.