- May 5, 2021
-- Matthew James' score to the upcoming horror film, The Djinn
is getting released on May 21, 2021 by MovieScore Media. The album consists of 19 original tracks. The film, written and directed by David Charbonier & Justin Powell, is getting distributed by IFC Midnight on May 14, 2021. The film stars Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein, Tevy Poe, Donald Pitts and John Erickson. Some of Matthew's other credits include Arkansas, Black Lightning
and Useless Humans
. The score will be available on all major digital sites including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music. You can pre-order the album on Amazon here
When discussing his work on the film Matthew says, "The Djinn
is not your average horror film, it's a story of nuanced heartbreaking grief and overcoming adversities. Set in the 80s, I was able to marry a hybrid of catchy analog synth pop elements with dark and sinister orchestral instruments, wrapped together with my own solo vocals that I used to create eerie choral passages and effects. The audience will fast see the reason why that, "what is done, cannot be undone."The Djinn
follows a mute twelve-year-
old, Dylan Jacobs, as he discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart's desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul. Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price.
ABOUT MATTHEW JAMES
In a short time, Matthew James hit-the-ground-
running in the LA Film scene, building a reputation as a versatile Award-Winning Film & TV composer. His work as an assistant, musical performer, additional writer, programmer and sound consultant on the WB's hit action hero drama series, "Black Lightning", (Berlanti Productions/
starring Cress Williams) and the drama & comedic stylings of BET's, "Being Mary Jane" (Gabrielle Union), laid the ground work for his solo career. From the gritty Crime Thriller, "Arkansas", (starring Vince Vaughn, John Malkovich, Liam Hemsworth) to the apocalyptic Action-Adventure-
Fi melee, "Useless Humans", (Showtime), his ability across multi-genres has become an asset to film productions, at the indie and major studio level alike.
Matthew now works out of his custom-built studio (16 Cent Studios) located in the Emmy-Award winning Aura Sound facility in Burbank, CA. With over 25 years of experience as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, band leader and natural inclinations as a filmmaker, ensure the highest quality scores produced on all budgets. With unparalleled dedication, passion, and precision, Matthew has cemented roots in the industry. From the large bombastic orchestral scores of the golden era, to modern minimalist and epic synth/hybrid music, he continues to expand and gain the loyalty of his clients that recognize him as an integral team member. Watch for his name in the credits, the future is promising.Photo: