Without missing a beat, Shogun wraps up the month with another lush, feel-good single under his belt. In “Lalaland”, Shogun steps out of his comfort zone as trance royalty to continue his exploration into the pop sphere.”Lalaland” is out now across all streaming platforms via Sony Music.
Shogun is known to most for his unparalleled big-room trance productions. Seeking a challenge, he decided to try his hand at creating catchy, upbeat tracks that accomplish one goal: to get people dancing. “Lalaland” follows his early July release, “Fuck Up The Party“, which caught the eyes and ears of dance music fans worldwide and launched him into the dance-pop category. The California based DJ/producer is just getting started, as he prepares for a string of releases that touch upon his trance roots and pave the way for the next chapter in his musical biography.
“Lalaland” boasts hypnotizing brassy synths and glistening radio-ready vocals with a hook that packs a punch. Never taking himself too seriously, the Asian American dance music mainstay hopes to make isolation a little less painful with his releases. An energetic dance cut from beginning to end, “Lalaland” is bound to snag a spot in numerous ‘Summer Anthems’ playlists across the board.
Shogun is a 4-time DJ Mag Top 100, International DJ and Producer. Shogun has headlined at all the major festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland,TomorrowWorld, EDC, ULTRA, and A State Of Trance. He has produced for multiple Grammy-nominated and winning acts, and there hasn’t been a track of his that’s not landed in the Beatport and iTunes Top 10, all smashing the charts.
Shogun is the first Asian American on the internationally known Armada Record Label, and he is also signed to Blackhole, Sony, Universal, and CMC music. He has also been nominated twice for the World Music Award’s – World’s Best Electronic Dance Music Artist. With the DJ skills to rock the best clubs and festivals in the world, the future is already written for Shogun
As a natural emcee who brings a crackling energy and wide-range of influences to his music, T9ine combines his laid back rhymes with soulful beats. Today, the Tampa native confidently shares a new heartfelt ballad about his tragedies and triumphs in the latest track “Stories”. Directed by DrewFilmedIt, the video shows T9ine’s side of the trenches and finding happiness through the struggle while enjoying life and joyriding with friends. Watch the new video HERE
Perhaps T9ine’s most unique quality is this no-frills rawness. The concise rapper with the gold-plated smile uses his music to open up and connect with his loyal and fast-growing fanbase. He lets his art do the talking. Following “Groovy,” the viral video verse to a classic Junior M.A.F.I.A. instrumental, T quickly defied becoming a one-hit-wonder with “Mind Of A Real.” He expanded on 2019’s self-released From Nun To Something, a mixtape that demonstrated versatility. T9ine’s self-made success led to a Lil Durk-assisted “Mind Of A Real” remix, which recently became a video collaboration that now has over 1.2 million views. The rapper with the commanding voice and no-nonsense delivery is turning his dreams of a better life into reality. Stay tuned for a slew of releases coming from T9ine including his next project set to drop later this summer.
Traditionally, the golden hour marks either the first hour of light after sunrise or the last hour of light before sunset. In both cases, it heralds a change. Representing another new dawn, global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a Kygo, has today released his aptly-titled third full-length album Golden Hour via Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records. The album features 18 songs including previously released singles “The Truth” with Valerie Broussard, “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic, “Freedom” with Zak Abel, “I’ll Wait” with Sasha Sloan, “Like It Is” with Zara Larsson and Tyga, and “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has more than 651 million audio and video streams combined and charted at Top 40 radio. Full album tracklisting below. Kygo kicked off his album release day with performances of “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic and “The Truth” with Valerie Broussard on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. During 2018, Kygo began to assemble what would become Golden Hour between a marathon of touring. While writing music throughout the year, he simultaneously partnered with Sony to launch his own label and management company, Palm Tree Records. Taking an active role in signing and promoting artists, songwriters, and producers, he hit his stride in the studio alongside Palm Tree talent, including Petey, Nick Furlong, Valerie Broussard, Dreamlab and Tom Martin. This “family” approach added a new dimension to the process. “I was fortunate enough to work with some of my favorite artists and writers on Golden Hour,” said Kygo. “There are quite a few songs on the album where I had the chance to collaborate with our team. These are artists I believe in. Working with some of my favorite up-and-coming musicians really made these songs special for the album.” Golden Hour also sees Kygo’s genre-breaking vision come to life. His single “Like It Is” with Zara Larsson and Tyga spotlighted co-production by Petey and represented another progression by incorporating hip-hop verses. Kygo’s melodies, airy drums, and delicate piano locked into a matchmade in heaven with Zara Larsson’s voice as Tyga turned up on a nimbly rhymed cameo. On its heels, he reunited with Sasha Sloan for the soulful tropical house anthem “I’ll Wait.”
Elsewhere, “Freedom” with Zak Abel elevated his signature sound with a steeple-size vocal performance from Abel; Tom Martin co-wrote “To Die For;” Valerie Broussard co-wrote “Don’t Give Up On Love” and “The Truth,” the latter of which she also lends her vocals on; and Nick Furlong co-wrote “Say You Will” and “Someday.” “Someday” was also co-written by Zac Brown who lends his vocals to the track. These 18 songs illuminate the scope of Kygo’s creativity and the bold breaking light of Golden Hour. “With every album or next song I’m working on, I always try pushing myself to evolve and experiment with new ideas,” he goes on. “I couldn’t be more proud of these 18 songs. It was really hard to narrow the final tracklist to just 18. The album has a few songs that are more up-tempo than my earlier albums, but still have the classic ‘Kygo’ sound.” Kygo will perform Golden Hour in its entirety during his virtual Golden Hour Festival presented in partnership with live streaming entertainment leader LiveXLive and Palm Tree Crew today at 4PM ET. The event will be broadcasted on Kygo’s YouTube channel powered by LiveXLive. Fans can also watch on @KygoMusic and @LiveXLive social channels including Twitch, TikTok and Facebook, as well as on LiveXLive’s apps and website.
Kygo has also partnered with Calm, the No. 1 app for sleep, meditation andrelaxation, to create a custom 60-minute “Golden Hour” mix exclusively available on the platform. The special release, which is coming soon, will include instrumentals and remixes from Golden Hour and past projects, as well as relaxing piano segments. See complete tracklist for Golden Hour below:
1. The Truth w/ Valerie Broussard
2. Lose Somebody w/ OneRepublic
3. Feels Like Forever w/ Jamie N Commons
4. Freedom w/ Zak Abel
5. Beautiful w/ Sandro Cavazza
6. To Die For w/ St. Lundi
7. Broken Glass w/ Kim Petras
8. How Would I Know w/ Oh Wonder
9. Could You Love Me w/ Dreamlab
10. Higher Love w/ Whitney Houston
11. I’ll Wait w/ Sasha Sloan
12. Don’t Give Up On Love w/ Sam Tinnesz
13. Say You Will w/ Patrick Droney and Petey
14. Follow w/ Joe Janiak
15. Like It Is w/ Zara Larsson and Tyga
16. Someday w/ Zac Brown
17. Hurting w/ Rhys Lewis
18. Only Us w/ Haux
Whether behind the piano in his studio or headlining a sold-out festival, Kygo quietly reaffirms his status as a prodigious talent, forward-thinking producer, dynamic DJ, and influential global superstar. The Norwegian musician born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll first introduced himself in 2013 and quietly became one of the most ubiquitous hitmakers in the world. Amassing 15 billion cumulative global audio and video streams and 3.3 billion YouTube views by 2020, he has broken numerous streaming records. He emerged as Spotify’s “Breakout Artist of 2015” powered by “Firestone”[feat Conrad Sewell] and “Stole the Show” [feat. Parson James]—certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries. These smashes cemented him as “the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify.” Kygo earned one of his biggest hits with the multiplatinum “It Ain’t Me” [feat. Selena Gomez], going Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and clocking nearly 1 billion Spotify streams. He maintained his momentum on the Stargazing EP and second album, Kids In Love. The ensuing Kids In Love Tour canvased four continents and sold out arenas. He ignited “Remind Me To Forget” [feat. Miguel] with 812 million total combined streams and views. Other collaborations include mega-hits with U2, Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, and Chelsea Cutler. In 2019, Kygo unleashed “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston and generated another 1 billion combined streams and views in addition to leaving his imprint on a classic. He heralded his 2020 third full-length album Golden Hour [Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records] with the anthems “Like It Is” [with Zara Larsson & Tyga] and “I’ll Wait” [with Sasha Sloan]. Now, Golden Hour signals Kygo’s brightest moment yet.
I’ll Calm is the #1 app for mental fitness, designed to help you manage stress, sleep better and live a happier, healthier life. With hundreds of hours of original audiocontent, the Calm app supports users in more than 190 countries. Apple’s 2017 iPhone App of the Year and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020, Calm boasts over 80 million downloads to date, averaging 100,000 new users daily.
Global superstar, producer, and DJ Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a. Kygo, reunites with powerhouse vocalist Valerie Broussard for new track “The Truth.” The song is now available across all streaming platforms and will be featured on his upcoming third album Golden Hour, out May 29 via Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records. Kygo will kick off his album release day with a performance on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series with OneRepublic and Broussard.
“The Truth” marks the second collaboration between Kygo and Broussard, who previously released “Think About You” together in February 2019. It follows Kygo’s “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic, “Freedom” with Zak Abel, “I’ll Wait” with Sasha Sloan, “Like It Is” with Zara Larsson and Tyga, and “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston. “Higher Love” has more than 651 million audio and video streams combined and charted at Top 40 radio. It is a cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood classic. The Whitney Houston estate presented Kygo with the archival recording of Houston’s version, which was previously recorded as a Japan-only bonus track on her I’m Your Baby Tonight physical album in 1990. Upon hearing the song, Kygo raced into the studio, thrilled to be given the opportunity to make music with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. “Higher Love” was written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings and produced by Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll and Narada Michael Walden.
Whether behind the piano in his studio or headlining a sold-out festival, Kygo quietly reaffirms his status as a prodigious talent, forward-thinking producer, dynamic DJ, and influential global superstar. The Norwegian musician born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll first introduced himself in 2013 and quietly became one of the most ubiquitous hitmakers in the world. Amassing 15 billion cumulative global audio and video streams and 3.3 billion YouTube views by 2020, he has broken numerous streaming records. He emerged as Spotify’s “Breakout Artist of 2015” powered by “Firestone” [feat Conrad Sewell] and “Stole the Show” [feat. Parson James]—certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries. These smashes cemented him as “the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify.” In the wake of his chart-topping 2016 full-length debut Cloud Nine, he delivered memorable performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Plus, he notably performed “Carry Me” during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympics. In 2017, he earned one of his biggest hits with the multiplatinum “It Ain’t Me” [feat. Selena Gomez], going Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and clocking nearly 1 billion Spotify streams. He maintained his momentum on the Stargazing EP and second album, Kids In Love. The ensuing Kids In Love Tour canvased four continents and sold out arenas. He ignited “Remind Me To Forget” [feat. Miguel] with 812 million total combined streams and views. Other collaborations include mega-hits with U2, Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, and Chelsea Cutler. He has received acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more. In 2019, Kygo unleashed “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston and generated another 1 billion combined streams and views in addition to leaving his imprint on a classic. He heralded his 2020 third full-length album Golden Hour [Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records] with the anthems “Like It Is” with Zara Larsson & Tyga] and “I’ll Wait” [with Sasha Sloan]. Now, Golden Hour signals Kygo’s brightest moment yet.
ABOUT VALERIE BROUSSARD:
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Valerie Broussard moved to London at the age of eighteen. It was this period living abroad when Valerie’s career as a songwriter began to take shape. Having since moved back stateside, Valerie brought home the atmospheric pop that has been catching the attention of all those that have come across it. Valerie’s music has been featured on a number of hit TV shows including “Lucifer,” “Riverdale,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” as well as trailers for HBO, Netflix, Amazon and The BBC. Fresh off her collaborations with Kygo (“Think About You”) and Galantis (“Roots”); and opening the League of Legends World Championship in Paris, Valerie’s upcoming album Gemini Rising is set to release later this year – a concept of duality with a nod to Astrology.
Lil Tjay a.k.a. “The Prince of New York” unveiled the music video to his song “Sex Sounds” today. The vibrant visual reveals a more vulnerable side of Lil Tjay when it comes to love. The calming island visuals will transport you out of the confines of your home. Watch the video, co-directed by Gabe Hostetler and Mike Mihail, HERE.
“Sex Sounds” is featured on Lil Tjay’s debut album True 2 Myself. The album includes the platinum hits “Brothers” and “F.N.” and the gold-certified “Ruthless” and “Goat.” Earlier this year, Tjay joined forces with Polo G again on “First Place” – the follow up to their quadruple platinum-certified breakout hit “Pop Out,” which has accumulated over 500 Million video views and streams to date and landed on Billboard, UPROXX, and Complex Best of 2019 year-end lists.
ComplexCon Chicago featured an assortment of hype brands, culture and new music. Leading audio company, Skullcandy, unveiled a new experience during the 2019 convention that breeds different genres of music with art. A new program called 12 Moods brings a new mood to life every month through performances and limited edition products. Monthly artist features include Omar Apollo (personal favorite), Leikeli47 and Rico Nasty; along with athletes like Olympian Anna Gasser and skateboarder Chris Joslin.
360 Magazine had the opportunity to try the earbuds and sound did not disappoint. The wireless Bluetooth puppies last up to 12 hours of battery life, fit snugly for comfort and are water resistant. They are convenient for travel and come with a mini charging case perfect for the gym, work or a musical adventure. With different tones to match the month and a specific mood, consumers feel a personal connection to their unique item.
The soundtrack to the third season of Josh Wakely’s animated Netflix original series Beat Bugs released on November 16th as announced by Republic Records. The soundtrack release comes after the Beat Bugs Season 3 debut on Netflix which premiered back in November 9th.
Beat Bugs: Season 3 soundtrack is available now at this link
Check out the trailer for Beat Bugs Season 2 HERE.
Following the success of the first 2 seasons and a 48-minute special on Netflix, Season 3 attracted a myriad of talent to reimagine classics by The Beatles for a new generation. Yusuf/Cat Stevens recorded “Here Comes The Sun,” while rising Vermont indie pop troubadour Noah Kahan delivered a show-stopping rendition of “You Won’t See Me.” Samantha Gongol of Marian Hill takes on the classic “Let It Be,” Chloe Kohanski adds millennial sunshine to “A Day In The Life,” and Welshly Arms amplify the rock ‘n’ roll gusto of “Revolution.”
Wakely’s Beat Bugs stands out as the perfect gateway for kids to experience the canon of The Beatles.
Beat Bugs Season 3 Tracklisting:
Yusuf/Cat Stevens– “Here Comes The Sun”
Noah Kahan– “You Won’t See Me”
Samantha Gongol– “Let It Be”
Welshly Arms– “Revolution”
The Beat Bugs– “Hey Jude”
The Beat Bugs– “Baby You’re A Rich Man”
The Beat Bugs– “Paperback Writer”
The Beat Bugs– “I’m Only Sleeping”
Chloe Kohanski– “A Day In The Life”
The Beat Bugs– “Yesterday”
The Beat Bugs– “Mother Nature’s Son”
The Beat Bugs– “Good Morning, Good Morning”
The Beat Bugs– “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
The Beat Bugs– “Oh! Darling”
The Beat Bugs– “The Long And Winding Road”
The Emmy®-winning series and its music have garnered widespread critical praise. The New York Timeswrote, “Like most enduring animation series, the writing in Beat Bugs is crafted to appeal to children as well as thier parents, with plenty of allusions to lyrics.” In its piece on the show, Rolling Stone said that by engaging with Beat Bugs kids are “experiencing the music of the Beatles in a way their parents and grandparents never imagined.” The Wall Street Journal also ran an in-depth piece, while Variety covered the project in this article, calling the covers in the series “richly orchestrated.”
Beat Bugs was created by Wakely, following a groundbreaking deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and is produced by his Grace: a storytelling company. Wakely personally selected each of these songs for his integration into the series’ episodes and was closely involved in the music’s production, arranging and mixing. Melodia was formed by the principals of Beat Bugs’ production entities to release music from this series, as well as future film, television, and theatrical endeavors, in conjunction with the company’s partners.
About Grace: a storytelling company:
Grace is a global independent film and television development and production banner led by filmmaker Josh Wakely. Grace’s output is distinguished by innovation, and imaginative creative and business partnerships, combined to cultivate transformative storytelling. Based out of Australia and the US, Grace is committed to producing intelligent, elevatedm talent-driven film and television projects to the worldwide audience.
CERTIFIED CLASSICS RELEASES NEW PICTURE DISC TODAY IN CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIG PUN’S CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
2-LP PICTURE DISC VINYL FEATURING ICONIC ALBUM ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE
CERTIFIED CLASSICS ALONG WITH THE THREAD SHOP & BIG PUN’S ESTATE RELEASED NEW MERCHANDISE WHICH IS AVAILABLE HERE
Sony Music’s Certified Classics,Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, honors the legacy of the late great Bronx emceeBig Punwith the release of a special 20thAnniversary Picture Disc Vinyl edition ofCapital Punishmentwhich is available now. ClickHEREto purchase.
The 2-LP picture disc vinyl features iconic album artwork (shot by photographer Danny Hastings) fromCapital Punishmenton each LP side.Capital Punishment, originally released on April 28th, 1998, celebrated its 20thAnniversary earlier this year.
In addition to the picture disc vinyl, Certified Classics, in conjunction with Sony Music’s innovative merchandising companyThe Thread Shopas well as theBig Pun Estateworked hand-in-hand to create a newBig PunCapital Punishmentmerch collection as part of the celebration. ClickHEREto purchase.
About Certified Classics
Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings’ division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With artists like The Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many more, Certified aims to pay homage to the legendary innovators of Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s.
Launched in 2016, Certified creates opportunities to discuss, revisit, and renew interest in a genre that shaped an entire culture, making the leap from a grassroots form of expression to a mainstream juggernaut with staying power. Certified provides contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbiaߞall in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world.
Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Peter Fonda and writer/director Shana Feste attended the NYC Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics’ BOUNDARIES alongside some furry friends from the North Shore Animal League! Download the photos here and don’t miss BOUNDARIES, opening in NY & LA June 22nd!
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Schaal, Dolly Wells, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Fonda
Written and Directed By: Shana Feste
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
LAURA (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father JACK (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in LA. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son HENRY, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.
Hidden Content launches with world premiere of The Caretaker at Tribeca Film Festival developing slate of VR films.
Filmmakers Jacob Wasserman, Adam Donald and Ant Gentile announced today the formation of Hidden Content, a full-service virtual reality. Their first project was unveiled yesterday at the Tribeca Film Festival with the world premiere of their narrative 360 Cinema project The Caretaker, the first installment of an original horror anthology series.
Created by Wasserman and Donald as well as filmmaker Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), The Caretaker stars Adelaide Clemens, Tom Lipinski, Clara Wong and Diana Agostini, was produced by Max Born and Schuyler Weiss and executive produced by Gentile and Kimberly Parker. The pilot was a co-production with RealMotion Inc. and audio services were provided by Hobo Audio.
Hidden Content has also teamed with film producer and financier Max Born to produce and acquire a slate of VR films and series, as well as develop a VR/AR distribution platform.
Wasserman, Donald and Gentile have been working in the virtual reality and 360 cinema space for some time, having produced high profile VR commercials and branded content experiences, including Samsung’s “Anatomy of Ski” 4D VR Experience for the 2018 Winter Olympics, featuring Olympic gold medalist downhill skier Bode Miller and “360 Meals,” a journey inside celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, Daniel.
The trio’s first narrative effort, the interactive VR thriller Broken Night
starring Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and was also featured at Cannes NEXT 2017.
Hidden Content and Max Born are currently in development on three additional VR genre series, and are in talks with outside creators to acquire new content to build out their 2018 project slate.
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The Hidden Content Team
Jacob Wasserman has produced notable and critically acclaimed films including James White
(Winner of Sundance NEXT Audience Award, AFI Audience Award), The Eyes of My Mother (Sundance NEXT 2016 Official Selection), virtual reality film Broken Night (2017 Cannes NEXT) with his latest feature films TYREL and Piercing premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His most recent VR narrative film The Caretaker , which he co-wrote and directed alongside horror director Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), will have its premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Wasserman has also produced and directed several award winning commercials, music videos and virtual reality films for clients including The North Face, Gatorade, The Wall Street Journal, Sony Music and Samsung. He a founding partner of Virtual Reality production company, Hidden Content and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Adam Donald is a director who continues to expand his work and collaborations across all genres from Film and Television to Virtual Reality. He is a founding partner in Hidden Content, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Donald has worked with the world’s top agencies and directed story-telling campaigns for many global brands, including The North Face, Gatorade, Sony, SKYY Vodka, NBA, Budweiser, and American Express, featuring world class artists and athletes Jay Z, Pharell, Diplo, Courtney Love, Venus Williams, Usain Bolt and Elton John, among others.
He is the recipient of several industry awards, including The New Directors Showcase, Clio Advertising Awards, D&AD Awards, as well as VMA nominations. In addition to his commercial work, Donald recently directed a television pilot for TruTV and co-directed the experimental VR dance film, The Gate. This is the second year he has had a film selected for both Tribeca and Cannes Film festivals.
Ant Gentile has worked in audio and video production for over 10 years, serving as creative director and producer for clients including Samsung, ABC, Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, CenturyLink, McGraw-Hill Education, Clearasil, Cengage, 451 Media, and Sun Chemical. Wanting the ability to offer full-service production, Gentile opened a state-of-the-art audio production facility in midtown Manhattan, allowing him to score, mix and sound design projects for his clients, as well as start a music publishing and podcast division.
In addition, Gentile has executive produced two feature length documentaries and has raised significant strategic funding for both entertainment projects and tech start-ups. With a passion for storytelling in new media, as well as relationships tech and VC companies, Gentile joined with commercial and narrative filmmakers Adam Donald and Jake Wasserman and producing VR content under a new banner, Hidden Content.
Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother
was one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of 2016. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT section and was released theatrically in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures.
In 2013, Pesce developed an animated series starring Malcolm MacDowell, J.K. Simmons, and Colin Quinn and most recently he completed his second feature film Piercing ,
based on the Ryu Murakami novel by the same title. Piercing premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section and stars Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Maria Dizzia, and Marin Ireland. Nick is writing and will direct the upcoming The Grudge for Good Universe and Ghost House Pictures.
Pesce is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Born is a film producer and financier and his production of Josh Mond’s James White was the start of what would be a successful collaboration with Borderline Films, with whom he went on to produce Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother. Shortly thereafter he developed
Piercing with Pesce and Borderline, which Pesce directed and premiered at Sundance 2018.
In 2017, Born collaborated with Sebastián Silva on his film TYREL,
which premiered in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He is currently developing both adapted and original content with Pesce, Silva, and Antonio Campos of Borderline. More recently, Born has refocused on development financing and has already started to build a small library of IP to adapt with more filmmakers.
Also in 2018, Born produced a VR short called The Caretaker,
which will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and screen in Cannes NEXT. Along with production and post-production partners in this emerging medium, Born is looking to create what would essentially be a small VR studio.
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