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Die junge Kelly (Ashley Greene) zieht mit ihrem Freund Ben (Sebastian Stan) ins Haus ihrer Mutter.
Schon bald werden sie von geisterhaften Erscheinungen terrorisiert.
Was sie auch tun, der Geist scheint sich von ihren Ängsten gerade zu nähren. Ihre letzte Hoffnung ist Patrick (Tom Felton), ein Experte für übernatürliche Phänomene. Sie finden heraus, dass der Geist bei einem fehlgeschlagenen College-Experiment in unsere Welt gelangt ist. Als Kelly herausfindet, dass Ben viel mehr von diesem Gesit weiß, als er zugibt, ist für ihre Rettung fast zu spät.
Der blanke Horror erwartet Ashley Greene („Twilight“), Sebastian Stan („Captain America: The First Avenger”) und Tom Felton (“Harry Potter”) im Regiedebüt von Todd Lincoln. Produziert wurde APPARITION – DUNKLE ERSCHEINUNG von Dark Castle (Joel Silver, Andrew Rona und Alex Heineman). Gedreht wurde der Film im Studio Babelsberg und in Kalifornien.
ASHLEY GREENE (Kelly)
is best known for her role as intuitive vampire Alice Cullen in the blockbuster film franchise based on the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Released in 2008, “Twilight” fueled box office success as well as becoming a global phenomenon. The 2009 sequel, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” was the third-highest grossing box office movie of the year and was followed in 2010 by “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” The 2011 release of the first in the series’ two-part finale, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1,” continued a box-office-breaking streak. Greene reprises her role in the highly anticipated conclusion, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2,” which bows in theatres on November 16, 2012.
Also this fall, Greene stars in “Butter,” alongside Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Ty
Burrell and Olivia Wilde. The dark ensemble comedy about a butter carving competition in the
Midwest opens on October 5, 2012. She is currently shooting the female lead role in Randall
Miller's “CBGB,” with Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint and Johnny Galecki,
portraying Lisa Kristal, whose father owned the influential New York music venue that heavily
impacted the punk rock scene.
Aside from acting, Greene’s lucrative endorsement deals include Avon’s Mark cosmetics
line, DKNY and DKNY Jeans. In 2010, the advertising campaign featuring Greene as the celebrity
spokesperson for SOBE Lifewater’s two new zero-calorie flavors premiered in the coveted
Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. That same year, she became the global ambassador for
Avon’s Mark cosmetics line and, in Spring 2012, garnered her first Times Square billboard as the
new face of DKNY.
Greene is the recipient of the 2009 Teen Choice Fresh Face Female award, as well as the
2010 and 2011 Teen Choice Scene Stealer award.
A Jacksonville, Florida native, Greene is also the spokesperson for Avon’s Mark Cosmetics m.powerment initiative, which raises awareness and funds to stop dating abuse and partner violence affecting young women.
SEBASTIAN STAN (Ben)
is quickly amassing an impressive body of work that encompasses film, television and theater. Up next, Stan will star in the second installation of the Captain America film series. He previously starred in Joe Johnston’s box office smash “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Stan most recently starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in the thriller “Gone.” His other
film credits include Darren Aranofsky’s “Black Swan,” alongside Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis;
Jonathan Demme’s “Rachel Getting Married,” with Anne Hathaway; “Spread,” opposite Ashton
Kutcher; “Hot Tub Time Machine,” alongside John Cusack and Chevy Chase; Fred Durst’s “The
Education of Charlie Banks”; “The Architect,” with Anthony LaPaglia, Isabella Rossellini and
Hayden Panettiere; and Renny Harlin’s “The Covenant.”
Well-known for his recurring role as Carter Baizen on CW’s hit television series “Gossip
Girl,” Stan is currently starring in the USA Network drama “Political Animals,” alongside
Sigourney Weaver and Vanessa Redgrave. Among his other television roles are Prince Jack
Benjamin in the NBC drama “Kings,” opposite Ian McShane, and Jefferson/The Mad Hatter on
ABC’s hit fantasy adventure “Once Upon a Time.”
In 2007, Stan made his Broadway debut opposite Liev Schreiber in Eric Bogosian’s “Talk Radio.”
TOM FELTON (Patrick)
is currently filming the thriller “Therese Raquin,” with Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange. His upcoming projects include the actioner “Fangs of War” and the WWII movie “Grace and Danger.”
He most recently starred in the indie sports drama “From the Rough,” based on the
story of coach Santana Sparks, starring Taraji P. Henson; and the sci-fi actioner “Rise of the
Planet of the Apes,” a prequel to the “Planet of the Apes” story, with James Franco and Freida
Pinto. He also had a cameo role in the comedy “Get Him to the Greek,” with Russell Brand.
Felton has been acting professionally since the age of nine, when he starred as
Peagreen Clock in Peter Hewitt’s fantastical tale “The Borrowers.” The role brought him to the
attention of director Andy Tennant, who cast Felton as Jodie Foster’s screen son, Louis
Leonowens, in the epic 1999 feature “Anna and the King.”
Two years later, he landed the coveted part of Draco Malfoy in the first Harry Potter
film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” He went on to star as the character fans love to
hate in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,”
“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” and “Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” He won MTV Movie Awards in the category of Best
Villain for “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
– Part 1” and shared a nomination this year for Best Cast for his role in the final chapter of the
In addition to his acting, Felton devotes time to his other passion, music. He taught himself to play guitar, and writes and performs his own songs.
TODD LINCOLN (Writer/Director)
makes his feature film directorial debut with the supernatural thriller “The Apparition.”
Lincoln is an award-winning short film / commercial / music video director. In addition
to developing various feature projects for studios, he also co-founded and curated the Tulsa
Overground Film Festival, an annual event showcasing the world’s most innovative short films.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lincoln got hooked on movies at a young age. As a teenager,
he began making his own Hi-8 videos, mostly in lieu of writing papers in high school, and served
as a production assistant on local independent films and documentaries. During his junior year,
he attended USC’s Short Film Summer Workshop in Los Angeles where he wrote, directed and
edited his first Super 8 and 16mm films. Upon graduating, Lincoln secured a PA job on “From
Dusk Till Dawn" prior to entering USC that fall.
Lincoln shot several short films after leaving USC, which earned awards and positive reviews at festivals worldwide. He soon moved on to commercials and music videos. His affection for horror and all things macabre led him to co-write the graphic novel Road to Hell for IDW Publishing, about friends on a rescue mission in a savage dystopian world. He currently has several feature projects in development to direct/produce, including an adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s graphic novel “The Nye Incidents,” for RKO Pictures and “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead,” an adaptation of the short story by best-selling author Joe Hill, for Mandalay.
JOEL SILVER (Producer)
is one of the most prolific and successful producers in motion picture history. He has produced more than 65 films, including the groundbreaking “The Matrix” trilogy, the blockbuster four-part “Lethal Weapon” franchise, and the seminal action films “Die Hard” and “Predator.” To date, Silver’s catalog of films have earned over $12 billion in worldwide revenue from all sources.
In 2009, Silver produced the worldwide hit “Sherlock Holmes,” which earned more than
$518 million at the global box office. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film starred Robert Downey
Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively. Silver more recently produced the
worldwide hit “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” which reunited Downey and Law, again
under the direction of Ritchie. The film has grossed more than $500 million to date, and
counting. He most recently served as an executive producer on the outrageous hit comedy
Silver’s upcoming projects include the actioner “Bullet to the Head,” starring Sylvester
Stallone under the direction of Walter Hill.
Silver structured a deal for his Dark Castle Entertainment production company that gives
him green-lighting power and creative control of all films produced under the label. Dark Castle
began with a string of hit films starting with the record-breaking 1999 opening of “House on
Haunted Hill,” followed by “Thir13en Ghosts” in 2001, “Ghost Ship” in 2002, “Gothika” in 2003
and “House of Wax” in 2005. Dark Castle more recently released Guy Ritchie’s critically
acclaimed actioner “RocknRolla,” with an ensemble cast led by Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson,
Thandie Newton and Mark Strong; the horror thriller “Orphan,” starring Vera Farmiga and Peter
Sarsgaard; the actioner “Ninja Assassin,” directed by James McTeigue; “The Losers,” starring
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoë Saldana and Chris Evans; and Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Unknown,”
starring Liam Neeson, January Jones and Diane Kruger.
Previously, Silver’s 1999 production “The Matrix” grossed over $456 million globally,
earning more than any other Warner Bros. Pictures film in the studio’s history at the time of its
release. Universally acclaimed for its innovative storytelling and visuals, “The Matrix” won four
Academy Awards®, including Best Visual Effects. The first DVD release to sell one million units,
“The Matrix” was instrumental in powering the initial sale of consumer DVD machines. The
second installment of the epic “Matrix” trilogy, “The Matrix Reloaded,” earned over $740
million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. The
opening weekend box office receipts for “The Matrix Revolutions,” the final chapter in the
explosive trilogy, totaled a staggering $203 million worldwide. To date, “The Matrix” franchise
has grossed $3 billion from all sources worldwide.
While overseeing production on “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,”
Silver produced the integral video game “Enter the Matrix,” which features one hour of
additional film footage written and directed by the Wachowskis and starred Jada Pinkett Smith
and Anthony Wong, who reprised their roles from the films. He also executive produced “The
Animatrix,” a groundbreaking collection of nine short anime films inspired by the visionary
action and storytelling that power “The Matrix.”
Silver later produced the action thriller “V for Vendetta,” based on the acclaimed
graphic novel and starring Natalie Portman; the action comedy thriller “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,”
written and directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle
Monaghan. He also produced the hit films “Romeo Must Die,” starring Jet Li and Aaliyah; “Exit
Wounds,” starring Steven Seagal and DMX; and “Swordfish,” starring John Travolta, Hugh
Jackman and Halle Berry.
Silver is also a successful television producer. He served as executive producer on the
CBS series “Moonlight,” which won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama in its
debut year. He was previously an executive producer on the critically acclaimed television
series “Veronica Mars,” starring Kristen Bell. Silver also executive produced, with Richard
Donner, David Giler, Walter Hill and Robert Zemeckis, eight seasons of the award-winning HBO
series “Tales from the Crypt,” as well as two “Tales from the Crypt” films.
Silver began his career as an associate producer on “The Warriors,” and then produced
“48 HRS.,” “Streets of Fire” and “Brewster’s Millions.”
In 1985, Silver launched his Silver Pictures production banner with the breakout hit
“Commando,” followed by “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Predator.” Silver Pictures solidified its
status as one of the industry’s leading production companies with the release of the “Lethal
Weapon” series and the action blockbusters “Die Hard” and “Die Hard 2: Die Harder.” Silver
went on to produce “The Last Boy Scout,” “Demolition Man,” “Richie Rich,” “Executive
Decision” and “Conspiracy Theory.”
Long before starting his producing career, as a student at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, Silver and a group of his friends developed a game called Ultimate Frisbee. The fast-moving team sport has since become a global phenomenon supported by tournaments in 50 countries.
ANDREW RONA (Producer)
is President of Silver Pictures and Co-President of Silver’s genre banner Dark Castle Entertainment. Since his hiring by Joel Silver in January 2009, the company has released the worldwide hit “Sherlock Holmes,” and its sequel, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” and the Hughes Brothers’ “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington. Rona has produced several films for the company including the comedy hit “Project X,” and the international thriller “Unknown,” starring Liam Neeson.
Rona is currently producing Juame Collet-Serra’s “Non-Stop,” starring Liam Neeson,
Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Logan’s Run,” and developing “Line Of Sight.” He is also responsible for
developing the upcoming Silver Pictures projects “Ben 10,” based on the Cartoon Network
series; the remake of the classic musical “Gypsy”; and Zack Snyder’s “The Last Photograph.”
Prior to joining Silver Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment, Rona was Co-President of Rogue Pictures (a division of Universal Pictures), a position he held since 2005 where he was responsible for overseeing a slate of pictures including “The Strangers” and “Coraline.” Previous to Rogue Pictures, Rona served as Co-President of Dimension Films. He began his career at Dimension’s parent company, Miramax Films, in 1993 as an assistant to Harvey Weinstein. He quickly moved up the ladder, eventually becoming a production executive and helping to form the Dimension Films banner. He became Co-President with Brad Weston in 2000. During his tenure, the company produced a number of hits, including the hugely successful “Scream,” “Scary Movie,” and “Spy Kids” franchises; Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City”; the comedy “Bad Santa”; and John Frankenheimer’s “Reindeer Games.” In 2004, Rona was featured on Bravo’s “Project Greenlight.” Rona was born and raised in New York.
ALEX HEINEMAN (Producer)
has been Senior Vice President of Production at Dark Castle Entertainment and Silver Pictures since January 2009.
He most recently produced the comedy “Project X” under the Silver Pictures banner and
is currently producing the Jaume Collet-Sera thriller “Non-Stop.” Upcoming Silver Pictures
projects in development on which he will serve as executive producer include “Line of Sight”; an
adaptation of “The Galton Case,” an elevated period detective story from the highly acclaimed
Lew Archer Series by Ross Macdonald, in partnership with Random House Films; “World War
X”; “Houdini”; “Fully Automatic”; “Conviction”; and a live-action feature adaptation of “Ben
10,” Cartoon Network's popular sci-fi franchise.
Previously Vice President of Production at Rogue Pictures, he oversaw several films,
including “The Strangers” and “Last House on the Left,” and brought in the animated hit
Raised in the New York area, Heineman began his career with an internship at Miramax Films that subsequently opened the door to a creative executive position in 2001 at Dimension Films, garnering experience on films like “Sin City” and the “Spy Kids” franchise.
STEVE RICHARDS (Executive Producer)
is Co-President of Dark Castle Entertainment. A veteran of the film industry, he is in his seventeenth year working with producer Joel Silver, and was instrumental in launching the Dark Castle brand and in forging the financial partnership with CIT Group Inc. & JP Morgan, producing a slate of films that includes Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” and Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Orphan.”
He also executive produced Collet-Serra’s “Unknown” and next serves as a producer on
the director’s “Non-Stop.” His previous executive producer credits include “The Book of Eli,”
“Ninja Assassin,” “Whiteout,” “Orphan,” “The Reaping,” “Thir13en Ghosts,” “Ghost Ship,”
“Gothika” and “House of Wax.” During the formation of Dark Castle in 1999, Richards
organized the foreign financing and distribution of the shingle’s first film, the remake of William
Castle’s “House on Haunted Hill.”
In 1995, Richards joined Silver Pictures and is currently Chief Operating Officer of the
company. His film credits with Silver Pictures include “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” “The Matrix
Reloaded,” “The Animatrix,” and three installments of the “Dungeons & Dragons” fantasy game
Richards earned an MBA from the Andersen School at UCLA and an undergraduate degree from Temple University. Before joining Silver Pictures, Richards was part of International Movie Group and Scott Free Productions.
SUE BADEN-POWELL (Executive Producer)
most recently executive produced Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium,” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. She previously produced two movies for Ricky Gervais: “The Invention of Lying,” starring Gervais and Jennifer Garner, and the smaller English comedy “Cemetery Junction,” featuring Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson and Gervais, which Gervais also co-directed with his creative partner Stephen Merchant.
Throughout her career, Baden-Powell has played numerous roles behind the scenes in
feature production. She produced the thriller “Below,” from writer/director David Twohy, and
“The Public Eye,” from writer/director Howard Franklin. She executive produced the hit Eddie
Murphy comedy “Doctor Doolittle,” directed by Betty Thomas; Franklin’s “Larger Than Life,”
starring Bill Murray; Matthew Warchus’ “Simpatico,” starring Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges, based
on the Sam Shepard play, and writer/director Richard Kelly’s thriller “The Box,” starring
Cameron Diaz and James Marsden, based on a short story by Richard Matheson.
Baden-Powell also co-produced the features “Equilibrium,” “Boys and Girls,” “Andre” and “Chattahoochee,” was supervising producer on Michael Fields’ “Bright Angel,” and served as production manager or unit production manager on such films as “Nomads,” “1969,” “Earth Girls Are Easy,” and “Radio Flyer.” She began her career in film as an executive in charge of production on Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Runaway Train,” starring Jon Voight, and also worked in that capacity on Gregory Nava’s “A Time of Destiny,” starring William Hurt and Timothy Hutton.
DANIEL ALTER (Executive Producer)
previously served as a co-producer on the feature film “Hitman,” based on the popular EIDOS video game. He has several projects in development, including “Hitman 2”; Devil's Due Publishing's comic book cult hit "Hack/Slash"; a live action update of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, “Jonny Quest”; and the feature film adaptation of EIDOS' “Kane and Lynch.”
Alterto began his career in the entertainment industry as a literary manager with Energy Entertainment, which had a first-look deal with producer Neal Mortiz. Alter then launched his own Alter Ego Entertainment banner.
DANIEL C. PEARL, ASC (Director of Photography)
photographed the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” a legendary independent feature which is part of the permanent film collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. He spent the next several years shooting low-budget fright flicks with high production values, most notably “She Came to the Valley,” “The Stuntmen,” and “Invaders from Mars.”
Pearl began shooting music videos during the early 1980s, initially to fill the spaces inbetween
narrative film projects. But his use of light and lens - exemplified in Michael Jackson’s
"Billie Jean" - breathed life into the music video art form. Pearl's work quickly became the
benchmark for all music videos. He won the inaugural MTV Award for Best Cinematography in
1984 for "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, and again in 1992 for "November Rain" by
Guns & Roses. Pearl has earned a total of ten MTV Video Music Award nominations - most
recently for "Take a Picture" by Filter in 2000. In 1996 he was the first cinematographer to
receive the MVPA Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1997 he was the first inductee into the
Kodak Vision Hall of Fame for Music Video Cinematography. In 2006, he received the Golden
Frog Award at the 14th CamerImage Cinematographic Festival in Lodz, Poland for his
outstanding achievements in music video and commercial cinematography.
His contemporary work includes collaborations with Hype Williams, Andrew Morahan,
Paul Hunter, Marcus Nispel, F. Gary Gray and Rebecca Blake. Pearl's easily recognizable and
highly influential reel is dotted with Grammy winners and the biggest names in the music
industry, including: Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Meatloaf, Lauryn
Hill, Aerosmith, Shania Twain, Cher, Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, Puff Daddy and Janet
Having photographed over three hundred commercials, Pearl also manages to create
some of the advertising industry's best images - earning industry-wide acclaim for his work on
Motorola's "Wings" spot in 1999, which is also in the permanent collection of the New York
Museum of Modern Art.
In the summer of 2002, Pearl photographed the remake of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” for director Marcus Nispel, and they teamed up again in the summer of 2004 to shoot “Frankenstein” for the USA Network. His additional credits include: “Captivity,” for director Roland Joffe in Moscow; “Pathfinder“; “Alien vs Predator: Requiem”; “The Kings of Appletown” and “Friday the 13th,” produced by Michael Bay.
JEFF BETANCOURT (Editor)
served as editor most recently on the comedy “American Reunion.” He also edited the comedies “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” “The United States of Leland,” “The Good Girl,” “Get Over It,” “The Girls Room,” “Chuck and Buck,” “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” and “Star Maps.”
He has also edited the thrillers “The Unborn” “The Grudge” and “The Grudge 2,” “When
a Stranger Calls,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “Boogeyman 2,” which he also directed, and
“The Ruins,” on which he also served as second unit director.
For television, he was editor on the ABC series “Flash Forward,” and Fox’s “Terra Nova” and “Opposite Sex.”
HAROLD PARKER (Editor)
previously edited Eduardo Rodriguez’s action drama “EL Gringo,” with Christian Slater and “The Hills Run Red,” for Silver Pictures/After Dark Films. He started his career as post production coordinator on the thriller “Thir13en Ghosts,” under Silver’s Dark Castle banner, subsequently working as assistant editor on the thrillers “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “Gothika,” “Whiteout” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” for producer Joel Silver.
His additional assistant editor work includes the fantasy “Beastly”; the comedies “Be
Cool,” “The Perfect Man,” Donald Petrie’s “Just My Luck,” and “Drillbit Taylor”; Andrew Davis’
action drama “The Guardian”; and the sci-fi thriller “9.”
For television, Parker worked as assistant editor on the WB’s “Just Legal,” starring Don Johnson, for Jerry Bruckheimer.
STEVE SAKLAD (Production Designer)
received an Art Directors Guild Award nomination for “Up in the Air,” starring George Clooney. He is currently serving as production designer on Jason Reitman’s drama “Labor Day,” starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, having previously collaborated with Reitman on “Juno,” with Ellen Page and Jason Bateman and “Thank You for Smoking,” starring Aaron Eckhart.
His other production design credits include James Bobin’s “The Muppets,” starring Jason
Segel and Amy Adams; Sam Raimi’s return to the horror genre, “Drag Me to Hell”; the comedy
“Swing Vote,” starring Kevin Costner and Kelsey Grammer; the sport film “Pride,” starring
Terrence Howard; and Lee Daniels’ thriller “Shadowboxer,” starring Helen Mirren and Cuba
Among Saklad’s extensive credits as an art director are David Fincher’s “The Game”;
Brett Ratner’s “Red Dragon” and “The Family Man”; Sam Raimi’s “The Quick and the Dead” and
“Spider-Man 2”; and Luis Mandoki’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “Message in a Bottle.”
In addition to feature films, Saklad has designed over 250 commercials for Harvest Films, Tate USA and Tool of North America.
KIMBERLY ADAMS (Costume Designer)
is currently designing costumes for Steven Quale’s new thriller, which is currently in production. Her work will next be seen in the action film “Snitch,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon.
Adams previously designed the costumes for the crime drama “The Minus Man,”
starring Owen Wilson. She also served as costume designer on Nickelodeon’s tv series “Supah
Ninjas” and Disney’s “Lizzy McGuire,” as well as several television movies.
In addition to creating the creature cultures and being the associate costume designer on all three of ”The Chronicles of Narnia” films, she has worked on some of Hollywood’s most iconic films over the last 20 years, including “The Grifters,” “Barton Fink,” “Boogie Nights” and “There Will Be Blood.”
was conceived August 28, 1985, at Princeton University, initially consisting of Tom Hajdu and Andy Milburn.
Their first home away from Princeton was a room at film editor Hank Corwin's Lost
Planet Editorial in New York City, working with Corwin first on Oliver Stone's "JFK" and later,
more extensively, on "Natural Born Killers." Tomandandy's first complete film score for Roger
Avary's 1993 directorial debut, "Killing Zoe" was an aggressive, high-energy techno score which
developed an early cult following for them. Their other film scores include " Resident Evil:
Afterlife,” “Resident Evil: Retribution,” “The Mothman Prophecies," "The Rules of Attraction,"
"Mean Creek" "and “The Hills Have Eyes."
Tomandandy’s first job was creating the music for MTV Europe’s and BBC channel 4’s
1987 television series "Buzz," hailed by critics as ground-breaking, adventurous television, and
the first of several formative early collaborations with director Mark Pellington. Over the next
18 years they became an iconic force in advertising music, collaborating with Kirschenbaum and
Bond for Moet, Weiden and Kennedy for Nike and Deutsch, as well as Ogilvy and Mather, Chiat
Day, and every other major global ad agency.
Over the years they have also produced and collaborated with a variety of recording
artists, including David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, and Lou Reed. Their first CD projects, for The
Red Hot Organization, were a series of AIDS fund raising projects, including "Red Hot and
Dance," "Red Hot and Beat" and others. They were also featured on one of the first New York
City techno music compilations, 1992's “Killer Techno” on Instinct Records.
Tomandandy have also worked with artists in other media and contexts all over the world, including Dara Birnbaum, Marco Brambilia, and The Starn Brothers. Some highlights include designer James Spinder’s limited release tomandandy boutique merchandise; the 1993 collaboration with artist Jenny Holzer on the Guggenheim Museum’s "WWII Virtual Reality: An Emerging Medium" ; "The Memory Palace", a five-screen live-action/film evocation of cyberspace for the 1992 World Expo in Spain with writer William Gibson, Spanish performance group La Fura Dels Baus, the British video/ film director Mark Neale, and musicians Brian Eno and Peter Gabriel; and “The United States of Poetry,” a critically acclaimed five-part series featuring a survey of spoken word artists from around the country, set to music by tomandandy and reuniting them with Pellington, who directed.
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