The orchestral score for Esben Toft Jacobsens “Den kæmpestore bjørn (The Great Bear)” has been nominated for the 2012 Robert Award in the category “Best Musical Score” The Robert is considered to be the highest honor in Danish filmmaking. The event has been inaugurated in 1984 and is the Danish Film Academy’s equivalent of the American Oscars. “The Great Bear” also received a nomination for “Best Feature” in the category
I developed the music and sound effects for this new official Nintendo Wii-ware release by KnapNok Games. Paint Splash turns your TV into an interactive canvas where kids of all ages can enjoy painting using the Wii Remote. Up to four people can paint at the same time so the entire family can participate in creating fantastic paintings using just your Wii Remotes. Available September 8th in the US online
“Roaring Orchestral Scores” – In the 2011 September edition of the Danish Magazine “Klassisk” Christine Christiansen interviews me about the process of creating the score for the new 3D animation feature “Ronal the Barbarian”. Read the full article in PDF (in Danish)
My biggest film score so far is nearing completion. After a great recording session with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in July, only some mixing is left now before the Danish theatrical premiere in 3D on September 29th 2011. Catch a glimpse of the Epic adventure – the 2nd theatrical trailer is now available:
With a score recorded by the National Danish Symphony Orchestra, “The Great Bear” opened in Danish cinemas February 2011. The 3D-animated feature film is director Esben Toft Jacobsen’s debut. The Great Bear was in competition in the Generation programme at the Berlin Film Festival. The film has a 40 minute orchestral score recorded in the new DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.
An erotic comedy – claymation short directed by Tor Fruergaard. A graduation film from the National Danish Film School. The director wanted a ‘larger than life’ symphonic score to frame this charming story about an unconventional way to solve relationship problems. Directed by Tor Fruergaard Producer: Senia Dremstrup D.O.P.: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen Editor: Rebekka Lønqvist Rønning Sound editor: Jess Wolfsberg Music recording engineer: Mette Due Read more about the film
New documentary series about 4 young Danish female politicians and their daily struggles in our national parliament. Premiere March 19th. I composed and produced the signature theme and background music for the 6 episodes. Director: Anja Kvistgaard Marott. Produced by Koncern Film & TV for the DK4 network. The score features soloists Loussine Azizian on violin and cellist Anja Lillemæhlum.
Green Screen Award for “Chameleon Beach” Nicklas Schmidt won “Best Music” award at the 2009 Green Screen International Wild Life Film Festival in Eckernförde, Germany.
The international award winning Zoomerne (Zoomers) now on DVD Now for sale in Denmark – check cdon.com and major shops. – Available with Danish & English subtitles. When “Zoomerne” opened in Danish cinemas, several reviewers of the film mentioned the music specifically: “Nicklas Schmidt’s score sounds like it was taken from a gigantic Hollywood production.” – Berlingske Tidende Daily “Composer Nicklas Schmidt has made a tuneful score, that contributes to