Archive of Category ‘FILM & TV‘


Swinghammer infused Maestro video included in TIFF’s 150 Essential Works

17. October 2016 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

“Drop The Needle”, directed by Joel Goldberg in 1990 and sporting graphic intensive art direction by Swinghammer, is one of only 10 music videos included in the Toronto International Film Festival’s 150 Essential Works In Canadian Cinema History. It won the Juno Award for Best Video of the Year. The year prior Goldberg made the breakthrough video for Maestro’s “Let You Backbone Slide”, also art-directed by Swinghammer, and which became the first top-40 hit by a rap artist from Canada. That video won the MuchMusic Video of the Year Award, and was said to be the most requested video of all time at the nation’s music station.

Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs on the telly!

17. October 2016 • Category: FILM & TV, MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

Two new tracks from Lori Cullen’s album will be played on the new CBC show Kim’s Convenience Tuesday Oct 18th at 9pm est. They are available via Spotify today

Lori Cullen- Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs

Available now for Pre-order.

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New theme for cute dog show

11. April 2013 • Category: FILM & TV • Comments: 0

Talent Hounds is currently seen on The Pet Network. What??? You didn’t know there was a Pet Network???!!! Well of course there is a Pet Network.

Ice, Sweat and Tears on CBC

05. March 2013 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

A new doc on the crazy world of ice dancing by director Michael McNamara for Doc Zone will be broadcast Thursday, March 7 at 9pm on CBC, and Sat Mar 9 at 11pm on CBC News Network. I did the score for the show.

New Doc screens in Toronto

05. March 2013 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

Julian Pinder‘s powerful doc on the impact of the gas industry on a rural community in Alberta, Trouble In The Peace, has it’s Toronto premiere March 7 -9 at The Royal. I was composer for the film.

Lights Out – New Episode of The Nature Of Things

05. December 2012 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

Directed by Michael McNamara

Original score by Kurt Swinghammer

Narrated by David Susuki

Thursday, December 6 at 8PM, CBC TV

New TV series

20. July 2012 • Category: FILM & TV • Comments: 0

Giver is a neat new show for kids 6-12 that I scored and it’s being broadcast throughout the summer on TVO – Saturdays @ 1:30, Sundays @ 3:30, and Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM. It’s about young folk working together to build playgrounds for their communities, and the kids learn a lot about themselves in the process.

Photo Realism TV

03. May 2012 • Category: FILM & TV • Comments: 0

“Man With Bandage” by Fred Herzog, Vancouver 68. The second season of SNAPSHOT: The Art Of Photography,  TVO Thurs May 17, 24 & 31 @9pm. The series was directed by Bob Barrett and I was honored to compose the music. Other subjects include Lincoln Clarkes, Lana Slezic, Michael Levin, Barbara Cole and Adam Makarenko.

French version broadcast on ARTV throughout the summer, and in British Columbia on Knowledge Network.

New Series for Space TV

12. June 2011 • Category: FILM & TV • Comments: 0

Recently completed scoring a 6 part TV series called Fanboy Confessional. Directed by Michael McNamara of Markham Street Pictures, the show looks at the fringe cultures of costume play, furries, real life super heroes, line action role play, and steam punks. Toronto surf garage band The von Drats did the theme song, and I kept the twang & whammy bar central to as many cues as I could. Fun show, fun score.

New Film Score

27. September 2010 • Category: FILM & TV, MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

Aquainted With The Night is a beautiful new feature length doc by Michael McNamara of Markham Street Films. Shot in a dozen locations around the world, it needed a diverse soundtrack to match. After a premiere screening at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, the piece will be aired on Roger’s Cable locally. Down the road it will be broadcast on the Documentary Channel – I’ll post dates & times if I can.