FILM & TV

Kurt has been active as a composer for film, TV and industrial videos since the late 80’s. He has art directed and created set designs for music videos and performances, and has performed in a music-oriented productions.

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Film and TV Music Composition

2016 – Drawn To Victory - hour doc, directed by Bob Barrett, narrated by Dan Aykroyd

2015 – The Great Canadian Tax Dodge - hour doc, directed by Robin Benger for TVO

2015 – Incident At Elysian Fields – comedy short, Directed by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara for bravoFACT

2015 – The Trick With The Gun – feature doc, Directed by Michael McNamara for Markham Street Films and Super Channel

2014 – The Cholesterol Question - hour doc, Directed by Michael McNamara for CBC The Nature Of Things

2013 – Ice, Sweat and Tears - hour doc for CBC’s Doc Zone, directed by Michael McNamara

2012 – Trouble In The Peace - feature doc, directed by Julian T Pinder

2012 – Lights Out – The Nature of Things, CBC  - directed by Michael McNamara

2012 Armstrong Acoustics – 5 x 1 min Industrial videos  - for Haft2 Productions

2012 - Giver – 14 part TV series – for Sinking Ship Productions

2012 – Canadian Made – 14 part TV series – Various directors for Primitive Entertainment

2011 – Fanboy Confessional - 6 part TV series – directed by Michael McNamara for Markham Street Pictures

2011 – Snapshot – 6 part TV series – Directed by Bob Barrett

2011 – The City And The University – doc – Directed by Joel Goldberg

2011 – Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards – TV Special – Directed by Joel Goldberg

2010 – Aquainted With The Night – feature Doc – Directed by Michael McNamara for Markham Street Pictures
2010 – Ancient Weather – 4 part TV series – Cream Pictures for Channel 4 and History Television

2009 - Waterlife – feature Doc – Directed by Kevin McMahon  for Primitive Entertainment

2008 - Real Renos - TV Series –  New Theme music – Directed by Linda McEwan, Home And Gardens TV

2008 - Working Over Time – 4 part TV series – produced by Primitive Entertainment for History Television

2008 – Capturing A Short Life – Doc – Directed by Sheona McDonald for CBC

2008 – STILLife – TV Series – theme and episode music  – Directed by Bob Barret for Bravo

2008 – Paradise Lost – TV Series – theme and episode music  – various directors for Next Film,  Discovery Channel

2008 - Driven By Vision - TV Series – theme and episode music – Directed by Michael McNamara – Vision TV

2008 - Leaving Barstow – Feature Film – Directed by Peter Paige

2007 - Trapped – TV Series – theme and episode music  – various directors for Next Film, Discovery and National Geographic Channel

2007 - 100 Films & A Funeral – Doc – Directed by Michael McNamara for The Sundance Channel

2006 - Say Uncle – Feature Film – Directed by Peter Paige

2006 - Toller Cranston – Bird Of Paradise – Doc – Directed by Bob Barret for Bravo
2006 - The Chair – Feature – Directed by Brett Sullivan

2006 - Big Flip - TV Series –  theme and episode music – Smashing Pictures, Home And Gardens TV

2006 - Involuntery Muscles – TV pilot for CBC – Directed by Merlin Dervisevic

2005 - Getting Gilliam - Doc, bonus feature on Tideland DVD – Directed by Vincenzo Natali – Capri Films

2005 - Shrines And Homemade Holy Places - TV Series – theme and episode music – Directed by Michael McNamara – Vision TV

2005 - Moses TV - TV Special – Directed by Joel Goldberg – Original theme music – City TV

2005 - Penis Dementia – doc – Directed by Michael McNamara

2005 - Noise - Short – Directed by Greg Spottingwood

2004 - The Greatest Canadian: Frederick Banting - TV Episode – Directed by Michael McNamara  – CBC

2004 - No Place Called Home - Doc – Directed by Craig Chivers – National Film Board of Canada

2004 - Dangerous Obsessions - Doc – Directed by Kenton Vaughan

2004 - Ginger Snaps II Unleashed - Feature – directed by Brett Sullivan  – 49th Parrallel Productions

2003 - Digital Divide - Doc – Directed by Kenton Vaughan

2003 - Yukali Hotel – TV Musical – Music Director and Composer – Directed by David Morton – CBC

2003 - The Nature Of Things – Ghosts Of Lomako - Directed by Kenton Vaughan – CBC

2003 - Radio Revolution – Feature Doc – Directed by Michael McNamara – Gemini Award for Best History Documentary Program

2002 - McLuhan’s Wake - Feature Doc –  Directed by Kevin McMahon. – National Film Board of Canada

2002 - Dear Juliet - Doc – Directed by  Patricia Fogliato

2002 - The Life And Times Of Rich Little - Doc -Directed by Michael MacNamara  – CBC Life And Times

2002 - Death Of A Warrior - Doc -Directed by Manfred Becker – History Channel – Turning Points In History series

2002 - Real Renos - TV Series –  Theme music – Smashing Pictures, Home And Gardens TV

2001 - Marketplace - TV Series –  theme music – CBC

2001 - The Trouble With Boys - Doc – Directed by Kenton Vaughan

2001 - Smart Ask - TV & Radio Series – Theme Music – CBC TV, Radio, and Web

2001 – The Art Of Woo - Feature – Directed by Helen Lee

2000 - Lifting The Shadow - Doc – Directed by Kevin McMahon

2000 - The Devil You Know: Inside The Mind Of Todd McFarland - Feature Doc – Directed by Kenton Vaughan – National Film Board of Canada

1998 - Intelligence – Feature Doc – Directed by Kevin McMahon

1998 - The Cockroach That Ate Cincinatti – Feature  – Directed by Michael McNamara

1996 - Trail Mix – TV Pilot for Discovery Channel  –

1996 – Special Presentation – TV show I.D  – Much Music

1995 – Special Presentation – TV show I.D  – Much Music

1994 - In The Reign Of Twilight - Doc – Directed by Kevin McMahon

1994 - MucMusic Video Awards – TV Special Theme music –

1993 - Much Music Federal Election Coverage – MuchMusic

1993 - People, Donuts and Dreams - Doc – Directed by Michael O’hara

1992 - Life On Venus Ave - TV Series – theme music – City TV

1991 - Media Television - TV Series – theme music – City TV

1991 – The Falls – Feature Doc – Directed by Kevin McMahon

1989 – Friends, Lovers And Lunatics – Feature – co-composed with Andy Thomson, Directed by Stephen Withrow

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SELECTED MUSIC VIDEO ART DIRECTION CREDITS

2004 – Sad Boy by Patricia O’Callaghan directed by Joel Goldberg

2004 – Drums We Love by Samba Squad directed by Joel Goldberg

1993 – Breakin Up The House by Colin James directed by Joel Goldberg

1992 – The Sweater by Meryn Cadell directed by Curtis Wehrfritz

1991 – Mr & Mrs Amway by Kurt Swinghammer directed by Joel Goldberg

1990 – Drop The Needle by Maestro Fresh Wes directed by Joel Goldberg

1989 – Let Your BackBone Slide by Maestro Fresh Wes directed by Joel Goldberg

1987 – Out Of My House Roach – by Shuffle Demons directed by Joel Goldberg

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SELECTED SET DESIGN CREDITS

2016 – Gospel To Soul performances by Martha Reeves, Take 6, David Clayton Thomas, and Michaek McDonald, directed by Joel Goldberg

1995 – Blind Melon Intimate & Interactive – Much Music

1994 – Joni Mitchell Intimate & Interactive – Much Music

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Performances

2012 – Canoe Lake – directed by Justin Stephenson. Music video for a song from Kurt’s CD Turpentine Wind

2003 – Yukali Hotel – directed by David Morton. Kurt performs his song No One Knows in this music drama that features Patricia O’Callaghan, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Albert Schultz, and Hawksley Workman. Kurt was also music director and composer for the production.

2000 – Out Of Sync – directed by Graeme Campbell. Kurt appears as the guitarist in the band in a couple of scenes of this made for TV music drama.

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