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Paul Brill

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New York indigenous Paul Brill has lived a familiar tale inside the music business. Learning how having major-label cash tossed about under one’s nasal area is definitely an anchor covered around the soul is definitely section of it, as is definitely learning how exactly to run the business enterprise on one’s personal conditions, kicking around LA with celebrities in eyes, documenting demos, dissolving a encouraging music group, etc. It began for Brill when he relocated to Vermont and started writing and carrying out music, but he just stayed there lengthy plenty of to hone his chops before he fled the chilly winters of Vermont for LA. In L.A. Brill began a band known as Envelope with close friends from Vermont, later on transformed to SF Envelope in order to avoid misunderstandings with another music group of the same name. The group kicked around L.A. for some time, touring occasionally, nonetheless it was once the bandmembers relocated up to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA that SF Envelope obtained unexpected momentum. The group toured the U.S. several times, and after documenting a demo experienced an abrupt major-label bidding battle that dragged on such a long time the band ultimately split up beneath the pressure. Disappointed, Brill relocated back to NY, pulled from the market, and became mixed up in East Harlem College at Exodus, a multifaceted work where he trained, fundraised, and do a variety of additional tasks to greatly help out underprivileged college students. The task was uplifting for him, with the urging of close friends from Portland, OR, Dave Camp and Nancy Hess, Brill concentrated a few of his motivation into documenting a few of his music and having another proceed on the market. Brill asked Camp to come quickly to NEW YORK to create some classes, and by using old-time/bluegrass clothing Milkweed because the support music group, they laid down the songs that became Halve the Light, which Brill released by himself imprint Scarlet Pity Information in 2001. While touring for Halve the Light in 2002, Camp and Hess once again insisted Brill record even more music, but this time around within their Portland-based studio room. In four brief times, the three music artists had pieced collectively an EP follow-up to Halve the Light and Brill dubbed it Sisters, implying the next, full-length release, also known as Sisters, that made an appearance two months afterwards in 2003. For the full-length Sisters, Brill enlisted Giovanni Fusco, who constructed Halve the Light, to create, and once again the record was knocked out very quickly, albeit with an increase of adornment than Brill’s prior output. During this time period, Brill have been involved with a task — popular and backed by sector giants such as for example Paul Simon and Bonnie Raitt — known as Little Kids Rock and roll, an organization specialized in bringing free of charge music classes and equipment to disadvantaged kids in public academic institutions. Working for the business being a fundraiser, Brill helped send out a documenting of songs the youngsters wrote themselves, entitled Little Kids Rock and roll: Coastline to Coastline, via Scarlet Pity. Immediately after, Brill holed up in his house studio room for the wintertime of 2003-2004 to record his third long-player, New Pagan Like Song, that was released in Oct 2004.

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Full Name Paul Brill
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Music Songs Sunny Guy, New Pagan Love Song, Weekday Bender, Harpooner, Everything I Believe In, Lay Down Your Weary Head, Daylight Scars, Paris Is On, The Troubled Life Of Herschel Grimes, Don't Tell Them, Last W&T, Kissing Cousins, The Royal Oui, One Channel Show, Paris Reprise, Bad Medicine Night, Powerlines, Halve the Light, Start It Again, Desert Song, Begin at the End, Barefoot in the Snow, Love Survives Us All, Don't Say Maybe, Something to Get Along, Blood In, Blood Out, Comeback Kid, Debussy Roses, And So To Sleep, For the Sake of Marjorie Ruth, Spit and Spite, Summer Cold
Albums The Only Real Game, Halve the Light, Sisters, Harpooner, Breezy, New Pagan Love Song, Sisters EP
Nominations Independent Music Award for Best Song - Pop, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Music & Sound
Movies Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback, Burma Soldier, The Trials of Darryl Hunt, Better This World, Knuckleball!, Page One: Inside the New York Times, Sexy Baby, Gideon's Army, Freakonomics, Full Battle Rattle, Trapped, Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution, The Only Real Game, In My Father's House, Death by Design, Love Free or Die: How the Bishop of New Hampshire is Changing the World, The Armor of Light, Screenagers, Check It, The Student Body, JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, Sweet Micky For President, The Other Shore, One Big Home, Let Them Wear Towels, Haveababy, Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time, No Woman, No Cry, Stuck, CatCam, 2k3, Happy New Year, No Small Parts


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary 6 episodes
The Republic of Two 2013
Vanity Fair: Decades 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary short 1 episode
Nine for IX 2013 TV Series documentary 2 episodes
The Killer Speaks 2013 TV Series documentary 5 episodes
The Only Real Game 2013 Documentary
Let Them Wear Towels 2013 Documentary
The Other Shore 2013/I Documentary
Stuck 2013/II Documentary
Gideon's Army 2013 Documentary
Alias Ruby Blade 2012 Documentary
Guerilla Gold Rush 2012 TV Movie documentary
Extreme Civil War Reenactors 2012 TV Movie documentary
Knuckleball! 2012 Documentary
Sexy Baby 2012 Documentary
Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron 2012 TV Movie documentary
Duke 91 & 92: Back to Back 2012 TV Movie
CatCam 2012 Documentary short
Sex for Sale: American Escort 2012 TV Movie documentary
Love Free or Die 2012 Documentary
The First Season 2012 Documentary
The Sky Is Not the Limit 2012 Documentary short
Happy New Year 2011/IV
P.O.V. 2011 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story 2011 Documentary
Better This World 2011 Documentary
Expedition Week 2011 TV Series 1 episode
It's Good to Be the President 2011 TV Movie documentary
Boomtown 2011 TV Series documentary 5 episodes
American Call-Girl 2011 Documentary
Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011 Documentary
The Truth Shall Set You Free 2010 Documentary
National Geographic Explorer 2008-2010 TV Series documentary 5 episodes
Steven Seagal: Lawman 2009-2010 TV Series 21 episodes
Burma Soldier 2010 Documentary
True Life 2010 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Freakonomics 2010 Documentary
Runaway Squad 2009-2010 TV Series documentary 8 episodes
No Woman, No Cry 2010 Documentary
Out of the Blue: The Michigan Difference 2009-2010 TV Series 13 episodes
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 2010 Documentary
Coup de Grâce 2009/II Short
Do No Harm 2009/I Documentary
Rescue Ink Unleashed 2009 TV Series 6 episodes
Marked 2009 TV Series documentary 6 episodes
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 2009 TV Movie documentary
Guardian Angels 2009 TV Movie
Now 2009 TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Interrogators 2009 TV Series documentary 10 episodes
Right America: Feeling Wronged - Some Voices from the Campaign Trail 2009 TV Movie documentary
2k3 2009
One False Move: Road Trains 2008 TV Movie
Pindemonium 2008 Documentary
Visit 2008 Short
Kaleidoscope 2008/I Short
Full Battle Rattle 2008 Documentary
The Devil Came on Horseback 2007 Documentary
The Trials of Darryl Hunt 2006 Documentary
Way Off Broadway 2001
Dance With Me 2016 Documentary post-production
It's Criminal 2016 Documentary completed
No Small Parts 2013 Documentary short completed
One October Documentary post-production
Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time 2017 Documentary original music by
THE END: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House 2017 Documentary
The First 48 2005-2017 TV Series 259 episodes
Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing 2016 Documentary
Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock 2016 Documentary short
America Divided 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary composer - 5 episodes
The Student Body 2016 Documentary
Window Dressing 2016 Short
Independent Lens 2012-2016 TV Series documentary 4 episodes
Op-Docs 2012-2016 TV Series documentary 6 episodes
Death by Design 2016 Documentary
See Memory 2016 Short
One Big Home 2016 Documentary
Winning 2016 Documentary
Check It 2016 Documentary
Vegas Baby 2016 Documentary original music by
Reconception 2016 Documentary short
The New Yorker Presents 2016 TV Series documentary 2 episodes
Screenagers 2016 Documentary
Trapped 2016/IV Documentary
The Armor of Light 2015 Documentary
In My Father's House 2015/I Documentary
30 for 30 Shorts 2015 TV Series documentary short 1 episode
Sweet Micky for President 2015 Documentary
The Return 2014/II Documentary
We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss 2014 Documentary
American Masters 2014 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Road to Closure 2014 Short
After the First 48 2008-2014 TV Series documentary 28 episodes
A Marijuana Arrest 2013 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode, 2016 music recordist - 1 episode, 2012
The First 48 TV Series composer - 76 episodes, 2008 - 2016 music coordinator - 37 episodes, 2007 - 2009 music supervisor - 20 episodes, 2009 - 2010
In My Father's House 2015/I Documentary composer: additional music
The Seven Five 2014 Documentary composer: additional music
Mudcats 2012-2013 TV Series theme music - 18 episodes
After the First 48 TV Series documentary composer - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2013 music coordinator - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2011 music supervisor - 1 episode, 2009
Alias Ruby Blade 2012 Documentary composer: theme music
Unleashed by Garo 2011 TV Series composer - 6 episodes
P.O.V. TV Series documentary score performer - 1 episode, 2011 score producer - 1 episode, 2011
Secret Access: UFOs on the Record 2011 TV Movie documentary composer: additional music
Steven Seagal: Lawman 2009-2010 TV Series composer - 21 episodes
Freakonomics 2010 Documentary composer: additional music
Runaway Squad 2009 TV Series documentary composer: theme music - 2008-2009
Out of the Blue: The Michigan Difference 2009 TV Series composer - 5 episodes
Rescue Ink Unleashed 2009 TV Series composer - 6 episodes
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 2009 TV Movie documentary composer: additional music / composer: theme music
Marked 2009 TV Series documentary composer: theme music - 2009
Guardian Angels 2009 TV Movie composer: theme music
Right America: Feeling Wronged - Some Voices from the Campaign Trail 2009 TV Movie documentary composer: additional music
Against the Current 2009 composer: additional music
2k3 2009 composer: additional music
Pindemonium 2008 Documentary composer: additional music
Full Battle Rattle 2008 Documentary composer: additional music
The Devil Came on Horseback 2007 Documentary score mixer / score recordist
The Trials of Darryl Hunt 2006 Documentary composer: additional music

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball! 2012 Documentary performer: "Kyra's Theme"
Sexy Baby 2012 Documentary performer: "The Fear" written by nm0020770 and nm1604203

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 2009 TV Movie documentary sound designer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Trials of Darryl Hunt 2006 Documentary special thanks / thanks

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Creative Recognition Award International Documentary Association Best Music Better This World (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound Full Battle Rattle (2008) · Robert L. Smith (sound mixer)
· Tom Efinger (re-recording mixer)
· Tony Gerber (sound recordist)
· Jesse Moss (sound recordist)
2010 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound Full Battle Rattle (2008) · Patrick Cicero (sound designer)
· Tony Gerber (sound recordist)
· Jesse Moss (sound recordist)
· Robert L. Smith (sound recordist & sound mixer)
· Tom Efinger (re-recording mixer)
2009 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Caft: Music and Sound The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) · Tom Efinger (sound mix)
· Rusty Dunn (sound editing)
· Brad Bergbom (sound editing)
2008 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006) · Brad Bergbom (sound editor/re-recording mixer)


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