MovieScore Media: Pirate's Passage - Andrew Lockington

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The latest offering of MovieScore Media is an exciting animated adventure score from the film Pirate’s Passage, produced, co-written and voiced by Donald Sutherland. Based on the novel by William Gilkerson, the story follows mysterious seadog Captain Johnson (Sutherland) who takes up residence at the inn of Kerstin Hawkins (Carrie-Anne Moss) and her son, Jim (Gage Munroe). When he  offers his candid knowledge on local pirates for a school project, Jim realizes that the Captain didn’t gather his knowledge from books – he was there to witness the events. In the meantime, the duo must also face competition from a modern day pirate, the greedy Mr. Moehner (Kim Coates) whose machinations endanger the whole community…

The score features a majestic theme for the Captain’s century-spanning wisdom, darker themes for antagonist Moehner as well as a Celtic jig and a vocal theme representing the setting of Nova Scotia. The authenticity of the key themes and motifs were overseen by Sutherland himself as Andrew recalls his work with the legendary actor: "Donald loves and understands music, especially how to use it in storytelling. Discussions with him began long before there was any animation to see; we talked a lot about what music he listened to growing up and what the maritime sound was. He wanted everything to be as authentic as possible not only for the time period, but also in regards to how a boy would have imagined the world and scored his own adventure."

Canadian composer Andrew Lockington has been writing film music since 1997, his breakout credit was the Walden / New Line blockbuster Journey to the Center of Earth which brought the composer the Award for Breakout Composer of 2008 by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA). Since then he scored the Tom Hanks produced family fantasy City of Ember (2008), the Golden Globe nominated Frankie & Alice (2010), the sequel to his greatest hit, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) and the second movie in the Percy Jackson franchise - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). The composer is currently working the catastrophe thriller San Andreas (2015), starring Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti and Carla Gugino. Andrew’s score for the Native American-based horror Skinwalkers (2006) is available from MovieScore Media.
 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

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