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 Posted:   Jul 11, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   Krakower Group   (Member)



(July 9, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the WAITING FOR LIGHTNING – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 23, 2013. The Bandito Brothers film, WAITING FOR LIGHTNING, is the story of Danny Way, the skateboarder whose dream was to jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard. Frequent Bandito Brothers collaborator, Nathan Furst (ACT OF VALOR), composed the original score for the documentary.

“Nathan’s instincts were razor sharp and perfectly in sync with the spirit and exact tone of the story I wanted to tell,” said WAITING FOR LIGHTNING director Jacob Rosenberg, who first worked with Furst on the film DUST TO GLORY.

Furst began writing music at a young age, teaching himself piano and various other instruments. After attending Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), he left College to accept offers to score films and television episodic projects. An early assignment was composing the epic orchestral score of the BIONICLE trilogy for Miramax Pictures. However, it was the 2005 feature film DUST TO GLORY that would begin a prolific relationship with the Bandito Brothers and ACT OF VALOR co-director, Scott Waugh. Nathan has composed over 40 Film and Television projects, many for Bandito Brothers. Released in early 2012, ACT OF VALOR debuted at #1 in the box office, and has earned over $80 million worldwide to-date, contributing to the highest grossing February B.O. of all time (2012).

On the heels of a #1 box office hit, composer Nathan Furst is quickly gaining recognition as one of Hollywood’s elite young composers. Furst has developed a reputation for seamlessly blending world instruments and soundscapes with memorable and compelling themes surrounded by the strength and elegance of a symphony orchestra. This signature style has garnered Nathan with three nominations for his outstanding original film and television compositions.

WAITING FOR LIGHTNING is the story of Danny Way, the skateboarder whose dream was to jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard. It's a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the challenges life presents, and how high and far dreams can fly. In his quest for greatness, Way continues to shape the very sport which helped save his own life.

“The underlying piano theme was riffed one day in the edit room with Nathan using his iPhone in one hand to freestyle a synth sound and pressing keys of a piano app on the iPad with the other hand,” said Rosenberg. “It was a wildly enjoyable and productive process of deduction and honing.” A process that seems perfectly in line with the lifestyle of the film’s subject.

Samuel Goldwyn Films presents in association with DC Shoes A Bandito Brothers Film WAITING FOR LIGHTNING, currently available on DVD and BluRay. The WAITING FOR LIGHTNING – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on July 23, 2013.


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 Posted:   Jul 11, 2013 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

I loved Furst's 'Act of Valor'!!! Would love to get this score, but will not support digital downloads as long as CDs are still around.

Too bad Lakeshore :-(

And yes, Act of Valor was a digital release only. I had to pay through the nose for a promo cd. It was worth it. I'm glad to see Furst get more work. He is very talented.

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