Film Credits/Resume

Credits / Resume

JIM HALFPENNY

BMI –  Society Of Composers And Lyricists

FEATURE FILMS – complete scores

“WILBER FALLS” a.k.a. “DEAD SILENCE” – Vexatious Films – Directed by Juliane Glantz – Produced by David Delman – Starring: Danny Aiello, Sally Kirkland and Shanee Edwards.

“THE MAGIC KID” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Joseph Merhi – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Steven Furst, Ted Jan Roberts and Don “The Dragon” Wilson.

“THE MAGIC KID 2” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Steven Furst – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Steven Furst, Ted Jan Roberts, and Howie Mandel.

“A DANGEROUS PLACE” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Jerry Jacobs – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi, Starring: Corey Feldman, Ted Jan Roberts, Dick Van Patten and Erin Grey.

“SUPERGUY –  BEHIND THE CAPE” – Lightform Productions – Directed by Bill Lae – Produced by Bill Lei and Mike Zamkowski – Starring: Mark Teague.

“LITTLE BIGFOOT II” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Art Commacho -Produced by Raymon Khoury – Starring: Stephen Furst, Taran Noah Smith, Michael Fishman and Tom Bosley.

“RUNNING RED” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Jerry Jacobs – Produced by Ron Jacobs, Starring, Jeff Speakman, Angie Everhart and Elya Baskin.

“RIOT” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Joseph Merhi, Produced by Richard Pepin And Joseph Merhi, Starring: Gary Daniels, Sugar Ray Leonard And Page Rowland.

“SUBTERFUGE” – Storm/Bellrock Entertainment – Directed by Herb Freed – Produced by David Frost and Herb Freed – Starring: Matt McColm, Amanda Pays and Jason Gould.

“THE POWER WITHIN” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Art Commacho – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Ted Jan Roberts and Karen Valentine.

“SKYSCRAPER” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Raymond Martino – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Anna Nicole Smith, Richard Steinmetz and Charles Huber

“TEXAS PAYBACK” – Century Film Partners – Directed by Richard W. Munchkin- Produced by Aaron Schiffman – Starring: Sam Jones, Kathleen Kinmont and Bo Hopkins.

“SWORD OF HONOR” – Tri-T Productions – Directed by Robert Tiffe – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Steven Vincent Leigh, Angelo Tiffe and Sophia Crawford.

“NO ESCAPE NO RETURN” – PM Entertainment –Directed by Charlie Kanganis – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Maxwell Caulfield, Dustin Nyugen and John Saxon.

“TO THE LIMIT” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Raymond Martino – Produced By Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Nouri, and Joey Travolta

“ENCHANTED” (Short Film) – Gaia Productions – Produced and Directed by Sharon Higgins.

“QUIET FIRE” – PM Entertainment – Directed by Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs – Produced by Richard Pepin and Joseph Merhi – Starring: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Karen Black and Robert Z’Dar.

“PARADISE LOST” (Additional Music) – August Entertainment – Produced and Directed by Herb Freed – Starring: William Forsythe, Marina Sertis, and Nigel Havers.

“BE MY OSWALD” – Produced and Directed by Don Cato

“TWO TO HELP ONE SLEEP” – Produced, written and directed by Marcello Zamarippa – Starring: Alexander Hilary.

 

TELEVISION – complete scores

“DESTINATION WILDLIFE” (13 Episodes for Discovery Channel) – Active Productions – Produced and Directed by Tim Gauthier.

 

COMMERCIALS

DINNER PARTY” – Southwest Airlines – national television advertisement – background music – Produced by Brian Pudder, GSD&M Advertising

“FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE” – multiple jingles for New York State regional radio advertisement campaign.

 

SONGS PLACED IN FILM/TV

“TEAM NIGHT RIDER” – Sterling Pacific Films – Several songs in several episodes

“HEARTS ADRIFT” (USA Movie Of The Week) – Stu Segall Productions – 3 Songs.

“SHELTER FROM THE STORM” – (movie made for TV) – Movie Corp., Inc. – 2 Songs.

“THE MAGIC KID” – 3 songs – PM Entertainment.

“THE MAGIC KID 2” – 2 songs – PM Entertainment.

“THE POWER WITHIN” – 3 songs and a featured live performance – PM Entertainment.

“TEXAS PAYBACK” – 3 songs – Century Film Partners.

“ENCHANTED” – 2 songs – Gaia Productions

 

TRAILERS – complete scores

“SUPERGUY, THE MAN BEHIND THE CAPE” – “SUBTERFUGE” – “TO THE LIMIT” – “THE POWER WITHIN” – “TEXAS PAYBACK” – “CIA – TARGET ALEXA” – “FORCED TO KILL” – “ILLEGAL ENTRY” – “SINFUL INTRIGUE” – “NO ESCAPE NO RETURN” – “THE MAGIC KID” – “THE MAGIC KID 2” – “QUIET FIRE” – “DESTINATION WILDLIFE”

 

THEATER – music & lyrics
“A DAY AT THE COUNTY” (A Musical for the Stage) – Written, Directed and Produced by Richard Track – 17 Songs and Lyrics

 

DISCOGRAPHY

“FIRST THINGS FIRST” – 2006 – BMI – Strong Domino Music Publishing

“TRUTH, TRUST & OTHER GHOSTS” – 2010 – BMI – Strong Domino Music Publishing

 

EDUCATION

UCLA, Film Composition Program – Musician’s Institute, Los Angeles – California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

 

LITERARY

Featured Columnist for “THE SCORE” a quarterly periodical published by and for THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS.

 

AFFILIATIONS

BMI – Writer and Publisher

SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS

AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION

STRONG DOMINO MUSIC – Publisher

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

DRIPPING SPRINGS SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL – Founding Organizer/Producer – Dripping Springs, TX

 

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Severe Weather” – Song off of First Things First, was selected for KUT FM (Austin NPR) radio’s first-ever TEXAS MUSIC MATTERS playlist.

January 2011 – WWSP FM, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, included the Truth Trust & Other Ghosts #5 track, “Dandelion”, on their BEST OF 2010 RELEASES list.

“TWO TO HELP ONE SLEEP”  * Best Short Film/Best Thriller Short/Best Actor – 2009 Big Easy Film Festival, New Orleans, LA  * Best Short Film – 2009 Beverly Hills Film Festival * – Film Score

“BE MY OSWALD” * Best Drama/Founder’s Choice Award – New York International Film Festival, Astoria, NY * Best Venue Film – 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada * Best Feature Film – 2007 Swansea Bay Film Festival – Swansea, Wales * Official Selection – 2006 Westwood International Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA * Official Selection  – 2006 Long Island Big Fish Film Festival – Bellmore, LI * – Film Score

 

****  For more information on Jim’s film music, visit his Film Composer website at jameshalfpennymusic.com ****