Welcome to the web-site of Devin Burrows, composer living in Los Angeles.
Variety reports that DEADHEADS has scored U.S. distribution!
DEADHEADS received the "Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking" at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the "Founders Prize for Best Horror Film" at the Traverse City Film Festival. The Albuquerque Film Festival is next! More big festival news coming soon!
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Wow! A lot has happened in the last few weeks! DEADHEADS was the only film to sell out 2 showings and receive a 3rd at Newport Beach. It has recieved a lot of rave reviews and there is buzz abound regarding distribution deals, the original trailer has reached 150,000+ views on YouTube and the new trailer features more of Devin's music!
|In The Woods||Spooky, Quirky|
|The Cop Arrives||Ominous, Foreboding,
|The Drive In Part 2||Dangerous Action|
|The Beach||Sentimental, Sad|
|Camping Part Two new!||Playful, Conniving|
|Roadblock new!||Tense, Confrontational|
|Mike Goes Home||Melancholy, Mysterious|
|McDinkle's Hunt||Epic, Climatic Action|
|The Big Moment||Emotional, Thematic|
|Rumble At The Reunion new!||An Upheaval of Action|
Directed By: Mark T. Elliot
Produced By: Daniel Casey, Mark T. Elliott, Richard Ferrando, Matt Valade
Starring: Matt Valade, Natalie Victoria
|Bathtub new!||Blithe, Salty|
|Tango For You new!||Wantonly Romantic, Dark|
Tense and provocative motifs, majestic themes, visceral heart-pounding excitement and deeply emotional landscapes of the mind, Devin's compositions chart a sonic course through all the varieties of human emotion. Growing up in a musical family in Detroit, Devin was exposed to Soul, Jazz and Classical music at an early age; it left a lasting impression. Devin picked up the guitar at 12 and began what would be his life-long journey, the study of music theory, jazz performance and musical composition. His rich orchestral score for DEADHEADS is a unique balance between modern classical influences and vintage Hollywood kitsch. "It's a zombie movie, so I drew inspiration from John Carpenter and Bernard Herrmann, but it also involves a lot of comedy, action and romance, so the influence of modern classical composition and soulful sensibilities shined on my path as well." Devin considers himself a student of classical composers like Ravel, Stravinsky and Debussy having studied their orchestral scores at length. "It's important to be able to draw from a wide spectrum of compositional technique, musical influence and personal experience to create something new when composing for a film like DEADHEADS. But in the end, it just needs to groove. That's the elusive x-factor that comes with collaborative experience, the love of your art and, I don't want to get spiritual, but perhaps elsewhere." Devin has several film credits for composition and continues to compose for film and collaborate on music projects.