Jamal Caesar Progress Soundtrack HBO

Jason Donnelly music score for Jamal Caesar’s Progress. Listen to the entire score here.

My music score for Jamal Caesar’s film Progress on HBO.

1) Progress opening
2) Overlook Rising
3) Progress credit roll.

A reclusive Black celebrity is persuaded to open up to a mysterious woman stalking him with an uncommon secret of her own.

Directed by
Jamal Caesar Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
Jamal Caesar … (story)
Jamal Caesar … (writer)

Cast
Pippa Black
Emilina Fox
Jason Olive
Victor Jefferson

Produced by
Effie Brown … executive producer / producer

Music by
Jason Donnelly

Cinematography by
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw

Film Editing by
Lillian Benson

Casting By
Tracy ‘Twinkie’ Bird

Makeup Department
Shian S. Banks … head hair departement (2014) Sound Department
Glen Alger Schricker … sound re-recording mixer / sound supervisor

Visual Effects by
Reuben Lim … digital effects Camera and Electrical Department
Fernando Zacarias … second assistant camera Casting Department
Shauna Chin … casting associate

HBOAccess

Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle) was chosen as composer to score one of the four short films in the new HBOAccess program. Four filmmakers were be chosen. Each were be paired with a mentor (an HBO development executive), provided with creative master classes and given a budget to create short-form content for HBO. New York director and writer Jamal Caesar (Black Ash Blue/Reform) is one of the four film makers. Jamal picked Jason to score his short for HBOAccess. More info on Jamal here http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2060760/

HBOAccess is a new four-week program created by HBO to provide project development, master classes and mentoring opportunities to emerging, diverse filmmakers.

The intent of the program to “identify diverse talent, provide development and mentorship, and afford participants opportunity to create short-form content for HBO,” per the premium network’s announcement. Filmmakers equipped with knowledge of cameras and scripts (and the ability to be in Los Angeles for the production period in June — housing and travel are not included) are allowed to submit one narrative directing sample (either a full-length feature, short or webisode).

Four filmmakers will be chosen from the submissions, and each will be paired with a mentor (an HBO development executive), provided with creative master classes and given a budget to create short-form content for HBO. At the end of the four-week process, each project will be considered for production as a 10-15 minute film or webisode series to air on various HBO platforms including, but not limited to, HBO Go, HBO, HBO’s YouTube channel, HBO.com film festivals, charity screenings and other outlets.

“We are thrilled to present this opportunity to filmmakers who might not otherwise find their way through our doors,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming. “I believe this undertaking will serve as a valuable experience not only for those who are chosen to participate, but for us at HBO as well.”

The timeline for submissions is as follows:

Feb. 3, 2014 – Application process opens at withoutabox.com.

March 3, 2014 – Application process closes (or on the date upon which submissions reach the cap of 500 applicants, whichever comes first).

March 2014 – 20 candidates will be chosen to advance to second-round interviews (conducted in person or via Skype). Candidates will be expected to discuss their project in detail. Additionally, candidates must own and assign to HBO all rights necessary to develop and produce their idea.

May 8, 2014 – Four finalists are notified.

June 3, 2014 to June 26, 2014 – HBOAccess™ program is held in Los Angeles.

HBO’s definition of “diverse” includes those who identify as Asian Pacific American, Sub-Continent Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women.