I just got this in my e-mail. I doubt that I'll pursue this, but I thought it might be of interest to a lot of you.
Dear Sir or Madam:
We are seeking a talented music composer for our feature film, "Dog Jack."
The movie tells the story of runaway slave boy and his dog who join the
102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War. The film was shot
during the summer of 2005 and is currently in post-production.
We are looking for a gifted composer who can compose instrumental theme
music of nothing less than academy award-winning theatrical feature film
quality, capturing the emotional feel of plantation slave life and soldier
life in the 1860's. We're open to music with a big symphonic feel (e.g.
Aaron Copeland ballad) or something on a smaller scale which reflects the
essence of a period Civil War or southern plantation folk song.
Ideally, you would bring your unique ideas to the project, be sensitive to
the story and its characters, work well with the post-production team and
come up with multiple music ideas before locking in.
We offer a stipend of up to $2000 for scoring the entire film or less for
providing a portion of the music. It is O.K. if you live out of town. The
position is open immediately and can serve to provide valuable exposure and
feature film experience for the right individual.
A little bit about myself and our company. Chicago-based McDougal Films has
been producing films for 20+ years and has a stellar reputation for
integrity and quality. Three of my family short films won numerous national
and international awards, including the Best Film of the Year award from
ICVM. My full length feature, "The Prodigy" was released to 4000+
Blockbuster Video stores in 2000. After finishing a three year
professor-in-residence position at Regent University's Graduate School of
Film and Television, I've moved back to Chicago with my wife, Nevila, son,
Eddie (8) and daughter, Emilia.
If you're interested in the position, kindly send a demo to:
Att'n: Dog Jack Music
341 Linder Avenue
Northfield, IL 60093
If you can send a DVD or VHS of a dramatic film you've scored, it would be
helpful, but not required. Please make sure your phone number and email
appear on both the cd/dvd/tape and accompanying case. We generally don't
return submitted demo material, so please send us something you can part
I'm looking forward to hearing from you and possibly working together.
Edward T. McDougal, Producer/Director, "Dog Jack"