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Superbois movie Update

March 11, 2020 – It has been a wonderful experience scoring the music to Superbois for Mancinetti Pictures. We are currently in post production for this film and more information will be released soon about a possible premiere or online streaming.

After the success of his last film, Loss and Found (Streaming on Amazon) writer/director Jonathan Mancinetti is excited to premiere his latest film, Super Bois, a heartfelt comedy based on his relationship with his brother, Joel.

Synopsis: An indie filmmaker, Jon, has dreams of making it big in LA. His brother Joel, a young man on the autism spectrum, visits Jon as he struggles with his latest film. Joel motivates Jon to create their own superhero movie, like they used to do as kids, with their rescue pit bull, Smokey. When Jon sees the impact their film has, he begins to understand his full potential as an artist and brother.

Aside from his talents as a filmmaker, Jon is an activist at heart. His last film, Loss and Found helped raise over $50,000 for non profit organizations worldwide and helped save countless animals lives. Super Bois aims to reach even further to raise awareness and advocate for people with special needs and animal rescues. All proceeds from the premiere will help fund the Super Bois tour and film festival run.

Check out the movie website at www.superboismovie.com

Voyage LA “Meet Braden Pontoli”

January 15, 2020 – I was recently featured in an article for Voyage LA which is a great resource to know the great things happening in different parts of LA by getting to know individuals. You can read my article here.

CalArts Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Present’s “The Earth, The Sea, The Sky, The Heart”

Artwork – Chia-Hsin Lee

November 16, 2019 – It has been a wonderful semester directing the CalArts Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. With forces of roughly 30 singers from diverse vocal backgrounds, every student brings their own talent and rigor to the group.

Join the CalArts Contemporary Vocal Ensemble as we present our first concert of the year entitled “The Earth, The Sea, The Sky, The Heart.” We will take you on a journey to the edges of the earth, universes beyond, into deep waters and soaring into the heart through song. The Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will join forces with CalArts instrumentalists, student composers, and contemporary vocal composers…and maybe a curveball piece from the Renaissance. Please join us for a reception after the concert. Livestream will be available the day of the concert.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:00 p.m. The Wild Beast at California Institute of the Arts. 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, California 91355

Braden Pontoli – Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Director
Joshua Sadinsky – Accompanist

Composers and Arrangers include:

Brengt Ollén
Josquin des Prez
Dan Messe
Greg Good
Jacob Collier
Paul Engle
Ken Steven
Ola Gjeilo
Socks Whitmore
Rhiannon Lewis
Adin Boyer
Jake Runestad

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Mancinetti Pictures Superbois Kickstarter Video

September 25, 2019 – Braden will be scoring for writer/director Jon Mancinetti’s next short film “Superbois” this coming year! He also scored the Kickstarter video which was released today. Below is a quote about the next film from Mancinetti Pictures.

“After the success of his last film, Loss and Found, award winning writer/director Jon Mancinetti is preparing his next project and needs your help! Super Bois is a comedic story based on Jon and his brother Joel. They have been making movies together since they were kids, so why stop now!?”

Here is the Kickstarter video! Please check it out and donate today to help make this movie a reality! Click here to take you to the Kickstarter page.

SCREEN MUSIC PROGRAM, PAVIA ITALY

August 1, 2019 – Braden had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with 20 newly emerging film scorers for a week and a half in Pavia, Italy from July 22-July 31, 2019. One of Braden’s re-scores was submitted and screened in front of critics in Pavia, Italy. Below is an excerpt from www.screenmusicprogram.com

The Screen Music Program is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, secure future commissions and job opportunities, and join other composers to create a vibrant artistic community.

With a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world, the Program explores the fundamentals of Film & Video Game scoring in a 10-day session of masterclasses, lectures, colloquiums, and workshops focused on composition.

Set every summer in historical Pavia, Northern Italy, the Program is aimed at anyone who is serious about a career in applied composition, from graduate and undergraduate students specializing in film scoring and video game music to anyone wishing to improve their craft.