Music & Film
"The strongest tool for shifting human consciousness is one that combines music, story and image to reach directly into the subconscious of the viewer."
In addition to creating and producing award-winning original content, Frank Fitzpatrick specializes in successfully integrating music throughout all phases of design, production, marketing and social outreach. To speak to Frank about ways to make your next production a success, contact us here. To license existing songs and recordings by Frank Fitzpatrick and the many talented artists with whom he has recorded, visit licensing options.
|Amazing, a film by Shanghai Studios in association with the NBA, is expected to reach over 100 million fans in China. It is an inspiring contemporary drama about a programmer (China's leading actor, Huang Xiao Ming) contracted to design the world's first thought-controlled virtual reality basketball game. The story explores how the blurring line between virtual world and reality can impact society and human relationships. In English and Mandarin, Amazing features stars from China, Taiwan, Korea, and the US, along with NBA icons Carmelo Anthony, Scottie Pippen and Dwight Howard. Executive Music Producer, Frank Fitzpatrick composed the theme songs and an original score featuring the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra with lead soprano Ying Huang.
"The Kiss" Bilingual Theme Song featuring Ying Huang
"Eileen Arrives" from the Original Score
Amazing: The Original Soundtrack - More Info at AmazingSoundtrack.com
|Beat the World|
|Beat the World: From
the creator of Stomp The Yard, Writer/Director Robert Adetuyi's
new film was shot in 4 countries and tells the story of young dancers
and crews coming from around the world to Detroit to compete in
the International Hip Hop Dance competition. Continuing his long-standing
collaboration with Robert, Frank is Executive Music Producer for
the film, as well as writing and producing the original songs and
themes in collaboration with leading artists from the global Hip
Hop music scene including KNAAN, Nneka, KRS-One and many more.
"Hip Hop Nation" - KRS-One feat. K'NAAN and Lina
"Express Yourself" - Nneka feat. Ziggy Marley and Eeday
|Urban Roots is a documentary film from Tree Media (11th Hour) following the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring work that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future. A Detroit native himself, Frank became the Executive Music Producer for the film as a way to give back to his birth place. He also composed the original score and several songs for the film, including the main title track "Hear My Cry".
"Hear My Cry" - Braille Method feat. Lina
"Urban Suite" from the Original Score
|HIGH CHICAGO, set in 1975, is a gritty drama about Sam, a 42-year-old husband and father of two, in the grip of a serious gambling addiction. When Sam loses his job; instead of admitting his failure to his wife Ruth, he chooses instead to chase the foolhardy dream of traveling to Africa to open a drive-in theater. Frank served as Executive Music Producer and composed a very original score featuring world-renowned instrumentalist Arturo Sandoval and West African Singer Alpha Diallo. The soundtrack for High Chicago features music from 70's Afro-soul icons Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti, Isaac Hayes and War, along with selections from the score and the end title theme song "Without You," by
"Without You" - Jacob G.
"High Chicago Medley" from the Original Score
|Hurricane Season: Forest Whitaker,
Isaiah Washington, Courtney B. Vance, Bow Wow and Lil’ Wayne
star in “Hurricane Season,” the exciting true story about
Al Collins (Whitaker), a high school basketball coach in Marrero,
Louisiana, who pulls together an unlikely group of high school
basketball players - all left homeless and disenfranchised by the
devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The song “Be On Our Way” is
one of the national outreach efforts of Frank Fitzpatrick’s
NGO EarthTones ("Healing the World through Music" - www.earthtones.org)
and is part of a fundraising and awareness program to help victims
of Hurricane Katrina.
"Be On our Way" by Van Hunt featuring Supervision, Buku Wise & Hidden Faces
|Soul Men Grammy Nominated Title Song|
|Soul Men (Weinstein Films) features
Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac as former soul singers
from the Memphis Stax Records era who travel cross country to perform
at a tribute concert in honor of their famous former band leader.
Also starring the late great Isaac Hayes as himself. Frank wrote
and produced the Main Title track and wrote the End Title featuring
Anthony Hamilton. The soundtrack album is on Concord/Stax Records
with singles and remixes available on iTunes. You will also find
the original version of "Soul
by Hidden Faces featuring Lewis Shaw and Swanee Mac there.
"Soul Music" End Title/CD Version featuring Anthony Hamilton
|Jump In!, the Disney Double Dutch
tale and highest rated film premier on the Disney Channel to date,
is a top-selling soundtrack featuring songs from the film's leads,
Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer. Frank composed the original score for
the film and wrote and produced 2 songs for the soundtrack, including
the single "Jump to the Rhythm", a co-production with
Nashville’s Keith Thomas featuring Jordan Pruitt. “Jump
to the Rhythm” is also featured throughout the film as one
of the main themes, plays as a music video for Jordan and was the
opening number for the High School Musical tour.
"Jump to the Rhythm" Theme Song featuring Jordan Pruitt
"Jump in Medley" from the Original Score
|The Proud Family Movie|
|The Proud Family Movie, an animated
comedy-adventure featuring all of your favorite characters from
the hit Disney series along with Omarion of B2K as Rapper 15 ¢ and
Arsenio Hall as the mad scientist. Frank composed the action-packed
score and wrote and produced the first single for the soundtrack
album, featuring Jhene and based on his theme from the film. The
soundtrack on Disney records features "Right Here", other new
songs and performances from the film and some old favorites from
the series (Destiny's Child, etc).
"Right Here" - Theme Song featuring Jhene
"The Proud Family Medley" from the Original Score
|Scary Movie 3|
|Scary Movie 3: This record-breaking
box office smash features an original all-Hip Hop soundtrack. All
songs but one were co-written and produced by Frank Fitzpatrick
as part of his Hip Hop film music venture Hip Hop Connect. Frank
also produced on-camera performances by the actors including Simon
Rex and Latin Hip Hop legend Fat Joe in the notorious "8 Mile"
Rap Battle spoof. The success of the project and continued relationship
with the Zucker & Weiss team led to Frank writing and producing
the title track for Scary Movie 4.
"White Boy" featuring Simon Rex and Kevin Hart
"Mexican Hat Rap" featuring Delinquent Habits
|Friday: The "chronic" New Line
comedy was first collaboration between Composer/Music Supervisor
Frank Fitzpatrick & rap-superstar/filmmaker Ice Cube and led to
one of Hip Hop's all-time classic films, a Multi-Platinum soundtrack
and an entire Friday franchise. In
addition to the street-wise score composed by Frank and performed
by his group Hidden Faces, the soundtrack (Priority Records) featured
the Dr. Dre hit "Keep Their Heads Ringing" and other songs by Ice
Cube, Cypress Hill, 2 Live Crew and more. A second album from the
film "Friday Old School" is filled with 70's soul classics and excerpts
from Frank's score.
"The Chase" from the Original Score
"Keep Their Heads Ringin'" by Dr. Dre
|Queen of the Damned|
|Queen of the Damned: In this highly
stylized installment of the Anne Rice vampire trilogy, Lestat (Stuart
Townsend) becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of
all vampires (Aaliyah). The star-studded soundtrack (Warner Bros.)
features Marilyn Manson, Papa Roach, Orgy, David Draiman (Disturbed),
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Static X, and the songs of Jonathan
Davis (Korn) who is also featured as the voice of Lestat. Frank
was Music Supervisor for the film and Certified-Gold soundtrack
album, as well as writer/producer for the song "Temptation."
"Excess" by Tricky
|In Too Deep|
|In Too Deep: This first rate drama
starring Omar Epps, Nia Long, LL Cool J and Stanley Tucci offers
another all-star Hip Hop soundtrack from Executive Producer Frank
Fitzpatrick, including original music by Method Man & Redman,
Nas, R. Kelly, Mobb Deep, Jagged Edge (featuring Jermaine Dupri),
Capone & Noreaga, Trick Daddy and many others. Fitzpatrick also
co-wrote the theme song, "Give Me A Reason" performed
by R&B great Dave Hollister, and wrote and produced "Dreamin'"
by Jill Scott for both the film and the soundtrack.
"Dreamin'" featuring Jill Scott
"Give me a Reason" featuring Dave Hollister
|Pirates of Silicon Valley|
|Pirates of Silicon Valley is the
incredible, funny, surprising and very inside story of how a group
of eggheads, nerds and geeks became some of the most powerful men
in the world today. Steve Job’s and Bill Gate’s story
from the early days offers a fascinating insight into the most compelling
industry of our time and feels as relevant today as the day it was
made. The soundtrack features an original score composed by Frank,
along with Rock & Roll classics from the 70's and 80's.
"Main Title" from the Original Score
"Phone Call" from the Original Score
|The Larry Sanders Show|
|The Larry Sanders Show: Redefining
television, star and creator Garry Shandling built an unprecedented
cult following and helped make HBO a household name. The critically
acclaimed show won over 20 Cable Ace Awards, as well as the 1994
Peabody Award for excellence in Radio and TV. As Music Director
and Composer, Frank wrote the theme and music for the entire series,
all performed by his Larry Sanders Show Band: a sextet featuring
Gerald Albright (#1 contemp. Jazz soloist), James Gadson (James
Brown), and Alfonso Johnson (Weather Report). The show was also
the stage for many musical guests including Los Lobos, k.d. lang,
Sting, Elvis Costello, the Wu Tang Clan and Beck.
"Larry's Theme" Main Title Theme
|Kissed by an Angel|
|Kissed by an Angel: In a film where
an angel interferes in the affairs of human relationships, it seemed
only fitting for Frank to create a beautiful and angelic theme to
weave the love story together. He derived his inspiration from a
17th century Italian love ballad and chose the voice of EMI recording
artist, Sasha Lazard to sing it. Frank’s theme, also known
as “Angeli”, landed Sasha her first recording deal and
has gone on to become a featured song in two other films, as well
as the theme for the Toronto Film Festival and a Victoria’s
Secret ad campaign.
"Angeli" featuring Sasha Lazard
|Stanley's Gig: Starring Bill Sanderson,
Faye Dunaway and Marla Gibbs, Stanley's Gig is a marvelous character-driven
drama about a jazz singer from the Central Avenue days in Los Angeles.
The soundtrack features a great original jazz score by Frank, along
with his beautiful theme song performed by the main character, actress
Marla Gibbs, in the style of a Billie Holiday classic.
"In the Memory of You" featuring Marla Gibbs
"Teddy's Dream" from the Original Score
|Love Song stars pop/R&B sensations
Monica as Camille Livingston, a psychology major at Xavier University
the daughter of a successful doctor. According to her parents plan,
Camille will marry her pre-med boyfriend Calvin soon after graduation.
Everything changes after Camille meets the sexy & talented
New Orleans blues guitarist Billy James, and she discovers a whole
new side of life, love and herself. Performances by all the characters
are strong, as is the direction by Julie Dash.
The soundtrack features several on camera performances by Monica & Billy,
as well as a great new song from Hidden Faces, and a highly effective
score composed by Frank Fitzpatrick.
"What U Get" featuring Les Nubians
"What My Heart Says" featuring Monica
|Nuns on the Run|
|Nuns on the Run: Two hapless thieves
(played by Monty Python's Eric Idle and comic Robbie Coltrane)
botch a heist, winding up with bags full of money but also with
a passel of criminals -- including the mafia boss they stole from
-- hot on their tail. Thinking they'd better lie low until the
danger disappears, they pose as nuns with the Mother Superior's
help. But even she has a hidden motive: She plans to convince them
to donate the cash to the convent.
"Moon on Ice" featuring Yello
"Nun's Medley" from the Original Score
|Breaking the Rules|
|Breaking the Rules: It a drama
film directed by Neal Israel, starring Jason Bateman, C. Thomas
Howell, Jonathan Silverman and Annie Potts. Jason's father, Kent
Bateman, has a role in the movie as well. The original motion picture
soundtrack was produced by Frank Fitzpatrick and performed by Hidden
"Gravity" featuring Hidden Faces
|Lani Loa: The Passage|
|Lani Loa - The Passage was directed Sherwood Hu and produced
by Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Luddy & Wayne Wang. The story
is about a Hawaiian police officer (Angus Mcfadden) whose bride
gets innocently murdered in a gang shoot out on their wedding day.
Her spirit, unresolved the with nature of her death and other innocent
victims, comes back to haunt her murderers and release her finance
from his guilt and path of vengeance. Fitzpatrick composed a beautiful
original score combining strings, voices and heavy percussion,
as well and the theme song, Love Is, performed by Hawaiian superstar
Keili'i Reichel and featuring Perla Batella in a bilingual duet.
Love Is was also re-recorded by Keili'i in Hawaiian (title: "E
Ala E") on his solo record, which charted in Billboard as
a Top 10 World Music Album. Fitzpatrick recently did a remake of
the theme in Italian (entitled: L'Amore), performed Sasha Lazard
and available on an EP of her upcoming album "Miles Away".
"L'Amore" remake of theme featuring Sasha Lazard
"Love Is" - featuring Keili'i & Perla Batella
|Lil' Pimp: Featuring the voices
of Bernie Mac, Jennifer Tilly, William Shatner, Ludacris and Lil
Kim, Lil’ Pimp is a hilarious yet very touching animated comedy
about a 9 year old boy and outsider who finally finds real friends
among the most unlikely set of characters. Frank wrote the original
score and songs for the film using a compelling blend of a traditional
80-piece orchestra, contemporary Hip Hop tracks & a smokin’
Ol’ School R&B band.
"Lil' Pimp Medley" from the Original Score
|VARIOUS ARTISTS, YOGA REVOLUTION Volume I|
|YOGA REVOLUTION VOLUME I: The first
compilation CD produced by Frank for his new Yoga
series features an incredible mix of songs by international recording
artists, all brought together to help support yoga and fitness
programs for youth. Artists include Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Sheryl
Crow, Peter Gabriel, Angelique Kidjo, Ziggy Marley, Donna De Lory,
Michael Franti, Sara McLachlan, Krishna Das.
“Bathe In These Waters” (Earthtones Mix) featuring Donna De Lory
“I Am” Guru Singh featuring Seal
|HIDDEN FACES, A Mad World - The Best of Hidden Faces|
|MAD WORLD is Hidden Faces' first
official release since the group disbanded in the late '90s, as
well as the only available collection of these classic recordings.
The songs, produced by Fitzpatrick and co-written with other members,
feature performances by David Kitay, Simon Franglen, Chuck Wild,
Chad Wackerman, Byron Miller and Fitzpatrick himself. All vocals
are by Hidden Face's singers Michael Young, Roger Burn and Anedra
Shockley. MAD WORLD is a true collector's item for fans of Hidden
Faces or simply lovers
of great R&B and Rock.
"Mad World" featuring Hidden Faces
"Gravity" featuring Hidden Faces
|Frank Fitzpatrick, New Standards: Ballads For Solo Piano|
|An intimate and moving collection of original ballads by composer/producer
Frank Fitzpatrick written in the style of the great standards of
the early 40's (Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, etc.) and performed on
solo piano by jazz great Mitchell Forman (Mahavishnu Orchestra,
Chick Corea). Already receiving unanimous applause from critics,
selections from the album have been featured in The Larry Sanders
Show, Bad Company and the upcoming film Stanley's Gig.
Guaranteed to satisfy even the most critical listener.
"Until Tonight" performed by Mitchell Forman