Malcolm J. Solomon

Film

Official Selection European Film Festival

Official Selection New York City Independent Film Festival

Official Selection Toronto Independent Film Festival

Official Selection Cannes Independent Film Festival

Official Selection London International Film Festival

Official Finalist Canada International Film Festival

Silver Remi Winner Worldfest Houston International Film Festival

Official Selection Hollywood Black Film Festival

Official Selection San Diego Black Film Festival

Official Selection Toronto Online Film Festival

Official Selection Jamerican International Film Festival

 

Writing

Semi-Finalist Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Finalist hollywood Black Film Festival

Finalist Sundance Feature Film Program

Winner Screenwriting Showcase Awards

Finalist Scriptapalooza

Winner Final Draft Award for Best Short Script

Finalist Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition

 

Composition

Winner Film Scoring Competition Acapulco Black Film Festival

Honored by the American Festival of the Arts

Honored by the Sonoklect International Concert Series of 20th Century Music

Honored by the University of St. Thomas

Select Performance Society of Composers International Conference in South Korea

Select Performance Society of Composers International Conference at Pepperdine University

Select Performance at Catholic University of America

Select Performance Society of Composers International Conference in Atlanta

Select Performance African American Art Song Alliance

Select Performance Society of Composers International Conference in Houston

Select Performance Fifteen Minutes of Fame in New York

Select Performance at J Roberts Adams Concert

M. J. SOLOMON PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

a feature film by Malcolm J. Solomon
horror

[ Trailer ]

[ synopsis ]

When two college music students agree to work in the music library over the weekend, the events that follow push them to the brink of insanity and leave them fighting for their lives.

[ about the director ]

Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Malcolm J. Solomon is a composer, writer, director and independent filmmaker. He earned a bachelor’s degree in classical composition from the University of St. Thomas, followed by master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University.

Malcolm has written, directed, produced and scored three short films. His first, The Contest is a romantic comedy and was an Official Selection of the Jamerican International Film & Music Festival. Malcolm composed all of the modern classical music showcased in the film and performed one piece himself along with international classical singer Robert Gerber. The Stairwell, a surreal drama, was also an Official Selection of the Jamerican International Film & Music Festival, where it won the Final Draft Screenwriters Award for best short script. He recently completed a third short film entitled, Fallen Diva, which is a surreal drama.

Malcolm combined his love of filmmaking with his love of music in three music videos he produced, directed and edited. In each case, he wrote the lyrics and composed and arranged the music. That’s Life was an Official Selection of the Toronto Online Film Festival and reflects upon the growing apathy of mankind. Wack Attack (Crack Attack) explores the duality of a crack addict’s existence. X-Man examines the war with Iraq, focusing on the horrors faced by American soldiers. X-Man has been chosen as an Official Selection of the Cannes Independent Film Festival, an Official Selection of the London Independent Film Festival, an Official Selection of the San Diego Black Film Festival, an Official Selection of the Hollywood Black Film Festival and as an Official Finalist in the Canada International Film Festival. It also won the Silver Remi Award for Creative Excellence at Worldfest - Houston International Film Festival.

Malcolm is a prolific writer. His screenplays, which range in genre from comedy and romantic comedy to horror and drama, have won and been finalists in a number of international writing competitions, including Scriptapalooza, Screenwriting Showcase Awards, Final Draft Screenwriters Awards and the Sundance Feature Film Program. Malcolm has also been honored as a classical composer by the American Festival of the Arts and the Sonoklect International Concert Series of 20th Century Music. His film scoring has drawn praise from such notable figures as Isaac Hayes, James Mtume, Chuck D, and Ken Sutherland and won the film scoring competition at the Acapulco Black Film Festival.

[ filmography ]

A Haunting at Giger State University (feature film) 2011 (currently in post-production)
X-Man, (music video) 2009
Fallen Diva, (short film) 2008
Wack Attack (Crack Attack), (music video) 2007
That’s Life, (music video) 2004
The Stairwell, (short film) 2002
The Contest, (short film) 1998

[ credits ]

Executive Producer Malcolm J. Solomon
Director Malcolm J. Solomon
Writer Malcolm J. Solomon
Director of Photography Douglas N. Burns
Music by Malcolm J. Solomon
Editor Leslie D. Duvall

Cast

Patricia Alanna Mitchem
Barker Cris Skelton
Sarah Brittany Djie
Jane Brittany Mari Llagostera
Renny Samson Varghese
Officer Martin Banks Orlando Smith
Professor Wes Linnenbank
Nonperson Wes Linnenbank
Female Student Adair Wade

Crew

Production Manager Malcolm J. Solomon
Script Supervisor Leslie D. Duvall
Still Photographer Malcolm J. Solomon
Still Photographer Leslie D. Duvall
Production Assistant Brittany Marie Llagostera
Production Assistant Jeff Henninger
Production Assistant Owen Schwartzeard
Production Assistant Philip Whisenant
Production Assistant Bobby Murillo
Special Effects Makeup Leslie D. Duvall
Special Effects Makeup Assistant Brittany Marie Llagostera
Special Effects Malcolm J. Solomon
Special Effects Leslie D. Duvall
Titles Leslie D. Duvall

[ production stills ]

[ technical notes ]

A Haunting at Giger State University’s running time: to be determined in post-production.

It was shot in HDV in Texas.

The film will be scored my Malcolm J. Solomon, the music edited in Pro Tools and Digital Performer. The film is being edited by Leslie D. Duvall, using Final Cut Pro and Motion.

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