Ray Costa of Costa Communications announces that Eye in the Sky will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2015. 

Composers Mark Kilian and Paul Hepker Reunite with Director Gavin Hood for Thriller EYE IN THE SKY.

(Hollywood, CA) September 4, 2015 Mark Kilian and Paul Hepker are reuniting for a third time with film director, Gavin Hood to provide the score for Eye in the Sky.” The pair previously collaborated with Hood on Rendition, and the Academy Award-winning film “Tsotsi.”

Featuring award-winning actors including Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and Barkhad Abdi, “Eye in the Sky” follows Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren), a military intelligence officer on a secret drone mission, intent on capturing a terrorist group in Nairobi, Kenya.

When a nine-year old girl is found entering the kill zone, Powell has to determine whether or not to take action. The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM – Roy Thomson Hall 60 Simcoe Street Toronto, Ontario.

Hepker, Kilian, and Hood, all from South Africa met through mutual friends in Los Angeles and immediately developed a collaborative, “artist-to-artist” relationship in addition to a deep friendship. Kilian has stated “Our relationship is very “work-like” when it needs to be, but we also sit around the piano, drink beer, and sing Pink Floyd songs.”

South African born Mark Kilian has had a successful and eclectic film scoring career since moving to Los Angeles in 1994. He is most known for his ethnic flavored scores like the Oscar winning “Tsotsi,” “Traitor,” Rendtion,”  “Bless Me Ultima,” and Before the Rains”.

His most recent scores include “Revenge Of The Green Dragons (executive produced by Martin Scorsese,) John Carpenter’s “The Ward,” Trust Me” (Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Sam Rockwell, William H Macy,) Seal Team 8” (Tom Sizemore,) Repentance” (Forest Whitaker,) and Pitch Perfect,” for which he was awarded a platinum album. His TV work includes HBO’s 41, ABC’s Killer Women, and Daybreak.

He has also written music for many TV commercials including Apple, Toyota, Budweiser, American Express and Microsoft.  As a musician, he has released three albums : ‘The Gravy Street’ and two albums with the electronica duo ‘Ape Quartet.

Paul Hepker, born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa trained as a concert pianist under composer Adolph Hallis.

In 1994 he wrote the voter education theme “Make Your Mark”  for the first democratic elections in South Africa, which gave birth to a National TV game show of the same name. In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles, and has since composed the music for numerous Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and National Geographic series including Deadliest Catch, Shark U, Herring, Iditarod, Raw Nature, and America’s Deadliest Season.

In 1999 Paul was a finalist in the inaugural John Lennon Songwriting Competition and has had songs featured in, and included on the soundtracks for “Tsotsi,” “Permanent Midnight,” “Soul Survivor,” “The Bird Can’t Fly,” and “Into the Light”.

 

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