Award-winning composer John Koutselinis, has been composing high quality film scores with notable collaborations comprising of music written for film directors & producers such as  Gary Kurtz (Star Wars IV & V) , Brian Presley (The Great Race), Richard Bazley (Disney, Warner Bros) ,Steve Stone (Entity) , Danny Wilson (Nephilim) and Mel Smith (Director of High Hills and Low Lifes, Radioland Murders - Story by George Lucas).

He has composed the musical score for the UK epic feature film  ‘Katherine of Alexandria’-Lionsgate (Peter O’Toole & Steven Berkoff), ‘Nephilim’ (John Savage), 'In Extremis' with David O'Hara (The Departed, Harry Potter) and Isabelle Allen (Les Misérables), award winning films and documentaries, film trailers including 'Dragonball Z - The Saiyan Saga' and music for short films including ‘The League of Legends’ and Aaron Garcia’s ‘We are Angels’ featuring Lisa Brenner (The Patriot) and Courtney Gaines (Children of the Corn & Back to the Future).

In 2016  John composed the original score for the film ‘Cable: The Chronicles of Hope’ (X-Men film) which premiered at Comic-Con - London, completed the music score for the motion picture ‘In Extremis’ (Steve Stone) and was welcomed to the roster of DNA-Films.

This year John won the 'Best Music Score' award at the Sydney Independent Film Festival for the original score of the film 'Nephilim' and the 'Best Music' award by the British Horror Film Festival for the original score of the motion picture 'In Extremis'. 2017 also saw the release of the CD 'Beyond the Skies' as performed by the People's Orchestra, a live orchestral performance of the X-Men film 'Cable: The Chronicles of Hope' and the composition of the original score for the film 'The Great Race' by writer/director Brian Presley.

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The Original Score composed by John Koutselinis for the film Katherine of Alexandria (Director's Cut) receives a nomination by the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival (2018)

 

The original score composed by John Koutselinis for the motion picture 'Katherine of Alexandria' (Director's Cut) has received a nomination in the category of 'Best Original Score' by the Amsterdam IFF 2018.

The film features Peter O'Toole, Steven Berkoff, Joss Ackland, Edward Fox, Jack Goddard and Nicole Keniheart on the role of Katherine.

For more information on the festival , please visit:

http://www.filmfestinternational.com/best-original-score-amsterdam-iff-2018


 

Recordings for the original score of the Motion Picture 'The Great Race' are completed

The live recordings for the original score composed by John Koutselinis for the motion picture 'The Great Race' (Directed by Brian Presley), were performed by the members of 'The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra' at the Smecky Studios (Prague) on November 11th.

     The orchestra was conducted by Adam Klemens and the session was supervised by James Fitzpatrick & Stanja Vomackova.

The recording was engineered by Jan Holzner.

 


 

John Koutselinis attached to score the music for the motion picture 'The Great Race'

John Koutselinis has been attached to compose the original score for the motion picture 'The Great Race' by writer/director Brian Presley.

The premise of the film explores the story of 1925's historic great race of mercy, a group of brave mushers travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic.

The film features Treat Williams, Henry Thomas, Brad Leland, Brea Bee & Bruce Davison, amongst others, and Brian Presley as featured on the role of Leonhard Seppala.

For more information on 'The Great Race', please visit:

IMDb - The Great Race   

 


 

The original score for the motion picture 'In Extremis' wins 'Best Music' at the BHFF 2017

 

The motion picture 'In Extremis' by director Steve Stone has received five nominations by the British Horror Film Festivals.

The BHFF has awarded the following awards:

Steve Stone: Best Director

John Koutselinis: Best Music

and Best Film (Steve Stone, Alan Lathan & Lionel Hicks)

 

 


 

John Koutselinis' Score for the feature animated film 'Nephilim' wins Best Music Score

 

For more information please visit:

http://sydneyindiefilmfestival.com/

 


 

'Beyond The Skies': EP featuring John Koutselinis' works is now released by 'The People's Orchestra'

John Koutselinis has collaborated with The People's Orchestra release of a four track EP titled 'Beyond the Skies'.

John's note on this collaboration:

' I am an avid supporter of 'The People's Orchestra' and I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to record some of my pieces. 'The People's Orchestra' gives invaluable unity in bringing people together through music, first and foremost by having fun and in the process by creating wonderful events, such as concerts and also by creating recorded music such as this EP. 

 

The pieces we recorded include 'Beyond the Skies', which I wrote specifically for 'The People's Orchestra' and the end credits from a wonderful film by K&K productions titled 'Cable: The Chronicles of Hope' which was a homage to the X-Men universe. 

 

I am very grateful for these recordings and I hope you will enjoy them as much I enjoyed the recording process with The People's Orchestra.'

 

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Animated Film 'Nephilim' wins Best Animation

 

The animated film 'Nephilim' as scored by John Koutselinis has been officially selected and won the following awards:

 
 
Official Selection:
 
Los Angeles Film Awards, 
Animation Day in Cannes, 
Animaze Daze in Cannes, 
Los Angeles Cinefest, 
ARFF Berlin//Around International Film Awards
The Los Angeles Film Awards
 
 
Awards: 
 
Best Animated Feature - Comicpalooza (Houston Film Festival), 
Best Animation Feature - NYC Indie Film Awards, 
Best Experimental Film - TMC London Film Festival, 
Award of Recognition - Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film festival, 
Award of Merit (Danny Wilson) - IndieFest Film Awards
Best Animation Feature & Best Fantasy Film - The Los Angeles Film Awards
 

For more information on 'Nephilim' please visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1243946/reference

 


 

X-Men Film: 'Cable: Chronicles of Hope' Premiers at Comic-Con London
 

The recently scored film 'Cable: Chronicles of Hope' premiered at the MCM London Comic Con on Friday, October 28th.

The film was produced by K&K productions and was directed and produced by George & Harry Kirby.



The score can be heard here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRSs7fq-g_4

Please visit:

K&K Productions - Official Channel

 


 

John Koutselinis Joins DNA-Music

DNA-Music has welcomed John Koutselinis as new composer on their representation roster.

DNA-Music offers high-end solutions for all aspects of the film scoring process and has numerous credits including Legendary Entertainment's new music fanfare, Big Bad Wolves (Quentin Tarantino's 'Best Film of The Year'), Last Passenger, Sweeney, Zaytoun, Blitz, Cashback, To Kill A King, In The Cut , The Hooligan Factory, Keith Lemon The Film, Of Time And The City, Lewis, and Endeavour, amongst others.


Please visit:
www.dna-music.com

Please contact:
Amanda Street
www.dna-music.com 
+44 (0) 7788 436 346
amanda@dna-music.com
 


 

Recordings for the Original Score from the Motion Picture 'Extremis' are completed


The Original Score for the film 'Extremis' by director Steve Stone has been completed.
The live recordings took place in Prague with members of 'The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra'
at Smecky Studios on 5th November and were produced by James Fitzpatrick.

The orchestra was conducted by Nic Raine.


'Extremis' was directed by writer/director Steve Stone.

Starring: David O' Hara (The Departed, Harry Potter) and Isabelle Allen (Les Misérables)
amongst others.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4081012/reference
 


 

'Katherine of Alexandria' Is to be released on April 6th.

Recently scored feature film ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ is to be released in the UK under the title
'Fall of An Empire' by Kaleidoscope on April 6th, 2015.

The film features the remarkable story of Saint Katherine, from her early years to her abduction by Emperor Maxentius, through to her demise on the spiked wheel and her impact to an entire Empire by her wisdom and defiance. The film also explores her connection to Constantine the Great.

'Katherine of Alexandria' is Directed by Michael Redwood and features Peter O’Toole, Nicole Keniheart, Steven Berkoff  & Edward Fox amongst others. 
 

 

Please visit: www.katherineofalexandria.com

Peter O'Toole’s Narration (Features music by John Koutselinis)
 

 

Original score from 'Centurion Resurrection' wins 'Best Music'



Recently scored, GBK produced film 'Centurion Resurrection' has just won an award for the category of 'Best Music'  at the 'London Ealing Film Awards'.



The score can be heard at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onIyzpNmA5w



Please visit : www.gbkhybrid.com 
 

 

 



'Centurion Resurrection' film release & festival selection



Recently scored short film 'Centurion Resurrection'(Richard Bazley-Director, Gary Kurtz-Executive producer) has been officially selected by the 'The Pennine Film Festival' and the
'St Albans Film Festival'.

In addition, the film has been selected to be featured at the People's Choice Awards
at 'The Pennine Film Festival'.

The score can be heard here: 'Centurion Resurrection - Original Score'

 

For more information on the film festivals, please visit:


http://penninefilm.com/

and

http://www.stalbansfilmfestival.com/index.php


 



The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra records the score for the motion picture 'Nephilim'

John Koutselinis' original score for the Motion Picture 'Nephilim' was recorded by the
City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on the 6th and 7th October 2014.

The sessions took place at the Smecky Studios in Prague and were produced
by James Fitzpatrick.

The orchestra was conducted by Nic Raine.


 



Orchestral Suite, 'The Flight of the Pegasus' is performed live at the 'Pride of Birmingham Awards'

John Koutselinis' orchestral suite 'The Flight of the Pegasus' was performed by 'The People's Orchestra'
at the Pride of Birmingham Awards' on September 26 2014.

The event was presented by Gaby Roslin, and the awards were presented
by Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) & Ali Campbell (UB40) amongst others.

Please visit:
www.thepeoplesorchestra.com

 



"Working with John was an honour. He is an extremely talented composer, with the ability to grasp exactly what is needed on a project, and also has the ability to execute specifically what is needed on time, and within budget. I would welcome the chance to work with him again."  

Danny Wilson, Director- 'Nephilim'