“The folks at Ravel Virtual Studios took a brilliant score and brought it to life. Their virtual performance of the music gave the film score a depth that I used to think only came from a live orchestra.”
Juan Francisco de la Guardia
Spotlight - I Become Gilgamesh
The project required 1 hour and 20 minutes of original orchestral music to be written by Mr. Lazarescou and performed by Ravel Virtual Studios. The music is an eclectic mix of orchestral, rock and ethnic instruments. We were able to successfully complete the performance of the score in approximately one week, well in time for the final post-production of the film.
In 2011, I Become Gilgamesh was awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Original Music for a Feature Film at the 8th Annual Park City Film Music Festival! In addition, I Become Gilgamesh has received the following awards: Winner of “First Place - Best Feature Film” at The Tupelo Film Festival 2011; Official Selection at Texfest 2011; Winner of “Award of Merit - Feature Film” at The Indie Fest 2011; and Official Selection at Salem Film Festival 2011.
We’re proud to present a teaser trailer for I Become Gilgamesh. Enjoy!
I Become Gilgamesh
In a dim, cluttered laboratory, Dr. Michael Sieggombe (Gregory Lush), a single father and professor of biology, lectures his class on cancer and cell aging. The mood has been somber lately since his students learned of their professor’s condition—he is being consumed by the very disease he has spent the latter part of his life studying. But soon two mysterious and contradicting characters will emerge to turn his world upside down and he will be shown a path that will not only allow him to beat the cancer, but cheat death itself.
I Become Gilgamesh is a fantastic tale intertwining modern science, classic mythology, passion, lust and immortality. This psychological thriller will have audiences on the edge of their seats, provoking those eternal questions: “What would you do to save your life? What would you do for immortality?”
About the Filmmaker
Juan Francisco de la Guardia (Realm / PPB entertainment / SMU Cinema-TV) is a Panamanian-born filmmaker who has been participating in international film festivals for years. His first feature as writer-director, I Become Gilgamesh, will start showing later this year.
About the Composer
Dan Lazarescou (b. 1953) was born in Romania. Mr. Lazarescou’s works include pieces for symphonic orchestra, wind ensemble, violin concerto, string quartet, woodwind trio, piano, clarinet, saxophone, and small jazz combo. He currently resides in the Dallas area with his wife and three daughters.