Ryner Hosts Q&A for Born to Be Blue @ The Forest City Film Festival

Posted: November 18, 2016

The first annual Forest City Film Festival was welcomed enthusiastically by cinephiles in Southwestern Ontario November 11-13, 2016 in London, Ontario, Canada.  Executive Director Dorothy Downs brought top shelf talent to London, and did it in great style.

Audiences enjoyed hearing how the films, documentaries and short films, which were either filmed in the region or whose key artistic team included one person from or currently residing in the region, were made.

The weekend kicked off with a screening of Academy Award-winning Room, whose novel and screenplay were penned by London’s Emma Donoghue. Following the screening, Donoghue thoroughly entertained the audience with a detailed description of the making of the feature film, then graciously spent time answering questions from the eager audience. Also featured at the Festival was Gridlocked, starring London’s Cody Hackman and directed by Alan Ungar, a film for which Ryner provided additional underscore.

Ryner was pleased to Host the Start.ca Q&A for the film Born to Be Blue, a reimagining of jazz legend Chet Baker’s 1960’s musical comeback starring Ethan Hawke.

Music Supervisor for the film, David Hayman, was clearly an ardent fan of the film’s period music, and gave interesting insights into bringing the story to life with soulful recordings representative of Baker’s repertoire.

Ryner also moderated a lively and highly informative panel whose purpose was to help filmmakers understand how to use composers and music supervisors to get the best music for their films.  Panelists included fellow composer Aaron Verdonk, as well as music supervisors David Hayman, of  Supergroup Sonic Branding and Heather Gardner, of Vapor RMW.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

For more information on the Forest City Film Festival, click here.