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American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

January 27 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PST

Composer
KUBILAY UNER

Orchestrators
ADAM DIB
TOMAS VIDELA

MODERATED BY LOLITA RITMANIS (Composer)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 
Thursday, January 27, 6:30PM (PT)

Based on the true story, American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally follows the life of American woman Mildred Gillars (Meadow Williams) and her lawyer (Al Pacino), who struggles to redeem her reputation. Dubbed “Axis Sally” for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops during World War II, Mildred’s story exposes the dark underbelly of the Third Reich’s hate-filled propaganda machine, her eventual capture in Berlin, and subsequent trial for treason against the United States after the war.

R | 109mins

Kubilay Uner makes adventurous, eclectic, colorful music for media ranging from film and television to concerts and records. He blends acoustic, synthetic, and found sounds, builds his own instruments, bends tempos, layers noise, mixes metaphors, and is generally convinced that good music only happens when you mix things up.  Credits include numerous narrative and documentary features, including Force of Nature starring Mel Gibson, Gone Are the Days starring Lance Henriksen, Tom Berenger, and Danny Trejo, Big Sur, based on Jack Kerouac’s novel; plus record productions for soul legend Bobby Womack; Corkscrew Hill, a theme park ride at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA; and music for video art installations at the LA County Museum of Art and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. 

Kubi studied composition with Johannes Fritsch and Clarence Barlow in Cologne, Germany; with Luigi Nono at Centre Acanthes in France; and with Mort Subotnick and Fredric Rzewski at CalArts. He also played bass in soul and punk bands all over Germany, produced a track for Bobby Womack, toured with singer-songwriters in Southern Brazil, and explored a seven-foot giant gong using a $2000 microphone on concert stages all across the Soviet Union, as part of a series of Stockhausen concerts.

Adam Dib is a Los Angeles-based composer for film and television who is equally at home scoring for live-action and animated projects with composing credits including award-winning short films Warm Regards (Directed by Daniel Dinh), Farewell Symphony (Directed by Xiwen Miao), and Good Neighbor (Directed By Anna Brotman-Krass). During his career, Adam has had the pleasure to work and collaborate with many incredible composers and artists such as Kubilay Uner, Marcelo Zarvos, Nathan Wang, Andrew M. Edwards, and currently enjoys working with composer Michael Kramer on projects such as the newly released He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and A Tale Dark and Grimm. Adam also holds additional music credits on Disney Channel’s The Ghost and Molly McGee, LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and Ninjago (Cartoon Network).

Originally from Detroit, MI, Adam studied Jazz Saxophone performance at Wayne State University, later moving to Chicago to pursue his masters in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College Chicago, where he was awarded a Graduate Assistantship and the opportunity to collaborate with and study under composers Peter Golub, Brandon Campbell, and David Wingo. Adam is also an alumnus of the SCL Mentor program Los Angeles (2019), where he had the opportunity to attend weekly workshops with composers, orchestrators, and music industry professionals in the Los Angeles community.

Tomas Videla is a Los Angeles-based composer and orchestrator for film and television. His credits include award-winning short films like Jeong, Good Neighbor, and Warm Regards. He has collaborated with several composers like H. Scott Salinas, Michael Kramer, Jeff Morrow, and Kubilay Uner, to name a few. Tomas’ credits also include additional music for Netflix’s He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, HBO’s documentary Tiger, Dreamworks’ Rhyme Time Town, and Disney’s LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales. As an orchestrator he worked on Netflix’s documentary Mucho Mucho Amor, American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally, Force Of Nature, and Sand and Snow, where he also worked as a conductor.

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tomas studied piano, exploring classical music first and later switching to jazz and tango. He got his bachelor’s degree in Music Composition at Universidad Catolica Argentina and later moved to Chicago to pursue his master’s degree in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College Chicago, where he was awarded a Graduate Assistantship. Tomas was also part of the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive.

Lolita Ritmanis is a multi-award-winning and nominated composer. From her heroic theme for Justice League to her deeply moving score for Blizzard of Souls, communication of emotion and a genuine honesty permeate her musical voice. Recent career highlights include Women Warriors: The Voices of Change – Lincoln Center, Young Justice, Christmas in Rome, Wild Daze, Flip The ScriptOverture to Light – Carnegie Hall, as well as continued work with her fellow Dynamic Music Partners, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter. Highlights include Marvel Rising, Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman Beyond, Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Animated Series, as well as composing score and songs for the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated musical Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister

Lolita is one of the founders of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, serving as president 2016-2018, a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Television Academy, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Society of Composers and Lyricists, ASMAC, Women in Animation and Women in Film. In 2018 Lolita was honored with the BMI Champion Award.


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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, January 27, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.