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December 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm PST
Composer & Co-Songwriter
MARIUS DE VRIES
Co-Songwriter & Music Producer
MODERATED BY JON BURLINGAME (Variety)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Thursday, December 9, 6:30PM (PT)
Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as an interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams. PG-13 | 111mins
Marius de Vries is a producer and composer who has been behind some of the most culture-defining recordings, scores, and soundtracks of the past three decades and has won two BAFTAs and an Ivor Novello award for his film composition work, as well as a Grammy and five Grammy nominations for soundtrack and record production. Known for his involvement in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, Marius has contributed songs and scores to films from Zack Snyder, George Lucas, Matthew Vaughn, Max Minghella, Ron Howard, and most recently Damien Chazelle (La La Land) Sian Heder (CODA) and Leos Carax (Annette).
Recording artists he has collaborated with include Bjork, Madonna, Massive Attack, David Bowie, Rufus Wainwright, Chrissie Hynde, Neil Finn, Annie Lennox, Bebel Gilberto, David Gray, P.J. Harvey, U2, Elbow, Perry Farrell, and Josh Groban.
He lives in Los Angeles and London with his two children, Benedict (also a record producer) and Ellie.
Nicholai Baxter is a 5-time Grammy Award winner and Cinema Audio Society winner, whose musical journey began as a toddler playing piano and guitar in his dad’s home recording studio outside of Boston. Surrounded by songwriting, studio gear, and record-making throughout his childhood, music became an integral part of Nicholai’s formative years who has a natural aptitude for electrical engineering. He continued at Berklee College of Music, where music production and audio engineering proved to be the perfect fusion of these abilities and provided ample opportunities to hone his musical creativity. Nicholai graduated summa cum laude, majoring in Music Production and Engineering, with guitar as his principal instrument.
Nicholai’s career has taken him from songwriting and performing as a musician and singer to working as a music producer, mixer, and engineer. In the process, he has shown himself to be a technical and creative innovator over a wide array of projects. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Nicholai focused his efforts on production and music direction by taking a leading role on several Latin pop and live concert albums, winning multiple Latin Grammys for his work. He began to integrate more scoring, mixing, and engineering into his repertoire after experiencing the magic and power of a full symphony orchestra. Along the way, he has continued to search for new challenges, whether it be creating multi-channel dynamic audio experiences for theme park rides or enhancing the music experience for interactive formats like video games and augmented reality environments. Nicholai is currently pushing the boundaries of music and sound in film musicals with his award-winning work in La La Land and more recently in A Star Is Born. For Siân Heder’s 2021 feature film CODA he served as music producer as well as co-writing the Original Song “Beyond the Shore” with Heder, Marius de Vries, and Matt Dahan.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, December 9, 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.