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The Dissident

January 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PST

Q&A with Composer


Moderated by TIM GREIVING (Film Music Journalist)

Screening Link provided with Registration Confirmation

YouTube Live Stream Q&A:


The Dissident is the untold story of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Featuring never-before-seen footage, previously unavailable evidence, and unprecedented access, The Dissident is a thriller about money, tyranny, love, courage, and technology run amok. PG-13 | 119min

Adam Peters is an English composer, musician, and producer who has scored Academy Award-winning projects. Adam first achieved success in the ’80s as a keyboard player, cellist, and string arranger in Echo And The Bunnymen. The song “The Killing Moon” is now recognized as a British classic and has been featured in over 20 films. His film music is known for its wide variety of sounds and emotions, combining orchestral writing with analog electronics and electric cello. While in London, Adam went on to work/play with other groundbreaking artists such as Beth Orton, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Athlete, Mercury Rev, Fischerspooner, The Dream Academy, Lloyd Cole, The Triffids, Neulander, Transvision Vamp, The Flowerpot Men, Family Of God, Alison Moyet, and Billy Bragg. After a full-time move to the United States, the Hollywood creative community embraced Adam’s unique sensibility and flair at writing music to picture. His early orchestral writing set the tone on scores for Paddington, Crazy Stupid Love, I Love You Phillip Morris, and Ruby Sparks. These movies showcased Adam’s spectrum of abilities from left-field electronics to full orchestral writing. Oliver Stone heard his music and initiated a partnership spanning several years and projects: the feature films Savages and Snowden, documentaries South Of The Border and Mi Amigo Hugo, and the TV series The Untold History Of The United States. Word of his talent has lead to numerous collaborations, notably with Hans Zimmer on Spider-Man, Rango, and The Lone Ranger. Adam’s recent modernist and emotional scores for the Iraq War films Sand Castle and The Yellow Birds received notable praise for their original voice. Adam was classically trained at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. He has composed and recorded worldwide from London, Paris, New York to Los Angeles. His original score for the documentary Icarus helped propel the movie to an Oscar win in 2018 for Best Documentary Feature. 2019 saw the 30th anniversary of “Beat City,” one of the first songs Adam wrote as a teenager featured in the classic John Hughes movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Adam has recently teamed up again with Director Bryan Fogel to compose the score on The Dissident.


FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, January 21, 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.