COMPOSER CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ HELPS CREATE
“THE PERFECT HOLIDAY”
Queen Latifah Narrates Film Due Dec. 12
(Los Angeles, CA) Emmy-nominate composer Christopher Lennertz scores “The Perfect Holiday,” for director and screenwriter Lance Rivera (“The Cookout”). This African American ensemble comedy for the Christmas season is narrated by Rivera collaborator Queen Latifah. The Yari Film Group has “The Perfect Holiday” in theaters Dec. 12th.
Starring Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut, the film updates a classic Christmas family story. A young girl (Khail Bryant) turns to a department store Santa (Chestnut) in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother (Union).
Emmy nominated for his score for the hit WB series “Supernatural,” Lennertz recently received three nominations at the Film & TV Music Awards for his work on “Supernatural” and “Tortilla Heaven.” The USC grad was also nominated for The Don B. Ray Educational Achievement Award.
Lennertz began his musical education at the early age of nine and quickly developed what director Joshua Butler (“Saint Sinner”) calls “an incredible gift for melody.” After learning to play the trumpet and guitar, he ventured out of performance to study composition, jazz arranging, and theory in high school. He then attended the University of Southern California to continue his musical education and begin scoring films.
Lennertz has since expanded his repertoire as a composer for all types of media, from film to television and even to videogames. Among his film scores are the hit ensemble comedy “Soul Plane” as well as several notable independent films, including the jazz-based gangster drama “Baby Face Nelson” featuring Academy Award winner F. Murry Abraham, the seductive thriller “Lured Innocence” starring Dennis Hopper, and the film festival favorite, “Art House.” His television credits include the WB’s “Supernatural,” Fox’s “Brimstone,” the WB’s “The Strip,” and the theme song for the MTV series “Tough Enough,” which appeared on the album for the show and put him on the Billboard top 100 charts for weeks. His powerful, full orchestral score for the Stephen Spielberg-created videogame “Medal of Honor: Rising Sun” earned an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and led him to score two more “Medal of Honor” games.
The same week that “The Perfect Holiday” opens, Lennertz also has the score for the CGI/live action hybrid, “Alvin & The Chipmunks.” He recently scored the Latin themed “Tortilla Heaven” and the sports comedy “The Comebacks.” He is currently working on “Meet the Spartans” from writer/directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer .
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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