HOW DID THIS KID FROM MANCHESTER END UP IN MY OFFICE WITH ME RECOMMENDING HIM FOR WORK?
Several months ago someone posed a great question on a different Facebook forum asking how many films are scored by composers without agents.
I realized I had no idea.
So, I decided to do something to remedy that.
I asked for volunteers on that forum to research every film with a theatrical release in America the year before. I asked them to find out who scored them and who was their representation, if any.
Initially, four people on that forum pounced on that challenge and played a huge role in getting a spreadsheet of it done.
I was so impressed by their proactive, jump-on-it spirits that I offered them the Golden Ticket prize of having me review their music and providing them personalized career guidance.
Alastair Adams was one of the Golden Ticket winners. The beauty of it is that he didn’t even know he was entering a contest nor that his good deed would make him a winner.
As a sweet bonus, it turns out that the music written by him and his writing partner, Max McGuire, is terrific. Which made me even more excited to meet this kid from Manchester, England last week.
He was open and interested.
His music and has attitude have lead to me already recommending him to others. And he seemed quite game to pounce on a new batch of suggestions of what he could do to land more work and more industry relationships.
One day he may even end up owning the chocolate factory.