Awards

FINALIST WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL SONGWRITING CONTEST 2012

KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL NEW FOLK WINNER 2009

EMMY AWARD                                                          

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries,

Movie or Special

EMMY NOMINATION                                                   

FALLEN ANGEL

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries,

 Movie or Special

EMMY NOMINATION                                                   

MARTIN AND LEWIS

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries,

Movie or Special

EMMY NOMINATION                                                   

BEYOND THE PRAIRIE

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries,

Movie or Special

EMMY NOMINATION                                                   

CALM AT SUNSET

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries,

Movie or Special

GOLDEN REEL NOMINATION                                     

A LESSON BEFORE DYING

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries,

Movie or Special

GOLDEN REEL NOMINATION                                     

SAINT MAYBE

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries,

 Movie or Special

SELECTED CREDITS

Feature Films

 

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Crashing

Directed by Gary Walkow, Image Entertainment
Starring Campbell Scott, Lizzy Caplan

 

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HOME FRONT

Directed by Glen Pitre, Heritage Entertainment
Starring Tatum O’Neal and Julian Sands 
 
WINNER BEST FEATURE FILM, SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL

 

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BEAT

Directed by Gary Walkow, Millennium Films
Starring Courtney Love and Kiefer Sutherland
 
NOMINATED GOLDEN ST. GEORGE AWARD, MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

“ A cup of espresso to Ernest Troost for the film’s jaunty woodwind sounds, giving ‘Beat’a much needed bounce.”
                               — Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

“ ...packed with melody and poignancy. Another demonstration of Ernest Troost's flexibility and diversity.”
                               — Andrew Keech, Music for the Movies.com

“ ...another example of Ernest Troost's perceptive handling of filmic subtexts and his ability to reach beneath the surface of a scene and echo musically the sensibilities that lie dormant beneath the surface.”
                               — Randall Larson, Soundtrack Magazine

“ ...Ernest Troost provides a solid musical score that can be easily paired with those of John Williams, Mark Isham, and Michael Nyman for the sure diversity of the elements contained herein.”
                               — David A. Koran, Soundtrack.net

 

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ONE MAN'S HERO

Directed by Lance Hool, MGM/Orion
Starring Tom Berenger and Patrick Bergin

 

“ ...with Ernest Troost’s appropriately stirring score’s strong assets,...’One Man’s Hero’ has the stuff of a cavalry classic...”
                                 — Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

“ ...the struggles and actions of the battle cues are treated in a more sensitive and restrained way than most composers would have chosen, which gives the score a power and majesty that is both moving and highly emotional. This is a score for those that love epic film music and is a fine example of the art of producing music for film, rather than noise for effect. Highly recommended.”
                                 — Andrew Keech, Music for the Movies.com

“ Beautiful string elegies—such as ‘Marta’—sometimes supported by low tin whistles or uilleann pipes, are mixed with more dramatic music...Ending with the absolutely wonderful ‘Closing,’ it all makes for a beautiful and exciting listening.”
                                 — Andreas Lindahl, Score Reviews.com

 

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TREMORS
Directed by Ron Underwood, Universal
Starring Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward

 

“ Tech credits are first rate, particularly the sound, creature effects and Ernest Troost’s  John Williams-inspired score—enough to evoke images of a fin knifing through the desert sand.”
                                  — Daily Variety

“ Special praise...to composer Ernest Troost for the surging musical score. Troost’s rousing, western-style sounds smartly fit both the film’s geography and its thematic points of horror and comedy.”
                                  — Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter  

 

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DEAD HEAT

Directed by Mark Goldbatt
Starring Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo
 
NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM, INTERNATIONAL FANTASY FILM AWARD

 

 

Television Movies

Truth Be Told
Directed by Jonathan Frakes, Craig Anderson Productions Starring Tina Borek & Chris Brochu

 

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November Christmas
Directed by Robert Harmon, Hallmark Hall of Fame Starring Sam Elliott

 

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WILDER DAYS
Directed by David Mickey Evans, TNT Starring Peter Falk

 

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FALLEN ANGEL
Directed by Michael Switzer, Hallmark Hall of Fame
Starring Gary Sinise and Joley Richardson
 

EMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST SCORE  

 

MARTIN AND LEWIS
Directed by John Gray, Storyline Productions, ABC
Starring Sean Hayes and Jeremy Northam
 

EMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST SCORE

 

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A LESSON BEFORE DYING
Directed by Joseph Sargent, HBO
Starring Don Cheadle and Cecily Tyson
 

EMMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE
GOLDEN REEL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC
PEABODY AWARD

“ A special note should be made to Charles C. Bennett's historically accurate and detailed sets as well as Ernest Troost's mood-setting music.”
                                 — Daily Variety  

 

AMY AND ISABELLE
Directed by Lloyd Kramer, Harpo Films
Starring Elisabeth Shue

“ Ernest Troost’s music...works extremely well in counterpoint to the inhibited emotions of the characters.”
                                 — Steve Oxman, Variety

 

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SAINT MAYBE
Directed by Michael Pressman, Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS
Starring Mary Louise Parker and Blythe Danner
 

GOLDEN REEL NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC  

 

BEYOND THE PRAIRIE
Directed by Marcus Cole, CBS
Starring Lindsay Crouse, Tess Harper and Meredith Monroe
 

EMMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, MINISERIES OR SPECIAL

 

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CALM AT SUNSET
Directed by Daniel Petrie, Sr., Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS
Starring Michael Moriarty, Peter Facinelli and Kate Nelligan
 

EMMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, MINISERIES OR SPECIAL

“ ...a superbly authentic look, enriched by Ernest Troost’s lush, atmospheric music score.”
                              — Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

 

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THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
Directed by Syd MacCartney, Hallmark/ABC
Starring Patrick Stewart and Neve Campbell
 

EMMY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, MINISERIES OR SPECIAL

Resume & One-Sheet

Film Music One Sheet

Filmscoring resume pdf

Complete credits available at:

 IMDb.com