The American Runestone

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Åström is currently writing the score for the upcoming TV series ‘The American Runestone’, a documentary series shedding light on the role played by Viking explorers in Europe’s discovery of North America. The show stars popular Swedish actor Peter Stormare (“The Blacklist,” “Swedish Dicks”). The series’ first two seasons have been commissioned by the Viaplay streaming service run by Scandinavia’s NENT Group.

‘Internment’ Soundtrack Album released

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Åström has composed the original music score for the Albanian/American co-production Internment. The period piece feature film is directed by Kast Hasa and produced by Cinekast Production. Internment follows an Albanian family that struggles to survive the communist regime during the 1980s. The soundtrack album is now available to buy on Amazon, iTunes, and other major online distributors.

‘Mango Bajito’ Score Album

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The score album for the upcoming feature film Mango Bajito, directed by Juan Castillo and starring Elvis Nolasco (American Crime) and Danny Trejo (Heat) is now available for streaming on Spotify and as a digital download on Amazon and iTunes.

The Magic Ferret Screening on The Shortest Day Festival

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The Magic Ferret is screening on The Shortest Day Festival at over 91 venues all across Canada on Dec 19, 20 and 21st. The short film stars the 2015 Critic’s Choice Award winner Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Last Man On Earth) and features an original music score by Åström. It has now screened at over 50 festivals around the world and won several awards, including the Platinum Remi Award at Houston Worldfest.

The Magic Ferret

 

Lifetime Movie Network Premiere of Child of Grace

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The Award-Winning feature Child of Grace, with an original music score by Åström, premiered in the US on Lifetime Movie Network.

Directed by Ian McCrudden, the film stars Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought A Zoo), Ted Levine (The Bridge) and Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black).

The score album is available for streaming on Spotify and as a digital download on Amazon and iTunes and all other major online distributors.

The film is available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon USA and Amazon UK.

 

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

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Åström was invited to China by professor Liu Hou of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to do a guest class on his work as a film composer in Los Angeles. He played scenes from his recent feature films and talked about his approach and methods for scoring to picture. He also discussed the realities of working under tight deadlines in Hollywood. The lecture was followed by a Q&A where Åström gave feedback on some of the Chinese students’ works.

Shanghai Conservatory Guest Lecture

Working on the psychological thriller “Death Waits”

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Åström was recently commissioned to compose the the score for the upcoming Irish feature film “Death Waits”, directed by Redmond Fitzpatrick. The director describes the film as an atmospheric psychological thriller, a cross between ‘The Shining’ by Kubrick and ‘Repulsion’ by Polanski. This film features an Irish, Polish and American cast and stars Alicja Ayres and Tristan Heanue. It will be released in the international arena in 2016.

Holding The Wire – A film about tournament paintball

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Åström has started working on the score for Iacon Pictures’ feature documentary Holding the Wire, a unique portrait of tournament paintball during an economically turbulent time. Filmmaker Jose Diaz sets out to document the lives and experiences of tournament paintball players. Along the way, he encounters a variety of individuals, young and old, from different walks of life, all united by a fierce passion for tournament paintball. The film is set for release in 2016.

Holding The Wire

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