Just finishing up scoring the feature romantic comedy "American King." Directed by Jeta Amata, starring Akon. It's been a pleasure working with Jeta and Akon again, as well as coordinating details with producer Vanessa Martini. Here are a few production photos from the Los Angeles and Asheville studio sessions.
Writer - Director - Producer
Influenced by the films of the 70’s like King Kong (1977), Halloween, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Nick Dalmacy has been obsessed with film as a means of communicating imagination via celluloid to a mass audience.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Nick has began his foray into filmmaking in 1993 when he decided to make a career out of his passion. He wrote his first screenplay, “Field Day”.
In 2002, Nick shot a portion of the film to attract financing. After unsuccessfully raising the financing for “Field Day”, in 2003, he was hired to direct a music video for B-E-Z Entertainment recording artist Blu Eye. The video would air briefly in the West Coast independent video channels. Shortly after the music video, he went on to write “Scorn”. Again, Nick assembled a small cast and crew, including a gifted Cinematographer, Andrew Carranza, and shot a small portion of the script to help raise financing. In 2004, he and his family, moved to North Carolina, where he took some time off from film to reflect on the future. In early 2008, he wrote the short film “Genesis: Prelude to SYXX”. The story about a disillusioned soldier who completes a covert terrorist plan and risks his love for his wife and country went on to win a Platinum Award from the Nevada Film Festival.
The short film would help bring in financing from family and friends for “Scorn”. Originally a New York based story, the film was retooled for the North Carolina setting. From Writing, Producing and Directing his first feature film, he also served as editor of the film. In 2011, Nick Dalmacy would independently distribute Scorn at the Rialto Theater in Raleigh, NC, which seats 400. From doing his own trailers and TV spots, the premier was a sold out event. Due to the success of the premier, the theater manager would agree to release the film for another showing the following month and another successful screening. To date, the film has grossed over $2000 from two nights, which is listed in www.boxofficemojo.com. Scorn has also went through the festival circuit winning awards for Best Film, Best Actress and Best Drama at the New Bern Black Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film at the 2011 San Diego Black Film Festival.
In early 2014, Dalmacy would begin work on “Sins of the Wicked”, a short film which was shot in North Carolina. The production would take 3 days and Dalmacy served as the Writer, Director, Producer and Editor.
In 2015, Dalmacy would set out to shoot the sequel, “Sons of the Wicked” and it was then that he decided to look to expand the story into a cinematic short series. "Legacy of the Wicked" soon followed.
Nick is currently in development on "Blue Crossing".
"Nick is a highly skilled and extremely methodical filmmaker. He takes his time... He runs options on everything. He's a lion in the world of film and the public has yet to hear his roar. But get ready... it's coming." - Joel
Michael Stanton (Derrell White) is a decorated but burnt out Detective currently working on a murder case involving the Mayor’s son. After some time spent with his mistress Malina (Jennifer Russoli), and before meeting with his partner Steve (voice of Michael D. Cooper), Michael makes a stop to visit his ailing father, Victor Stanton (Walter Thompson). This fateful meeting proves to unravel a series of family secrets that can change the course of their lives.
Sons of the wicked
The saga continues the quest of Michael Stanton’s search for answers to a mystery surrounding his family’s darkest secrets which leads him into a web of conspiracies that he will never see coming including an unexpected visit from his long estranged brother, Xander King (Cory Jordan).
A year after the events of “Sons of the Wicked”, things become more complex when a government contract assassin, Agent Damon Briggs (Jay Bronson), recalls his deadly encounter with his arch rival Xander King (Cory Jordan).
The Wicked Series is written, directed, and produced by Nick Dalmacy.
" Film composer Joel Christian Goffin is staying busy writing and recording scores for an array of Hollywood clients, all without leaving home. His soundtrack to the film Black November — starring Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Anne Heche and Vivica A. Fox — is newly available from iTunes, Amazon and over 200 retailers worldwide. He also scored the forthcoming romantic comedy Love Addict, which won Best Comedy at last December’s Los Angeles Comedy Festival, along with several recent short films.
Video conferencing, broadcasting scoring sessions live from his Bluestone Symphonics studio and ever-increasing Internet speeds have made it possible for Goffin to work remotely with directors, producers and sound mixers. “The screening stage will be broadcast over to my studio via Skype, and we have conversations as though I’m right in the room with them as we mark up the cues for their film,” Goffin says.
Goffin runs his studio from a Mac Pro with hardware and software that he says are fairly typical of what other composers in the business utilize. He uses Logic Pro to construct the score, software such as Omnisphere, VSL, LA Scoring Strings and Symphobia and a large number of hybrid platforms for instrumentation. “I am virtual-instrument based, using primarily keyboards to write the score,” Goffin says. “On occasion, I use score vocalists to provide emotion to certain scenes and an electric violin or cello to add a more natural tone to various string sections.”
Goffin usually likes to block off 20- to 30-minute sections of the film — which he says are “kind of like milestones” — and give the producers updates, though sometimes they prefer not to receive anything until the entire score is complete. During the writing process, the score will go through two or three phases of notes before the master arrangement score is sent over to the sound mixer for his or her final mix on a dub stage. joelgoffin.com "
-Source: Mountain Xpress : https://mountainx.com/movies/screen-scene-local-film-news-2/
Dead End Soundtrack
Joel's electronic based score for the film "Dead End" is set to be released, for digital download worldwide, on June 7, 2017.
Synopsis :"This is the story of a small town outside of LA where crystal meth is manufactured. A young couple struggles to get out of a life of drugs, crime, and violence. Their love, strength, and resilience is put to the ultimate test as this Dead End town refuses to release the grip it has on their lives." - IMDB
The original musical score, composed by Joel Goffin, for the feature film "Love Addict" is scheduled to be released worldwide on June 30, 2017!
Love Addict, starring Elliot Haddaway, Alyshia Ochse, and Courtney Stodden, is a fun comedy brilliantly directed by Charis Orchard that follows the story of Owen Maxwell. Owen, a womanizing attorney, has his life turned upside down after a hypnotherapy session to quit smoking goes awry and he seeks help from one of his clients, an uptight psychiatrist, who teaches him that there is more to women than meets the eye.