This page is about Golgotha and it's premiere, featuring thereminist Thomas Grillo
Years in the making, and produced, written, and directed by Karla Jean Davis of Smart & Sexy Films, Golgotha is a silent epic dramady about an evil sorceress who recounts her evil ways to the last of her evil minions.
If you like the sound of the theremin, Golgotha is the movie to catch.
Click on the Movie Scores Project button at top for details of the work I've contributed to this fascinating tale.
I am pleased to have worked on the score to the motion picture Golgotha by director Karla Davis. It's a semi silent fantasy epic / dramedy about an evil sorceress who recounts her evil ways to the last of her evil servants. The film is set in the distant past, and is going to feature mostly theremin music by three thereminists including my self, Randy George aka ooo6 on youtube, Kevin Kissinger. There will also be accompaniment provided by other musicians such as organist Benjamin Scott, Joel Patchel, as well as others to name a few.
Update: Golgotha premiered in Atlanta GA, on Friday, September 19th, 2008 at the Plaza Theater, which was the perfect venue for Golgotha. Prior to the film, I performed a theremin concert with pianist Joel Patchel. Most images reveal hidden images when moused over.
Above: pre-screening concert before Golgotha premiere.
Left: Keyboardist Joel Patchel. Right: Thereminist Thomas Grillo performing an improvisation. Click the photo to hear the only known recording of the concert. Photo credit: Daniel Burns
GOLGOTHA PREMERE HIGHLIGTS
Above an audience perspective of the pre-screening theremin concert before the Golgotha premiere.
Photo credit Nicole Byers.
Above: Keyboardist Joel Patchel. Joel was one of the musicians for Golgotha, and provided accompaniment for Thomas Grillo's theremin in the film, as well as the concert. Photo credit: Daniel Burns.
Above: Joel Patchel, and Thomas Grillo rehearsing before the pre-screening concert. Photo credit: Daniel Burns.
Left, and above: Going into The Plaza Theatre for the Golgotha premiere. Photo credit: Troy Stains
Above: Thereminist Thomas Grillo performing at the premiere of Golgotha. Photo credit: Troy Stains.
Entering the Plaza Theatre for the Golgotha premiere!
Post premiere theremin lessons!
The cast, and crew of Golgotha!
Pre-concert phot ops!
Above; Thomas Grillo, and Karla Jean Davis enjoying a conversation just prior to the theremin concert. Photo credit: Troy Stains.
Above: Thereminist Thomas Grillo being photographed by Troy Stains just prior to the concert. Photo credit: Daniael Burns.
Just after the feature premiere of Golgotha, I set up the theremin once more, and many of the cast, and crew of Golgotha tried their hands at learning the theremin. One member stated, "you've just made my dream come true!".
It was a wonderful experience to see people experiencing the theremin for the first time, as well as listen to it in film, and even in concert.
Above left, right, lower left, lower right theremin lesson photos taken by Daniel Burns.
I wish to thank the entire cast, and crew of Golgotha, as well as Karla Jean Davis for making my first film score project not just a reality, but an experience of a life time.
It has been an honor, and a privilege to work with such a talented crew.
Many thanks also go to Daniel, and Kathy Burns for hosting me, and providing logistical, as well as technical support thoughout the weekend of the premiere, and for providing the theremins, and amps for the concert.
Click the movie prop image to go see the rest of the images taken by Troy Stains at Flicker!