Award-winning Composer Named As Judge for 48-Hour Film Challenge

Michael Price accepts his Emmy for work on the BBC television program "Sherlock." (Photo: Associated Press)

Michael Price accepts his Emmy for work on the BBC television program “Sherlock.” (Photo: Associated Press)

Michael Price, Emmy Award-winning composer of the hit BBC series Sherlock,  has been confirmed as one of the judges for the upcoming Brain Games 48-hour film challenge “South by Southwestern,” hosted by Southwestern Adventist University.

Brain Games is an annual event that Southwestern Adventist University hosts that is designed to challenge academy students in a variety of ways. The 2016 Brain Games is a 48-hour film challenge scheduled for March 30 to April 1.  Students from different academies across the nation will participate in this challenge testing their teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills in creating a short film.  Each team will be made of up six academy students and a Southwestern communication major. These university students will serve as both liaisons and advisors for the teams, and to provide advice for the project. The teams will have two days to shoot, edit and produce their films before they are shown to a jury of professionals and premiered at a red carpet black tie event.

Initially Price developed his career as a composer for contemporary dance, in 1996 he was invited by composer Michael Kamen to orchestrate and program electronica for the film “Event Horizon” [1997].  He went on to co-produce the music for other productions such as “The Iron Giant” [1999], “X-Men” [2000], “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” [2001], and HBO’s epic World War II miniseries “Band of Brothers” [2001].

Price worked for a number of years as a lead music editor, with films such as Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Richard Curtis’ “Love Actually” [2003], “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” [2004], “Nanny McPhee” [2005] and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Children of Men” [2006].  His composing credits include: BBC’s “Sherlock” for which he won an Emmy in 2014, “Wild Target” [2010], “The First Men in the Moon” [2010], “Horrid Henry: The Movie” [2014] and “A Fantastic Fear of Everything” [2012].

Price has written and recorded original scores for several films with Southwestern Adventist University Associate Professor of Communication Kyle Portbury including: “Swan Song” [2008], “The Mountain Within” [2009] and “Beyond the Search” [2012].

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