FILM SCORES BY CLIFFORD J. TASNER
DEADBEAT

directed by Jesse Tendler

Film Score by Clifford J. Tasner

A troubled man confronts his dying father about the toll his addictive behavior had on their family.  The score seeks to discover the wounded child inside the man.  The intention was to humanize two otherwise unsympathetic characters.

A TALE OF TWO

directed by Bolen Miller

Film Score by Clifford J. Tasner

A young boy witnesses an act of violence in his family and has to make the most awful choice in order to survive.  The director asked for a score that would consist of one uninterrupted cue.  Also, he asked that the score be entirely diatonic.  The challenge was to create compelling Horror music without employing the rich palette of dissonance and chromaticism.  

VERBATIM: THE FERGUSON CASE

Directed By Brett Weiner

Film Score by Clifford. J. Tasner

 

Nominated for Best Short Film Sundance 2016, "Verbatim: The Ferguson Case" is a compelling short film of (verbatim) grand jury testimony reenacted by actors including Uzo Aduba, Brian Geraghty and Keith Stanfield. It includes a moving  film score composed and orchestrated by Clifford J. Tasner.

IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU

Directed By Doc Crotzer

Film Score by Clifford. J. Tasner

 

In this light comedy a couple learns some surprising lessons in therapy.

 

 

FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

Directed By Eren Celeboglu

Film Score by Clifford. J. Tasner

 

An homage to Dr. Strangelove with a score that pays tribute to the chromatically rich, expressive music of Bernard Herrmann.

 

 

THE BETTER HALF

Directed By Michael D. Whitman

Film Score by Clifford. J. Tasner

 

This two-person character study of a young man’s battle with schizophrenia has an intimate score for just piano and cello.

 

 

STEVEN'S FRIEND

Directed By Eren Celeboglu

Film Score by Clifford. J. Tasner

 

STEVEN’S FRIEND is JAWS meets THE SHINING meets ET. It is a story of childhood and monsters, both real and fantastical.

 

 

RUNNING WITH ARNOLD

Film Score by Clifford. J. Tasner

 

SA documentary about Arnold Schwarzenegger's run to be governor of California, narrated by Alec Baldwin..