Published Sep 02, 2010Songwriter Eric D. Johnson has developed an impressive career over the last decade. In addition to fronting the indie folk group the Fruit Bats, Johnson has performed with Califone and the Shins, among others. Now, he will add film scoring to his resume, as he's contributed a great deal of original material to an upcoming movie called Ceremony.
Ceremony is the directorial debut of Max Winkler, whose dad just happens to be Henry "The Fonz" Winkler. The film is being billed as a wedding dramedy, and stars Uma Thurman and Michael Angarano.
In addition to Johnson's work, The Playlist reports that the film also includes original material from Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks and a cover of Paul Simon's "Papa Hobo" from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. The soundtrack is rounded out with music from Ringo Starr, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush and the Animals, among others.
The Ceremony soundtrack does not have a release date at this point, but the film itself will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, with other viewings on September 15 and 19.