M. J. SOLOMON PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
a music video by Malcolm W. Rector
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[ synopsis ]
That’s Life reflects upon the growing apathy of mankind as violence and tragedy become the norm.
[ about the director ]
Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Malcolm W. Rector is a composer, writer, director and independent filmmaker. He earned a bachelor’s degree in classical composition from the University of St. Thomas, followed by master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University.
Malcolm has written, directed, produced and scored three short films. His first, The Contest is a romantic comedy and was an Official Selection of the Jamerican International Film & Music Festival. Malcolm composed all of the modern classical music showcased in the film and performed one piece himself along with international classical singer Robert Gerber. The Stairwell, a surreal drama, was also an Official Selection of the Jamerican International Film & Music Festival, where it won the Final Draft Screenwriters Award for best short script. He recently completed a third short film entitled, Fallen Diva, which is a surreal drama.
Malcolm combined his love of filmmaking with his love of music in three music videos he produced, directed and edited. In each case, he wrote the lyrics and composed and arranged the music. That’s Life was an Official Selection of the Toronto Online Film Festival and reflects upon the growing apathy of mankind. Wack Attack (Crack Attack) explores the duality of a crack addict’s existence. X-Man examines the war with Iraq, focusing on the horrors faced by American soldiers. X-Man has been chosen as an Official Selection of the San Diego Black Film Festival, an Official Selection of the Hollywood Black Film Festival and as an Official Finalist in the Canada International Film Festival. It also won the Silver Remi Award for Creative Excellence at Worldfest - Houston International Film Festival.
Malcolm is a prolific writer. His screenplays, which range in genre from comedy and romantic comedy to horror and drama, have won and been finalists in a number of international writing competitions, including Scriptapalooza, Screenwriting Showcase Awards, Final Draft Screenwriters Awards and the Sundance Feature Film Program. Malcolm has also been honored as a classical composer by the American Festival of the Arts and the Sonoklect International Concert Series of 20th Century Music. His film scoring has drawn praise from such notable figures as Isaac Hayes, James Mtume, Chuck D, and Ken Sutherland and won the film scoring competition at the Acapulco Black Film Festival.
[ filmography ]
X-Man, (music video) 2009
Fallen Diva, (short film) 2008
Wack Attack (Crack Attack), (music video) 2007
That’s Life, (music video) 2004
The Stairwell, (short film) 2002
The Contest, (short film) 1998
[ credits ]
|Woman 1||Ashley Lopez
|Woman 2||Stacy Bassett
|Dead Woman||Leslie D. Duvall
|Coke Head||Luke Mersch
|Sound Mixer||Malcolm W. Rector
|Music and Lyrics by||Malcolm W. Rector
|Performed by||B & E Music Machine
| ||featuring Adia
| ||and J. C. Martin
|Edited by||Malcolm W. Rector
|Production Assistant||Leslie D. Duvall
|Produced by||Malcolm W. Rector
|Written and Directed by||Malcolm W. Rector
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[ technical notes ]
That’s Life’s was shot in digital video in Texas in 2004.
Malcolm W. Rector edited the music video using Final Cut Pro and incorporated stock footage licensed from a variety of footage firms that reflect the violence and apathy the song describes. The music was recorded into and edited in Pro Tools and Digital Performer.
[ contact information ]
Malcolm W. Rector
M. J. Solomon Productions
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