Timothy Williams Composes Original Music for Columbine Movie

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Lakeshore Records recently released the I’M NOT ASHAMED – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 21, 2016 and will release the music on CD shortly. The album features original music by Timothy Williams (DIABLO, WILD HORSES, I.T.).

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I’M NOT ASHAMED is a faith-based drama about Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first student killed during the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Pure Flix Entertainment uses Rachel’s diary and her Christian faith to retell the story of her tragically short life.

“My first thought was how would Brian Baugh, the director even begin to tackle a story about this terrible tragedy. I have several children myself, and I could only imagine this must be a worse nightmare come true,” Williams stated. He and the writers had spent a couple of years reading through Rachel’s journal, which incidentally has a bullet hole and blood on it. “It’s a painful reminder of the reality of the event,” Williams stated. “There were thirteen victims that day, and you could legitimately do a film on each precious victim. Rachel’s life is a wonderful place to begin, though.” Williams concluded, “Her story deserves to be told and this film is a tribute to this beautiful girl. It was an honor to create music for Rachel’s life story. I remember so clearly in the 90s that day when the news story unfolded – it was humbling to try to give Rachel’s wonderful life voice through music. She was an incredible soul.”

Timothy Williams is a multi-award winning composer and orchestrator for film, television, video games and theater. His films have earned over 60 awards. His recent film, DIABLO, earned the jury award at the San Diego Film Festival. WALKING WITH THE ENEMY was named best film at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. And in 2015, his collaboration with director Robert Duvall, WILD HORSES premiered at the 2015 SXSW. Recent films include the John Moore thriller, I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan and Anna Friel, THE TANK, starring Jack Davenport, Sony’s RED SKY, starring Rachel Lee Cook and Bill Pullman and DEBUG, starring Jason Momoa.

Born in England and raised in Canada, Williams studied composition and piano at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Tim completed his studies at the National Film and Television School in England, and worked at the BBC as an orchestrator. Williams has written music for award-winning films including DIABLO, starring Scott Eastwood, WILD HORSES, directed by and starring Robert Duvall and James Franco,WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, starring Ben Kingsley, THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, starring Doug Jones, MULBERRY TREE, FRAGMENTED, HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK. He scored the Tom Hanks produced documentary BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES.

In addition, Williams has written additional music for such iconic films as GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 300, SUCKER PUNCH, WATCHMEN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE BLACK FREIGHTER, SHARK NIGHT 3D and DOOMSDAY. Williams’ television work includes SYM BIONIC TITAN, Disney’s MADISON HIGH and additional music for the Emmy Nominated score for ABC’s MISSING. Video games music includes GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION and RISE OF THE ARGONAUTS.

As an orchestrator, Tim has orchestrated over 63 films, over 40 episodes of TV including the Emmy nominated ABC “Missing”, “The Whispers” ABC “Castle”, and 8 Video Games for composers including Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Tyler Bates, Trent Reznor, Robert Duncan, Tan Dun, David Sardy and John Kavanagh. He recently did the arrangements for Zella Day’s breakout album Kicker and Leah Michelle’s upcoming album.

Lakeshore Records has released the soundtracks for I.T., WILD HORSES, DEBUG, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, and RED SKY, which was nominated for Best Soundtrack by the HMMA (Hollywood Music in Media Awards). Milan Records released DIABLO, with the Zella Day’s song ‘Bloodline’, specifically written for the film.

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