In Cinemas: CENTAUR:
24 May 2017 (Romandy)
25 May 2017 (Tessin)
22 June 2017 (German-speaking Switzerland)
9 November 2017 (France)

17 August 2017 (Germany)
21 September 2017 (Netherlands)

08/11/17: My music for the film BLESSED BENEFIT has been released digitally by Plaza Mayor. It is available from the usual download and streaming sites. A CD release will follow shortly. Check out the audio section for excerpts from the score.

08/08/17: CENTAUR was last screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Transatlantyk Festival and the and at the Internationales Fünf Seen Filmfestival.

07/20/17: BLESSED BENEFIT was last shown at the 28th International Filmfest Emden-Norderney. A dubbed trailer for the upcoming theatrical release in Germany has been released as well:

07/15/17: Here is a trailer for the six-part documentary series VANISHING ASIA I provided music for:

07/09/17: Just finished scoring the commercial AQUAIR (directed by Kenneth Bi) for Shiseido.
05/29/17: CENTAUR opened the Neisse Film Festival and was also shown at the Festival de Cinéma des 5 Continents and the International Filmfestival Innsbruck.

05/01/17: CENTAUR won the CANVAS Award for Best Movie at the International MOOOV Film Festival. Congratulations to all!
04/08/17: Mahmoud al Massad's BLESSED BENEFIT was last shown at the 22. Vilnius Film Festival and at the 8th Arab Film Festival Berlin.
It was also part of the Norwegian Tromsø International Film Festival in January.

02/26/17: Aktan Arym Kubat's CENTAUR was awarded the CICAE Art Cinema Award (Panorama) at the 67th International Film Festival Berlin. Congratulations!

02/14/17: The re-release of my music for the film THE DRUMMER has kindly been chosen as "Best Score - Archival (Digital)" at the 2016 Reel Music Awards.
02/03/17: The latest edition of Six Strings also includes an interview about my work on THE DRUMMER and its two recent soundtrack releases, THE LIGHT THIEF, FOUR ASSASSINS and CENTAUR:
Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 2

01/17/17: BLESSED BENEFIT was part of this year's 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
12/15/16: Mahmoud al Massad's BLESSED BENEFIT was last shown at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival.
12/09/16: Score And More Music has released MORE MUSIC FROM THE DRUMMER. The album features previously unreleased music from the movie, alternate versions and unused tracks recorded during the long post production process. The album also features the song "Beautiful Rice Grain", performed by the cast in the film, as well as the previously unreleased film version of U-Theatre's "Sword" and the song "Life" by Monkey Insane.
Available from today as a download (also in FLAC from selected portals):,,,,,,,
Deezer, Google Play, iTunes, Musicload, Qobuz, Spotify, a.o.


11/25/16: Work on SPECIAL OLYMPICS is finished and Score And More Music has re-released the soundtrack to THE DRUMMER for the first time as a download:,,,,,,,
Deezer, eMusic, Google Play, iTunes, Musicload, Qobuz, Spotify, a.o.

11/13/16: BLESSED BENEFIT was last shown at the 22nd MedFilm Festival in Rome.
10/20/16: At the 32nd Warsaw International Film Festival BLESSED BENEFIT was awarded the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film as well as the Special Jury Award for actor Ahmad Thaher. Congratulations!
The movie was also screened at this year's Busan International Film Festival.
09/19/16: BLESSED BENEFIT had its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.