ITHACA, NY (LINDSTROM/HICKS/ www.waitingonalphie.com) - Wayne Gerard is Detroit's best kept secret but all that's about to change. This musical artist has worked as a producer for Jeff and Mark Bass, the Oscar and Grammy winning duo behind Eminem
and his hit 'Lose Yourself.' Now Wayne is about to embark on his newest project, writing the score for "Waiting on Alphie" a new independent feature film out of New York.
For an artist who has worked on projects for Madonna, Garbage, Dr. Fink, Pitchshifter, and Bob James and has played with Earl Klugh, Lenny White, and Geri Allen this is just one more way to show his flexibility and talent in music.
"Hearing Wayne's music and seeing the range of his talents, we knew he would be perfect for our movie," said Kevin Hicks, Director. "When you discover someone as talented and Wayne and put something as deeply textured as our film in front of him, we can only guess what the final is going to sound like."
An artist from the breeding grounds of Hip Hop and Techno, Wayne has had varied success while flying under the radar. His style is a collage of Hip Hop, 70's funk, breakbeat, and rock. The movie's official soundtrack also features artists from around the world, like "Go Jimmy Go," "The Missing Planes," "Anevis," and "BJ O'Malley" that have this same eclectic and diverse range.
Wayne made his name as a session guitarist playing for artists as varied as Bob James, Patti Smith, Geri Allen and Alexander Zonjic. "I went to Wayne State University for jazz studies but I grew up listening to Prince, Kraftwerk, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Miles so I was labeled as 'too eclectic'...not being true to the art. But my gift is being able to draw on many influences to make a cohesive whole." This will be evident in the movie's final score and soundtrack.
"I've met and worked with some of the most talented and gifted people in the world, but the artists in Detroit are the real deal. Maybe there's something about the realities of urban life and the ever-shifting climate that gives the culture here that edge." Wayne plans to introduce this 'edge' to the movie, which takes place in Buffalo, New York and features two men in an overnight standoff.
Wayne has started to score "Waiting for Alphie" which is currently in post-production and has a Fall 2005 release date. The movie was based on a story by Eric C. Lindstrom and was written and directed by Kevin Hicks. "Kevin is a visionary. He brings a unique outlook and a burning intensity to everything he does. I'm looking forward to trying to match the visuals with the right music and sound design," said Wayne.
For more information, contact Eric C Lindstrom, Producer at 800-870-6336 or visit the movie website at www.waitingonalphie.com.