TIFF 2013 ENCORE: A One-On-One With Music Composer Taylor Stewart


The Newton Brothers have ears for music and a drive like no other.  Not only has the duo – who is made up by Andy Grush (right) and Taylor Stewart (left) – dabbled in many different genres, but the pair have taken on a hefty load producing musical scores for seven films in eight months.

Grush and Stewart attended TIFF earlier this month to support three films they were apart of.  Oculus directed by Mike Flanagan, Proxy directed by Zack Parker, and Life of Crime directed by Daniel Schechter.

The pairing have quite an impressive résumé.  Before their ventures at TIFF this year, they co-collaborated on films such as Tony Kaye’s DetachmentGary Lively’s Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness, Roger Avery’s The Rules of Attraction, as well as big budget films such as The Da Vinci Code and The Mothman Prophecies.

I was able to sit down with Taylor Stewart via Skype and talk shop about the work Andy and him have made.  We also talk about their experience at TIFF ’13, his musical upbringing, and the creative process of scoring a movie.  Stewart also has some helpful advice for those striving to make it in the industry.

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Visit the official Newton Brothers website here!

More TIFF13 Coverage:

Read my Wylie Writes review of Don Jon here.

Read my Film Army review of Faith Connections here.

Read my Film Army reviews of RolandParadise FallsAnatomy of Assistance, and We Wanted More here.

Read my Film Army review of The Dick Knost Show here.

Read my Wylie Writes review of McCanick here.

Read my Film Army interview with Roland’s Trevor Cornish and Paradise Falls’ Fantavious Fritz here.

Read my Film Army review of When Jews Were Funny here.

Read my Wylie Writes review of How I Live Now here.

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