Geektown Radio Special: ‘Code 8’ Production Designer Chris Crane & ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’ Composer Anthony Willis

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23 Dec 19

Geektown Radio Special: ‘Code 8’ Production Designer Chris Crane & ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’ Composer Anthony Willis

With people heading off to visit family for the festive season, I thought you might enjoy a little extra podcast to help with the long car journey, so in this special edition of the Geektown Radio podcast, we have two interviews for you!

The first interview is will How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming composer, Anthony Willis. A protege of Oscar-nominated composer John Powell, Willis has become a sought after talent, contributing additional music to many of Hollywood’s major franchises including: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Jason Bourne’, ‘Wreck It Ralph’, ‘Rio’, ‘The Smurfs’ & ‘Despicable Me’.

10 years after the end of ‘How to Train Your ‘Dragon: The Hidden World’, the new short, ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’ opens with Hiccup and Toothless sharing stories of their special relationship with their respective families as they prepare for the Snoggletog Festival.

Alongside ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’, Anthony’s other lead composer credits include Sony Playstation’s action-platformer video games ‘Knack II’, and the phenomenon that ‘Fortnite’, for which he composed tracks in Seasons 6, 7, and 8. On the film side, his work includes Michelle Morgan’s Sundance Selection comedy: ‘It Happened in L.A.’, David Yarovesky’s thriller, ‘The Hive’, where he collaborated with renowned DJ Steve Aoki, and Anthony Sabet’s nostalgic comedy ‘One Last Night’. Up and coming projects include Universal’s Silent movie comedy ‘What happened To Jones’, and Amin Matalqa’s heartfelt Arabian animation ‘Hump’.

The Second interview we have this week is with Chris Crane, production designer on Jeff Chan’s recently released sci-fi thriller Code 8 starring Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell. The film is based on the original ‘Code 8’ short film which you can find on YouTube here.

‘Code 8’ takes place in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but instead of being superheroes, they face discrimination and live in poverty. Connor Reed (Robbie Amell) is a powerful young man struggling to pay for his ailing mother’s medical treatment. To earn money, he joins a lucrative criminal world led by Garrett (Stephen Amell), who teaches him how to sharpen his powers to execute a series of crimes.

We will be back to with normal shows in 2020, but until then, we wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Geektown Radio Special: ‘Code 8’ Production Designer Chris Crane & ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’ Composer Anthony Willis

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