Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Christopher Lennertz, known for his scores to Galavant, Sausage Party, Rogers: The Musical and so much more, has added the role of director to his repertoire of talent. Watch the music video for “Rhythm Of My Heart” below!
Written by Christopher Lennertz, Pacemaker is a trans-positive, Oscar-qualified animated musical short that premiered at Outfest and has garnered wins and accolades in festivals all over the world this year.
Lakeshore Records will release the single, “Rhythm Of My Heart” performed by seven-time Grammy® winner Philip Lawrence and Grammy® nominee Alex Newell (“Glee”, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist“) to accompany the theatrical release of Pacemaker, written and co-directed by Grammy®-winning composer Christopher Lennertz! The upbeat song, also by Lennertz, is “top-notch and belted wonderfully by Alex Newell.” (Film Threat)
Watch the trailer for the animated short, Pacemaker, which debuted at Out Fest this past July and is set to premiere at Cinelounge Sunset on September 15 (get tickets).
‘Pacemaker’ tells the story of a grandfather’s hopeful acceptance of his trans grandson. The story is told through an original contemporary song with music and lyrics by Lennertz and orchestrations by Ella Feingold (Silk Sonic). Starring 2023 Tony Award winner Alex Newell, the first-ever non-binary actor to win a Tony, multi-Grammy Award winner Philip Lawrence, and executive produced by ‘Nimona’s ND Stevenson, the 3DCG film begins a week-long Oscar-qualifying run September 15 at the Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood.
Lennertz, two-time Emmy nominee, and Grammy winner, wrote the screenplay, inspired by life with his trans son, who also consulted on the film’s story. Brian Vincent Rhodes (‘Spies in Disguise’) co-directs with Lennertz.
Lakeshore Records has released Music fromZoey’s Extraordinary Christmas–Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring the single, “North Star” performed by GRAMMY-winning artist Tori Kelly and songs performed by the cast of Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas including Jane Levy, Alex Newell, Skylar Astin, Mary Steenburgen, and acclaimed Tony and Golden Globe award-winning Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, and more. Listen now worldwide on all major digital music services! Links below.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas now streaming on Roku (watch free on the Roku Channel).