The Annie Awards nominations are in! Stop motion film The Inventor (Blue Fox Entertainment), animated series The Legend of Vox Machina (Titmouse/Amazon), and animated short Pacemaker (A Running Commentary) secure 2024 Annie Awards nominations! To note this year, we see represented a composer — Christopher Lennertz — transition from music composition to a directing role!
The 51st Annie Awards will take place on February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Congratulations to all the nominees this year! View the full list at Variety. Keep reading for links to the soundtracks released on Lakeshore Records!
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.
Join EMMY®-nominated Composer Christopher Lennertz (“Lost in Space”, “The Boys”) for an intimate interview with Lakeshore Records on Tuesday, June 30 (3 PM PT/6 PM ET) over on Instagram Live. Here’s your chance to ask the critically-aclaimed composer your burning questions!
Ahead of the Lost In Space Season 2 premiere on Netflix, Lakeshore Records releases Christopher Lennertz’s score on all major digital music services worldwide! The track, “Will Wakes”, which premiered at Forbes, is “Perfectly orchestrated” and “builds with a delicately hopeful atmosphere before bursting into an adventurous swell of epic excitement.” In 2018, the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) awarded Christopher Lennertz the Best Original Score For A Television Series for his Lost In Space score! Are you ready for more? See full album links, the final season 2 series trailer and more below.
Produced by Legendary Television, Lost In Space is a Netflix Original based on Irwin Allen’s classic 1960s science fiction series. In this modern update from Legendary Television, the Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet.