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Peter Scherer

Born in Zürich, Switzerland, he studied piano, composition, theory and orchestration, among others with György Ligeti and Terry Riley. Shortly after arriving in New York in the early 80’s he connected with key figures of the Downtown Scene such as Kip Hanrahan, Arto Lindsay, Bill Frisell, Nana Vasconcelos and John Zorn, collaborating on numerous recording projects and performances, while also working with R&B artists like Nile Rodgers, Cameo and many others. With Arto Lindsay he founded the Ambitious Lovers, mixing elements of Brazilian, experimental, Funk, R&B, and Soul styles resulting in the release of three albums, ‘Envy’, ‘Greed’ and ‘Lust’. They also released ‘Pretty Ugly’, a compilation of music for dance and theatre.

Commissions for film music followed, resulting in soundtracks such as ‘Never Again, Forever’ and ‘Another Road Home’ for Israeli film maker Danae Elon; the Wim Wenders produced ‘Voodoo, Mounted By The Gods’, directed by Alberto Venzago; the Brazilian film ‘Sobras em Obras’ about Geraldo de Barros, directed by Michel Favre; and ‘Aline’ by Swiss/Indian filmmaker Kamal Musale.

At the same time Scherer began working as a producer with such artists as Caetano Veloso, Laurie Anderson, Bill Frisell, World Saxophone Quartet, Corin Curschellas, Ute Lemper and Nana Vasconcelos.

As a keyboard player he has frequently appeared in concert and recordings, especially with Laurie Anderson and has lent his personal sonic fabric as a studio musician or arranger to numerous recordings by such artists as Marc Ribot, David Byrne, Marisa Monte, Arto Lindsay, John Zorn, Cameo, Al Jeareau, Rebekka Bakken, Cyro Baptista, Kip Hanrahan, Nana Vasconcelos, Jun Miyake, Vinicius Cantuaria, and many others.

Recent activities include predominantly work as a film music composer and arranger.

 

 

 

Annick Roddy

Annick Rody was born in Fribourg and began playing the violin at the age of eight. She completed her professional studies at the Geneva Superior Conservatory under Margarita Karafilova. When she was thirteen, she won third prize in the Swiss Competition for Young Talent organised by the Raiffeisen bank. Since 1998, she has played as a soloist with the Lausanne Sinfonietta, the Hamburg Youth Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lublin (Poland). Between 2001 and 2005 she was a member of the Lausanne Sinfonietta and of the Michel Corboz Ensemble. She contributes to numerous musical projects, notably the Eustache company, K, Velma, François Vé, etc. She has played at festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Cully Jazz Festival, de la Cité in Lausanne, the Paléo Festival in Nyon, and the Belluard Festival in Fribourg. She also co-signed the music for Kamal Musale’s films « Curry Western »
and « Kavita & Teresa »

Walter Mair

Walter Mair is an Ivor Novello-nominated and Telly Award-winning composer known for his captivating scores ranging from epic orchestrations recorded with 80-piece choirs to the intimate, small ensemble and hybrid electronic pieces that have graced a diverse mix of feature films, documentaries, television dramas, narrative-driven interactive entertainment, and video games.

Walter scored the 2021 survival thriller Till Death, directed by S.K. Dale and starring Megan Fox, as well as the psychological horror film The Unfamiliar, which won the 2021 Telly Award for Best Original Music and an Award for Best Music Score at the 2020 NOLAHFF, and was described by the press as “the Babadook meets Pet Sematary”. Other recent projects include the coming-of-age drama Iceland is Best and the action-thriller Knuckledust, directed by James Kermack and starring Moe Dunford (Vikings), which won the 2021 Telly Award for Best Original Music.

In 2020, he also received two Telly awards for “Best Original Music” for his scores to the BAFTA “EE Mobile Game of the Year” Call of Duty: Mobile as well as his score to the Netflix docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive which won the Telly Award for Best Original Music, a 2021 BAFTA Award for Best Sound, and topped the Netflix charts globally. Other credits include Oliver Hirschbiegel’s International cold war mini-series for Netflix and ZDF, The Same Sky, which premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, and Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River starring Saorise Ronan, Matt Smith, Christina Hendricks, and Eva Mendes.

In the video game space, he scored Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time which won the PlayStation Choice Award for “Best Video Game” and received several other similar nominations. Forbes said: “Mair’s score uses a ridiculous range of organic and electronic sounds, deriving its unique audio from ‘tons of vintage and analog effects’, ‘modular synths’ and, er, seashells.” His music can also be heard in video games such as Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto video games, Sony’s sci-fi franchise Killzone, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, and The Creative Assembly’s Total War series.

Walter believes that the main principle of creativity is to come up with genuine sounds, and he enjoys experimenting and creating unique sonic worlds for each of his projects, using his extensive collection of analog-digital synths and blending live orchestral arrangements with experimental post-recording techniques.

In 2006, Walter moved from his native Austria to London to open his own state-of-the-art recording studio in Soho and is a member of both BAFTA and The IVORS Academy.

Laurence Crevoisier

Born in Delémont (Switzerland), Laurence Crevoisier studied at Lausanne Superior Conservatory where she obtained her teaching diploma in violin in the class of Jean Jaquerod. She later took up the viola and joined the class of Christine Soerensen where she obtained first prize in virtuosity with honours. In parallel with her participation in various orchestras (co-soloist with the Neuchâtel Symphonic Ensemble, reserve viola with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and the Fribourg Chamber Orchestra) she regularly participates in numerous and diverse musical projects. She is a member of the Eustache company and teaches violin and viola in the Lausanne Conservatory of music. She was the violist of the Barbouze de chez Fior quartet, who won in 2015 the Vaudoise Foundation Music Award for Culture, and has worked with artists such as The Young Gods, Christophe Calpini Pascal Auberson, Hemlock Smith. She participated in theater productions, on stage and as composer, and has worked with Christian Denisart, Nicolas Rossier, Roland Vouilloz. She also co-signed the music for Kamal Musale’s films « Curry Western » and « Kavita & Teresa ». Since 2018, some of her compositions are published by Cézame Music Agency in Paris. She is passionate about Indian music, exploring new genres and composition. She had the chance to benefit from the teaching of Dr. N. Rajam, India, for Hindustani violin. She also works with effects pedals and is interested in the most diverse sound textures.

 

 

Rekha Musale

Rekha Musale has been working on more than 40 feature films, mostly produced or co-produced with Switzerland. She started working in the property dpt, and has since become one of the most sought after Art Director in Switzerland. Apart from her collaborations with her brother Kamal (Aline, selected by the Locarno International Film Festival, Curry Raclette, Looking for Rosamunde), she has been working with a great array of films and directors, Swiss and foreign. Amongst them:  Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Jacob Berger, Ursula Meier, Nicolas Wadimoff, Alain Tanner, Claude Chabrol, Michel Piccoli, Olivier Assayas.

Keiko Nakahara

Keiko Nakahara is a Japanese-born Cinematographer now working in India. In an interview, she told the reporter that the Japanese film industry was male-dominated that’s why she came to America to start her career. After studying films in the San Diego Film School in California, a friend recommended her to an Indian producer, and this is how she earned her first project. Nakahara moved base to India where she has worked as a DOP. She has now been involved in over 15 films to date, including some of India’s biggest productions like Tanhaji, Total Dhamaal, Shakuntala Devi (2020).

Nupoor Kajbaje

Nupoor Kajbaje has been associated with Curry Western for the past 12 years. She began her journey as a First Assistant Director and then she took over as the Line Producer. She has a A+ post graduate diploma in film and tv from Mumbai University in collaboration with Digital Academy, and has graduated in Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) specialization in Advertising from Jai Hind College, Mumbai in April 2009. Having worked in all departments of audiovisual production, Nupoor is now in a position to singularly head projects. Nupoor took care of numerous international broadcasters shooting in India, including large format TV from Endemol Europe. She managed our feature documentary Millions Can Walk (2015), a coproduction with Switzerland, as well our other international coproductions with the U.K. and Switzerland: Curry Western (2019), Bumbai Bird (2019), and now Kavita & Teresa. She is a partner of Curry Western Movies Pvt Ltd since 2018. She derives her inspirations from real stories and her work culture reflects that honesty. An undying confidence in her work, good leadership skills and a people’s person- these are the elements she brings forward in every project.

Carol Salisbury

Carole Salisbury is a highly regarded Script Supervisor with worldwide experience working on all formats and slating systems.
She is known for Submarine (2010), Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga(2020), Close  (2019), Lucky Man (2018), The Crown (Season 2), Prometheus (2012).

Ananya Chatterjee

Ananya Chatterjee has been working in the audiovisual field for the past 8 years. She completed her Master’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from COMMITS, Bangalore. She has polished herself over the years by working in various audiovisual formats such as ad films, feature films, music videos and web series and has worked both in the production team and in the directorial team. Some of her known works are Black Widows (2020), Bansuri (2020), Chippa (2019), Byomkesh Gowtro (2018). The intricacies of a shoot and the process of amalgamating all the different elements to deliver the final product is what drives Ananya. Her first Directorial work on a musical short released recently. Ananya has produced tremendous working organisation for our shooting in India, before and after the Covid situation.

Shakyra Dowling

Shakyra Dowling knows the film and television industry inside out. Having trained and worked as an actor, she spent several years in production before establishing herself as a casting director in 2009. A fierce champion of new and emerging talent, SDC has carved out a niche specialising in independent British feature films and European co-productions alongside television and commercials – many of which have been internationally recognised and gone on to be nominated for multiple awards including BAFTAs and BIFAs, and at festivals from Sundance to TIFF.
She is known for Wolf (2021), Tigers (2020), Band of Brothers (2001), The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013).

A film about love and compassion
inspired by the life of Mother Teresa.

A movie by Kamal Musale
with Banita Sandhu, Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz and Deepti Naval

 

Produced by:

Curry Western Movies, India

Les Films du Lotus, Switzerland

Kavita Teresa Film, UK