New Season Premieres Friday, April 22 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel! Featuring a driving, suspenseful and world-infused symphonic score by Didier.
Survival experts Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury are back again taking on some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.
Didier is pleased to announce that his critically-acclaimed music for STORM CHASERS has been featured extensively in the US version of the BBC/Discovery series HUMAN PLANET, the much anticipated follow-up to the award-winning BLUE PLANET.
HUMAN PLANET is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature in the world today. Each episode of the six-part series focuses on different environments: grasslands and jungles, mountains, rivers and oceans, deserts, arctic and cities.
Striking Ratings ‘Gold’
It is official - GOLD RUSH ALASKA was the #1 show on ALL OF TV during January and February for men!
Featuring a score by Didier, the Discovery Channel's new Blockbuster series averaged roughly 4 million viewers per episode premiere. In total, over 75 MILLION viewers tuned in during its December thru March run!
Didier recently scored the epic feature-length documentary SURVIVING D-DAY for DISCOVERY/ France 2.
Stunning graphics and 3-D environments portray the battle for Omaha Beach and beyond, SURVIVING D-DAY blends compelling reconstruction and rare archive footage with magnetic interviews with those who were there.
Stay tuned for release info.
‘Storming’ the Airwaves
STORM CHASERS Season 4 premieres on Wednesday, October 13 @ 10PM. Get ready for an emotional and adrenalized roller coaster ride of a season.
Check out this picture of the Chasers taking NYC by storm.
Sensational Summer Scoring
Didier had an exciting workload this summer, scoring a feature film and 3 fabulous series for DISCOVERY.
He finished up scoring duties on DUAL SURVIVAL and began scoring the fourth season of the hit series STORM CHASERS and the soon-to-be hit GOLD RUSH ALASKA, a compelling true story of Americans who seize the day, risk it all and try and strike it rich in Alaska.
In the film world, Didier scored the horror/thriller feature WILDERNESS, starring Lance Henriksen.
Dual Survival #1 Ratings Hit!
Didier recently scored the new action/adventure reality hit DUAL SURVIVAL for DISCOVERY.
DUAL SURVIVAL ranks as #1 non-fiction cable program in prime time among men! The premiere even outdid major network shows Medium (CBS) and Good Guys (FOX) in key demos!
Didier recently scored the new season of THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR. Catch the 2-hour season premiere on June 6th at 9PM! Having grown up in his father's kitchen, it was a real treat actually composing for a series centered around food.
Didier signs with Soundtrack Music Associates
Didier is incredibly pleased to annouce that he has just signed with Soundtrack Music Associates for representation. He was very impressed with their passion, grace and sincerity - here's to a long and fruitful relationship!
3 TV Series are a Charm
Talk about ringing in the New Year! 2010 is off to a great start with Didier scoring 3 TV series.
Stormwatch 2010 forecast - the STORM CHASERS twister-fest will be back! Season 4 will be bigger and better, with Didier set to join Reed Timmer in the field for a tornado intercept. Stay tuned!
CBS tapped Didier to score the #1 rated FOOD NETWORK series, THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR. Given his culinary heritage and savvy studio mis en place, it's the perfect recipe for success.
Didier is also scoring a compelling and epic globe-trotting series for DISCOVERY entitled DUAL SURVIVAL. Watch for it this June.
‘Storm Chasers’ Finale Blows 'em Away
Key Demos were feasting on the hit series as STORM CHASERS ranked #1 among in ad-supported cable M25-54 and 18-49. The Sunday November 29, 2009 10 PM E/P season finale of STORM CHASERS posted a 1.17HH. The whirl of viewers propelled the show to #1 on ad-supported cable!
On the strength of the season finale of STORM CHASERS, Discovery Channel was the #2 primetime cable network on Sunday, November 29. The other new STORM CHASERS episode airing at 9 PM E/P also blew away competitors Sunday night with a 1.12HH.
How cool is this?! Get into the driver's seat of a STORM CHASERS chase vehicle and track down your very own storm using the new iPhone Game App STORM CHASERS - THE CHASE.
Check it out on the iTunes store.
‘An American In China’ comes home
Osiris Entertainment has just released AN AMERICAN IN CHINA. The film is now available at Amazon, Blockbuster and through all other major rental outlets.
Featuring a "lush, gorgeous and chinese-influenced score" the film is a fish out of water romantic drama. See for yourself in the trailer, which begins with an excerpt form Didier's score.
Sony Playstation presents... ‘Powder Blue’
POWDER BLUE, starring Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Jessica Biel is now available on the Sony Playstation Digital Network Service.
The drama is now available to the over 20 million subscribers on the thoroughly modern and popular download service. Didier is thrilled that so many people will now have the opportunity to experience the film.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
‘Storm Chasers’ 2-Hour Grand Finale
Tomorrow is an all-day STORM CHASERS marathon on the Discovery Channel, culminating with a 2-hour grand finale!
Fans, don't miss a minute of the action as Sean and Reed have their hands full, with the music keeping up with them every step of the way.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Didier's ‘Storm Chasers’ Q & A
Didier is happy to announce a colourful, in-depth interview he gave about his score for
The season three premiere of STORM CHASERS tonight @ 10 PM on the Discovery Channel was a ratings win. With a prime evening spot on Discovery Sunday, the series boasted a 20 percent improvement over last season's premiere!
With 'Balloon Boy' safe, STORM CHASERS fans can now breathe a sigh of relief and tune-in to the rest of the season.
Check out this giant billboard located on the West Side Highway of Manhattan.
Pardon my cyber-graffiti!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
‘Chasers’ MySpace, Facebook & Twitter, Oh My!
Fans of THE MUSIC OF STORM CHASERS can now follow all things musical regarding the series on the grand triumvirate of social networking, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.
Season three of STORM CHASERS begins on Sunday, October 18 @ 10 PM on the Discovery Channel. After fabulous second season ratings, the show has now been moved to a prime evening spot on Discovery Sunday.
This season there are SO many exciting developments and storms, Didier was constantly blown away whenever a new episode arrived in his studio - stay tuned!
As for the new music this season, he was really inspired by the footage to push it to the limit. Keep visiting the STORM CHASERS section on the music page as Didier will preview of some of the new cues over the next few weeks leading up to the premiere of season 3. Here is the new Season 3 trailer:
Saturday, May 23, 2009
‘Powder Blue’ music Red Hot
Didier's score for POWDER BLUE, and the film's soundtrack, have been receiving an amazing response. When the film surfaced online a few days ago, visitors inundated this website.
Didier was incredibly moved by all of the kind words and emails - please do keep them coming! He thanks you all VERY much for your support of the film and its music.
Please visit the music page for some samples from his score.
During the last two weeks, this website:
- Has had over 65 THOUSAND hits from over 65 countries!
- Visitors have streamed over 20 GIGABYTES of data - that's A LOT of mp3's!
- Didier had to upgrade his website's hosting plan to accommodate this huge groundswell!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
‘Powder Blue’ Access Hollywood Exclusive
The world-premiere trailer for Didier's upcoming film, POWDER BLUE, starring Forest Whitaker and Jessica Biel, was featured tonight in an exclusive Access Hollywood story.
POWDER BLUE will bow in theatres on May 8th. Please visit the official POWDER BLUE website for more info.
Please stay tuned for info regarding a soundtrack release. Here is the trailer, which features Didier's score exclusively:
Monday, March 16, 2009
‘Pepe & Santo’ go to San Diego
Didier's latest film, PEPE & SANTO vs. AMERICA, premiered to a sold-out standing ovation at the 16th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. Check the music page for some cues from Didier's score and stay tuned for the film's release info.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Didier is currently deep in the studio preparing his latest artist release, Cinema Electronique. Please check the music page soon for pre-release CD tracks.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Keeping up with the ‘Benjamin Buttons’
Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON has grossed over $322 million Worldwide. Didier is incredibly proud to have played a small musical hand with this remarkable film. Here's hoping that the film strikes Oscar gold on Sunday.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Valentine's Day ‘Sex Appeal’
Tonight at 8PM, the Discovery Channel will premiere THE SCIENCE OF SEX APPEAL. This compelling 2-hour miniseries event, featuring a score composed by Didier, successfully attempts to explain and quantify the laws of attraction.
Friday, February 6, 2009
‘Storming’ the Nielsen Ratings
Didier was incredibly pleased to hear that the ratings for STORM CHASERS on the Discovery Channel were consistently through the roof.
Over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Season 2 - it was the NUMBER ONE show on cable for men 18-34! The season finale averaged the highest numbers of ANY telecast on the Discovery Channel since PLANET EARTH!
Listen out for a bigger, faster and louder score for Season 3 (yes, my studio does go to 11).
Friday, January 23, 2009
Disney and ABC make their ‘Move’
Didier is very happy to announce that the MGM film HER BEST MOVE will be airing on the Disney Channel and ABC Family beginning this spring. Check your local listings for showtimes.
Friday, January 9, 2009
‘Pepe & Santo vs. America’
Didier recently signed on to score the hilariously moving comedy, PEPE & SANTO vs. AMERICA. The film is already causing a stir in the Latino filmmaker community and is being hailed as the Mexican NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. It has already been accepted into several film festivals taking place this spring. Keep an eye and ear out for it.
Friday, December 12, 2008
It's ‘Showtime’ for ‘Moving McAllister’
MOVING McALLISTER starring Jon Heder, Mila Kunis and Rutger Hauer has been airing in heavy rotation on the premium cable channel Showtime since November. After a limited theatrical release, Didier is thrilled that the film is reaching a wider audience.
His uplifting, quirky and fun-filled score has drawn a great response.
Friday, November 14, 2008
‘My Best Friend's Girl’
Didier's track, ‘Irish Jigged’ is featured in MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL starring Kate Hudson, Dane Cook and Alec Baldwin.
The $45M budget film is currently in wide-release (distributed by Lionsgate) and has been performing respectably at the Box Office.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Didier goes to Wisteria Lane
Listen out for Didier's music in several new episodes of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES on ABC this fall. He is very pleased to be a part of the show, which keeps in line with the musical language he used when composing for SEX AND THE CITY.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
‘Storm Chasers’ Season 2
Keep your eyes peeled in cinemas and TV for the STORM CHASERS Season 2 theatrical trailer and major ad campaign. Season 2, which features even more surprises and a larger ensemble cast, begins airing on October 19 on the Discovery Channel.
Friday, September 26, 2008
‘Discovering’ a Mini Series
Didier has just signed on to score a 2-hour miniseries special for the Discovery Channel entitled THE SCIENCE OF SEX APPEAL, continuing his collaboration with writer/producers James Younger and Simon Andreae.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Didier scores ‘Powder Blue’
Didier recently completed the score to this multi-faceted drama starring Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Lisa Kudrow and Ray Liotta.
Having been given little more than 2 weeks to replace the film's first score, he conjured an organic and contemporary approach - weaving together symphonic, electronic and sound design elements.
Look for POWDER BLUE in theatres early next year. Please stay tuned for info regarding a soundtrack release.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Curiously Unbuttoned and other such things...
The last few months have been incredibly fruitful with many exciting projects completed and several more on the horizon.
One such project was arranging several pieces by Frédéric Chopin for Paramount Pictures'THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, directed by David Fincher. The music (mostly Barcarolles) was used to film Cate Blanchett's ballet sequences.
Another project was scoring a compelling new series for UK's Channel 4, starring the British journalist sensation, Dawn Porter.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
MGM kicks-off ‘Her Best Move’
MGM has just released HER BEST MOVE, starring Scott Patterson (GILMORE GIRLS), Leah Pipes (LIFE IS WILD), and Daryl Sabara (SPY KIDS), which features Didier's original score.
Packed with inspired, adrenaline-laced soccer footage, this coming-of-age family film has been receiving fabulous amounts of praise. HER BEST MOVE is also being released worldwide on The Disney Channel.
Didier's score covers a wide range of styles - from huge orchestral sports anthems to warm, intimate cues to electronic-infused symphonic writing - which all come together to give the film a cohesive musical flavour.
Friday, August 8, 2008
‘An American In China’ keeps going for the gold
Over the last few months AN AMERICAN IN CHINA, featuring Didier's original score, has won numerous awards at festivals across North America.
Best Feature Film - San Luis Obispo Film Festival
Platinum Award for Best Feature Film - Houston International Film Festival
Chairman Award - Lake Havasu Film Festival
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
‘How to Rob a Bank’ Blockbuster Exclusive
After a limited theatrical release, HOW TO ROB A BANK has just been released as a Blockbuster Video Exclusive DVD - please rent it now!
Didier's score continues to receive rave reviews, so stay tuned for news about a soundtrack release.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
‘For Better or for Worse’
Didier has just signed on to score the rom/com feature FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, reuniting him with writer/director Joshua Tunick.
The film stars Janeane Garofalo and Rebecca Gayheart and centers around a pair of grooms whose family, friends and exes threaten to turn their wedding into a disastrous event.
Friday, March 7, 2008
‘How to Rob a Bank’ in theatres
HOW TO ROB A BANK, is being released theatrically by IFC Films on Friday, March 7th. With a crazy blend of DOG DAY AFTERNOON and DAZED AND CONFUSED, HOW TO ROB A BANK is a trail-blazing comedy. Didier’s “compellingly hip and cutting-edge” score will soon be available for purchase.
Super Sunday, February 3, 2008
‘Scoring’ a Super Bowl Touchdown
Didier’s composition “Maui Go Round” was featured in a SUPER BOWL advert called "Breathe Fire" for BUD LIGHT. The Super Bowl is THE pinnacle venue for innovative advertising. Advertisers spare no expense in showcasing their wares to a worldwide audience of over 130 million viewers. Didier is thrilled that his music was able to reach so many people.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
‘Perfect’ 2nd Act for ‘Storm Chasers’
STORM CHASERS (Discovery Channel) has been picked up for a second season. Stay tuned, as there are MANY more surprises coming up in Season 2. Didier is even contemplating going on location to draw inspiration from storm chasing and experiencing first-hand, the awe and majesty of a tornado.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
‘Moving McAllister’ now on DVD
MOVING McALLISTER, which was released theatrically by First Independent Pictures, is an on-the-road comedy that proves that a mismatched pair can find love in all the wrong places. Written, produced and starring Ben Gourley the film also stars Jon Heder, Mila Kunis and Rutger Hauer. Look for it now on DVD.