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Exclusive: Hear Two Tracks by Composer Geoff Zanelli From Lionsgate’s Upcoming Film Traffik


Exclusive: Hear Two Tracks by Composer Geoff Zanelli From Lionsgate’s Upcoming Film Traffik

Geoff Zanelli

Geoff Zanelliq, the composer of writer-director Deon Taylor’s thriller, ‘Traffik.’

Crafting suspenseful songs that elicit powerful emotions in audiences while they watch intense films is just as important as developing profound visuals that create feelings of unease. That’s certainly the case for the upcoming thriller, ‘Traffik,’ which is set to be unveiled in theaters on April 20 by Lionsgate.

In honor of ‘Traffik’s release next Friday, Lionsgate has generously granted Shockya the opportunity to exclusively premiere two tracks from the movie. The songs were composed by Emmy winner Geoff Zanelli, who’s also known for working on such projects as Steven Spielberg’s ‘Into The West,’ Disney’s ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ HBO’s ‘The Pacific,’ DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures’ ‘Disturbia,’ Lionsgate’s ‘Mortdecai,’ 20th Century Fox’s ‘Hitman,’ DreamWorks’ ‘Ghost Town,’ and Disney’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’

‘Traffik’ was written and directed by Deon Taylor, who also produced the drama with Roxanne Avent and lead actress Paula Patton. In addition to the SAG Award-nominated actress, the thriller also stars Omar Epps, Laz Alonso, William Fichtner and Roselyn Sanchez.

Lionsgate has released the following synopsis for ‘Traffik’:

Plans for a romantic weekend getaway at a secluded mountain estate turn to terror when Brea (Patton) and John (Epps) accidentally discover the hidden world of a brutal biker gang. Joined unexpectedly by their friends, Darren (Alonso) and (Sanchez), the foursome is forced into a deadly fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to keep their dangerous secrets from getting out.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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