Our first episode with our first guest and friend Rob Gokee who writes music for indie films, television and webseries. This Los Angeles-based composer is known for his varying style & flexibility, studied Music Theory & Composition at the University of New Mexico, and then spent six months under the tutelage of world renowned composer Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3, The Grudge, Ghost Rider). Rob has scored 12 feature films, over 100 short films, and three dozen different TV series & pilots, including the National Geographic show “Known Universe,” SyFy’s “Fact Or Faked,” PBS’ “Roadtrip Nation,” Speed Channel’s “Car Science,” and TruTV’s “Police POV.” Rob has also scored commercials for Sony two years in a row, promoting their surround sound products.
Rob won back-to-back IAWTV (International Academy of Web Television) awards for Best Score in 2012 and 2013, for the shows “Night of the Zombie King” and “Cost Of Capital,” which also won Best Score at the 2013 Indie Soap Awards. Rob’s style varies from epic orchestral to folk, to cutting edge action and horror.
Rob just finished features “Love in the Time of Monsters” & “Ditch Party,” and is currently scoring the Dreamworks animated show “Dueling Kapowskis,” and features “Laps” & “Waiting On Mary.” He’s also in preporduction for his first album of original songs and writing his second book, about composing for television & film in the indie world, and how to make a living doing it. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Producer Allison Vanore.