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Guardsman Limited (Commercial, 2012)

If you were living in Jamaica in 2012, and going to a movie theater, you'd be hearing and seeing this playing as one of the pre-screening advertisements. I'm sure if I visit, I'd be treated as a celebrity.
  • Director: Andrew Ratzlaff
  • Composer: Mark Crawford

Keeper of the Mountains (Documentary Short, 2013)

Composed original main theme and provided music for the short documentary Keeper of the Mountains.
  • Director: Allison Otto
  • Composer: Mark Crawford
  • 2013 Mountain Film Festival Official Selection

CU Drumline: Bohemian Rhapsody Percussion Arrangement

I had the pleasure of working with the University of Colorado Marching Band as one of their instructors and writing parts for their drumline. Writing music to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was one of my favorite arrangements. And the rewarding part was that the CU drumline pulled it off beautifully!
  • Client: University of Colorado Marching Band
  • Arranger: Mark Crawford
  • Year: 2010

The Way (Book Trailer, 2012)

I had the pleasure of scoring a trailer for the book The Way, featured on Oprah's book list.
  • Official Site
  • Client: Kristen Wolf
  • Composer: Mark Crawford
  • Produced by: Mark Crawford and Larissa Rhodes

Frank’s Last Shot (Narrative Short, 2013)

I had a particularly fun time with this score because I got to draw inspiration from my roots playing and arranging music for my college and high school drumlines.
  • Directed by: Andrew Disney
  • Composer: Mark Crawford
  • Composed music for terrorist raid and football game scenes.

Justin’s Microloan a Month Fund (Commercial, 2012)

Mime for the Taking (Narrative Short, 2013)

Official Selection: 2012 Boulder International Film Festival
  • Directed and Produced by: Larissa Rhodes
  • Composer: Mark Crawford

Chasing Ice (Documentary Feature, 2012)

I composed pieces for two montages in the film, and worked on temporary music (displayed below) for many of the film's scene's. Chasing Ice won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival,  Audience Choice Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Awards. Chasing Ice is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon, Netflix, iTunes.
  • Director: Jeff Orlowski
  • Original Music by: J Ralph
  • Additional Music by: Mark Crawford
  • Mark composed songs "Installing the Cameras" and "Greenland Icesheet"

Temporary Music Used for Initial Edits of Chasing Ice: