Graduate film soundtrack used on Hollywood trailer
Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow has used music from a graduate film made at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) for a Hollywood trailer.
Frederick, who is 21 and from Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, said: "It's very exciting to have my track used on a Hollywood trailer.
"It's amazing to think that so many people across the world will see the trailer and hear my music. I'm looking forward to seeing it in all its glory on the big screen myself."
Frederick composed the track Decompression/Reborn: Death for his graduate film Pantheon, which earned publicity for the ambitious set that he created inside UCA's film studio and has been selected for the prestigious Camerimage Festival in Poland.
The director, who also composes under the moniker Ursine Vulpine, is signed to Three Six Zero Group - home to Nero, Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris.
Frederick said: "My management team asked me to submit everything that I was happy to share with them and, a few days later, I had a request to use the stems of a track for a trailer.
"It was only after I received confirmation that it was going to be used that I found out it was for Zero Dark Thirty.
"I've always pushed myself to make the most cinematic music I can and these kinds of trailers and films are exactly what I want to make music for, so it's great that they've taken notice."
The trailer for Zero Dark Thirty, which is about the controversial operation to track and ultimately capture Osama Bin Laden, has been viewed 1.3 million times on the official Sony Pictures YouTube page alone.
Claire Barwell, BA (Hons) Film Production course leader, said: "This is a very exciting introduction to the world of Hollywood filmmaking for Frederick.
"He contributed soundtracks to many films while he was on the course at UCA and has talent as a visual artist and composer and I'm certain he will go on to make a big name for himself."
Since graduating in July, Frederick has been busy shooting music videos for various artists, composing new music, while at the same time writing the soundtrack for an upcoming iOS game.
Freddie added: "I love making films as much as I love composing music, so ideally I would like to run both side-by-side. Realistically though, I think I'll run with whichever takes off first but I would like to think that I'd never leave one behind completely, as it were, because the films and music that I want to create are closely connected."
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