Note: Alison Eastwood's long anticipated film Battlecreek is the story of Henry, a gifted young painter with a rare skin disorder who, through falling in love, learns to reconcile his past.
Directed By:Alison Eastwood
Written By:Anthea Anka
Produced By:Alison Eastwood, Connie Hoy
Edited By:Gary Roach
Score By:Kyle Eastwood, Matt McGuire
Score Recorded at:MusicWerks Productions
Daytime Emmy Nomination
General Hospital - ABC
Note: Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series is the category for which Matt McGuire has received an Emmy nomination for music composed for the iconic long-running dramatic series General Hospital.
Paul Glass, Dave MacLeod
Kurt Biederwolf, Steven E. Hopkins, Matt McGuire, Bobby Summerfield
New Theme Song
Award Winning Documentary
Note: His more dire circumstances contrast with Mr. Wirthensohn’s glittering streetscapes and Kyle Eastwood and Matt McGuire’s lush jazz score. - New York Times
The film is anything but harried, though, with photography that relishes postcard views and a sax-heavy jazz score (by Kyle Eastwood and Matt McGuire) evoking the allure of this romantic, magnetic and challenging town. -Hollywood Reporter
Kyle Eastwood, Matt McGuire
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Produced By: Clint Eastwood, Grahm King, Rob Lorenz
Starring: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lamenda
Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken
Music By: Bob Gaudio (songs), Bob Crewe (lyrics)
Cinematography: Tom Stern
Editing By: Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach
Note: Matt McGuire composed the underscore (additional music)
along with co-composer Kyle Eastwood for this film, as
well as arranged the brass for the film's opening and finale.
In Theaters June 20, 2014
For over 30 years MusicWerks Productions, Inc., under the direction of Matt McGuire, has been focused on one thing; consistently meeting the needs of an extremely varied clientele by providing quality original music that inspires. A successful Music House is only as strong as the people who are a part of it. MusicWerks Productions relies on the relationships of an extraordinarily talented group of people that Matt has nurtured over the years which, in effect, extends the company's capabilities beyond that which any one individual can produce. The result is music that works regardless of genre whether it be for Film, TV, Commercials, Promos, Libraries, Artists, Radio, etc.
From major recording studios such as Capitol Records and Universal Studios in Los Angeles, to Carnegie Hall in New York, and several world tours in between, multi-talented Matt McGuire enjoys a successful career in the music profession that spans over 30 years.
Originally from Northern California, Matt moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to attend the Grove School Of Music.
After a few weeks in Los Angeles, Matt started working in the local top-40 club scene at night, attending school during the day, and playing on various recording sessions and rehearsal bands. It was during that time that he auditioned for Engelbert Humperdinck which began a five year stint both as his pianist and eventually Music Director/Arranger-touring around the world as well as making television appearances on the shows "Joan Rivers", "Pat Sajack" , "Jerry Lewis", etc. During that time, Matt also worked as a session pianist for "Murder, She Wrote", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Merv Griffin", etc., as well as arranged and co-produced an album for Al Martino.
While busy working on various projects, Matt was approached to play with up-and-coming bassist Kyle Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood. A Jazz quartet was formed and they soon found themselves featured at local hot spots "The Baked Potato" and "Jack's", etc., as well as prominent appearances at notable festivals such as "The Monterey Jazz Festival". It wasn't long before the group recorded under the Sony/Columbia label of which Matt wrote five of the CD's ten cuts. Among the various club performances the group was featured in, the most notable was the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York. Matt was determined to leave the road and club life and plant his roots in Los Angeles where he could focus his attention on writing, producing, and arranging music. That gave birth his company, MusicWerks Productions, Inc. He has since written music for news stations across the country including all the major affiliates- ABC, NBC, and CBS. He also got involved composing for the various animated shows "Extreme Dinosaurs", "Pocket Dragon Adventures", "Sabrina", "Sonic X", "Winx Club", "G.I Joe", "Shaman King", "Chaotic", "Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's", etc. He also scored the movies "Titanic, The Legend Goes On", "Monster Mash", "Dennis The Menace - Cruise Control", as well as writing songs for many of the shows.
Recently Matt co-scored, with Kyle Eeastwood, the award-winning film directed by Susan Morgan-Cooper "Mulberry Child" and currently writes for 4K Media's "YuGiOh! Zexa"l which airs on the CW Network on Saturday Mornings. He has been blessed with a beautiful wife, Nina - his much better half - and two lovely daughters, Danielle and Olivia, and is thankful to God for every single day with them.