“Quantum Quest” Scores With Award-Winning Composer Shawn Clement

ward-winning film composer Shawn Clement will score the Large Format, 3-D, computer-generated animated film “Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey,” which takes viewers on an atomic solar safari through the universe, it was announced today by the film’s co-director and writer/producer Dr. Harry Kloor. Clement, whose credits include “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu,” will record his original score for “Quantum Quest” at Skywalker Sound in April with an 82 piece orchestra.

“I am delighted that my friend and colleague Shawn Clement has decided to add his brilliant and thoroughly original musical talents to our space adventure,” says Dr. Kloor, a nationally acclaimed scientist whose credits include “Star Trek: Voyager and Earth: Final Conflict.” “I know his musical contribution will help ‘Quantum Quest’ fly high.”

Clement’s dramatic musical style is evident in such shows as “World’s Wildest Police Videos,” “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” A multifaceted composer whose creative accomplishments have earned him an ASCAP Film & TV Music Award, Clement’s film credits include “We Married Margo” and “Last Chance.” His signature sound has enhanced such popular shows as the abovementioned “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” as well as video game titles including “Open Season,” “The Sims 2″ and “Batman: Vengeance.”

Presented by Digimax, Taiwan’s premier digital content provider, “Quantum Quest” is produced by Digimax and Dr. Kloor’s Jupiter 9 Productions. The animated film features full 3-D stereoscopic sequences recreating actual space imagery captured from seven ongoing NASA and NASA/ESA space missions, including Cassini-Huygens, SOHO, Stereo mission to the Sun, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, Venus Express, and Mercury Messenger. This film combines the excitement of a science fiction adventure with informal science education. The movie focuses on a photon named Dave, who tries to save his people, who are caught in a galactic battle between the forces of good and evil.

The voice cast includes: Chris Pine (Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek XI” feature film), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Spirit,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Star Wars”), Hayden Christensen (“Jumper,” “Star Wars”), Amanda Peet (“X-Files Movie 2″), Robert Picardo (“Stargate Atlantis”), Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”), Tom Kenny (voice of “Sponge Bob Squarepants,” “Transformers”), Sandra Oh (“Sideways,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Brent Spiner (“Independence Day,” “Star Trek: Next Generation”), James Earl Jones (“Star Wars”), William Shatner (“Boston Legal,” “Star Trek”), Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”), astronaut Neil Armstrong, Doug Jones (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Abe Sabien - Hell Boy”), Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl”), and Janina Gavankar (“The L Word”).

Endorsed by X-Prize Organization, International Space University, Challenger Center and the Young Astronaut Council, “Quantum Quest” will provide its free educational materials to millions of students worldwide, and a portion of the film’s profits will fund science scholarships. The “Quantum Quest” materials will meet National Science Content Standards and are intended to motivate and excite students around the globe about science. Since the inception of the project, the film has had regular input from the Cassini project in order to achieve the best balance between scientific accuracy and artistic license.

“Quantum Quest” is directed by Dan St. Pierre and Dr. Harry Kloor, and written and conceived by Dr. Kloor. Producers are Dr. Kloor, President of Jupiter 9 Productions, Helen Pao-Yun Huang, Chairperson of Digimax, Jeff Tzong-Jer Yang, Vice President of Digimax, and Rayna Napali of Jupiter 9 Productions. Tom Teng from Digimax, Teddy Zee, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Vein are executive producers. The film will be released worldwide in large format and subsequently in conventional 3D theaters in early 2010. The film is distributed and marketed in Asia by Digimax, and by Jupiter 9 Productions in all other territories. (www.qqthemovie.com)

Press Contacts:

For “Quantum Quest”:
Maggie Begley
Maggie Begley Communications
Email Contact
310.301.1785

For Shawn Clement:
Melissa McNeil
COSTA COMMUNICATIONS
Email Contact
(323) 650-3588

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