Student composition in film festival

Monday, February 4, 2013


Corban University students aren’t just book smart; they are taking what they learn and applying it to their lives and careers.

In 2012 music major David Hamilton served as primary composer for the independent Christian film “Indescribable” developed by Morning Star Productions. In January that film was nominated as a semi-finalist in the prestigious San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.  The festival will be held Feb. 9.

Hamilton has been interested in film for several years. Previously he created original music for the web series “In His Steps” and the film “Holiday Hostage.”

“Film is something that I’ve always wanted to do,” Hamilton told The Hilltop, Corban’s student-run newspaper. “It’s a crazy process. A six-minute piece might take three hours to finish.

“I personally would argue that music is often 60 to 70 percent of the film,” he added. “I really believe in letting the film write the music.”

The movie is based on the true story of Blynn, a young boy determined to help his family face the struggles brought by WWI and his journey to discover what it means to truly love God. The events inspired the hymn “The Love of God.”

Currently Hamilton is working on a science fiction web series with his brother and plans to continue creating “clean and Christian” material.

“There is a real need in the (filmmaking) industry,” he said. “Some people say film isn’t right for ministry, but it has a global impact and the Lord can use whatever media He wants.”

Read the entire story by Katrina Aman and see the movie trailer for “Indescribable” in “The Hilltop.”

Samples of Hamilton’s work can be found here.

  • Corban student David Hamilton composed for the film “Indescribable,” which is nominated for an award in the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. Photo by Katrina Aman

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