JOEL DIAMOND , based in New York City, has long and diverse experience as a composer, arranger, producer, and performer of serious and contemporary music. His varied career is noteworthy for an extraordinary array of eclectic choices and in?uences. Selected by Variety as one of 20 Creatives to Watch, Diamond wrote the score for the immensely powerful ?lm, The Believer, written and directed by Henry Bean. The ?lm won the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at Sundance, 2001, and Peter Travers of Rolling Stone singled out “Joel Diamond’s haunting score.” A review by Kirk Honeycutt in The Hollywood Reporter noted that “the craftsmanship is ?rst-rate, especially a moody and edgy score by Joel Diamond.”Diamond’s recent ?lm project, Milarepa (Shining Moon Productions, 2006), directed by Neten Chokling, won the award last month for Best Spiritual Fiction Film at the European Spiritual Film Festival in Paris. He scored the documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, which Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly designated one of the “10 Best Films for 2007. ”He just completed composing the Music for "Kid Shamrock" a play which ran at the Atlantic Theater last month and just completed the short, "Black Box" which will be premiering at the Cannes Festival. Currently he is completing Three Films, "Love Thing" Directed (M. Manetta featuring Jack Smith, and a Comedy,
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