(HOLLYWOOD, CA) Emmy-recognized composer and multi-instrumentalist Danny
Pelfrey has taken top honors at the first Video Premiere Awards for "Better
Than I," a song he produced and arranged for the animated DreamWorks feature,
JOSEPH-KING OF DREAMS. The awards, launched by Video Business Magazine, also
nominated Pelfrey in the category of Best Original Score for his work on this
Top honors were also awarded to JOSEPH as Best Animated Video Premiere, Best
Director and Best Screenplay. An additional nomination was granted for Best
Animated Character Performances (Ben Affleck, Joseph's voice; Luc
Chamberland, animation director).
"Better Than I," written by John Bucchino, is performed by David Campbell in
this prequel to THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. JOSEPH is based on the beloved Biblical
tale of a boy who possesses the gift of interpreting dreams who, after being
sold into slavery by his brothers, becomes one of Pharaoh's highest-ranking
officials. Like Pelfrey's score to the film, the song's arrangement uses
ancient Egyptian instruments along with a traditional orchestra to make for
both a timely and timeless musical journey.
Pelfrey is one of today's most celebrated composers. His cutting-edge
guitar-infused theme brought a new feel to ABC's Emmy-nominated Spin City, as
Charlie Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox in the series' lead. Spin City's score
is also Pelfrey's work, as is the score to CBS's That's Life starring
Heather Paige Kent, Ellen Burstyn and Paul Sorvino, the weekly drama about a
New Jersey woman who dumps her blue-collar boyfriend to return to college.
Last season, Pelfrey was Emmy-nominated for his work on TV's popular Felicity. He was part of the Emmy winning teams for Santa Barbara, Another World and
Guiding Light and has worked on dramatic scores for several mini-series and
acclaimed prime-time shows including Friends, Providence, Survivor and Once
and Again. He has contributed music to several features including Stir of
Echoes, Enemy of the State and Disney's The Kid.
Visit Pelfrey's website at www.dannypelfrey.com