“Someone Else,” the film I scored

March 3, 2015

So I wrote the score to this film last year, Someone Else.  Written and directed by my friend Nelson Kim, it’s a great city mouse/country mouse story about two Korean-American cousins. The buttoned up law student  comes to New York City for the summer to visit his relative, the playboy actor. Drug use and girlfriend-switching ensue and the film has a Mulholland Drive-esque twist two-thirds of the way through. I’ve been told the score is “creepy” and “disturbing”. You be the judge.

The film’s World Premiere is at the Miami International Film Festival on March 13 and I’m very excited to be attending.

There’s also a Kickstarter campaign right now to raise marketing money for this labor of love. [Fully funded as of 3.11.15]

Here’s the trailer:

  1. "Reckoning" *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz meets boom bap* Donny McCaslin 3:15
  2. Rock The Block (feat. Ben Rubin) *producer/mixer* *hip-hop* Analog Players Society feat. Donny McCaslin & Orrin Evans 2:28
  3. All That We Are *producer/mixer/performer* *black americana pop* Queen Esther 4:07
  4. Bigment *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz movie* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:22
  5. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:27
  6. All About Me *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 2:13
  7. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *bolly-hop* Karsh Kale 6:09
  8. Ghost Town *producer/mixer/performer* *space music* Buzzed Armstrong feat. Josh Lawrence & Anwar Marshall 4:19
  9. Someone Else *performer/producer/mixer/engineer* *electronica* Mudville 4:12
  10. Simple Ghilnooorty *producer/mixer/performer/engineer* *jazz meets nine inch nails* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 3:20
  11. Deja Vu (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 3:53
  12. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer/engineer* *dance pop* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  13. The Hero Of The World *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:29
  14. "Long Distance" - End Credits *composer/producer/performer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin feat. Michael Blake 1:19
  15. Businessman Of The Heart *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 3:07
  16. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer/engineer* *country* Stripmall Ballads feat. Jolie Holland & Sam Parton 3:19
  17. "Someone Else" - Opening Titles *composer/performerproducer/engineer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin 1:39
  18. Pussy (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Brazilian Girls 5:41
  19. "7x6x2" - End Credits *composer/producer/perfomer/mixer/engineer* *space western rock film score* Ben Rubin 4:33
  20. Doggie and Cookie *bassist/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:46
  21. When I'm Writing (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 4:30
  22. Goodbye Blue Sky (Benny Cha Cha's Hee-House Remix) Luther Wright & The Wrongs 4:03
  23. That Lick I Invented *bassist/co-producer/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:12