The Resident

Original Score by John Ottman
Jonathan Hartman,  composer’s technical assistant

Antti Jokinen, director
Starring Hillary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

In New York, Dr. Juliet Bliss Devereau of the Brooklyn General Hospital has ended her relationship with her boyfriend Jack and is seeking an apartment in Brooklyn to live alone. She finds a bargain in an old apartment building owned by the handsome and lonely Max and one night she misinterprets his signals and dates him. However she concludes that it is too soon to have a love affair… but is that really the end of it?

Back when I first decided I wanted to pursue film music, I made several trips out to Los Angeles.   I met a number of established Hollywood composers, including one of the biggest, John Ottman.  I quickly found out he was a great guy, in addition to an amazing composer.  On each subsequent trip I would have lunch with John, and he encouraged me to move to Los Angeles.    Once I finally made the move, I began working for him, assisting him in all sorts of technical endavors: rebuilding his studio, sample libraries, templates, and general upkeep so he could focus on writing.   It was an invaluable education being around him, seeing how a composer works on studio films in this industry.   He gave me my start in this town.    I have great respect for him personally and professionally, and am always amazed by the music he composes for films.

More Info here:  IMDB  John Ottman