One week ago, brothers Jonathan and Ryan DeRamos attended the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles premiere of the documentary film Falling Up. They composed the score for most of the film. The current season of screenings and premieres is the culmination of about eight years of documenting the life and world of Johnny Popp, a formerly homeless Vietnam War veteran. A question-and-answer session, which included Skid Row advocate General Jeff, filmmaker Stephon Litwinczuk, and documentary subjects Popp and Lorraine Marquez, followed the screening.
Earlier this year, Litwinczuk asked Ryan to write some music for Falling Up. Not only did the DeRamos brothers score the film, they put in some finishing touches (noise cleaning, panning, and mixing) to the film’s audio tracks.
Here’s to the film Falling Up (currently available for rental at YouTube, and soon to be available in other places, too)! Here’s a sampling of the DeRamos Music score, a mini-trilogy spread throughout the film, called “Popp Life”: