Teddy Castellucci scores Wild Hogs for Touchstone

Posted on January 30, 2007 by Dan Goldwasser

This month, composer Teddy Castellucci was at the Todd AO Scoring Stage in Studio City, CA, recording his score to the Touchstone Pictures comedy, Wild Hogs, directed by Walt Becker (Van Wilder). The film stars John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and Tim Allen as a group of suburban biker wannabes who hit the road in search of adventure – but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a biker gang run by Jack (Ray Liotta).

Pete Anthony conducts on Wild Hogs

Orchestrator Carl Rydlund, composer Teddy Castellucci and score mixer Dennis Sands

The comedy score features an 80-piece orchestra, conducted by Pete Anthony, as well as a great ensemble of cream-of-the-crop musicians: Greg Leisz, George Doering, Tim Pierce, Tom Mgrdichian, John “Juke” Logan, Gabe Witcher, Dave Marotta, Tom Walsh and Brian Kilgore. Synth pre-records were used occasionally as sweeteners to the orchestra, and Castellucci himself also played some guitar on the score as well.

The Hollywood Studio Symphony

The French Horn section on Wild Hogs

Score mixing was handled by Dennis Sands, with music editor Curt Sobel and ProTools Recordist Erik Swanson working in the booth. Anthony not only conducted the orchestra, but he also orchestrated, along with Carl Rydlund (who assisted in the booth), Jim Honeyman and Kevin Kleisch.

Music editor Curt Sobel, music executive Monica Zierhut, composer Teddy Castellucci, ProTools recordist Erik Swanson, and score mixer Dennis Sands

Conductor Pete Anthony, composer Teddy Castellucci and director Walt Becker thank the orchestra

Wild Hogs will be released on March 2, 2007 in theaters nationwide.