(feat. Danica Lipetsky)
"Colorful" is a three-minute upcoming 2D animated music video for Peace and Hope in the midst of the Ukraine-Russian conflict. It is being created by Award-Winning artists Polla-Ilariya Kozino and Jonathan Galland. "Colorful" will be sung in both English and Ukrainian by 10-year-old half-Ukrainian vocalist and rising star Danica Lipetsky. The project is currently being produced by "Insomnia Production" and "Bending Reed Music".
“ Meet the Colorful Team ! ”
Jonathan Galland is a French composer, recipient of art grants and music awards in more than 20 countries. Galland immigrated to the US through the "Alien of Extraordinary Ability" Green Card (the "Einstein Visa") and has composed music for animated shorts, feature films, advertising, PSA, and figure skating shows featuring Olympians, national champions and performers from Disney on Ice, Stars on Ice, and the Cirque du Soleil. Jonathan Galland has also created original music for three-time Olympic figure skating legend and four-time World champion Kurt Browning.
Galland's music has been featured on internet radios, in trade publications, and was discussed on film music blogs, podcasts, and at film festivals around the world. Classically trained from a young age as a violinist and through the French music schools, Galland later found his calling in the field of composition for motion pictures. He has earned a Master of Fine Arts in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media, with an emphasis on Film Scoring at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.
Jonathan Galland is an approved submitter to the Academy Awards in the "Best Original Score" category. He is a member of the Recording Academy (hosts of the annual Grammy Awards) as well as the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS), where he has judged numerous times at the prestigious JUNO Awards. Galland was also on the voting panel of the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium.
Polla-Ilariya Kozino is an award-winning animation director and producer. Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Polla started her career early, and had her first art exhibition at the age of eight. She received her BFA at the Academy of Art University in San-Francisco (California) where she studied Animation and Visual Effects. Polla worked as a director and producer on projects such as "Coyote's Place", "Gyronaut" and at Laika Entertainment film, on the 2019 American stop-motion animated adventure comedy "Missing Link". Polla also co-founded the production company "Insomnia Production", where she and her team are currently working on various animation projects.
Besides English, Polla is fluent in Russian and Chinese.
Just like any girl her age, she likes drawing, unicorns and shooting stars. But most importantly, 10-year-old Danica is passionate about becoming a great singer. At the tender age of seven, she contributed her voice to a cinematic cover of Linkin Park's "Shadow of the day" with an orchestration and arrangement by composer Jonathan Galland. Her angelic voice got quickly noticed at music competitions, such as the 2019 World Songwriting Awards, the 2020 International Singer-Songwriter Association and the 2020 InterContinental Music Awards, among others.
In 2020, Danica sang on her second single “Hiyaku”. The song is inspired by the style of Japanese anime and Ghibli soundtracks.
In 2021, miss Lipetsky's voice was selected to be featured on the final track of SOLSTICE, the soundtrack album for a figure skating show by touring company Ice Dance International. The performing Arts company employs figure skating champions, World medalists, and US Olympians, with cast members from Cirque du Soleil, Disney on Ice, Stars on Ice, and Holiday on Ice. Additionally to its worldwide release on all major music streaming platforms, a limited edition of the SOLSTICE soundtrack was also released as a physical album.
Besides her work as a studio vocalist, Danica can also be heard with the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
Danica is half-Ukrainian (from Kiev).
My academic journeyI was classically trained from a young age as a violinist and through the French music schools, before finding my calling in the field of composition for motion pictures. After graduating with a Music Technician Certificate from a Music High School in the outskirts of Paris, I started attending the "Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Son" (Superior Institute of Sound Technics) in the center of Paris. I moved to the United States in 2011, and received both a BFA and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media, with an emphasis on Film Scoring from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. In 2021, I also received my Teaching Certificate in Higher Education from Harvard University, and accepted an offer to teach music for visual media at San Francisco's Academy of Art University.
My workOver the years, I have composed music for a variety of projects in categories including animated short, feature film, documentary, advertising, and Public Service Announcement (PSA). I have also created original music for figure skating shows featuring World champions, Olympians, performers from Disney on Ice, Stars on Ice, Holiday on Ice, Broadway on Ice, Ice Capades, and from Cirque du Soleil. Click HERE for Demos. My work has been featured in trade publications such as Music Connection magazine and on various news sites. My music has received in-depth reviews by both film and music critics and has been discussed on various film music blogs. A lot of my scores are available across most music platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Shazam, and on internet radios such as streamingsoundtracks.com, where one of my soundtracks was voted among the database’s top 100 film scores. See the Press Section. In 2019, I founded "Bending Reed Music" to serve as a publishing entity. I also began mentoring, and collaborating with then 7-year-old singing talent Danica Lipetsky, who since gained valuable recognition in the music industry.
AwardsI was privileged to have received music awards, prizes and accolades in more than 20 countries and 5 continents. Issuers include the Global Music Awards, the InterContinental Music Awards, and many international film festivals. Awards received include: "Soundtrack of the Year", "Best Song of the Year", "Best Composer", "Best Original Music", "Best Film Score", "Best Trailer Arrangement". The list can be viewed HERE. I was nominated three times for a Crystal Pine Award at the International Sound & Film Music Festival in Croatia. Other nominees included John Williams, John Powell, Ludwig Göransson, Gary Rydstrom, Nicholas Britell, Tyler Bates, Thomas Newman, Alberto Iglesias, Gabriel Yared, Max Richter, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Alexandre Desplat and James Newton Howard. I was equally privileged to have been awarded six American music grants, to date.
Memberships & JudgingI am presently a member of the Recording Academy (who host the annual Grammy Awards) and I am approved to submit work for Academy Award consideration in the “Best Original Score” category. I have been a member of the Canadian Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences, where I was brought in to serve as one of their music judges for the JUNO Awards, in Canada. Categories I judged in over the years include: "Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble", "Classical Album of the Year: Small Ensemble", "Classical Composition of the Year", and "Instrumental Album of the Year". I also had the privilege to be selected as a voting member on the panel of the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium. Current and former WSA judges include John Williams, Vangelis, Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, John Powell, Terence Blanchard, Howard Shore, Dario Marianelli, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Mychael Danna, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Ramin Djawadi, Rachel Portman, Cliff Martinez, Lalo Schifrin, Elliot Goldenthal, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Carter Burwell, Jonny Greenwood, Alberto Iglesias, Joe Kraemer, Atli Örvarsson, Bruno Coulais and Pinar Toprak.
My Teaching Philosophy and Original CurriculumView the PDF
Curriculum VitæView the PDF
We are looking for Contributors !
As you can imagine, a passionate and talented team is not enough to bring such ambitious project to life. We are still in search of funding to cover expenses related to animation, distribution and broadcasting.
If you believe this animated music video can touch the world, please consider a donation to make this a reality and help us make the world a better place. We will reward your generosity!
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