Movie Pilot
STEPHEN KING'S 'THE MIST' - GIONA OSTINELLI REVEALS THE SECRETS BEHIND THE SCORE
Dread Central
EXCLUSIVE: FEEL THE PURSUIT WITH THIS M.F.A. SOUNDTRACK SONG PREMIERE
The Huffington Post
COMPOSERS GIONA OSTINELLI & SONYA BELOUSOVA PREMIERING TWO NEW FILMS AT SXSW
The AV Club
TAKE AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE THE MIND OF A COMPOSER WITH CARNAGE PARK'S GIONA OSTINELLI
Daily Dead
Q&A: COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI ON CREATING THE UNSETTLING SCORE FOR STEPHEN KING'S THE MIST TV SERIES
Film Music Reporter
SPIKE TV'S THE MIST TV SERIES TO FEATURE MUSIC BY GIONA OSTINELLI
Coming Soon
COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI ON MAKING MAD MUSIC FOR DARLING
Dread Central
EXCLUSIVE: COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI TALKS SCORING CARNAGE PARK, WORKING WITH MICKEY KEATING, AND MORE
The Examiner
COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI CREATES MUSICAL MAGIC WITH TWO-BIT WALTZ
The Huffington Post
SCORING BIG WITH PROLIFIC YOUNG FILM COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI
Daily Dead
Q&A: COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI ON COLLABORATING WITH MICKEY KEATING FOR CARNAGE PARK, DARLING & MORE
Bloody Disgusting
GIONA OSTINELLI’S DARLING OST GETS VINYL PRESSING: GET YOUR COPY NOW
Fanboy Comics
FANBOY COMICS INTERVIEWS COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI
Soundtrack Dreams
DARLING IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AND INNOVATIVE SOUNDSCAPES I’VE HEARD THIS YEAR. THE ATMOSPHERE THAT GIONA OSTINELLI CREATES IS UNIQUE AND EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE
Variety
THE SHRIEKY SCORE BY GIONA OSTINELLI SOUNDS A LITTLE LIKE MICA LEVI’S WORK ON UNDER THE SKIN, THOUGH ITS SUCCESS IS MORE IN INDUCING SENSATION THAN IN CREATING ATMOSPHERE
Future Composer
Q&A WITH COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI
Film Music Daily
CARNAGE PARK: SCORE BY DARLING COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI IS OUT NOW, HORROR FILM NOW IN SELECT THEATERS & VOD!
Bloody Disgusting
QUESTION EVERYTHING WITH THIS DARLING SOUNDTRACK SAMPLER (EXCLUSIVE)
Cut Print Film
THE FILM IS MOST ALIVE IN THE MOMENTS WHEN GIONA OSTINELLI’S SCORE BUILDS A DREAMY SENSE OF DOOM UNDER THE STILLNESS
The Hollywood Reporter
THE ARRESTING SOUND DESIGN AND DISCORDANT MUSICAL SCORE FURTHER CONTRIBUTE TO THE OMINOUS ATMOSPHERE
Film Music Daily
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GIONA OSTINELLI ON HIS DARLING HORROR FILM SCORE
Film Comment Magazine
DARLING DRAWS ITS EERIE ATMOSPHERE FROM A SCORE BY GIONA OSTINELLI, THE MUSIC FREQUENTLY CULMINATES IN MOMENTS OF AUTHENTIC, DEITY-INVOKING TERROR
Entertainment Weekly
THE SCORE WAS WRITTEN BY COMPOSER, AND LONGTIME KEATING COLLABORATOR, GIONA OSTINELLI
Sinful Celluloid
INTERVIEW: POD COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI
ASCAP Spotlight
COMPOSER GIONA OSTINELLI
Cooperazione
SEVEN NOTES TO CONQUER HOLLYWOOD
OltreconfiniTI
GIONA OSTINELLI - HOLLYWOOD FILM COMPOSER
Collider
THE SEPIA COLOR PALETTE PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH OSTINELLI’S SCORE. TOGETHER, THEY MANAGE TO COVER AN IMPRESSIVE RANGE BETWEEN CLASSIC WESTERN HEIST FLICK AND SHEER NIGHTMARE
Nerdist
A BEAUTIFULLY DISCONCERTING SCORE - COURTESY OF GIONA OSTINELLI
UK Horror Scene
A FUN, TRADITIONAL SCORE FROM GIONA OSTINELLI OF POD AND DARLING FAME
Joblo
EVEN BETTER IS THE GIALLO-STYLE ITALO-EXPLOITATION SCORE BY GIONA OSTINELLI
Cryptic Rock
RITUAL IS AIDED GREATLY BY THE ATMOSPHERIC MUSICAL SCORE BY GIONA OSTINELLI. HIS SOUNDSCAPE HELPS THE PLOT MOVE QUICKLY AND REALLY GIVES YOU CHILLS UP THE SPINE
Artrevue
GIONA OSTINELLI’S ORIGINAL SCORE SOUNDED SO NEW, MAGICAL, SO PERFECTLY FIT FOR EACH SCENE, WITH SO MANY INTONATIONS
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R E S S

"The biggest challenge facing The Mist was finding a way to make the intangible scary, something that was nailed thanks in part to composer Giona Ostinelli.... From the unusual sounds used to convey the mist's otherworldly threat to the fragile compositions that represent each character's struggle to survive, Ostinelli's score played a pivotal role in bringing The Mist to life.... In a stroke of genius, Ostinelli took a different approach here to make this unusual "figure" stand out musically... Conventional use of instruments would not have fully conveyed the ethereal presence of the mist, so Ostinelli made some bold choices in his approach... He has crafted something very special here."
Movie Pilot
"The Mist is fascinating and addictive composition, a superb score on its own and one of the most affecting parts of the show in context. Once again Giona Ostinelli delivers an exceptional composition. The Mist is a complex and complete score that you shouldn’t miss under any circumstances"
Film Music Critics Association

"The effects-rich score by composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli... puts us in her head during intense scenes and starts allowing scraps of dialogue that challenge the morality of her judge-jury-executioner agenda."

The Hollywood Reporter

“Delightful diversity of the composer’s palette… Right away, that’s the aura of Giona: an innovator. He seems to have “surprise” coded into his DNA”

The Huffington Post

"Darling” is one of the most interesting and innovative soundscapes I’ve heard this year. The atmosphere that Giona Ostinelli creates is unique and extremely effective… Brilliant”​

Film Music Critics Association

"M.F.A. is further proof that the composing team of Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli is one of the more innovative and exciting to listen to working today... Giona and Sonya do something different here and deliver an acid trip of a score which should not be missed"

Film Music Critics Association

“Natural talent born out of passion Giona developed from an early age”

The Examiner

“Carnage Park’s score is full of unnerving dissonance, fueling the sense of dread... But for all the off-kilter instrumentation and recording techniques, Ostinelli always keeps a notion of harmony and

melody underneath the surface”

The AV Club

"The arresting sound design and discordant musical score further contribute to the ominous atmosphere”

The Hollywood Reporter

“The musical numbers by Giona Ostinelli are insanely catchy”

Playbill

"The shrieky score by Giona Ostinelli sounds a little like Mica Levi’s work on “Under the Skin,” though its success is more in inducing sensation than in creating atmosphere"

Variety

"The sepia color palette pairs perfectly with the shot selection and Giona Ostinelli’s original score. Together they manage to cover an especially impressive range between classic western heist flick and sheer nightmare”

Collider

"Enjoyably garish soundtrack and a muted palette that is practically devoid of colors to help capture a grindhouse feel”

The New York Times

"The score by Giona Ostinelli is effective to say the least. This very unsettling score is a perfect representation of a descent into madness... I applaud the sonic techniques used as they really are effective..."

Film Music Media

“One of the greatest, atonal and terrifying film scores I've heard since Mica Levi’s work in Under The Skin.

Bravo Giona Ostinelli”

Shock Till You Drop

“Nerve-jangling score by Giona Ostinelli”

Roger Ebert

“Composer Giona Ostinelli Creates Musical Magic With "Two-Bit Waltz”

The Examiner

“One of the most effective scores of recent times is without a doubt Giona Ostinelli’s ‘Darling’ soundtrack”

Dread Central

“A soundtrack alternating among ambient Lynchian strains and snatches of hard-core rock”

The New York Times

"Giona Ostinelli’s alarming score here is set to stun, amplifying simple sequences into the stuff of shrill horrorshow; every movement is accompanied by an “off” sting, a loud slam of percussion, an atonal screech. The ultimate effect is like having the most hideous of hangovers, where every soft sound splits your skull open. Of course, Ostinelli’s soundscape isn’t all attack, there’s some lovely piano passages and Jerry Goldsmith-influenced percussion pieces that are incredibly evolved, daring and unique..."

Shock Till You Drop

“What builds the unsettling atmosphere in "Darling" is the fantastic sound work that enhances the imagery on screen”

IndieWire

“Giona Ostinelli’s Morricone-esque score adds to the overall vibe of retro-homage”

LA Times

“Chilling wails of the score”

The New York Post

"The score is absolutely perfect. Giona Ostinelli’s a killer composer, he’s done good stuff on several Mickey Keating films such as Darling and POD. His music here comes perfectly fitting, punctuating the creepiest and most emotional moments alike"

Father Son Holy Gore

“Darling draws its eerie atmosphere from a score by Giona Ostinelli. Featuring staccato string trills, piano groans, glitches, static, resonance, and white noise, the mix frequently culminates in moments of authentic,

deity-invoking terror”

Film Comment Magazine

“The songs by Giona Ostinelli are vibrant & catchy”

Consequence of Sound

"A beautifully disconcerting score courtesy of Giona Ostinelli"

The Nerdist

“Hands down one of the most affecting and uncomfortable cues I’ve heard this year… Brilliant cue, electronic and melodic, a constant pulse which turns into an electrically wired church bell… Fascinating”

Soundtrack Dreams

“From Jerry Goldsmith to a more industrial-based, early Lynch sound”

Shock Till You Drop

"Even better is the giallo-style Italo-exploitation score by Giona Ostinelli"

Joblo

“That remarkable sound and fury is the work of prolific composer Giona Ostinelli”

Shock Till You Drop

“An atmosphere of bleak dread, punctuated by ruthless, liberally-deployed jump scares and made beautiful by luminescent black-and-white cinematography, assaultive sound design, and a sort of addled, hazy jazz score that on several occasions lurches into grindcore”

Kill Screen

"The music is a lovely addition with its light and tempered balance underscoring the dialogue"

Reel News Daily

“POD is a solid and nihilistic thriller that will get in your head and under your skin. One of the reasons for this is the music by composer Giona Ostinelli”

Sinful Celluloid

“Details such as the subtle flickering of the shutter to represent a blinking eye, the use of strobe lights, and Giona Ostinelli’s score succeed in giving this modern homage an ominous and needling feel”

Cinema Axis

“Handsomely precise black-and-white cinematography by Mac Fisken and Giona Ostinelli’s cacophonous, nerve-frying music score are enough to build a classical, foreboding atmosphere”

The Artful Critic

"Darling is a stunning achievement in editing and sound design”

Bloody Disgusting

“A haunting soundtrack”

We Got This Covered

“Plunging into the viewer’s sense with bone-shaking atmospheric sounds “Darling” shatters any expectations and delivers an immersive experience of intimate horror”

IndieWire

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Soundtrack Dreams

DARLING IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AND INNOVATIVE SOUNDSCAPES I’VE HEARD THIS YEAR. THE ATMOSPHERE THAT GIONA OSTINELLI CREATES IS UNIQUE AND EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE

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