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Quotes about Ed

Ed's music, quite simply, helped us get an Academy Award nomination. He has an uncanny ability to heighten drama or build tension or otherwise enhance a scene with his soulful tunes.

- Mike Tollin, Director, Executive Producer "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream," Oscar-nominated documentary feature

Ed Smart has been my composer for seven seasons and eighty episodes on "Arli$$". One could not wish for a more talented or collaborative partner. He delivers and he's fast! A pro's pro.

- Robert Wuhl, Emmy-winning Creator, Star “Arli$$,” “Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl” / HBO, "Hit-Lit" / Queens Theater

Ed writes great music -- fast! It's catchy, it's fun, and he's open to input. We were thrilled with the results! No matter how hard I try I just can't get the theme song that he wrote out of my head -- he's the best!”

- Rob Loos, Writer/Producer, "Iesodo," Rollman Entertainment

Ed Smart is deeply committed to going above and beyond what is expected. His music scores are richly textured and embellish the story telling without overwhelming its content. He instinctively understands when it's appropriate to be bold and when to be subtle.

- Larry Silverman, Executive Producer, “A Haunting,” New Dominion Pictures / Discovery Channel

Ed, your music in our picture "Bluetopia" transformed the movie. It is so much more than I could have hoped for. We had a temp track filled with Taj Mahal, Steve Winwood, Tom Petty and others, but once I heard your tracks I completely forgot about them. Your contribution added to the heart and soul of the characters. Thanks for the music. It's magic.

- Timothy Marx, Director, Producer "Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie"

Ed's a great collaborator - he listens to your film and his music is always spot on.

- Frazer Pennebaker, Producer, Pennebaker Hegedus Films/"Al Franken: God Spoke," "Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl"

For our hit production of "It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play", we used a score created for the show by Ed Smart. Ed's music set perfect moods in all of the right places while adding a layer of warmth and period accuracy to our re-telling of a classic story. Ed Smart is an ace composer!

- Mark Lund, Sound Designer, Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle, WA