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Nationality USA

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, where he played in the punk rock band The Strikers, Dan Wool is a San Francisco, California, based composer who has worked in New York, Los Angeles, London and Mexico City creating scores for more than 45 feature film and broadcast television projects, including seven films for celebrated cult filmmaker Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy) Sid and Nancy, Straight to Hell, Searchers 2.0, Death and the Compass, and Repo Chick among others, as well as television movies and episodic series for all major U.S. networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) and HBO . He is perhaps best known for his work as principal composer in film score soundtrack-group Pray for Rain.

Wool has also worked extensively creating sound and music for international and domestic advertising and also as sound-designer for short films and documentaries, including several for the BBC and Channel 4 (UK). As a music producer, and engineer Wool has collaborated with international artists such as Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic), Philip Chevron and James Fearnley (The Pogues), Debbie Harry (Blondie), and worked with various bay-area recording artists such as All My Pretty Ones, Beth Custer, Enrique, essence (singer), The Mermen, Kally Price and Todd Stadtman.

In the performing arts Wool has composed scores and designed sound for The Architecture and Design Museum (A+D Museum), Los Angeles (sound installation for the exhibition "Windshield Perspective" May-July 2013), Amy Seiwert's Imagery dance company: Sketch Series ("Awkward Beauty" performed at ODC Theatre 2013. Choreographer Marc Brew). AXIS Dance Company ("Full of Words" choreographer Marc Brew U.S. tour 2011/12, nominated for a 2013 Isadora Duncan Dance Award, a.k.a "Izzie Award", for Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound), Liss Fain Dance ("Speak of Familiar Things" performed at YBCA SF, "The True and False are One" performance and sound-installation at Theatre Artaud 2010 and at YBCA 2011 and "The Water is Clear and Still" performance and sound-installation at Theatre Artaud 2012, Powerhouse Arena Brooklyn and YBCA SF 2013), RAWdance ("Two by 24", site-specific dance performance at U.N. Plaza 2012), choreographer Sonsherée Giles (Afternoon of a Fawn performed at Theater KOSMOS, Austria 2010 and Temescal Arts Center 2011) and The Tea Dancers/Ballet de la Compasión (Fantasia Mexicana performed at Studio Eight 2011). In October 2010 Wool performed in composer Jem Finer's "Longplayer" installation, sponsored by the Long Now Foundation at YBCA.

Dan Wool is the brother of screen-writer/electrician Abbe Wool and stepbrother to Los Angeles musician Zander Schloss and St. Louis luminary Chip Schloss.

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Alex Cox
Alex Cox
(6 films)
Sy Richardson
Sy Richardson
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dan Wool (4 films)

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Repo Chick
Repo Chick (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by Alex Cox
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Miguel Sandoval, Chloe Webb, Xander Berkeley, Rosanna Arquette, Karen Black, Olivia Barash
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating38% 1.91841.91841.91841.91841.9184
Pixxi De La Chasse is a spoiled, self-centered celebutante heiress of a wealthy Los Angeles family. After countless tabloid scandals, her parents disinherit her, and tell her she must find a real job in order to regain her part of the fortune. When her car is repossessed, a member of her entourage suggests she get a job as a repossessor, a booming industry among widespread credit collapse.
Searchers 2.0, 1h36
Directed by Alex Cox
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Sy Richardson, Leonard Maltin, Roger Corman, Alex Cox, Zahn McClarnon
Roles Music
Rating58% 2.906692.906692.906692.906692.90669
The story follows two out of work actors, Mel and Fred. Mel works part-time as a day laborer. They learn that screenwriter Fritz Frobisher, who had violently abused the two actors with a whip during a childhood acting job, will be appearing at a screening of one of his films that will take place in Monument Valley. The two decide to travel from Los Angeles to the screening, but neither owns a car, so they convince Mel's daughter, Delilah, to drive them on their revenge journey.
Any Mother's Son, 1h30
Directed by David Burton Morris
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bonnie Bedelia, Hedy Burress, Paul Popowich, Shawn Ashmore, Fiona Reid, Mimi Kuzyk
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating64% 3.2362753.2362753.2362753.2362753.236275
The film based on the true story of US Navy Petty Officer Allen Schindler, who is murdered by two of his fellow seamen while on shore leave from his post in Japan. Two months later, Schindler's mother discovers that he was killed because he was gay. She has to fight her own homophobia and attempts by the Navy to cover up the crime.
Sweet Dreams, 1h36
Directed by Phillips Smalley, Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, Amy Yasbeck, A Martinez, David Newsom, Conchata Ferrell, Chelsea Hobbs
Rating58% 2.9035452.9035452.9035452.9035452.903545
After waking up from a coma, Allison Sullivan finds she has no memory of anything. As she begins to try to put the pieces together she learns someone is out to get her due to an affair she had with a Dr. Jack Renault whose wife Laura just had a baby named Sara. Allison begins speaking with other people and learns all is not as it seems. She tries to put everything together and learns something strange about a person she is supposed to trust.
She Fought Alone, 1h27
Directed by Christopher Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, Brian Austin Green, Isabella Hofmann, Maureen Flannigan, Ashley Jones, Marietta Marich
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating63% 3.197743.197743.197743.197743.19774
Caitlin Rose is a shy 17-year-old in the new town of Lockhart, Illinois. She is not very well known at her school, but with the help of her best friend, she is accepted into the popular group at school, known as The Crew. While partying one night, she bonds with Ethan, eventually sleeping with him while being secretly watched by his best friend, Jace. Acting under peer pressure, she soon starts to rebel, neglecting school and getting into trouble. A lot of the teachers are bothered by their behavior, complaining to administrators that they get away with everything, but to no avail. While at the movies one night, Caitlin finds out Ethan is dating another girl. Upset, she confronts him. Trying to keep up a tough image, he claims they were never serious, but she responds that she sees right through him, before leaving. Back at home, she receives a visit from Jace, who lies his way into her home by saying that he wants to comfort her. Inside, he tries to kiss her, but when she refuses, he becomes aggressive and ends up raping her while her little sister listens through the door, unaware that her sister is being assaulted.
She Fought Alone
Directed by Christopher Leitch
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, Brian Austin Green, Isabella Hofmann, Maureen Flannigan, Ashley Jones, Marietta Marich
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating63% 3.197743.197743.197743.197743.19774
Caitlin vient d'entrer à l'université. Comme tous ses camarades, elle rêve de faire partie de l'Équipe, l'association la plus populaire de Lockhart High School. Après de nombreuses « épreuves », Caitlin finit par être acceptée et se rapproche du bel Ethan. Mais son rêve se transforme bientôt en cauchemar.
Car 54, Where Are You?, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Fran Drescher, Nipsey Russell, Rosie O'Donnell, Al Lewis
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating25% 1.2584551.2584551.2584551.2584551.258455
Partnered in Car 54 are the amiable, unreliable Gunther Toody and the prim, proper Francis Muldoon, who wants to know, among other things, if Toody has been helping himself to free kebab from the neighborhood food vendors.
Floundering, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors James LeGros, John Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Piven, Lisa Zane, Steve Buscemi
Roles Music
Rating58% 2.948192.948192.948192.948192.94819
John (James LeGros) is an unemployed young man, living alone and trying to pay hospital bills for his brother and only family. The film is told as a narrative delivered by John under the pessimism of the early 1990s. A misanthropic shut-in, he deals with his personal issues through a series of disjointed and sometimes imaginary encounters with television personalities, dead relatives, a former liberal turned investment banker, drug users and the unemployment office. Each chapter is bears a varying degree of social commentary. The film climaxes as John loses hope, and his search for meaning turns to self-destruction. John is finally rescued by the charity of an old friend, then resolving to leave Los Angeles and start his life anew.
White Mile
White Mile (1994)
, 1h36
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Alan Alda, Peter Gallagher, Robert Loggia, Bruce Altman, Fionnula Flanagan, Jack Gilpin
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating58% 2.9024952.9024952.9024952.9024952.902495
Dan Cutler, the head of an advertising agency, invites his colleagues to a whitewater rafting trip. The invitation feels more like an order to some, Cutler considering the outing a test of his employees' confidence, courage and skills.
Roadside Prophets, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors John Doe, Ad-Rock, David Carradine, Don Cheadle, John Cusack, John Snyder
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating63% 3.19653.19653.19653.19653.1965
Joe, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle-riding factory worker, meets Dave, who tells him about a casino in the desert before Dave accidentally electrocutes himself to death on an arcade video game. Following Dave's cremation, Joe decides to travel to Nevada to find Dave's beloved casino and spread his ashes in the desert to fulfill his last wish. While riding his motorcycle across the country, Joe meets Sam, who is traveling on his own motorcycle to find a Motel 9 which his parents committed suicide in. As Sam travels with Joe, the two develop an unlikely friendship.
Zandalee
Zandalee (1991)
, 1h44
Directed by Sam Pillsbury
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Judge Reinhold, Erika Anderson, Marisa Tomei, Joe Pantoliano, Viveca Lindfors
Roles Music
Rating43% 2.152622.152622.152622.152622.15262
Zandalee Martin is a young boutique store owner living in New Orleans who is sexually frustrated and feeling unfulfilled with her marriage to Thierry Martin, and eventually gets tangled in a passionate, sensual and torrid affair with her husband's mysterious and free spirited old friend Johnny Collins. Zandalee and Thierry's marriage has hit a snag and seems to be eroding due to his lack of passion. Zan needs to explore, while Thierry wants to withdraw, and has become more and more distant and impotent in their relationship. He used to be a poet, but now has taken over the family’s communications business after the death of his father. As time goes on, Thierry has to sell the business and become basically a (vice president) figurehead. He is emotionally adrift as his dreams give way to disillusionment.
Straight to Hell, 1h26
Directed by Alex Cox
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Western
Actors Sy Richardson, Courtney Love, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Grace Jones, Dennis Hopper
Roles Music
Rating55% 2.7512552.7512552.7512552.7512552.751255
The film opens with three hitmen, Willy, Norwood, and Simms (played by Dick Rude, Sy Richardson, and Joe Strummer, respectively) who are staying in a posh Los Angeles hotel. After failing a job, they take off in a car with a whiny pregnant woman named Velma (Courtney Love), who is in on their scheme. They then flee to Mexico to escape the wrath of their boss, Amos Dade (Jim Jarmusch), and rob a bank along the way. While driving through the desert, their car breaks down due to Simms having filled the gasoline tank with diesel by mistake. They bury their suitcase of money in the desert and begin to walk.