Peter Rundquist

music composition for film

Sealab PREMIERES FEBRUARY 12, 2019 Score by Peter Rundquist

In 1969 off the California coast, a US Navy crane carefully lowered a massive tubular structure into the waters. It was an audacious feat of engineering — a pressurized underwater habitat, designed for an elite group of divers to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor.Sealab tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration.

Thanks to the Folks at Insignia Films.

Heading Home in Theatres Now! Score by Peter Rundquist

A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

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Canal a' Phanama/The Panama Canal premiers on the BBC's ALBA

Using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, rare interviews with canal workers, and first-hand accounts of life in the Canal zone, this film unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most daring and significant technological achievements.....

Air an 15mh den Lùnastal, 1914, dh' fhosgail Canal a' Phanama, a' ceangal an dà chuan as motha san t-saoghal ri chèile agus a' sealltainn a' chumhachd a bha gu bhith aig Ameireaga. Bha na h-Ameireaganaichair a bhith soirbheachail far an do dh' fhàillig na Frangaich beagan bhliadhnaichean ro làimh.

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SEALAB score headed into post production for American Experience Series.

Sealab is my latest production for the American Experience series. It chronicles a series of innovative underwater habitat experiments in the 1960s meant to push man’s limits to new depths, creating the ability to live, work, and explore the ocean floor. With stunning archival material and present day interviews with aquanauts who participated in the groundbreaking experiments, Sealab is the untold story of the fascinating and often dangerous work that forever changed our relationship with the deep sea. It was a pleasure to create this "underwater" Score for the folks at Insignia films and WGBH.


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Confronting ISIS wins Peabody Award

Two FRONTLINE documentaries — Confronting ISIS, an investigation of the complexities and challenges of the U.S.-led fight against the terror group, and Exodus, a portrait of the global refugee and migrant crisis — were named George Foster Peabody Award winners for excellence in documentary filmmaking . I am happy to have been the contributing composer to Martin Smith's impactful production for Rain Media.