• Dusk premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival

    Dusk premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival

    The world premiere of "Dusk" was well-received by a huge audience at the 2015 Cleveland International Film Festival. Director Michael Maney and Producer Ryan Lewis answered questions from the audience after the film, along with composers Jon Brennan and Rick Urban. Dusk is an intense psychological thriller that keeps the viewer guessing until the very end. 

  • Dusk Preview Screening

    Dusk Preview Screening

    The new Michael Maney film DUSK (additional music by Rick Urban) was well received by a huge crowd at a preview screening last week. Rick teamed up with composer Jon Brennan to help create the score for this dramatic feature that explores the darkest recesses of the mind through a night of chaos, deceit and paranoia. The film stars John McGlothlin and Julianna Harkavy (Dolphin Tale, The Walking Dead).

  • Spanish Lake Premiere

    Spanish Lake Premiere

    On July 10, Rick attended the premiere of the new documentary Spanish Lake (Rick Urban-Music Dept.) 

    Spanish Lake is a documentary on the rapid economic decline and population turnover in the area of Spanish Lake, Missouri, a post WW2 suburb. The film was well received and has since been added to the curriculum at UCLA! 

  • SCL Mentorship Program

    Rick has been chosen to participate in the Society of Composers and Lyricists Mentorship program for 2014. During the course of the program, he will have the opportunity to interface extensively with film and television composers. On Wednesday March 12, Rick visited the studio of John Rodd. John is an amazing score mixer and recordist. He has worked on such projects as Elysium and The Matrix series.

  • Spirit of 68' at Sundance!

    Spirit of 68' at Sundance!

    Spirit of 68' (Original music by Rick Urban) was chosen as a winner of the 2014 Columbia Alumni Film Festival showcase. The film was screened on January 18 at Sundance in Park City, Utah. The event concluded with an interview with producer Lena Waithe, who talked about her new film entitled Dear White People. 

  • Spirit of 68 premiere!

    Spirit of 68 premiere!

    We are screening the premiere of Spirit of '68 on March 15th at Columbia College. Original score composed by Rick Urban. This event is free and open to the public.

  • New Ryan Nanni Film

              Rick is currently creating the score for Ryan Nanni's new film. It was filmed on location during the 2012 NATO protest in Chicago. The score is being modeled after scores of the late 60's and early 70's and the sounds of the moog synthesizer.