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‘Dongmei’ enters final stages of post-production

Film score being written and recorded by Romain Battaglia

Dongmei , the New Jersey-based short film written by Bob Messinger and directed by Cedric Hill, has achieved “picture lock” and is ready for color correction, dubbing, sound mixing and musical scoring.

According to Messinger, “picture lock” occurs when the editor and director of a movie have decided that the movie is visually complete. In this case, Hill and editor Matt Jensen, along with director of photography Jack Solomon, have worked to achieve picture lock.

Scoring is in the hands of accomplished film composer and musical artist Romain Battaglia.

Battaglia, whose production company, Flipside Labs, is based both in Brooklyn and in Paris, has seen his work showcased in numerous festivals worldwide, including Cannes, Burning Man, Big Apple Film Festival, Soho International Film Festival, Riverside International Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival , Raindance and many others.

He is the composer and sound designer for the feature film Days Gone By (John Zhao) and for the short film Encuentro (Greg Serebuoh). He also composed the score for the feature film Death Of Love (Alex Zinzopoulos), the TV series Con Artistes (in pre-production), among numerous others.

Battaglia, who says he is always looking forward to challenging the odds and walking the extra mile, is a graduate of New York University with a degree in sound design and of the Institute of Audio Research, with a degree in audio engineering.

“We’re thrilled that Romain has joined our project,” says Messinger. “He immediately demonstrated an understanding of what we were looking for in a score, and we believe that his contributions will take Dongmei to a whole new level.”

Dongmei was filmed in Parsippany and Pompton Plains, NJ, and in Staten Island, NY. It is a production of Parsippany-based Where’s the Lake Productions and Union City-based To and Fro Productions.

It stars Heidi Li in the title role of Dongmei and Jose Consejo as Dr. Connors.