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Highland Home World Premiere at Pasadena International Film Festival on March 16

Published on Mar 2, 2020

Highland Home is making its World Premiere at the Pasadena International Film Festival March 16, 2020 at 7:10 p.m. at Laemmle Playhouse 7 (673 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena). Don’t miss experiencing this poignant tale of longing and loss, revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders.

When songwriter Kurt Rosenberg first visited Scotland, he was immediately drawn to the country’s beauty, later falling in love with Scotland’s music. This appreciation led Kurt to compose his own original Celtic Music and, ultimately, to Kurt’s fortuitous opportunity to play his own original compositions on piano inside Brodick Castle, located on the breathtaking Scottish Isle of Arran.

This stunning music video and short film, directed by Dan Schaefer, features a narrative tale based on Kurt’s original song, “Highland Home” – inspired by that memorable visit to historic Brodick Castle some 15 years ago.

Highland Home’s cast and crew filmed at scenic spots in Oregon including Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint, at Depoe Bay, and on God’s Thumb. These coastal locations are reminiscent of the beautiful Scottish scenery that Kurt so admires, as the sunset cliffs captured on film elevate Karen Johnson Miller’s soaring vocals.

Kurt Rosenberg joins the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF) along with more special guests scheduled to join him.

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About Kurt Rosenberg
Composer: Original Song “Highland Home”
Executive Producer: Highland Home Music Video

Kurt is an entrepreneur, an avid world-traveler, a prolific composer, and self-taught pianist. He joined his family’s olive oil business, the Olive Farm, in 1999, and also ran their Portland-based commercial real estate development business, 300 Partners, for five years before retiring to pursue his number one passion – composing music!

Inheriting a love of music from his parents, Kurt taught himself how to play piano at 12-years-old, and started writing songs with lyrics in high school. He also started listening to Celtic Music from Scotland and Ireland. This growing exposure to Celtic Music ended up having a profound influence on Kurt’s compositions and led to the inspiration for writing the melody and lyrics for his ode to Scotland; the original song, “Highland Home.” Kurt is a Member of Clan Scott Scotland, the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), and is a Patron of Scottish Heritage USA.

Future projects include refining the music and lyrics for his original musical “For the Lack of Laura,” and producing a music video for “The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth,” a song reminiscent of old sea shanties from the British Isles.

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