Greta Blackburn Creates Theme Song For Upcoming Hollywood Film Release “Lockdown”
New York, NY, January 06, 2018 — Greta Blackburn, whose acting credits include the movie 48 Hrs., the TV miniseries V: The Final Battle and cult film favorite Chained Heat, now adds singer-songwriter to her list of credits. A long-time music aficionado, Blackburn was inspired to write the eponymous theme song “Lockdown” for the soon-to-be-released action-thriller movie of the same name from High Point Pictures, staring Michael Paré and Bai Ling, and featuring Michael Wainwright, Scott Engrotti, Raj Kala, Incent Rivera and Chanel Ryan. By penning this theme song, Blackburn successfully launches a new chapter to her wide-ranging career.
“I’m so honored to be working with award-winning film director and producer Massimiliano (‘Max’) Cerchi on this action thriller,” stated Blackburn. “Like my first film Chained Heat, Lockdown takes place in a prison. And like Max’s cousin Michael Cimino’s classic The Deer Hunter, it’s a story about three bad guys along the lines of the Christopher Walken character in that movie.”
She adds, “The film, along with so many of today’s current events, inspires me to explore dark themes as well as elements of redemption. It’s exciting that this song shares the same vehicle as lead actors Michael Paré (Streets of Fire) and Bai Ling (The Crow).”
Blackburn’s co-writers on the song are members of her band Bitch Kitty and include Ricky Thomas, John Jacillia, Jack Pati and Bobby D. All Recording and production duties were handled by guitarist Nicky Moroch, whose credits include David Bowie and Madonna, and drummer Michael Sciotto, who has worked with musical luminaries including Jefferson Starship and Ace Frehley of KISS.
“We recorded at Michael Sciotto’s ESound studio in Ossining, NY, home of the legendary Sing Sing Prison,” Blackburn explains with an ironic smile. “Plus, the launch of the movie coincides with the 35th Anniversary of V! I am so thankful that Max Cerchi embraces my first foray into writing theme songs for cinema and television, and I am looking forward to the upcoming release of Lockdown.”