First Reformed

Yesterday, I played the organ and keyboard as a hand double for Bill Hoag in the movie First Reformed to be released in 2018 . I had to practice and rearrange the two songs for many hours prior to the shoot. They asked me to play the keyboard in one scene. In another scene, I played the organ as a musician hand double for Ethan Hawke’s organist Bill Hoag. Paul Schrader (D) used some of my musical suggestions including a glissando. They also did an audio recording of my performance.

Paul Schrader, Ethan Hawke, Bill Hoag and the entire cast and crew were a joy to work with.

Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946) is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull(1980), The Last Temptation of Christ(1988), and Bringing Out the Dead(1999).

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Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor, writer, and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Wikipedia
Spouse: Ryan Hawke (m. 2008), Uma Thurman (m. 1998–2005)

Bill Hoag is an actor, known for Garfield (2004), Godzilla (1998) and The Devil’s Own ( 1997).

Thank you,

Bill Gati