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).

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