Award-winning film composer">John Swihart has scored a GSD&M spot titled "Possessions" for plumbing products company Kohler Co. via">Visual Music and its creative director">Tom Seufert. "Possessions" portrays a young man traveling across a city carrying his Kohler Tresham™ Bathroom Collection that includes a toilet, sink and furniture. The creative originated at GSD&M with SVP/Managing GCD David Crawford, Creative Director/Writer David Parson and Creative Director/AD Will Chau and was produced by Jeff Johnson.

Unique sounds and surprising instrument choices put">John Swihart on a path to creating unpredictable contemporary scores. His distinctive style can be heard in over 40 films, including "Napoleon Dynamite," "Youth In Revolt," "New In Town," "Employee Of The Month," "The Great New Wonderful" and "The Brothers Solomon."

He began his musical training at the age of four studying piano; by eight, he added the saxophone, followed by guitar studies at Indiana University - while still in high school. He then continued his formal musical training of composition, production and engineering at Boston's prestigious' Berklee College of Music.

After college, Swihart toured with a variety of bands and performed in musical theater in Boston, New York and Los Angeles; simultaneously, he composed for Boston advertising clients and scored student films for Emerson undergrads. When Blue Man Group opened a Vegas show, Swihart was recruited to be a musician in the Grammy nominated ensemble. A year later, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue film composing. His fifth film score as a composer was Napoleon Dynamite. Via">Visual Music, Swihart has scored national campaigns for Farmers Insurance, The Home Depot, Scrubbing Bubbles, The Salvation Army MD Anderson and others.


CLIENT: Kohler Co.
TITLE: Possessions
David Crawford (SVP/Managing GCD), David Parson (Creative Director/Writer), Will Chau (Creative Director/AD), Jeff Johnson (Producer) and Catherine Campbell (Account Supervisor)

PROD CO: Acne Film Works
DIRECTOR: Jesper Hiro
PRODUCER: Stephan Mohammed

EDITOR: Jay Nelson
PRODUCER: Christie Price

MUSIC HOUSE:">Visual Music">John Swihart (Composer)">Tom Seufert (Creative Director/Exec Prod)

About">Visual Music">Visual Music is a boutique music house and business-to-business record label encompassing an extraordinary group of star composers, new emerging artists and award winning composers, songwriters and sound designers.">Visual Music's mission is to deliver inspired creative innovation to clients by exploring diverse musical possibilities within">Visual Music's roster which includes Academy Award nominated sound designer Herwig Maurer (Apocalypto),">John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite), Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica), Gossip Girl's Transcenders, hot new bands like KCRW discovery Big Moves and 20 award winning staff composers and songwriters. For more info on">Visual Music please visit