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Overview (2)

Born in Hollywood, California, USA
Birth NameMorgan Running Bear Bunch

Mini Bio (1)

M. Running Bear Bunch grew up in a show business family, his father, Jack Bunch, having been a choreographer, writer, and director of film, television, and stage for shows such as Days of Our Lives, The Martha Raye Show, and The Milton Berle Show, as well as productions in Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Running Bear has followed in his father's footsteps, beginning his entertainment career in 1995 with Sony Pictures VFX department, Imageworks, with films such as Anaconda, James and the Giant Peach, and Money Train. Since then, Running Bear has performed a variety of roles in production, visual effects, and soundtrack, and as a producer for independent film and television project development. Additionally, Running Bear has incorporated his equally long experience in music into projects with talent such as the Latin Grammy nominated Banda Machos. Running Bear has worked in the entertainment industries in both the United States and Europe, and has studied music and creative arts at the University of California at San Diego, the California Institute of the Arts, and the University of Edinburgh where he was awarded a Ph.D.

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Trivia (12)

Lost ten dollars during goat-racing to the keyboardist from the band 'Whitesnake.'.
Holds three major degrees in Music (B.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.), and two minor degrees in Ethnic Studies and Applied Sciences.
Childhood goals were to become a conductor, an organist, or a train engineer.
Among other honors and awards, was inducted into his high school's Hall of Fame for his exploits in music.
Received his Hindustani (North Indian Classical) musical training from Pundits Ravi Shankar, Khartik Seshadri, and one of India's Living Treasures, Pundit Rajeev Taranath.
Has performed as a singer and a dancer with members of Ghana's National Theatre.
Was invited to play Javanese Gamelan for the first exhibition of the Dalang, Java's National Shadow-puppet Master, after the Dalang's release from 15-years of political imprisonment.
Was commissioned to orchestrate the music of M. P. Moussorgsky for a concert performance to be heard by the war-orphaned and refugee children of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Played tuba solos for the 70th anniversary opening-season game of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sang gospel music concerts for President Bill Clinton, and for Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.
As a composer / conductor, has toured three continents and eleven nations.
Worked for Sony Pictures Imageworks as Script and Storyboard Manager for feature films in 1995.

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