penka-kounevaPenka Kouneva has been tapped to score the upcoming sci-fi drama Encounter. The film is written and directed by Paul Salamoff and stars Luke Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Cheryl Texiera, Tom Atkins, Dean S. Jagger, Vincent M. Ward and Christopher Showerman. The film movie follows a group of friends who make a remarkable discovery in a rural field. When they bring the otherworldly object home, they soon discover that it holds greater secrets that they could have imagined. Amy Bailey is producing the project. Encounter is starting principal photography this month and is set to be released on November 1, 2017.

Kouneva’s previous scoring projects include the video game Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, which she co-scored with Steve Jablonsky, as well as the features Midnight MovieThe Third Nail and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Her recent projects also include composing the music for the NASA multimedia exhibit Heroes and Legends at the Kennedy Space Center.