Petina Cole is finishing her 4th feature film, “Reunion”, which she produced and music supervised. The live original score includes compositions by Eric V. Hachikian, based on Brahms Violin Sonatas, performed for the film by violinist Robert Lawrence and Pianist Yugin Oh.
Petina is writing and recording a new cd of songs for children who ride horses and enjoying her practice as a therapeutic riding instructor with her equine partner, “Hank”.
2007 saw the completion of the music documentary “Nowhere Now: The Ballad of Joshua Tree”, co-produced with DiNicola Films, featuring Eric Burdon, Victoria Williams and Gram Rabbit, among others. The film debuts at Angelika Film Center’s New Film makers Series at the Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan, August 20, 2008.
In 2006 Petina produced "The Warrior Class", starring Erica Leehrsen, Anson Mount, Dan Hedaya, Jake Weber and Robert Vaughn and co-wrote a song for the soundtrack with Daryl Kojak, Wendy Wall and Tom Brian Thompson. The song was performed by Phoebe Snow. The soundtrack includes music by Cyndi Lauper, Mr. Complex and Monkey Bowl. In 2003 she co-wrote, produced and performed music for the soundtrack of the motion picture Nola, (Samuel Goldwyn Films), starring Emmy Rossum, James Badge Dale, Mary McDonnell and Steven Bauer. She was also associate producer and story consultant on “Nola”.
Petina is on the creative team of "15 Minutes of Fame", offering filmmaking workshops to corporate team building events.
In 2003 composer Walter Skolnik wrote "Sonata for Flute and Piano" for Miss Cole, which sonata she debuted in 2004 and performed at the Donnell Library in NYC.
Petina received the “Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement” at the 28th International Congress on Arts and Entertainment in 2001, Cambridge, England for her performance with world-renowned pianist Elise Sobol. Their work as a duo includes educational programming, such as “A Gentlewoman’s Pursuit”, featuring works by women composers. The two have performed with the “Oyster Bay Distinguished Artists Concert Series” and “Under the Stars”—a series promoted in public parks.
Ms. Cole toured across the country with the world-famous “Tim Janis Ensemble” and with “Lenny Khmel” in his debut season of new age-classical music.
Her rock vocal recording “Hazel Lord”, produced by Daryl Kojak and written by Anthony Biale, was released to critical acclaim in 2002. The NYROCK Street Beat praised her “strong” vocals and PHASE9 Entertainment said “What Hazel Lord seems to have done is go back to the seventies where lyrics and melody once ruled the music world.”
Having graduated magna cum laude from NYU, Petina is a founding member of numerous arts organizations that bring education outreach and performance to diverse venues--“Opera at Home”, delivering opera to under-served communities and regaling audiences at venues such as Merkin Concert Hall; “Handel with Care”, offering salon entertainment as well as large concert programs; and various chamber ensembles.