Scene: Earth Woman

Very proud to have provided the original score for Alexandra Dietz latest project, Your Way Back to Me, which premiers this Sunday.

Documentary: Family & Youth Initiative

Proud to have been part of the winning team for Stone Soup Films Doc in a Day competition in support of the Family & Youth Initiative. fyishot
Thanks to Gianmarco Antosca, Elliot Blumberg, and Frank Turner for putting together such a powerful film in such a short time, and for such a good cause.

Check it out the finished product here: http://www.stonesoupfilms.org/film/family-youth-initiative/

Animation: Blue Habits Campaign

I had the privilege to work with Innovage Studios to score an animation for the Blue Habits Campaign, a behavioral study performed in collaboration by Stanford University and Oceanic Society.

Blue Habits are small acts of consciousness that promote a healthier planet, something as simple as bringing your own shopping bags to the grocery store, or abstaining from single-use plastics. Today, more than any other time in humanity’s brief history on the planet, we need to show more respect for our natural Earth, and do more to preserve it for future generations of all species.

I’m really excited to have been involved in the production of an animation, and I hope I get to do more work with animation in the future. Big thanks to Alex Yamamoto for being such a flexible and understanding collaborator.

Documentary: I Will Go Back Tonight

This year I had the privilege of scoring Kara Frame’s short documentary, I Will Go Back Tonight, a moving piece which investigates the lives of six veterans living with post traumatic stress disorder, “a natural reaction to an unnatural situation.” This short documentary is as intimate as it is visceral, delving into the darkness and tragedy of war as it lingers on, pervading the lives of those involved and their loved ones. I urge you to watch and listen to the stories of these men and women, and to give thanks for their continued service to the people of the United States of America.

Documentary: Armila

The people of Guna Yala are strong, beautiful, nurturing, amicable, and tuned to the songs of life by the sea. Having lived in Guna Yala myself several years ago I had a very close connection with this documentary which was masterfully shot and edited by Elliot Blumberg, and I was honored to provide the score.

“Armila is a 600-person village in the indigenous Guna Yala region of Panama. Regional pride is ubiquitous, but as Western customs, technologies and ideals are adopted by the people, parts of their culture erode under economic and technological pressures. No one opposes access to vaccines, electricity or more durable building materials, but exposure to mass media, plastic and the almighty dollar has forever changed the ancient culture in just a few short decades.

This film explores the tension points between indigenous and Western culture in this community – it juxtaposes the dualities that exist in the village and measures the impact of their collision on Guna society and the surrounding environment.”