I’m very excited that two films I scored – HOLD ON and BAYARD AND ME – will premiere at Sundance this January.
HOLD ON is a new short narrative from Christine Turner (You Can Go). It’s a touching story of a grandson taking care of a grandmother suffering from dementia. The two characters are essentially in different worlds and I tried to create music that helps the viewer see things from the grandmother’s confused perspective.
BAYARD AND ME is a new short film by the super-talented documentarian Matt Wolf (Teenage, Wild Combination, I Am Rebel…).
Now that the first season of Serial is over I wanted to respond to all the requests to make the music downloadable. It is now available on itunes and all the other places you buy music. It’s 20 of my favorite tracks and it will be just $7.99. Check it out if you’re craving a little more Serial vibes!!
I’ve been writing the music for the hit podcast “Serial” and have received so many questions I thought I’d share some of the pieces I’ve written (see below). To be clear, the amazing theme song is by the great Nick Thorburn – I write the score that plays during the episode (Nick also contributed additional scoring music as well).
I’ve been a long-time fan of Sarah Koenig’s work – her story for This American Life called “Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde” is one of my all-time favorite pieces of journalism. (If you haven’t heard it but are a fan of Serial, check it out now!! ). So I knew “Serial” was going to be fantastic but – along with the rest of the world – I’ve been blown away by just how addictive, fascinating and awesome it is.
Amy Berg’s powerful documentary “An Open Secret” will premiere Nov. 14th at the SVA Theater for DOC NYC. I had the opportunity to write 5 pieces of music for the film, do some of the music editing, and do additional string scoring for much of the film’s music.
The film is a heart-breaking and alarming story about sex abuse in Hollywood against child actors and it has the thing that I absolutely love about a great documentary – while watching, you start thinking to yourself, “Why am I just learning about this now??
Magnolia Pictures will be releasing Ballet 422 in at least 20 theaters across the country this Feb!
It’s an amazing film and I was lucky enough to be its Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer. Directed by the super-talented Jody Lee Lipes (and produced by the equally talented Ellen Bar and Anna Rose Holmer), Ballet 422 is a vérité-style documentary about a wunderkind choreographer at the New York City Ballet named Justin Peck. But the film isn’t really about ballet – it’s about the creative process, work, collaboration, and the drive that runs through the veins of brilliant artists. OK, and it’s about ballet too.