SUBIRA is Kenya’s official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards

The Kenya Film Commission just announced SUBIRA is Kenya’s official submission for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category!!
Very excited to have scored this inspiring film, directed by Sippy Chadha, derived from her own life story. Congrats to the fantastic team, especially editor Terry Kelly and producer Vibeke Nørgaard Muasya . It’s really exciting to be part of such an international team (Kenyan Director, Danish Producer, American Editor, Israeli composer)… Special thank you to the coolest musicians who contributed their talents to the score: Sonja Drakulich- Featured vocalist; Netanel Lesser- Oud, Ro Rowan- Cello; and Franklin Jones Jr.- Score Mixer.
Check out the article in the Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-kenya-selects-subira-international-feature-category-1240039


Absentia Season II premieres June 14th

Been working on “Absentia” season 2 for the last few months and our Amazon release is finally announced: June 14th in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Austria, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands,
Singapore, South Korea, and more. Starring Stana Katic . Absentia S2 already airs worldwide on AXN Networks. Check out the trailer.


Dead End Released on Kan (Israeli Broadcast TV)

Very excited to announce the release of the animated dark comedy show I’ve been working on, Dead End (‘Sof Ha’Derech in Hebrew). Created by my long-time friend and collaborator, Nir Berger, and my new friend and collaborator, Yael OzSinai (Mind the Gap Animation), the 10 episodes series follows two teenage siblings in a post-nuclear-war Jerusalem, searching for their little brother whom they lost in the aftermath of the bombing. They find that despite everything literally going up in smoke, nothing had really changed.

Here’s ep4:


PASSAGE SCORE WINS THE HMMA

So I just won the HMMAs for PASSAGE. BIG THANK YOU to Julia Parker, Linda Palmer, and the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In my improvised acceptance speech, I said I’m happy to see Hollywood starts to recognize female power. Marvel – I’m looking at you! Can’t wait to score your movies.


Miss Arizona Score & Passage Score Both Nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Surreal Hollywood Moments: My score for Miss Arizona and my score for Passage were both nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Miss Arizona in the US Indie Feature Category, Passage in the US Shorts Category. You may recognize some big names on that list…


Trico Tri: Happy Halloween Opens in Theaters


Trico Tri: Happy Halloween, the movie I co-composed with the brilliant Jeremy Rubolino opens in over 80 theaters this week. AMC, Cinemark and more – check it out!


The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer premiere announced!

Very excited to announce that the feature film I scored, produced by James Franco, John Watson, Jenna Cavelle and David Breschel will premiere in Los Angeles on November 3rd, 2018. More details to soon!
The movie is a Tom-boy Sawyer adaptation of the classic novel. With Angelina Capozzoli and Marianna Palka.

Listen to our main title here:


Miss Arizona wins AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST FEATURE

After two SOLD-OUT screenings… Miss Arizona, starring Johanna Braddy, wins AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FEATURE at Bentonville Film Festival! Congrats to my wonderful collaborators, director Autumn McEwen McAlpin and producer Deanna Cooper on creating such a perfect & inclusive dramedy! LA premiere date coming soon… Also, check this out! The Hollywood Reporter mentioned us! https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bentonville-film-festival-announces-2018-film-competition-winners-1108978 ??

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THIS DAY FORWARD’s Score Nominated for an HMMA Award

This Day Forward’s score is nominated for Best Original Score- Independent Feature at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Boom! Kinda surreal to see my name on the list alongside these masters of film scoring…
This meaningful, thought-provoking film was directed by the very gifted Brian Ide , and I’m very proud of our second collaboration!
And thank you Mike and Jennifer Jensen, for sharing this personal story. May the movie bring faith and hope to the ones who watch it.


Luminarias wins Best Score (Short) at Tenerife International Film Music Festival

I’m super pumped to share the news – My score for Luminarias won Best Score for a Short Film at Fimucite, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival. Out of 908 short films that were submitted, 20 were shortlisted as finalists, and my film won. I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Listen to Luminarias’ score here:

Thanks again to animator Catherine Choolijian who brought me on board to score her wonderful movie! And thank you- amazing musicians who made the score sound good: Catherine Baker, Chloe Chiu, Karen Chooljian, @Ben Crofut, Kelsi Doolittle, Alex Rosales García, Coco Ya-nan Hu, Annie Jacobs-Perkins, Marina Lenau, Margeaux Maloney, Karoline Menezes Smith, Zach Pulse, Carrie Rexroat, Tim Richardson, Evgeny Tonkha, Daphne Violin Tsao, @Zun-Hin Woo, Jennifer Wu, and Dan Blanck.