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Film Music Reel

Here is a sampling of some of my film score work. The clients seen in this video are: San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, Majestic Athletic, Western Rivers Conservancy, Renan Ozturk & Taylor Rees, Denver Art Museum, Pure Yoga Ottawa, Ronin Films, and Flytuesday.

VOGUE x Han Ji Min

My piece "Read the Sky" was the soundtrack to this Vogue campaign. Korean actress Han Ji Min stars in this Vogue Korea piece directed by Ray J. YI. It’s celebrating 50 years of Parisian jewelry company Van Cleef & Arpels. This campaign appears in the July issue of Vogue Korea magazine (check it out here). This placement was made possible by my friends at Marmoset.

SFMOMA: The New Visual Identity

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art discovered my piece 'Wonder Wild' and felt it captured the spirit of their rebranding campaign and grand re-openning. I made the piece by banging on wine glasses, djembe, and spinning coins and plates on various surfaces. This film was a Finalist in the International Music+Sound Awards and was produced by Avocados & Coconuts.

Dropbox Presents: Resettled

I am so honored that my music could be a part of this heartwarming short film called “Resettled!” Dropbox tells Abdullah’s story on behalf of the International Refugee Assistance Project. Thank you Marmoset for helping connect my music to amazing projects like this!

Trickster (book trailer)

Vinaya Bhagat’s Trickster, published by HarperCollins used my music as the soundtrack for this cool and creepy book trailer!

Water Is Life

Seed is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. They used two of my pieces in Water is Life, a documentary about the Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans in the Australian Northern Territory. My music can be heard at the 5:10 and 10:47 marks.

NÁNÁZSIA

Ázsia Expresszt, a popular Hungarian reality tv show (think Amazing Race) created a vlog giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at making the show from the perspective of the host Ördög Nóra and her family. Episode 10 of NÁNÁZSIA features my piece “Roads in Thailand” starting at the 8:40 mark:

Castle Made of Books

My piece "Birdsong" was used in this short film that placed 4th in the Everyday Humans competition held by Syrp.

22, historia de un desafío (Trailer)

My piece “Lantern” was used for this trailer of a documentary called “22, historia de un desafío.” A film company from Buenos Aires, Argentina called La Fabrica Films. It is about a swimmer’s attempt to cross the widest river in the world, the Río de la Plata. More than 500 swimmers have tried it in the past century. To date, only 21 have been successful.

Out There Exposition

The Santa Rosa Out There Exposition premiered a new documentary about the Santa Rosa skateboard scene. My music was part of the soundtrack!

NAB show Coverage by cinema5D

Thanks to Artist, my music was used in this Cinema5D interview from the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters convention.

#BeatADay 4 Years Old!

Tristan Kelley of #BeatADay fame, used my piece “The Climber” in his four year anniversary celebration video!

Summit Haus

The Summit Haus is one of the most energy efficient homes in the U.S. This video is dedicated to Chris Price and Park City Design and Build for making it come to life ~~~ One of the biggest footprints we have on this earth are the structures we live and work in, and the evolution of energy efficient design is making it possible for our homes and businesses to use much less - from cradle to grave. When we bought our first home last year we knew we wanted to keep this ethos in mind, and finding the Summit Haus happened one summer afternoon on a bike ride. Here's that story. ~Renan Ozturk and Taylor Rees

Bear Dance (commissioned by the Denver Art Museum)

My music was used in this quirky short film commissioned by the Denver Art Museum! The director Evan Mann premiered it during his MakeARTtalk at 'Untitled at the Denver Art Museum.' It was produced by Otherworldly Productions. My music starts at 02:08.

GO BURMA! | Myanmar Travel Film

Australian based Tiki Films made this lovely Myanmar travel film using my music starting at the 2:00 mark. Licensing by Artlist.

Wendel's Story

Wendell was homeless for 25 years but through hard work and help from SEARCH Homeless Services he is getting back on his feet. This touching short film was produced by Film Lab Creative and uses my piece 'This Time.'

Temples & Technology

Instagram traveling couple Alex and Victoria a.k.a. Northabroad, used my piece “Roads In Thailand” for one of their travel videos. Follow their travels on Instagram. Placement thanks to Artlist

2018 Women’s March on Washington

Women's March: Power to the Polls, a galvanizing event for voters nationwide one year after the historic Women's March on Washington. Featuring my piece "Lantern"

Publicolor

Marmoset placed my piece 'Lantern' in a video for a cool non-profit called Publicolor. Paint Club is a program for middle and high school students. It is the first step in a continuum of programs guiding at-risk youth through high school and into college—an innovative approach that applies color, design and design thinking to promote academic success, job readiness and community service.

Fully Furnished

This is a charming comedic/romantic short called "Fully Furnished" about a newlywed couple that moves into their first apartment. Realizing they have nothing, they go searching for ways to furnish it in one day. My piece "Willows" is used as part of the soundtrack starting at the 3:06 mark. Directed by Tanner Duncan. Cinematography by Alex Witkowicz. It was an Official Selection in the Speechless International Film Festival and the Intendence Film Festival.

Save Blue Creek

Western Rivers Conservancy's Save Blue Creek campaign was led by creative agency Instrument. They worked with acclaimed photographers and filmmakers, including Andy Maser from National Geographic. This video helped raise more than $1 million for a great cause and has been featured in Outside Magazine Online. The soundtrack includes my piece 'Hymn' which features me singing in 4 part harmony. Music courtesy of Marmoset.

Designing for the Female Fan

Majestic Athletic is the official uniform provider for Major League Baseball. 'Designing for the Female Fan' was produced by Grain & Glass and directed by Michael Nielsen and features my track 'I Remember This Place' which incorporates the sounds of me drumming on books, pages turning, hitting couch cushions, humming, whistling, singing wine glasses, and guitar. Music courtesy of Marmoset.

Pure Yoga Online

This ad was produced by No Hands for Pure Yoga in Ottawa, Canada. It features my piece 'Vignette for Glassware' which was made using various household glass items and djembe. One notable glass item was part of the table centerpiece at my wedding reception! I know...cute right? I played the glass and drum with my finger tips (bowing), knuckles, fingernails, and the handles of percussion mallets. Music courtesy of Marmoset.

70 secs of ARMENIA - GEORGIA

Ivan Akimov, a Moscow based film maker used my piece ‘Era’ as the soundtrack to this lovely travel video.

Street Art: Palermo

A nice Italian travel documentary series called “Street Art(ish)” used my music in their episode about Palermo! I want to visit so bad!!! My piece “Lantern” starts at the 1:35 mark. Thanks to Artlist.io, Guglielmo Biason, and Street Art Palermo!

First Flight

Here’s some cool footage of a drone test flight by Flytuesday set to my piece ‘Reef.’

Storytelling

This portrait featuring David Dalton was filmed by Tue Tran and Allison Moulton at Flytuesday productions. The soundtrack is my piece 'I Remember This Place.'

Islands of Brilliance

This uplifting film was produced by Size43 Creative for Islands of Brilliance, a non-profit tech-centric creative learning experience developed specifically for children and young adults with Autism. The soundtrack is my piece "I Remember this Place."

Brand Work


Vogue x Han Ji Min

My piece "Read the Sky" was the soundtrack to this Vogue campaign. Korean actress Han Ji Min stars in this Vogue Korea piece directed by Ray J. YI. It’s celebrating 50 years of Parisian jewelry company Van Cleef & Arpels. This campaign appears in the July 2018 issue of Vogue Korea magazine (check it out here). This placement was made possible by my friends at Marmoset.

Film


TransMilitary 

One of my pieces was used in TransMilitary, the first feature length film project to receive funding from the GLAAD Media Institute. It chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. It premiered at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2018 and won the Audience Award. It toured the US appearing at many festivals like AFI DOCS, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, MSP Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Spectrum Film Festival, Frameline, Outfits, and Cinema Q. It received excellent reviews from The Hollywood Reporter, Austin Chronicle, and more (view on Rotten Tomatoes). I was fortunate to attend the premiere!

Education/App


Jane Goodall's MasterClass

I had the privilege of providing music for Dr Jane Goodall's MasterClass. The project was a direct collaboration with the creative team at MasterClass.com. MasterClass discovered my music on Marmoset's catalog and asked if I'd be willing to collaborate. MasterClass premiered the class at a screening/Q&A event in New York City with Dr Goodall. The class was featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the MasterClass app was named App of the Day on the Apple app store.



Exhibit


Independence Visitor Center Philadelphia
Welcome Exhibit

If you ever visit the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia you'll hear my music in the orientation exhibit screened in their newly renovated theater! The Marmoset team crafted this custom license with the Emmy-winning firm Bluecadet Interactive who have been integral in the re-brand and renovation project for the visitor center which serves more than 2.5 million guests each year.


TV


American Beat:
Cops and Refugees join forces in Boise

Marmoset placed two of my tracks in a documentary funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York called American Beat: Cops and Refugees join forces in Boise. Produced by Brooklyn NY based company Blue Chalk, the film shows the Boise Police Department’s groundbreaking refugee mentor program and a former Iraqi translator for the U.S. military, Saif Al Anbagi, who dreams of becoming a police officer. It premiered on Idaho PBS and went on to be aired nation-wide on PBS World channel throughout the month of July 2018. It also screened at The Justice Film Festival at The Sheen Center, NYC.


Frontera Europa

My music was part of the soundtrack to a tv show in Spain. It’s called Frontera Europa (Episode #11) and is a reality “Cops” kind of show which aired on La 2 TVE (think BBC 2 equivalent). Check it out, my piece starts at the 37:30 mark:

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