“Hooked”, Sundance Lab press and more

Very happy to announce Hooked — a fast paced, and I must admit, quite addictive game for Facebook! I wrote a couple orchestral tunes for this one, and you can play online now here .


In other news, the International Documentary Association asked me and director Angad Bhalla to contribute an article to Documentary Magazine about our experiences at the Sundance Composer + Documentary Lab this past summer. The piece looks great in print, but you can also read it online.


I recently scored the short film Atonal directed by Derrick Hausen. It’s a moving story about a man’s relationship with his aging father, and the imagery is stunning– without taking a cue from the film’s title, the music is a textured re-imagining of some film noir scores, and features guitars and Armenian duduk.


Gratitude by Cyrus Mirakhor continues its festival run. I’m really proud of this score featuring Ljova & The Kontraband. The film recently won best comedy short at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and can be seen next at the San Jose Short Film Festival .


Some more exciting news is in the works, stay tuned!

Sundance Composers + Documentary Lab and recent highlights

I’ve just returned from the Sundance Composers + Documentary Lab in Utah. It was an inspiring week full of nature and creative work– I collaborated closely with filmmakers Angad Bhalla and Ricardo Acosta on their upcoming film Herman’s House alongside creative advisors Vivien Hillgrove, Peter Golub, Jon Else,Martin Bresnick and Cara Mertes. Read the IndieWire Article.

I recently scored Gratitude, a surreal dark comedy by director Cyrus Mirakhor, and had the incredible opportunity to work with Ljova and the Kontraband on the music. The film premiered at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and took home the award for Best Comedy Short! I will be posting tracks soon, and in the meantime check out Gratitude’s Facebook Page.

Nicholas McCarthy‘s standout short film The Pact continues its festival run, with the Canadian premiere at Fantasia International Film Festiva andl Hollyshorts in Los Angeles up next! Follow The Pact on Facebook.

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Scene from the Sundance Lab in Utah.