Kaladin (Original Book Soundtrack) has been released!

Kaladin, an original book soundtrack inspired by Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings has been released! This was a massive effort – I had the opportunity to lead a team of 11 composers, 11 orchestrators and full music prep crew.

We recorded 70-piece full orchestra in Prague, 32-piece strings in Budapest, 24-voice choirs in L.A. and Salt Lake. One song even features a virtual choir.

The soundtrack completed on Kickstarter at just over $112K, raising an additional $30K on BackrKit, and has been highly well-received! It just released on iTunes and Amazon MP3 as well as CD Baby!

It made #10 on CD Baby’s Top Best-seller list, top 50 on Google Play, and was the featured album in the CD Baby newsletter this month!

Newport Beach Film Festival – Turnaround Arts selection

Turnaround Arts
Turnaround Arts

I just got word that a beautiful film I had the pleasure of scoring, Movie: Just Go, is one of 9 selected shorts from the Newport Beach Film Festival that will be specially screened for 100 middle school students from Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana.

These students are participating in a program called Turnaround Arts, which is an organization that uses the arts to create success in schools. The Willard Intermediate School is an inner city school in a part of the city that faces many challenges.

I will get to be a part of the Q&A for the event. I can’t express just how excited I am to be a part of this film and grateful to be a part of something that seeks to make a real impact in these kids’ lives.

ISA8: Award Nominations!

8th Annual Indie Series Awards - Nomination
Award nomination!

I’ve been nominated for Best Original Score for indie web series Afterlife!  I’m very excited for the award ceremony at the beginning of April, and I wish the best of luck to all the nominees!  Recognition for their hard work is well deserved!