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State of Pride

I had the immense honor of co-scoring the new documentary “State of Pride” with my dear friend Allyson Newman.  Directed by Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the film looks at what Pride means to people today, 50 years after the Stonewall Riots.

“State of Pride” is now streaming on YouTube, the first of three documentaries being made available to watch without a subscription for Pride Month.


Watch “State of Pride” on YouTube


Dear You

On average 115 Americans die from opioid overdoses every day. I had the privilege of scoring this short film which highlights the opioid epidemic’s devastating effect on America’s youth.  Directed by Kathryn Prescott, “Dear You” portrays the human story of isolation and loneliness caused by addiction that is so rarely seen.

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Twitter: @dearyoufilm

The Akron Holy War

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Continuing my collaboration with Anthony Fanelli (Spare Change, Chapters of Horror), The Akron Holy War tells the story of one of the most unique sports rivalries in the country.  Two high schools in Akron, Ohio have enrolled students from the same neighborhoods, streets and families for over 60 years and the annual football game draws a crowd to rival many professional teams.

The Akron Holy War is now available on Amazon Video!

And check out the soundtrack on iTunes or Apple Music!

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later

“Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” premiers this Friday on Netflix. I had the pleasure of continuing to collaborate with my great friend, Craig Wedren, on the score for the new series. Being set in 1991 for the original camp counselors’ ten year reunion meant a ton of opportunities to pay homage to some of our favorite scores and songs of the era.

The bonkers-insane Camp Firewood story grows into an almost cinematic level of crazy epic-ness, and I absolutely loved returning to help score it.

Watch the Trailer

All 8 episodes will be available for binging.  Enjoy!

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“How to Be a Latin Lover”

In theaters this Friday!!

I had the pleasure of working with my friend and colleague Craig Wedren again by writing additional music along with orchestrating and conducting the score.  This funny, sweet comedy, directed by Ken Marino, stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, and Kristen Bell in the story of a man who finds himself dumped after 25 years of marriage – a man who made a career of seducing rich older women – and must move in with his estranged sister.



“Spark of Rebellion”

I’m proud to present my new album of trailer music, “Spark of Rebellion” now available from Selectracks! Featuring ten tracks of massive epic orchestral hybrid music that range from dark and gritty, to drama, to heroic action. I love writing this stuff and experimenting with different ways of combining synths and other hybrid elements with orchestra.


 The album is streaming on Soundcloud or direct download from Selectracks, please contact them for licensing.  Enjoy!