Film & Television Credits
My Stroke Is Your Stroke (2013) — Soundtrack composer to PSA produced by Hip Hop Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center
Restraint & Seclusion: Hear Our Stories (2013) — Soundtrack composer to documentary short directed by Dan Habib.
Who Cares About Kelsey? (2012) — Soundtrack composer to feature documentary directed by Dan Habib. Premiered at Woodstock Film Festival, 2012.
Power & Control: Domestic Violence in America (2010) — Soundtrack composer to feature documentary directed by Peter Cohn. Expected release early 2010.
Jesus, Maria (2009) — Soundtrack composer. The third in a trilogy of short films by the award-winning director Caroline Cava (see Number One and Polio Water).
Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy (2008) — Composer of soundtrack to PBS documentary directed by Academy Award-nominated Alice Elliott. Winner of 8 awards, including short-list for an Academy Award nomination.
Amexicano (2007) — Songwriter, feature film. Tribeca film Festival. amexicanothemovie.com
The Better and Better Series (2006) — Composer, pianist and audio producer for triple-DVD set of filmed meditations, featuring healer Elizabeth Hepburn.
The Education of Shelby Knox (2005) — PBS. Composer of soundtrack for feature documentary. Winner of awards at Sundance & South By Southwest Film Festivals. PBS broadcast on “POV” series, Southern and ‘50’s rock, rockabilly, Country & Western, and hiphop-influenced soundtrack. incite-pictures.com/shelbyknox.
Fitness Fighters (2005) — Composer and songwriter to animated children’s pilot, produced by National Institues of Health. Jazz, funk, rock and reggae – influenced score.
Until The Violence Stops aka World VDay (2004) — Lifetime Television. Songwriter for documentary feature directed by Eve Ensler, starring Jane Fonda, Rosie Perez, Isabella Rosselini. Sundance Film Festival. Contemporary Afro-pop. with West African “Highlife” and South African “township” influences. untiltheviolencestops.org
A Family Undertaking (2004) — PBS. Music producer for documentary feature broadcast on Independent Lens. Directed by Beth Westrate. pbs.org/pov/pov2004/afamilyundertaking
King of Kings (2004; Criterion Films) — Soundtrack Producer. Re-release of 1929 Cecil B. DeMille classic. criterion.com/films/949
Guns & Mothers (2003) — PBS. Composer of soundtrack for feature documentary broadcast on Independent Lens. Directed by Thom Powers. pbs.org/independentlens/gunsandmothers.
Project ALS (2003) — Composer for PSA, broadcast on Diamondvision screens in sports stadiums across the USA.
The Vagina Monologues (2002; HBO) — Composer of soundtrack to feature documentary. Starring Eve Ensler, Based on Ensler’s Obie-Award winning stage show. Rock/chamber score. hbo.com/docs/programs/vagina_monologues/
Bringing Durban Home (2002) — Composer of soundtrack for short subject, produced by Sugar Pictures and Breakthrough Television, narrated by Alice Walker.
Live Free or Die (2001; PBS) — Composer of soundtrack to feature documentary directed by Rose Rosenblatt. Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. pbs.org/pov/pov2000/livefreeordie/
UrbanWorld Films Logo (2001) — Composer of musical logo for UrbanWorld Films.
King of the Jungle (2001) — Composer of trailer for feature film, produced by UrbanWorld films, starring John Leguizamo.
Life Afterlife (2000; HBO) — Composer of soundtrack to feature documentary directed by Lisa Jackson, featuring medium John Edward (“Crossing Over”). Eclectic score, ranging from chamber and orchestral textures á la Goréki, Schubert & Glass, to Afro-Cuban and Indonesian percussion, with Baroque elements.
Baby Steps (2000; Atom Films) — Composer. Comedic fiction short starring Kathy Bates, directed by Geoffrey Nauffts. Big-band jazz violin å la Stefan Grapelli.
Uncommon Grounds (2000; Sugar Pictures & Rain Productions) — Composer. Documentary short about caffeine, based on book by Mark Pendergrast. Up-tempo boogie-woogie.
The Geography of Nowhere (2000; Sugar Pictures & Rain Productions) — Composer. Documentary short abut the decline of American architecture, based on book by James Kunstler. Keyboard minimalism.
Fresco (1999; PBS; Documentary Feature) — Composer. Narrated by Susan Sarandan. Classical score with electronic elements and both Western and ethnic Chinese instrumentation .
The Lost American (1998; Frontline) — Composer of soundtrack for documentary feature produced by Sherry Jones, narrated by Harrison Ford. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cuny/
The Family Life of Animals: The Road to Independence (1998) — Composer of soundtrack to documentary produced by Pangolin Pictures for Readers Digest Television and Video. African-influenced score.
The Family Life of Animals: Adventures in Childrearing (1998) — Composer of soundtrack to documentary produced by Pangolin Pictures for Readers Digest Television and Video. African-influenced score.
Number One (1998) — Composer of soundtrack to dramatic short written and directed by Caroline Kava, starring Cherry Jones. DGA Award, Best Female Filmmaker. Country & Western score with contemporary dance elements.
Looters (1997; National Geographic) — Composer of soundtrack to documentary produced by Pangolin Pictures. Emmy Nomination for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement. Native-American-influenced score.
The Substance of Fire (1997; Miramax) — Composer of additional music to feature film directed by Dan Sullivan, based on award-winning play by Jon Robin Baitz. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Timothy Hutton, Tony Goldwyn, Ron Rifkin, Eric Bogosian.
The Irreversible Year (1996) — Composer of soundtrack to feature film produced by Outlaw Entertainment, directed by Steven Olivieri. Abstract textures, often atonal, much like sound design.
Heart of Africa: Forest Primeval (1996; National Geographic) — Composer. Avery Brooks, Narrator. Emmy Nomination for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement. African-influenced soundtrack. imdb.com/title/tt0320865
Heart of Africa: Jewel of the Rift (1996; National Geographic) — Composer.
Heart of Africa: Fire and Ice (1996; National Geographic) — Composer of Theme Song
Last Summer In The Hamptons (1995; Rainbow Films) — Music Supervisor for feature film directed by Henry Jaglom, starring Ron Rifkin, Roddy McDowell, Viveca Lindfors, Victoria Foyt.
The New Chimpanzees (1995; National Geographic) — Composer. TV Special narrated by Linda Hunt. Winner, Best Commercial Film, Jackson Hole International Film Festival; Christopher Columbus Award; Genesis Award. African-influenced soundtrack.
Polio Water (1995) — Composer of soundtrack to dramatic short written and directed by Caroline Kava. New York Film Festival. IFC Grand Prize, Princess Grace Award. Chamber/vocal score.
Still Life (1994) — Composer of soundtrack to dramatic short written and directed by Ann Deborah Levy. San Francisco Poetry Video & Film Festival. Abstract and eclectically ethnic score, featuring guitar, bass flute, viola and African thumb pianos.
Three Hotels (1991; American Playhouse, PBS) — Composer of soundtrack to feature “teleplay” written and directed by Jon Robin Baitz, starring Kate Nelligan & Richard Jordan. Winner, Humanitas Award.
Double Dealing (1982) — Composer of soundtrack to dramatic short written and directed by Stephen Wasserstein. American Film Festival.
Le Plan Americaine (The American Shot) (1980) — Composer of soundtrack to dramatic short written and directed by Stephen Wasserstein. Grand Prix, Velden International Film Festival; Gold Medal, Melbourne Int’l. Film Festival.
The Goldfish (1978) — Composer of soundtrack to animated short subject.