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Best Original Score Nomination!

Thrilled to announce that DOWN THE FENCE has been nominated for Best Original Score at the AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL (September 19-23) alongside director MJ Isakson for Best Female Director! Congrats to the entire cast and crew!! 

To purchase or listen to the score, click HERE.
For you PANDORA and SPOTIFY users, the score is also live there!

To learn more about DOWN THE FENCE, including information about festivals and screenings, head to the film's website HERE


If you've been following the new for DOWN THE FENCE, you've probably heard that it's having a successful run in the Indie Film circuit (read: Laurels!). If you haven't heard, it's coming to SANTA BARBARA for a special screening! If you weren't able to attend the premiere at the SLO Film Festival, this is a chance to come watch this film with a whole lot of heart. Serving as composer for this project was one of the great joys of my 2016. Stay tuned for more info about the forthcoming soundtrack album! 


The House that Rob Built - Teaser!

About two years ago, I had the pleasure of collaborating with director Jon Cipiti and producers Megan Harrington and Catherine Fowler for their feature indie documentary THE DATING PROJECT, which is now in its festival circuit and still has some big news brewing (stay tuned...)! 

Last month, I got a call from Jon & Megan wondering if I'd be interested in joining the pre-production team as the composer for their new feature documentary, THE HOUSE THAT ROB BUILT. The film's currently in production, and is the incredible story of Rob Selvig and the Lady Grizz. Never heard of Rob or the Lady Grizz? Check out the trailer below and GET EXCITED. 

This trailer has as much heart and passion in it as Jon & Megan do for this project. It's a joy to score for them! 

Head over to for more updates and information about how you can help this come to life!


I've tried writing this blog twice and deleted both versions. Both versions were about the process of creating the score for Shawn, my relationship with Brian Ivie (the film's director), the technical details, and anything remotely nerdy that most of you reading this would probably find interesting. And then, after 45 minutes of writing, I realized that it was all wrong.

Because all of these things aren't what Shawn is about. 

I have never wept more while working on a movie than I did while scoring Shawn. I have never been more humbled on a project, and never more sobered by life. Brian has become a dear friend who has iterally stayed up ALL night with me as we worked to tell the story of a wayward son, a desperate mother, an angry father, and a gracious God. And the craziest thing to me about Shawn is that it's all true. 

If you're a family man, a wayward son, someone who regrets or is afraid of their past, someone who counts themselves as religious, someone who's offended by religion, or someone who can't bear to think about what the future might hold because tomorrow's unknowns are almost too much to bear, watch this film. I promise you that it will be some of the best 20 something minutes of your life that you've spent, but not because it is artistically satisfying, has an interesting score, or features Francis Chan. While these things are true, they're not the reason that we made this film. 

We made this film because of who Shawn Malone was, who he is, and why he's alive today. And, funnily enough, none of that... is about Shawn.
So, will you follow the link above and watch this true story for free online? You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.