My love of movies began with soundtracks. Some of the first cassette tapes I had as a kid in the 1980s were movie scores: Philip Glass's Koyanisquaatsi, Angelo Badalamenti's Lynch scores, Ennio Morricone's The Mission and his westerns, Bernard Hermann's Taxi Driver, Nino Rota's Fellini scores, Thomas Newman's atmospheric new sound. As a filmmaker, movies have always felt profoundly musical to me. Working alongside composers to create the scores to my films is one of the most exciting times in the process for me. In 2019, I began writing music for picture, most notably projects for Tiffany & Co, The Whitney Museum, and films for PBS and Netflix.
TIFFANY & CO
Format: 4 60-second spots
A series of shorts released around the Super Bowl in 2022 highlighting the history and craftsmanship behind Tiffany's jewelry and athletic trophies. Directed and produced by Will Schluter; edited by Kristin Bye.
Role: Composer - Score & Sound
Format: projection on 3-walls, 270°
Vida Americana Exhibit – The Abelardo L. Rodriguez Market, 5-minute film
Directed and produced by Paco Link; edited by Kristin Bye; cinematography by Ben Wolf;
sound & score by Vanessa Gould; sound design by John Walter.
IT TAKES A LUNATIC
A portrait of legendary NYC acting coach and theater producer Wynn Handman.
Starring Richard Gere, Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas
Directed by Billy Lyons