THE APPLE ORCHARD and SARONG SONG — film awards

Since its release in March 2024, The Apple Orchard film won Best Music Score for Short Film at the 2025 Berlin Kiez Film Festival, a Silver Medal in Composition at the Global Music Awards, was named a Semi-Finalist at the Cannes World Film Festival for Best Song, won Honorable Mention at the Mindfield Film Festival in Albuquerque, was nominated for Best Original Music in the Swedish International Film Festival and is now a Quarter-Finalist in contention for Best Score at the Los Angeles Film Awards. My initial art song film, Sarong Song, was the winner for Cinema Carnival’s Spring 2024 Season for Best Original Score, won for Best Animation in the Scotland International Festival of Cinema, won Best Original Song in the Global Music Awards, received Honorable Mention in the Mindfield Film Festival in Albuquerque and Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Composer of the Season in the Montreal Independent Film Festival and Swedish International Film Festival.

Both films were made in conjunction with Positive Note Films in the UK. Many thanks to all my collaborators: poets David Mason and Dana Gioia; mezzo-soprano Kitty Gregory, tenor Dan Norman and pianist Simon Lepper; directors Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood and Dan Norman, and illustrator Ian Beck.