Virtually is enjoying a spectacular festival run at the moment - winning awards left and right, and connecting with audiences all over the world. I am so grateful to my director Patrick Hogan for bringing me on at the script level, and keeping me in the loop every step of production from the shoot to the final mix.
This collaboration began with the teaser trailer, and I was able to work with my favorite cellist Simone Vitucci again - she also graced the final score for Virtually and The Long Goodbye. We mixed the teaser at Paramount, and from there I was anxiously awaiting the final cut of the film, while developing themes and reflecting on the script.
I began writing at the start of summer 2018, but ended up hitting the pause button to head up to Skywalker Ranch for the 2018 Sundance Film Music Lab. I’m super grateful for the timing, though - because I came back from that experience with a whole new understanding of what it means to be a storyteller. I continued to write throughout the summer, and once Patrick had signed off on all the cues (a really fun, collaborative process), I brought Simone back to grace us with the beauty of her cello again.
Again we were back at Paramount for the final mix and the final product of the film brought tears to my eyes - it’s so beautifully done with a powerful, simple message of hope and love.
Virtually premiered at the Pasadena International Film Festival - then was off and running on the festival circuit!
Definitely one of the most special awards that Virtually has received so far, for me, is the Roddenberry Audience Choice Award at the Sci-On Film Festival in my hometown of Reno, NV - my parents were in attendance. They’ve given me so much incredible support throughout my entire life that I was super excited for them to be there on my behalf.
Looking forward to seeing exactly how far this little film goes, and as soon as I can, I’ll be linking to a playlist of the score for your listening enjoyment.