I won Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Original Score at the Global Music Awards 2018

Happy and honoured to announce that I won a Silver Medal at the Global Music Awards, for Outstanding Achievement in Original Score for 'The Road to Jenin' from 'The Curve'! Grateful beyond belief to the team of incredibly talented musicians on three continent and in six cities who brought my music to life, and to the wonderful team of Rifqi Assaf's haunting feature film which is very close to my heart

Toronto Ravel Panel

Had the wonderful honour to moderate a panel on "The Inner Life of the Freelance Creator: Surviving Insecurity' at Toronto Ravel yesterday. We had an open and honest discussion that struck a chord with all of us, panelists and audience included. Thank you Adrian Ellis, Doug Wilde, and Margaret Tobolowska for sharing your stories and experiences with us, and to John Herberman for choosing us and providing the platform for us to bring this topic to light. .

International Premiere of At Home with the Horses at Hot Docs 2018

"These two films are the reason we hold documentary film festivals". Wow. What an honour it was to hear the wonderful filmmaker and Hot Docs programmer Aisha Jamal say this as she presented At Home with the Horses by Dima Alansari and Eric Sanderson, film score by yours truly, and the film that followed (Harvest Moon) at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival! We had three full-house screenings at TIFF LightBox and Scotia, and couldn't have asked for a better International Premiere at such an important festival. Thank you HotDocs, thank you Toronto, and thank you Eric and Dima for choosing me as your composer for your beautiful and poetic film.

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