I'm back from Napa Valley where Rising from Ashes took home the Audience Award for Favorite U.S. Documentary Feature. It was incredible seeing the finished film with sold-out audiences at every screening. I also had the privilege of being a panelist on ASCAP's "Scoring Independent Films: A Composer's Perspective" panel. From left to right: Shawn Lemone, Cody Westheimer, Joey Newman, Yours Truly, and Brian Carmody.