I was honored with my second International Film Music Critics Association Award in two years for Best Documentary Score in 2011 for my work on the score for The Wind Gods.
The Wind Gods is an action-packed documentary following the story of the 33rd America’s Cup yacht race and the quest for the American’s to take back the cup from the Swiss.
The IFMCA has been around since the 1990s and was founded by one of my favorite music journalists, Mikael Carlsson. Its membership includes multiple journalists who write for established soundtrack-related publications such as: Film Score Monthly, Filmtracks, SoundtrackNet and many more. The main goal of the group is to promote legitimate film music composers and artists as worthy of recognition from the mainstream media.
Awards given out by the IFMCA are the only ones given to composers by active film music journalists. To be acknowledged by people who criticize film music for a living is such an honor.
To be recognized ONCE by this prestigious association for my work was an honor in itself. But to be honored again is quite humbling. Thank you to the wonderful team I worked with on The Wind Gods for allowing me the opportunity to write music to a beautiful documentary about something dear to my heart.