Jenna Bryant's Jenny Loves Satan, USC 546 Thesis project with music by Marco, keeps entering international film festivals, the most recent being the 2017 Durban International in South Africa and the 2017 GIFF in Mexico. The 546 program is a highly qualified senior film production class at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
Jenny, an outrageous 12-year old girl, becomes a Satanist to rebel against her retro-perfect life. But after Jenny is mocked at school by her peers, suspended by her ruler-wielding teacher, lovingly misunderstood by her father, yelled at by her drunk, June Clever mother, and on top of it all-- sent to bed without supper, Jenny has no choice but to pray to Satan for help.
The documentary "Into The Trenches" by Jacob Fadley, about army veterans and PTSD, with Marco's original soundtrack, was accepted in the USC First Look film festival, and it will screen on April 18, 2017 at 5PM at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
I am grateful to the Reno Pops orchestra for recognizing my piece "Butterfly's Metamorphosis" among the finalists in their 2017 Composers Night competition. You can listen to a demo of the piece below. Thanks Jane Brown, Kathryn Headley and Kathy Walton.