"Music is my connection to humanity. It is how I express what I perceive, and who I am"

Mahlon Berv is an emerging film composer, based in Los Angeles. He composed the music for Not(e) for a Dreamer, and worked as a scoring assistant on Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. His music for Sacrifice, won Best Score (Short) at LAFA in March 2019. We asked Mahlon to join us for an interview. Here's his story. What are your inspirations as a composer? I am inspired by a diversity of musical styles. I discovered a love of Bach after hearing Glenn Gould play his keyboard works. Gould brought out the complex counterpoint in Bach’s music in a way that felt transcendent. Each voice has a purpose and meaning, creating an intricate composition like that of a mathematical equation. I admire Je

"Writing is very therapeutic in overcoming events or injustice in your life"

Based in Manchester, England, Nick Connor is a screenwriter & director who has been working his way up in the industry- working first as a production assistant and script supervisor on various projects, and then as a director ("I had to personally understand every department before sitting in the Director’s chair"). Only 17-years-old during the production of his short film "Cotton Wool", Nick is also the youngest filmmaker to win LAFA Best Picture award. In this touching drama, a single mother suffers a devastating stroke leaving her teenage daughter and 7-year-old son to care for her, testing the family's strength to hold things together as roles are reversed. Apparently, the film is loosel

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