NYU Screen Scoring congratulates Aurélie Webb (MM 2020), Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner (MM 2021), and Cal Freundlich (MM 2022) who respectively scored the three Student Academy Award winning documentaries of 2022!
Webb scored Here to Stay directed by Jared Peraglia. The synopsis from the film’s website reads “Here to Stay follows the campaign of Giselle Martinez - a 23 year old, first generation, Mexican American woman - who runs for office in one of the most dangerous cities in America, Newburgh, New York.”
Phillipson-Weiner scored Seasons directed by Gabriella Canal and Michael Fearon. The film's synopsis reads “For Nevia No, owner and farmer at Bodhitree Farms in New Jersey, the seasons are a way of life. But along with the beauty of producing food and working the land comes a lifestyle of uncertainty as she grows older.” The film was published by The New Yorker in 2022.
Freundlich scored Found directed by Shuhao Tse. The synopsis reads “Tang's son was stolen when the child was three. Twelve years later, the police find him, but that joy is trapped by a new reality.”
As winners, the documentaries are now eligible for the 2022 Oscars. Good luck to each of them! View the official announcement of the 2022 winners on the Academy Awards website.