I couldn’t think of a better way to start this year, I just received the news that ‘Deep Into Shambhala‘ has won the Best Music Award at the 8th China Academy Awards for Documentary Film (CAADF) in Beijing.
I’m humbled and honored to be working with Yan Dazhong who did such an excellent job directing and envisioning this beautiful film – it was a pleasure to write music for his creation. I’m beyond grateful to this unique gang of musicians and friends who made it possible: Robbie Angelucci, Ian Gittler, Alessio Lottero, Hamilton Berry, Masa Shimizu, Pino Annarella, Bisan Toron, David Darlington and Antonio Baglio.
The China Academy Awards for Documentary Film (CAADF) is one of the most prestigious awards in the Chinese documentary film industry and was established in 2011 to celebrate 100 years of Chinese documentary film making.
CAADF is supervised by SARFT, and hosted by China Documentary Research Centre (CRDC) of Communication University of China (CUC). First launched in 2011, CAADF is known as “The Oscars of China Documentary” due to its rigorous academic integrity, professional standards and international perspective.