“Every so often, a film manages to sneak its way in and surprise the hell out of you. In the Life of Music is one of those films.”FilmThreat.com
In the Life of Music is a powerful intergenerational tale that explores love, war, and a family’s relationship to a song, ‘Champa Battambang,’ made famous by Sinn Sisamouth (The King of Cambodian Music). Exploring three different decades, the film depicts the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by the emergence of the Khmer Rouge Regime. Dane shares screenwriting credits with director Caylee So.
Awards include Winter Film Awards 2019 International Film Festival (Best Picture), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018 (Jury Award for Best Director, Audience Award for Best Picture), Philly Asian American Film Festival 2018 (Best Narrative Feature, Audience Choice Narrative Feature), Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2018 (Special Mention Award), and Five Flavours Asian Film Festival 2018 (nominate for Best Picture in New Asian Cinema).
Watch the trailer here.
During his tenure at MedMen as their Communications Copywriter, Dane wrote and pitched a video project that later bloomed into a beautiful production. “The New Normal” journeys through America’s complex history with cannabis. Directed by Spike Jonze and voiced by Jesse Williams, the short film was nominated for a Webby Award, the Internet’s highest recognizing honor for excellence. You can watch the video on Youtube.
Dane thinks the creators over at Man of Action Entertainment are really cool dudes. You should really watch and read their stuff.