Films & TV Shows That Use My Music

"Typically I find inspiration from the world around me in order to write music. It could be a homeless man on the street, a baby mountain gorilla inviting me into his forest, a waterfall, love, and even the suffering that I witness when I travel to share my music with the disadvantaged.

When I am asked to write music for film, I am challenged to approach composing from a different perspective. It is exciting to transport myself into the film to follow the story for inspiration and normally, the process ends when I am satisfied. However, with film scores, it is more important that the music supports the director as he tells his story."


addiction incorporated, 2011

The true story of Victor DeNoble, one of the most important and influential whistleblowers of all time, comes to the big screen in ADDICTION INCORPORATED.In the 1980s, DeNoble was a research scientist at a major tobacco company, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. He succeeded- but in the process, he proved something that the industry had been denying for years: that cigarettes were addictive. He also uncovered a new addictive ingredient- setting off a chain of events that still reverberates even today.

Samite composed Film Score

taking root:

the vision of wangari maathai

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.


Samite composed Film Score

jane goodall's

imax wild chimpanzees

Dr. Jane Goodall's legendary work with the chimpanzees of Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park will be the subject of a remarkable giant screen film co-produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota, Science North, and Discovery Place, Inc. Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees will take viewers on an extraordinary trip deep into Gombe and across four decades of research to experience the world of the chimpanzee as they've never seen it before.

water first

WATER FIRST Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), is a character-driven film directed by Amy Hart that conveys the importance of clean water and sanitation in addressing all major global issues and achieving the MDGs set forth by the UN to reduce poverty in developing nations.

Through the inspiring story of Charles Banda - a humble, local Malawian fireman turned waterman who has provided clean water to hundreds of thousands of fellow Malawians, WATER FIRST is a personal story with global significance.

africa shafted: under one roof

It was a four-year, self-funded project, filmed in Africa's tallest apartment building. It captures the views and opinions of ordinary people from every corner of the African continent who have been seen as scary, undeserving, criminal, drug sellers by so many in post-apartheid South Africa. Instead what you see in this documentary are diverse ordinary people, each with a dream of a better life, and wisdom to share. While in contrast you also hear the very prejudice that led to the tragic xenophobic attacks. The film ends one-month before the brutal outbreak of xenophobic attacks that until today is still an ongoing tragic chapter in South Africa's history. Releasing the film now has meant that many of the people in this film have left the country, and are now safer than they were when the filming was completed.

war dance

"War/Dance," a visually ravishing documentary that follows a group of schoolchildren from a refugee camp in northern Uganda to a national music competition, raises a fundamental issue for filmmakers confronting unimaginable suffering in war-torn African countries. To what degree should human savagery be softened, sweetened and presented in a spirit of hope to make it palatable to a movie audience?

life is wild – tv series

A New York vet moves his second wife and their two sets of children to a South African game reserve run by his father-in-law. This new drama is based on the eponymous British series named Wild at Heart.

Beautiful People creator Michael Rauch wrote the pilot and Company Pictures, the company behind the original series, will also co-produce with Charlie Pattinson and George Faber executive producing alongside Michael Rauch.

jamaica: girls on track

(frontline world)

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the small island nation of Jamaica won 11 track and field medals, including 6 golds -- the most first-place finishes for any country in the world except the United States and Russia. For a country with a population smaller than the city of Chicago, to accomplish those feats while also breaking three world records had the rest of the world asking, "What makes Jamaicans so fast?"

young voices for the planet

The Young Voices for the Planet movies allow your young voices to be heard. Seeing what other young people have done and are doing will inspire you to action! Say Yes to Action! Say No to Fear.