“Every summer I have the opportunity
to work at a high school session of a fine arts camp in Alaska. I had just started composing sketches of themes for Not Alone when I screened a rough cut for my students and some of the faculty. They were so taken with Jacqueline's quest and the courage of the teens to open up. I knew then it was going to be a powerful film. It broke down generational barriers and certainly allowed for conversations we otherwise would not have had. Not Alone is a film of personal stories that will resonate with everyone.
The purpose of my score is to support these teens' stories, helping them and their feelings unfold naturally on the screen. My approach to scoring the film was to establish thematic material for the characters as well as musically navigating the issues of high school, anxiety, depression, and social media. To achieve this, I infused elements of EDM, Hip Hop and Pop into more universal, cinematic textures.
Apart from being a personally fulfilling experience, I'm thankful to have contributed to such an important topic and am proud of the entire filmmaking team for what they have achieved.”
Marco d’Ambrosio is a composer, conductor, music producer, instramentalist and all-around noise maker. A composing fellow of the Sundance Institute, over 20 years into his career, he has scored many award winning films, documentaries and theatre projects including the anime hit Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Haiku Tunnel, The Rape of Europa and We Live In Public. Marco has also composed and conducted on other projects by 20th C. Fox, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Sony, Disney/ABC and Microsoft Studios. Some of his more recent scores include “The Revolutionary Optimists” (PBS), “50 Children” curently on HBO, multi award -winning “Inequality for All”, “Soft Vegeance” about Albie Sachs and “Slingshot”, about inventor Dean Kamen.
Marco is currently working with Robert Reich and Jacob Kornbluth on the feature doc “Saving Capitalism.” Additionally, Marco enjoys teaching composition and electronic music to high school ids in Alaska at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.