In SKYWATCH, a Lifestyle Service Takes a Turn for the Dystopian

When two outcast teens hack into a drone delivery system to pull a prank on the girl next door, they accidentally redirect a critical shipment and find themselves entangled in a life-and-death political conspiracy.

In the sci-fi action-adventure short film Skywatch, we get a glimpse of what might end up being the consequences when technology, driven by unchecked and ever-consolidating corporate power, expands into every aspect of our lives. The highly ambitious work is directed by PIXAR veteran Colin Levy, who conceived it as a proof-of-concept for a larger-scale narrative adaptation of the theme. After making a serious splash online after its release, the rights for expanding it into a full episodical series got optioned by NBC.

In my fourth collaboration with Colin (after Sintel, The Secret Number, and My Grandfather’s Memory Book), I was happy to contribute additional music to Skywatch. You can hear my work in the fictional NexPort TV commercial that opens the film and was put out online before the release of the project as part of its viral promotion.