Balancing Freelance Work and Collaboration

When I watch movies as a writer, I obsess over the theatrical structure, the directing, the producing, even the costume design. It wasn’t until I met Pietro Milanesi, LA-based composer, that I started noticing and enjoying film and TV scores.

I caught up with Pietro to discuss his experience supporting his work at two very opposite film festivals: The California Independent Film Festival and Sundance. Nestled in the tiny town of Orinda, CA, CAIFF is the perfect place for indie filmmakers to see their movies screened. It’s common to attend one event, meet friends, and see them at most other screenings, parties, mixers, etc. Pietro was attending because of an award he received from a film scoring competition associated with the festival.