Christy Carew is a Canadian-American composer of music for film, TV, advertising, multi-media and the concert world. She has been a Music Director, Composer and Producer at 5 Alarm Music since 2012. Her score for the romantic sci-fi short Virtually was nominated by the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) for the 2019 Fimucinema Award for Best Original Score (Short Film). Christy’s work on Virtually also was honored with the award for Best Score – Short Film at Filmquest, and received the 2019 Certificate of Achievement: Honorable Mention for Best Original Score at the Independent Shorts Awards. Christy also composed the music for the acclaimed SyFy-acquired docuseries Looking for Leia, telling the stories of women and non-binary people in the Star Wars fandom. She is an alumna of the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound (2018) and the renowned ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (2019).

We asked Christy what advice has impacted her the greatest:

“The greatest teacher, failure is” – from my favorite director Rian Johnson, through the character of Yoda in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is the lesson I teach my children too – that we learn more through our failures than our successes! To learn from each bump in the road, to grow, to stretch, to observe what doesn’t work so that next time, we can be clear about what does work. To not be afraid to think outside of the box and risk a little! We have to be creative, flexible and resilient with our challenges, especially now. May the force be with you all. 😊

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