SAGindie & Helix Collective



SAGindie and Helix Collective are accepting short film applications on a rolling basis through 2021 for Film Music Connect, a partnership program matching indie filmmakers with professional composers.

Following a workshop on choosing the right composer and music for your project, you will get to choose your composer from a pre-vetted list and create an original score for your film. You’ll be guided through the process of watching composer reels, meeting composers, making your final selection, and communicating with your music team.

You’ll work together to create music that is ideally suited to your project. The composer will score the soundtrack for Helix Collective, a 6-member ensemble with winds, strings, piano, and percussion. The score will be professionally recorded for use in your film.

Guiding you through the process is Helix Collective, a non-profit organization that has produced the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival for seven years and has worked with over 50 film composers and directors on original scores. Working with Helix Collective and SAGindie, you’ll be guided by experts in the composer/filmmaker collaborative process who will help your project sing with a beautifully customized, original soundtrack.

“The [Film Music Connect] workshop was really invaluable for finding the tools to effectively communicate with our composer.”
-Mandy Fabian

Director (LAST CHANCE MOMS), Past Film Music Connect Participant


Discover the first steps of collaborating with a composer at our virtual workshop! (Learn additional information about the workshop here.)


Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:30 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Helix Collective Workshop Reservation

  • Please double-check your address for accuracy

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Maximum runtime of 10 minutes (including credits)
  • Signatory under a SAG-AFTRA agreement (Student Film, Short Project, New Media, or Micro-Budget Agreement). The film’s SAG-AFTRA production ID number must be included with the submission.
  • Questions? Email us.

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