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Composer Stu Goldberg wins Leo Award

Composer Stu Goldberg has won a Leo Award for Best Score — Documentary for his work on the film Chi. - Photo courtesy of Peter Holst
Composer Stu Goldberg has won a Leo Award for Best Score — Documentary for his work on the film Chi.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Peter Holst

Composer Stu Goldberg was awarded with the 2014 Leo Award for Best Score - Documentary during the May ceremony celebrating British Columbia’s film and television industry at The Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver.

“It was a great opportunity to work again with director, Anne Wheeler on Chi drawing upon several musical styles as the film moved from Vancouver to Kerala, India,” said Goldberg, a former Penticton resident now living in Peachland.

Chi traces the journey of Vancouver actress Babz Chula as she experimented with alternative treatments in her search for a cure for cancer. At 62, she was in the advanced stages of an six-year battle with breast cancer, further complicated by a rare blood cancer that eventually took her life. Desperate, Chula sought ayurvedic treatment at a small, remote clinic in India.

Director Wheeler documents the excruciating treatments Chula undergoes.

The film also won the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards in the Best Short Documentary category.

Goldberg has had a diverse career composing for projects as varied as CBC TV hit series The Amazing Race, Rescue 911, hundreds of hours of episodic television as well as scores to over 40 films.

As a jazz pianist and composer, Goldberg has toured and recorded worldwide with the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Jack Bruce, Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter. As a solo concert artist, Goldberg has performed internationally and released 10 LPs and four albums on his own label, Dedication Records.

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