After earning a Masters degree in music composition at New York University, Mr. Shapiro went on to the film scoring program at USC. There he forged relationships and penned scores for several promising young filmmakers, including HOME ROOM director and co-producers Paul F. Ryan and Russ Matthews. He has also lent his talents to numerous other independent features such as ALL OVER AGAIN, MAXIMUM JUSTICE and several multimedia projects from Supernova Productions and Zoesis Studios.