Cal composed the original score for Lie Detector. He worked closely with Scott Forslund to achieve the mood and atmosphere the director wanted. "The score truly resonates with audiences," says Forslund. "I heard many positive comments during our preview screenings."
Cal also composes music for television and has scored over 50 documentaries and specials for PBS, including three Frontlines and Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Experience. A master of many styles, his specialty is scoring to picture: creating the right music to tell the story. In addition to his dramatic orchestrations, he has developed a feel for folk music of many cultures, helping a film establish a sense of place and time.