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SCI FI MOVIE TRAILER SPIRITUS – ANIMATION SABRINA PENA YOUNG. An orphan journeys to the dying exoplanet Spiritus to escape the truth about her parents. Coming 2018.Sabrina Peña Young, the daughter of Dominican and Cuban parents, grew up in South Florida during the 1980s. Starting her creative journey as a musician, Young spent her teen years and much of her college life performing in various orchestras, alternative bands, and avant-garde ensembles. Combining her love of music and love of science fiction imagery, in 2011 Young received a New Genre Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music for her futuristic multimedia oratorio Creation. In 2012 Young composed scores for Emmy-winning Rob Cabrera‘s animated short Monica (2012) and Sean Fleck’s time-lapse film Americana.Wanting to explore film further, Sabrina Peña Young began production on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, a science fiction machinima opera produced entirely online. In 2013 Libertaria: The Virtual Opera was premiered in Lake Worth, Florida. In 2014, Young gave a TED Talk at TEDxBuffalo on “Singing Geneticists and EPIC Machinima Opera”. Libertaria was presented at the Holland Animation Film Festival, Opera America in NYC, and TEDxBuffalo, as well as online and throughout the United States. In 2015 Young published her debut novel Libertaria: Genesis as an addendum to her groundbreaking opera and collaborated with composer Lee Scott on his interactive social media opera The Village. Young is currently writing her third novel in the Libertaria Chronicles series and is in preproduction for the children’s opera Alicia and the White Rabbit, and in pre-production for her second feature length sci-fi animated film. Young is a member of the New York Women Composer’s Association, the International Alliance for Women in Music, Madrinas, Vox Novus, and the Buffalo Movie and Video Makers. “The music of Libertaria is an eclectic, accessible mix of styles, some of it more or less traditionally operatic, other parts closer to pop and Broadway. Fittingly for its subject matter, it has a rather dark tonal quality, though even the most somber moments of the score have prominent rhythms that propel the music forward.” – Music Critic Greg Stepanich from the Palm Beach Arts Paper