As Mateo had just moved to Hollywood to persue a career in writing music for films, he embarked on a year long study under numerous film composers asking them how they write fear, love, joy, suspense, everything! He wrote & premiered the symphony soundtrack with his first time using the screen onstage and his music timed out with the action onscreen. This was the first year Mateo moved from the 550 seat Nordstrom Recital Hall to Benaroya’s 2,500 seat Mark S,. Taper auditorium. it was a very big risk and it paid off as it launced his career in performing in large symphony halls.