By the late 1990's, he had built his personal project studio--a state of the art 1400 sq. ft. facility set in the Austin Hill Country--and in 2001, his work attracted the attention of film director Robert Rodriguez, who hired Carl to produce the theme song for his second Spy Kids film. This marked the beginning of a unique musical journey and creative collaboration that continues to this date. Robert’s ‘outside-the-box’ approach to production has had a significant influence on Carl’s creative process.
Over the past decade, Carl has steadily turned his focus from writing music for advertising and album production, to scoring feature films and TV shows. He recently finished scoring the third season of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, and the independent feature “The Teller and the Truth”, which has received great reviews.