Samuel Jones

Samuel Jones

Composer


Between composing scores for film and television, producing and engineering for artists, and performing as a member of indie art-rock band DYAN, Samuel Jones has been a part of the vibrant Los Angeles music scene for over a decade.

Sam’s scoring work has encompassed a wide range of projects from Netflix’s 2018 animated feature Next Gen – featuring a 65 piece orchestra recorded at London’s AIR Lyndhurst – to six seasons of TNT’s hit drama series Animal Kingdom.  As solo artist and prolific collaborator, Sam has contributed music ranging in style from electronic minimalism to lush orchestral to over 15 feature films, as well as TV, documentaries, video installations for internationally renowned artists, and advertising campaigns.

Apart from the film and TV world, Sam has lent technical expertise and creative skill as a producer, recording engineer, and mixer to a variety of artists and music projects, including saxophonist Sam Gendel, experimental singer-songwriter-producer Katie Gately, jazz pianist Richard Sears, and avant-garde composer Ethan Braun.  His production and guitar work with DYAN has resulted in the Looking For Knives album and Absence EP, both of which have been mined by music supervisors for major network TV and streaming placements.

Sam was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, where he studied guitar and film scoring at University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.  He spends his time away from the studio devouring films from around the globe, reading literary fiction and philosophy, and roaming the hills of Silverlake.

Selected Credits


FILMS
* With Alexis Marsh

Next Gen*
Netflix
Directors: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander 
Producers: Jeff Bell, Patricia Hicks, Charlene Logan Kelly 
Starring: James Franco, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña

Ingrid (Documentary) *
Director: Morrisa Maltz Producer: Morrisa Maltz 
Target Zero (Documentary) 
Director: Mary Posatko Producer: Mary Posatko Starring: Elisa Gabrielli 

At All Costs (Documentary) *
New Man Media 
Director: Mike Nicoll Producer: Ian Ward 
Equity Broad Street Pictures 
Director: Meera Menon 
Producers: David Alan Basche, Frank Thomas 
Starring: Anna Gunn, Carrie Preston, James Purefoy 
* 2016 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition

Looking at the Stars (Documentary) *
Elo Company 
Director: Alexandre Peralta Producers: Alejandro Ernesto, Melissa Rebelo Kerezsi, Corina Maritescu 
Delinquent LKD Films 
Director: Kieran Valla 
Producers: Alvaro Baquero Benedetti, Daniel Marks, Levi Smock 
Starring: Kim Director, Erin Darke, Bill Sage

20 Years of Madness (Documentary) *
Director: Jeremy Royce 
Producers: Kaveh Taherian, Jerry White Jr. 
Starring: Jerry White Jr., Joshua Tate, Joe Hornacek

Lila & Eve *
A+E Studios 
Director: Charles Stone III 
Producers: Darrin Reed, Sara Risher, Julius Tennon 
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Andre Royo 
*2015 Sundance Film Festival World Premiere

FILMS (CONTINUED)

You See Me (Documentary) *
Director: Linda Brown Producer: Linda Brown

We’ll Never Have Paris *
Bifrost Pictures 
Director: Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne 
Producers: Robert Ogden Barnum, Simon Helberg, Katie Mustard 
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Maggie Grace, Zachary Quinto

Preservation *
Present Pictures 
Director: Christopher Denham 
Producers: Jennifer Dubin, Cora Olson 
Starring: Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Wrenn Schmidt

Half Brother *
InvisiFilm 
Director: Anthony Grippa 
Producers: Stephen Paratore 
Starring: Elizabeth Masucci, Casey Biggs, Jenny Dare Paulin

Sex(Ed): The Movie (Documentary) *
Circus Road Films 
Director: Brenda Goodman 
Producer: Brenda Goodman 
Intersection R3 International 
Director: Tim French 
Producers: Rick Irvin 
Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams

I Am I *
Present Pictures 
Director: Jocelyn Towne 
Producers: Jennifer Dubin, Cora Olson 
Starring: Simon Helberg, Jason Ritter, Kevin Tighe

Farah Goes Bang *
Farah Goes Bang Productions 
Director: Meera Menon 
Producers: Danielle Firoozi, Erica Fishman, Laura Goode 
Starring: Michael Steger, Kate French, Lyman Ward 

TELEVISION

Animal Kingdom *
TNT 
Producers: John Wells, Llewellyn Wells, Jonathan Lisco 
Starring: Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Jake Weary

The House: A Hulu Halloween (Mini-Series) *
Hulu 
Producers: Louis Gropman, Daniel Marks, Levi Smock 
Starring: Lisa Marie Summerscales, Lary Hankin, Noa Drake

SELECTED SHORT FILMS

Aleppo *
Made By Me *  
The Raw Truth *
Polar Opposites *
Odyssea *
In Passing *
The Caretaker *
Adán *
Wini + George *
Ojala *
Dr. Gutman’s Eulogy *
Alaska Is A Drag *
Kalifornija *
Paying For It *
Record Breaker *
The Owl Who Had a Wish Tangled To Its Foot *
The Bride Of Frank *

WEBSERIES

As It Lays *
Creator and host: Alex Israel *