Jonas Friedman

Jonas
Friedman

Composer


With a used cassette tape recorder, Squier stratocaster guitar and mini Casio keyboard, Jonas Friedman began teaching himself about music production and orchestration in his parent’s garage at the age of 7. Since then his passion for music and storytelling has led him on a grand adventure, where 26 years later he is writing and producing for scores on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films and television series.

Throughout that 26 year journey, Jonas’s diverse and eclectic background has taken him from writing songs and producing records for rock bands and pop artists, to creating his own unique instruments for branding the sound of a character or television series, to scoring for 90-piece orchestras on feature films. As a self-taught multi-instrumentalist (playing keyboards, guitars, bass, guitarviol, drums and many more) who enthusiastically embraces technology, Jonas has established a unique voice by blending live performances with his own contemporary brand of manipulated sound design and hybrid elements.

Most recently he has become a key collaborator on many notable projects including composing alongside Mark Snow on Marvel’s latest X-Men franchise film The New Mutants. Additionally, he worked with Snow on FOX’s latest 2 season revival (Seasons 10 & 11) of their smash hit television series The X-Files.

Continuing his successful collaborations on projects for FOX, Jonas recently scored the highly anticipated A.I. thriller entitled NeXt with acclaimed composer Sean Callery. The series stars John Slattery and hails from longtime 24 producer Manny Coto. For the series, Jonas and Sean worked together to create a truly unique, unnerving palette of sounds and musical motifs combining heavily processed synthesizer and sound design elements with evocative orchestral colors that set the tone for a world becoming increasingly unhinged at the virtual hands of a rogue A.I.

Other notable works include working with Sean Callery on Liam Neeson’s upcoming action thriller The Marksman, 24:Legacy (FOX) and Marvel’s The Inhumans (ABC), while also writing alongside Junkie XL for the James Cameron and Rob Rodriguez 3D action adventure Alita: Battle Angel, and the Peter Jackson-produced film Mortal Engines.

As Jonas continues to expand his already diversified portfolio, his mastery of studio technology and passion for live musicianship drive his focus towards exploring new and inspiring ways to communicate the struggles and triumphs of the human experience through music in the modern world of storytelling.

Selected Credits


FILM

The New Mutants (Additional Music) 
20th Century Studios
Director: Josh Boone
Producers: Stan Lee, Simon Kinberg, Karen Rosenfelt, Lauren Shuler Donner
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga

The Marksman (Additional Music) 
Voltage Pictures
Director: Robert Lorenz
Producers: Tai Duncan, Eric Gold, Warren Goz
Starring: Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Teresa Ruiz

Alita: Battle Angel (Additional Music) 
Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Producers: James Cameron, John Landau, David Valdes
Starring: Rose Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Mortal Engines (Additional Music) 
Universal Pictures
Director: Christian Rivers
Producers: Peter Jackson, Deborah Forte, Amanda Walker
Starring: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story 
Epic Pictures Releasing
Director: Derek Dennis Herbert
Producers: Andrew Barcello, Derek Dennis Herbert
Starring: Kane Hodder, Mike Aloisi, John Carl Buechler

Class Dismissed 
3StoryFilms
Director: Jeremy Stuart
Producers: Jeremy Stuart, Dustin Woodard
Starring: Laurie A. Couture

Scarlet’s Witch 
F.C. Rabbath Creations
Director: F.C. Rabbath
Producers: Adam Bertocci, Kimberly Cobb, F.C. Rabbath
Starring: Emily Pearse, Avery Kristen Pohl, Callie Haskins

FILM (CONTINUED)

Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer
Director: Ric Burns
Producers: Ric Burns, Jonathan Mahler
Starring: Edward Susman 

On the Loose (Short)
Director: Carlos Oller
Producers: Carlos Oller, Mady Suquet
Starring: Michael Becker, Kirrilee Berger, Rose Jenson

CrossFit: Infinite Strength CrossFit 
Infinite Strength Company
Director: Ryan Taplin
Producers: Ryan Taplin

Brilliant Mistakes 
Osiris Entertainment
Director: Paul Brighton
Producers: Paul Brighton
Starring: Daniel Dambroff, Christopher Clawson, Aria McKenna

Eleven: From WWII to the Present Day 
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Director: Nicholas Forte
Producers: Brian Chapman, Lucien Lafreniere

Self-Taught: Life Stories from Self-Taught Learners 
3StoryFilms
Director: Jeremy Stuart
Producers: Jeremy Stuart

TELEVISION

The Hot Zone (Composer – Additional Music) 
National Geographic Channel
Director: Nick Murphy, Michael Uppendahl
Producers: Lydia Obst, Lena Cordina, David W. Zucker, Ridley Scott
Starring: Julianna Margulies, Noah Emmerich, Topher Grace

Blue Bloods (Composer – Additional Music) (Seasons 5-10) 
CBS
Creators: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Producers: Leonard Goldberg, Brian Burns, Siobhan Byrne O’Connor
Starring: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Tom Selleck

TELEVISION (CONTINUED)

Chimerica (Composer – Additional Music) 
Channel 4 Television
Director: Michael Keillor
Producers: Adrian Sturges
Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Cherry Jones, Terry Chen

The X-Files (Composer – Additional Music) (Season 10-11) 
Fox Network
Creator: Chris Carter
Producers: Grace Gilroy, Gabe Rotter
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

Copper (Composer – Additional Music) 
BBC America
Creator: Tom Fontana
Producers: Barry Levinson, Sherri Rufh, Michael Frislev
Starring: Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith

Inhumans (Composer – Additional Music) 
Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Creator: Scott Buck
Producers: Jean Higgins, Jeff Loeb, Megan Thomas Bradner
Starring: Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Ken Lueng

24: Legacy (Composer – Additional Music) 
Fox Network
Creators: Robert Cochran, Manny Coto, Evan Katz, Joel Surnow
Producers: Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, Evan Katz, Jon Pare
Starring: Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Anna Diop

Halo: The Fall of Reach (Orchestrator) 
Microsoft
Director: Ian Kirby
Producers: Corrinne Robinson, Ian Kirby, Dan Sioui
Starring: Jen Taylor, Steve Downes, Michelle Lukes

INTERACTIVE

Firefly: The Adventures of Switch 
Red Kite Games