Matt Novack

Matt
Novack

Composer


Matt Novack is a composer who has enlivened countless projects across film and televsion. From creating feature length scores to accompany the performances of comedic stars like Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, to rousing short tunes for manic adult swim shorts and Hollywood trailers, Matt is a composer who understands the crucial role music plays in capturing the manic energy of comedy. A regular fixture within the surreal worlds of Adult Swim’s live-action comedies, Novack has worked as the composer for NTSF:SD:SUV, Filthy Preppy Teens, and, most notably, the three-time Emmy award winning Childrens Hospital, starring Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, and Henry Winkler.

A longtime collaborator with fellow composer extraordinaire Craig Wedren, Novack has also provided additional music for Universal’s Role Models & Wanderlust, Showtime’s The United States of Tara, and Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. In 2014, Novack created his first feature length score, for Lionsgate’s They Came Together, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. In the same year, he contributed music for another feature length comedy, A Better You, starring Brian Huskey, Matt Walsh, and Andy Daly, and in 2015 created the score for the dark comedy Spare Change, which was co-directed by Arturo Guzman and Jonathan Talbert. Matt’s most recent feature is the Ken Marino-directed family comedy, Dog Days.

A Chicago Native, Matt began his career as a staff composer for the Selectracks Music Library, where he worked on the trailer scores for projects such as We Are Marshall, Charlotte’s Web, and Monster House. The tremendous variety of these projects transformed Matt into a versatile creative, someone able to very rapidly adapt to the needs of a project, and create music accordingly. This skill became increasingly apparent over the course of 2016 when, while working on Childrens Hospital, Novack also created music for a series of short horror films directed by Calvin Main, in collaboration with Crypt TV.

Matt is a classically trained composer and percussionist whose musical palette includes sweeping orchestral scores for high profile cinematic moments, as well as quirky and weird cues to uplift intimate comedic beats. Matt lives in Los Angeles with his wife. When not composing, he enjoys reading sci-fi novels and playing on the “Wet Hot American Summer” softball team.

Selected Credits


FILM

State of Pride (Documentary) 
Portal A
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Producers: Zach Blume, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Kai Hasson
Starring: Raymond Braun

Formaldehyde (Short) 
Film Circus LLC
Director: David Swinburne
Producers: Cameron Boling, Garrett Detrixhe
Starring: Kathryn Prescott, John Reynolds, Mark Rowe

My Beloved (Short)
Director: Eleanor Monahan
Producers: Devon Albert-Stone, Sarah Casolaro, Eleanor Monahan
Starring: Michael Showalter, Francis Polo, Dan Rob

Repetition is Poetic (Short) 
Ladies Lunch Productions
Director: Kate Murdoch
Producers: Tina Carbone, Cassandra Cardenes, Kate Murdoch
Starring: Cassandra Cardenes, Siaka Massaquoi

Anna with the Violin (Short) 
Ladies Lunch Productions
Director: Kate Murdoch
Producers: Tina Carbone, Cassandra Cardenes, Kate Murdoch
Starring: Alexandra Stamler, Cassandra Cardenes

Dog Days 
LD Entertainment
Director: Ken Marino
Producers: Mickey Liddell, Jennifer Monroe, Pete Shilaimon
Starring: Lauren Lapkus, Nina Dobrev, Eva Longoria

Dear You (Short)
Director: Kathryn Prescott
Producer: Ashley Sugarman
Starring: Ben Winchell

How to Be a Latin Lover (Additional Music & Orchestrations) 
Pantelion Films
Director: Ken Marino
Producers: Eugenio Derbez, Ben Odell
Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe

A Place to Call Home (Short)
Director: Veronica Garcia
Producers: Amber Watt, Veronica Garcia

The Akron Holy War (Documentary) 
Aphotic
Director: Anthony Fanelli
Producer: Anthony Fanelli
Starring: Jamie Adaway, Michelle Agnoni, Christopher Albanese

Bedroom Window (Short) 
Aphotic
Director: Calvin Main
Producers: Randie Liberatore, Dave Weathers
Starring: Alison Becker, Chris Alvarado, Jason Beaubien

The Dweller (Short) 
Aphotic
Directors: Calvin Main, Dave Weathers
Producers: Randie Liberatore, Dave Weathers
Starring: Tessa Netting, Kalyna Leigh

The Experiment (Short) 
Aphotic
Director: Calvin Main
Producers: Randie Liberatore, Dave Weathers
Starring: Anthony Fanelli, Arielle McFadden, Brock Powell

The Sneak (Short) 
Aphotic
Director: Calvin Main
Producers: Randie Liberatore, Dave Weathers
Starring: Shelley Regner, Reggie Couz, Brock Powell

FILM (CONTINUED)

The Second Sound Barrier (Short) 
Supermarché
Director: David Wain
Producers: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, Orlee-Rose Strauss
Starring: Vincent Kartheiser, Juliette Lewis, Ken Marino

Good Evening (Short) 
Aphotic
Director: Calvin Main
Producers: Randie Liberatore, Dave Weathers
Starring: Steve Brewster, Brock Powell

We (Short) 
Vol. Unlimited Entertainment
Director: Becca Gleason
Producers: Alex P. Creasia, Alexander Greer, Becca Gleason
Starring: Stephanie Ellis, Joshua Close, John Weselcouch

Spare Change
Directors: Arturo Guzman, Jonathan Talbert
Producers: Anthony Fanelli, Arturo Guzman, Jonathan Talbert
Starring: Lissa Lauria, Elyse Levesque, Curt Mega

Search Party (Additional Music) 
Gold Circle Films
Director: Scot Armstrong
Producers: Paul Brooks, Neal H. Moritz, Ravi Nandan
Starring: Adam Pally, T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch

Immobile Home (Short) 
Kira Hesser Productions
Director: Kira Spencer Hesser
Producers: Kira Spencer Hesser
Starring: Rose Abdoo, Anna Anderson, Brandon Bales

A Better You 
FilmBuff
Director: Matt Walsh
Producer: Kirk Roos
Starring: Brian Huskey, Matt Walsh, Erinn Hayes

They Came Together 
Lionsgate
Director: David Wain
Producer: Michael Showalter
Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader

Upldr (Short)
Director: Tim Christensen
Producers: Steven Christensen, Marc Gawley, Jordan Mendenhall
Starring: Melissa Bergman, Eric Lauritzen, Amir Levi

Wanderlust (Additional Music) 
Relativity Media
Director: David Wain
Producers: Judd Apatow, Ken Marino, Paul Rudd
Starring: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux

Rose White 
Breakwall Pictures
Director: Daniel Kuhlman
Producers: Daniel Kuhlman, Deneen Melody
Starring: Erin Breen, Deneen Melody, Daniel Kuhlman

Tracks of Saints (Short) 
Wildfire Productions
Director: Nathan Atkinson
Producer: Robert Gran
Starring: Nic D’Avirro, Vanessa Fiore, Dan Patovian

Secrets of the Clown 
Badman Productions
Director: Ryan Badalamenti
Producers: Ryan Badalamenti, Matthew Goodwin
Starring: Tami Badalamenti, Ryan Badalamenti, John Blick

Single White Female 2: The Psycho (Additional Music) 
3rd Street Pictures
Director: Keith Samples
Producer: Marc Bienstock
Starring: Kristen Miller, Allison Lange, Todd Babcock

TELEVISION

Helluva Boss
SpindleHorse Toons
Producers: Vivienne Medrano, Lauren Partington, Timothy Cubbison Starring: Brandon Rogers, Richard Steven Horvitz, Erica Lindbeck

Medical Police 
Netflix
Producers: Rob Corddry, Krister Johnson, Jonathan Stern, David Wain
Starring: Erin Hayes, Rob Huebel

Harley Quinn (Additional Music)
DC Universe
Producers: Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey, Patrick Schumacker
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Tony Hale

Today’s Special (TV Movie) 
Jax Media / Warner Media
Producers: A.D. Miles, Khoby Rowe, David Wain
Starring: Nelson Franklin, Jane Lynch, Natalie Morales, Felix Solis, James Urbaniak

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Additional Music) 
Netflix
Producers: Michael Showalter, David Wain
Starring: Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Marguerite Moreau

Starstuck
Producers: Micaela Canedo, Riley Ettinger, Michael Salomon
Starring: Angelique Scarpelli, Sam Bangs, Michael Patrick

Childrens Hospital 
Adult Swim
Producers: Rob Corddry, David Wain, Jonathan Stern
Starring: Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Additional Music) 
Netflix
Producers: Michael Showalter, David Wain
Starring: Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Marguerite Moreau

Chapters of Horror 
Crypt TV
Producers: Katie Krentz, Randie Liberatore, Dave Weathers
Starring: Brock Powell, Alison Becker, Chris Alvarado

Filthy Preppy Teen$ 
Abominable Pictures
Producers: Paul Scheer, Curtis Gwinn, Jonathan Stern
Starring: Hannah Kasulka, Max Carver, Dylan Gelula

Filthy Sexxy Teen$ (TV Film) 
Adult Swim
Producers: Paul Scheer, Curtis Gwinn, Jonathan Stern
Starring: Marshall Allman, Chelsea Harris, Hannah Kasulka

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (Additional Music) 
ABC
Producers: Nahnatchka Khan, Jeffrey Morton, David Hemingson
Starring: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, James Van Der Beek

NTSF:SD:SUV 
Adult Swim
Producers: Paul Scheer, Jonathan Stern, Curtis Gwinn
Starring: Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Brandon Johnson

United States of Tara (Additional Music, 4 Episodes) 
Showtime
Producers: Diablo Cody, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank
Starring: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt

Funny or Die Presents… (7 Episodes) 
Funny Or Die / HBO
Producers: Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay
Starring: Steve Tom, Rob Huebel, Maya Rudolph