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2018 Film Scoring Judges

Catherine Joy

With a passion for music and collaboration, Catherine Joy is a composer for film, media and live performance. She contributed additional arrangements on the Emmy-award-winning Netflix doc series Wild Wild Country and won Best Documentary Score for the uplifting feature documentary Gold Balls, which is soon to be on PBS. Catherine is the founder and director of Joy Music House, composers supporting composers in all aspects of score production. She is also the Executive Director for the Alliance for Women Film Composers.

Catherine was part of the music teams for four popular 2018 documentary projects: she music edited the Joan Jett: Band Reputation feature, and was both score supervisor and orchestrator on the documentaries RBG and Dark Money. Catherine recently led the Joy Music House team in score producing the much-anticipated Plan B - A24 2019 Sundance premiere Last Black Man in San Francisco and the HBO documentary At the Heart of Gold. 

 

Catherine scored the popular web series Capitol Hill which is now televised through Europe and Canada. She is currently scoring the video games The Endless Mission and Beyond Blue along with two feature documentaries and supernatural horror The Parish. In addition to film and game scoring projects, Catherine is composing the score for a Ballet choreographed by Rival Tribe which will premiere at the end of 2019. 

zane hubbard

Zane Hubbard is a Director, Writer, Actor and Entrepreneur. He is the creator of the award winning series “The Chronicles of Jessica Wu” which is currently on Amazon Prime. He is also the creator of popular short films Friendzoned, The Passing, and Repeat. As an Actor he is known for The Corner(2000), Scandal(2015), Grey's Anatomy(2015), and Murder in the First(2015). Zane is currently the Founder of Ironbeard Films and a rising Filmmaker in television and film.

jesi nelson

Jesi Nelson is a Los Angeles based composer for film & media, conductor and orchestrator. She received her BFA in Music Composition and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College. Upon her move to LA, she interned for Danny Elfman at Studio Della Morte, and soon after started assisting composer Michael Kramer, writing additional music for the Emmy nominated Disney/LucasFilm Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures TV series and Ninjago: The Legend of Spinjitzu, under his lead.

 

In 2017, she was selected as one of 6 composers to participate in the highly competitive Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. As a result, she scored the award winning film JINN, which made it's premiere at last year's SXSW to great acclaim, with a theatrical and nationwide release later in the year. She was also the recipient of the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation grant and was chosen to write the music for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival trailer played before each screening!

michael john mollo

Michael John Mollo is a composer for film, television and video games. Mollo draws his inspiration from great modern film composers including his mentor John Powell, Trent Reznor and Clint Mansell. Mollo’s music covers a diverse set of genres from gritty industrial action to folk/Americana to modern dramatic orchestral scoring.  His fingerprints can be found on many of the biggest film scores of the last decade including, ‘Rio’, ‘The Lorax’ and the Oscar nominated score for Dreamwork’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’  

 

Mollo grew up in New York and Pennsylvania and honed his skills studying post-minimalist composition and jazz arranging in The College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati before attending the USC film scoring program in 2007. Mollo currently works scoring films, television and video games from his studio in Santa Monica, CA and oversees global operations for the production music catalog, Velvet Green Music.

Nikki Walsh

Michael John Mollo is a composer for film, television and video games. Mollo draws his inspiration from great modern film composers including his mentor John Powell, Trent Reznor and Clint Mansell. Mollo’s music covers a diverse set of genres from gritty industrial action to folk/Americana to modern dramatic orchestral scoring.  His fingerprints can be found on many of the biggest film scores of the last decade including, ‘Rio’, ‘The Lorax’ and the Oscar nominated score for Dreamwork’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’  

 

Mollo grew up in New York and Pennsylvania and honed his skills studying post-minimalist composition and jazz arranging in The College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati before attending the USC film scoring program in 2007. Mollo currently works scoring films, television and video games from his studio in Santa Monica, CA and oversees global operations for the production music catalog, Velvet Green Music.