SAGindie Movies & Music:
Every professional partnership begins with that first meeting to see what clicks.
The SAGindie Movies & Music Speed Pairing sessions are a quick way for filmmakers and musicians to connect. Directors with a project currently in pre- to post-production can reserve a spot at the next session to have one-on-one sitdowns with a variety of composers.
It’s like Speed Dating, but we’re keeping it all-business.
Learn about the available composers below, then fill out your info and select the top 3 composers you would like to be paired with. You will be contacted by SAGindie with further scheduling details.
Please note there is no guarantee you will be paired with all 3 of your top choices, and the rest of your sessions will be filled out at random (because you never know!).
Jongnic Bontemps, aka “JB,” is a classically trained composer with roots in the church and jazz world as a pianist. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, he studied music at Yale, Berklee, and the University of Southern California. He was selected as a Sundance Lab Composer Fellow in 2013 and received a Time Warner Artist Fellowship in 2014. JB composed music for over 70 projects spanning Film, TV, and Video Games. His work has been heard in various award-winning films at Cannes, Tribeca, and Sundance. Jongnic is currently composing music with Ludwig Goransson for Creed 2, which will be released worldwide this Thanksgiving.
Composer and artist Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on award-winning films, TV, and live theater. She is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the prestigious Sundance Institute Time Warner Fellowship, Sundance Fellowship for Feature Film Scoring, Sundance/Skywalker Documentary Film Scoring, BMI Conducting Fellowship, and Best Music in Film by the African American Film Critics Association. In 2016 she became the first female African-American score composer in AMPAS.
Timo Chen is a gifted pianist, virtuoso guitarist, versatile Emmy-nominated composer, arranger, songwriter, and music producer. He was a fellow for the 2014 Sundance Film Music as well as for the 2018 BMI Conducting Workshop. His most recent work was featured on Unfriended: Dark Web (Universal) as well as additional music for NBC’s Superstore. Timo is also an experimenter of tools for making music, building all sorts of instruments and sonic devices to create unique cinematic textures.
Linda Good, composer/pianist, was a former touring keyboardist for Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, and co-founded indie-pop band The Twigs. Her electronica-influenced music and production have been heard in Entourage, True Blood, The Sleepy Count, and in the Sundance Award-winning film American Teen. A multi-instrumentalist, she plays piano, keyboard, vocals, guitar, ukulele, bass, and percussion. She is a member of The Alliance of Women Film Composers, The SCL, and voting member of The Recording Academy.
Amanda Jones is a Los Angeles based film composer whose music production credits include: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dear White People (TV Series), Kingsman: The Secret Service, Oprah’s scripted drama Greenleaf, the original score for Kofi Siriboe’s directorial debut Jump, James Bland’s series Giants season 2 produced by Issa Rae, Eli Roth’s mini-series on Crypt TV, and the forthcoming documentary about legendary 90’s act, TLC.
Tony Morales is an Emmy-nominated composer who is known for his music on the Netflix original series Bloodline, the hit CBS show Scorpion, and Disney’s Elena Of Avalor. His film score credits include In Your Eyes (written by Joss Whedon), Fastball (directed by Jonathan Hock, narrated by Kevin Costner), An Actor Prepares (directed by Steve Clark, starring Jeremy Irons), and most recently Wish Man (directed by Theo Davies).