John Jennings Boyd

Composer: The Bravest, The Boldest


John Jennings Boyd represents the vanguard of a new generation of composers equally adept at scoring with orchestra, producing ambient soundscapes, and creating commercially-minded tracks across all forms of modern media.

John has scored feature and short films that have garnered major awards and attention at the most prestigious film festivals (Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, etc) including the 2011 Sundance audience award winner, Kinyrwanda (dir, Alrick Brown). Other Sundance highlights include Victoria Para Chino (dir., Cary Fukunaga), Pop Foul and Crazy Beats Strong, Every Time (both dir., Moon Molson). As a contributing composer, his music can be heard in a variety of major feature films including Smurfs 1 and 2, Four Christmases, $5 a Day and What Doesn't Kill You. Television highlights include ABC’s upcoming series Mixology, HBO's How to Make It In America, Discovery's Life, CBS's48 Hours, and dozens of shows across most of the major cable networks (TLC, A&E, THC, TruTV, etc).

In 2010, John (with partner Eric V. Hachikian) founded Soundcat Productions. The company has written and produced scores for dozens of national and international ad campaigns for brands as varied as Apple, Verizon, Microsoft, Clinique and HSBC.

John currently resides in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The Florida State University School of Music, and a Masters Degree in Film Scoring from New York University.

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