Sundance 2020 Composer Spotlight: Sam Lipman
Film: A Thousand Cuts
Sam Lipman is an award-winning multi-media composer in the Austin area, where he teaches Screen Scoring at the University of Texas. Most recently Sam worked on the score for Richard Linklater/Cate Blanchett’s Where’d You Go Bernadette. His work on documentary Southwest Of Salem shortlisted for a 2017 Oscar for Best Original Song In A Movie, and his Score/Design to theatrical play Matawan won the 2019 Austin Critics Table Award. He has composed works for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, recorded with Justin Timberlake, and composed several theater scores for UT Theater & Dance Department, where he held the Composer-In-Residence position for two years. Sam’s classical works are performed internationally, his most recent premier in NYC’s Carnegie Hall. Sam is currently scoring A Thousand Cuts, a movie by Ramona Diaz, featuring George and Amal Clooney, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.