Sundance 2020 Composer Spotlight: John Paesano


Film: Tesla

John Paesano is an Emmy nominated composer, with notable credits that include The Maze Runner trilogy, Marvel’s Daredevil, Defenders and Playstation’s Spider-Man. It’s a testament to his range that he can score big commercial projects like the aforementioned, then turn to write an emotional, tension-filled score for Apple’s Octavia Spencer thriller Truth Be Told and the forthcoming WWII thriller The Secrets We Keep. Oscar-nominated producer John Logan recently hired John to score the 1930’s-set Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, which followed a great collaboration with director Michael Almereyda on his Sundance-bound Nikola Tesla biopic starring Ethan Hawke.

Twitter: @johnpaesano

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