ABOUT THE COMPOSER:
Joshua Sohn is a Korean-American composer, producer, percussionist and teacher. He received his music degree at the University of Utah. After four years of conducting youth ensembles as a school band director, his passion for writing music ultimately converted him over to pursue it as a career.
Since September of 2014, Josh has premiered original music for the Air Force Reserve, 48 Hour Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Audience Awards Film Festival, Filmquest Film Festival, IGDA Global Game Jam and the Salt Lake Symphony. Other musical experiences include composing music for, “Come As You Are,” an anti-bullying musical play for grades 6-12 as well as writing jingles for businesses, and performing as a percussionist across the globe.
When he is away from his composing desk, Josh enjoys walking his dog, watching movies from all genres, and playing with the junk drumming sensation, Salt Lake Alternative Percussion (SLAP).
Air Force Reserve (2018) - Public Service Announcement, FastForward Productions, directed by Michael Lee.
DACA-mented (2018) - short documentary, directed by Moises Lemus
My Melinda (2017) - short film for Filmquest Express, horror, directed by Angela Wilkins.
The Man Who Loved Flowers (2016) - short film, drama/horror, directed by T.S. Doose.
*The People (2016) - documentary, directed by Fernando Lara.
Return to Sender (2015) - short film, drama, directed by T. Simeon. Doose.
**Middara's Dance (2015)- board game created by Succubus Publishing
Start Your Adventure (2015) - Air Force Reserve PSA, dir. by Fast Forward Productions
Trunk (2014) - short film directed by Devon Wilhite
Summer Vacation (2012) - silent short film for 48HF Festival 2012
Stupid Sheeps (2011) - mobile game by Sanghyun Park
Marble Youth (2010) - arrangement by Stereotype & J. Choi
Freedom (2009) chase scene - directed by Tsuyoshi Ishida
* Top 12 finalist for Fusion Documentary Challenge.
** Public premiere with Salt Lake Symphony in 2017.
“Film is made up of a series of moving parts. It can be argued that without a solid picture, great acting and a solid script, you can't hope to have a compelling film… but without a solid score, your film can't ever truly move the audience. Josh helped to elevate my film from good to amazing! I can honestly say that without his exemplary musical contributions, my film could only reach a small portion of its full potential. He is the only person I trust to score my work, and truly bring my stories to life.”
T. Simeon Doose