ABOUT THE COMPOSER:
Joshua Sohn is a Korean-American composer, percussionist and teacher. Much of his early musical background was surrounded by the tune of church hymns and classical music. The turning point in his life was when his mother passed away unexpectedly in a car accident. When this occurred, Josh's world turned upside down. Listening to music helped him to cope with her loss. At first, music was a form of escape. Then it became a source of healing and inspiration to grow as a person. Fast forward to present day, equipped with a music degree from the University of Utah and a specialized skill set, Josh found his calling as a music composer.
Since then, 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 experiences include composing the musical production of “Come As You Are” which centers around anti-bullying for grades 6-12.
Air Force Reserve (2018) - Public service announcement, FastForward Productions, directed by Michael Lee.
DACA-mented (2018) - short documentary, directed by Moises Lemus.
Stranded on Planet Zero (2018) - VR game, directed by Tyson Catmull.
My Melinda (2017) - short film for Filmquest Express, horror, directed by Angela Wilkins.
Art Lake City (2017) - short documentary, directed by Fernando Lara.
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