Composer for film, television & commercials

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FILM & TELEVISION

Good On Paper
A romantic comedy film, directed by Kimmy Gatewood in her directorial debut, from a screenplay by Iliza Shlesinger. The film stars Iliza Shlesinger, Margaret Cho, Ryan Hansen, and Rebecca Rittenhouse.

Teenage Bounty Hunters
Netflix Comedy-drama created Kathleen Jordan and brought to you by Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann. Twin sisters Blair and Sterling balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.

Dare Me
A TV show (USA Network) based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, Dare Me dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading.

Weird City
Original songs written for the YouTube Originals series Weird City (Charlie Sanders and Jordan Peele). Music by Jonathan Sanford. Lyrics by Charlie Sanders.

GARWIN
Feature documentary about a scientist behind many important inventions, including the hydrogen bomb, by filmmakers Richard Breyer and Anand Kamalakar.

RUN AND JUMP
Feature film by Academy Award Nominee Steph Green starring Will Forte and Maxine Peake.

JEFF
A short film directed by Jeff Addiss about a puppet… that gets dumped.

300 MILES TO FREEDOM
Feature documentary by Richard Breyer and Anand Kamalakar about John W. Jones and he quest for freedom from slavery.

THE MAJESTIC THEATER CO.
An hysterical web series about a quirky dinner theatre. Directed by Jeffrey Addiss.

GETTING PREGNANT
Short film by Alexis and Bodine Boling.

about

JONATHAN SANFORD

Jonathan Sanford is a Los Angeles-based composer, music producer, and saxophonist scoring music for films, television, and stage. He is known for bringing unique sounds and unexpected ideas through an analog exploration process.

Sanford recently completed the score for the Universal / Netflix comedy feature Good On Paper, starring Iliza Schlesinger and Margaret Cho and directed by Kimmy Gatewood, Teenage Bounty Hunters, a Netflix series from Tilted Productions (GLOW, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds), the Netflix series Social Distance, and the comedy drama feature Welcome Matt. He is also the composer for USA’s noir television drama Dare Me, based on the novel by Megan Abbott. Upcoming for Jonathan is the drama romance feature On Our Way, the NBC / Amazon TV series As We See It from executive producer Jason Katims, and the drama feature National Champions for STX Entertainment directed by Ric Waugh and starring J.K. Simmons, Stephan James, and Uzo Aduba.

Sanford’s previous work includes That Moment When for PBSNews Hour/Facebook Watch, original songs for YouTube’s Weird Cityscore for the EKO interactive series Timeline, and Off-Broadway stage play Tomorrow In The Battle (Stripped Scripts). Sanford has also scored documentaries for Syracuse professor Richard Breyer, tracks for Run and Jump directed by Oscar-nominated Steph Green, and short films with premieres at Tribeca and Cannes Film Festivals.

Sanford was born in Baltimore, Maryland, studying piano and violin before deciding on the saxophone at age nine. Jonathan went on to study classical saxophone, under the tutelage of Dr. Frederick Hemke at Northwestern University, where he was also a member of the 1996 Big Ten Championship Football Team. As a saxophonist and vocalist, Jonathan has shared the stage with legendary artists including Max Roach, Eddie Palmieri, Danilo Perez, and Bobby McFerrin.

contact

CONTACT

Dan North | Kraft Engel Management
dan@kraft-engel.com
P: 818-380-1918
 
or
 
Jonathan Sanford
sanford@sanfordmusic.com
Phone: 818-939-8537