BMI Composers Add Virtual Magic to Sundance 2021

Posted in News on January 22, 2021

Every year, BMI composers add an incredible audio dimension to films screening at the Sundance Film Festival, and this year is no exception. Although the 2021 festival is virtual, they are still adding the magic that only the right music can provide.

From Kathyrn Bostic’s dazzling work in two biopics celebrating author Amy Tan and entertainer Rita Moreno, to Mark Isham’s powerful interpretation of Judas and the Black Messiah, and Daniel Bernard Roumain’s sonic choreography of Alvin Ailey’s compelling life story, to name just a few, the music of BMI composers mesmerizes in this year’s selection of unique and insightful feature films.

Striking short films also showcase the immense and diverse talent of some of BMI’s top composers such as Cehryl’s work in To Know Her and Kris Bowers’ score for A Concerto is a Conversation, both of which explore extraordinary lives and family lineage.

Below are the films each composer has worked on, with links to an overview of each project and its screening schedule. There is truly something for everyone.

Congratulations to all and enjoy the festival experience! Find out more here.

Feature Films:
Jonathan Snipes - A Glitch in the Matrix
Isom Innis - The Blazing World
Ben Sollee, Charles Yang (member of Time For Three) - Land
Clint Mansell - In The Earth
Darren Morze - Mass
Jongnic Bontemps - My Name is Pauli Murray
Kathryn Bostic - Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir / Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
T. Griffin - Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street / Cusp
Ariel Marx - Rebel Hearts
Daniel Bernard Roumain - Ailey
Mark Isham – Judas and the Black Messiah

Short Films:
Cehryl - To Know Her
Erik Ian Walker - When We Were Bullies
Kris Bowers - A Concerto is a Conversation
Gabriel Torrado Tobón - Yoruga
Eleonore Oppenheim - You Wouldn’t Understand


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