Jesi Nelson is a Los Angeles based composer for film & media, conductor and orchestrator. She received her BFA in Music Composition and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College. Upon her move to LA, she interned for Danny Elfman at Studio Della Morte, and soon after started assisting composer Michael Kramer, writing additional music for the Emmy nominated Disney/LucasFilm Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures TV series and Ninjago: The Legend of Spinjitzu, under his lead.
In 2017, she was selected as one of 6 composers to participate in the highly competitive Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. As a result, she scored the award winning film JINN, which made it's premiere at this year's SXSW to great acclaim, with a theatrical and nationwide release later in the year. She was also the recipient of the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation grant and was chosen to write the music for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival trailer played before each screening!
Recently, Jesi was selected to participate in the 2018 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, and has since been working on an array of projects, such as the film “Your Name Isn’t English”, written and directed by Tazbah Chavez and executively produced by Michael Pogarian and Taika Waititi. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!
Check out her coverage from the LA Times during the ASCAP Workshop here!
Read one of many reviews of JINN, this one highlighting the score! Click here!
Click here for the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation press release.
Jesi is represented by Rochelle Sharpe of Incite Management
Personal Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jinn (Feature) 2018
After Anyuta (Short) 2018
Your Name Isn’t English (TV Movie) 2018
Lore (Additional Music) 2018
Timeless (Additional Music) 2018
Ninjago: The Legend of Spinjitzu (Additional Music) 2016 - ???
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (Additional Music) 2016 - ???
Saving Brinton (Additional Music) 2017
Teen Wolf (Additional Music) 2016
Saudade: An American Bedroom Farce (Feature) 2016
Dead Roses (Short) 2015
Intense Life (Video Game) 2015