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.
Recently, 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 feature film Jinn, which made it's premiere at this year's SXSW to great acclaim. She was also the recipient of the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation grant and was also chosen to write the music for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival trailer played before each screening!
In the upcoming months, Jesi was selected to participate in the 2018 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, in July 2018! Stay tuned for more news coming soon!
Click here for the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation press release.
Check out her interview from FilmSoundtrackCenter here!
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Jinn (Post - production) 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