The White Helmets
Composer Patrick Jonsson’s haunting score for Netflix original documentary short ‘The White Helmets’ is now out on Air-Edel Records. Patrick will be donating his share of proceeds from the album sales to the White Helmets organisation. The documentary is produced by the team who brought us ‘Virunga’, and directed by Academy Award®–nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara. The Soundtrack is available on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify!
Providing an in depth look into one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, ‘The White Helmets’ follows three members from the unarmed first-responders of Syria’s brutal war. Recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the White Helmets are a group of around 3,000 volunteers who are among the first to arrive after bombs have rained down on the neighbourhoods of Syria. These volunteers have saved over 70,000 lives and this number is growing daily.
About Patrick Jonsson:
Patrick is a film composer living and working in London, UK. Originally from Sweden and Poland, Patrick has grown up in various parts of the world and spent most of his childhood living in Malaysia. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston (2007) and was selected to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2009.
A hugely exciting talent and versatile young composer, Patrick has worked on award-winning short films as well as large-scale studio pictures, including ‘Thor’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Brave’. Patrick wrote the score to Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated feature documentary ‘Virunga’, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and executive produced by Leonardo Di Caprio.
Soon after ‘Virunga’ he composed the score for documentary ‘Frame By Frame’, directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli, for which he received a nomination for ‘Best Documentary Score’ at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2015. Most recently, Patrick scored ‘Moon Shot’, a documentary web series released in 2016 for Google, produced by JJ Abrams and Bad Robot.