Patrick Jonsson is a film composer living and working in London, UK. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and was selected to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2009.
In 2013 Patrick scored ‘Bends’, directed by Flora Lau, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival as part of ‘Un Certain Regard’ for which he went on to receive a nomination for ‘Best Original Film Score’ at the Taipei Golden Horse Awards, one of the top Chinese-language film awards.
Patrick has since composed the score for Academy Award and BAFTA nominated feature documentary ‘Virunga’, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and executive produced by Leonardo Di Caprio. The film’s music was picked out as one of the ’15 Best Film Scores of 2014′ by HitFix (www.hitfix.com/in-contention/the-15-best-film-scores-of-2014). Soon after he composed the score for documentary ‘Frame by Frame’, directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli, which premiered at SXSW, for which he was nominated for ‘Best Documentary Score’ at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2015.
More recently Patrick scored ‘Dog Days’, a Chinese drama by American director Jordan Schiele which was developed as part of the Cannes Cinefondation Residence and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2016 in the Panorama line up. He also scored ‘Moon Shot’ a web series about the Google Lunar XPrize, produced by JJ Abrams/Bad Robot.
Patrick’s latest score is for the Netflix original short documentary ‘The White Helmets’ by the same team behind ‘Virunga’, about a group of heroic rescue workers in Syria. The film was an official selection at Telluride and Toronto before premiering on Netflix in September this year.
Patrick has also scored several short films including BFI/Lighthouse-backed ‘Mohamed’ by Mustapha Kseibati which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and was selected to be on Short of the Week, as well as Rob Savage’s Dawn of the Deaf’ which was nominated for the Grand Prix at Encounters and will screen as part of this year’s BFI LFF. He has also written the music for short comedy ‘Fan Girl’ directed by Kate Herron, starring Steve Oram, which was nominated for best comedy at the LSFF as well as Grand Prix at both Encounters and Rhode Island Film Festivals.
Patrick has additionally assisted composers on a number of studio level feature films such as ‘Thor’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Brave’.