London-based composer Patrick Jonsson composed the score for the 2017 Academy Award-winning ‘The White Helmets’, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Music.
He recently worked again with director Orlando von Einsiedel composing the score for ‘Evelyn’, winner of the British Independent Film Award 2018 for Best Documentary, for which Patrick’s score was picked out as one of ‘The Best Scores of 2018’ by Film School Rejects. Patrick and Orlando previously collaborated in 2014 for Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated feature documentary ‘Virunga’, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
He has twice collaborated with director Alexandria Bombach – first on ‘Frame by Frame’ (co-directed by Mo Scarpelli) and again with ‘On Her Shoulders’, following Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad. For both films, Patrick was nominated for ‘Best Documentary Score’ at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In 2018, Patrick co-composed music for the BBC2/Netflix series ‘Black Earth Rising’ with Martin Phipps, an 8-part series starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman, they collaborated again 2021 to score Amazon sci-fi anthology series ‘Solos’. In 2018, Patrick wrote additional music with Rupert Gregson-Williams for TNT’s hit series ’The Alienist’ starring Daniel Bruhl and Dakota Fanning.
As a solo artist, Patrick released his debut album ‘Suddenly We Looked Like Giants’ in 2018 to much acclaim, and was picked out as one of the best albums of 2018 by Headphone Commute, alongside Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johansson and Max Richter. Tracks from the album have been played on BBC6 Radio, and Patrick was additionally featured on Spitfire Audio’s “Ones to Watch” series.
In 2015, 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 and composed for the for BBC Three five-part series, ‘Five by Five’ directed by Kate Herron and starring Idris Elba.
Alongside his own composition work, Patrick has assisted composers on a number of major feature films including ‘Thor’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Brave’.