London based film composer Patrick Jonsson composed the score for the 2017 Academy Award-winning ‘The White Helmets’, earning an Emmy Award nomination for Best Score. He recently worked again with director Orlando von Einsiedel composing the score for ‘Evelyn’, which premiered at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival. Patrick and Orlando previously collaborated in 2014 for Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated feature documentary ‘Virunga’, executive produced by Leonardo Di Caprio. The film was nominated for over 40 international awards and Patrick’s score was voted one of the best film scoresof 2014.
He has twice collaborated with director Alexandria Bombach – first on documentary ‘Frame by Frame’ (co-directed by Mo Scarpelli), which premiered at SXSWand screened at AFI Docs Fest and the BFI London Film Festival, and again with ‘On Her Shoulders’, following Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad,which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the documentary award for Best Director. For both films, Patrick was nominated for ‘Best Documentary Score’ at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
During 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. Patrick composed the score for BBC Three five-part series, ‘Five by Five’ produced by Idris Elba and. Most recently, 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.
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’.