Sundance Film Festival: They Came Together – Craig Wedren (Composer)
In the first episode of Q Score, Jonathan McHugh (Q) briefs us on the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Q sits down with this weeks guest, the composer of the 2014 Sundance Film “They Came Together”, Craig Wedren. Wedren and McHugh reminisce about meeting on the film Roger Doger, as well as Wedren’s experience composing for films and working with director David Wain.
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Craig Wedren is a critically acclaimed songwriter and singer who began his career fronting avant-rock pioneers Shudder To Think. Blessed with a voice of unsurpassed beauty, and with incredible versatility as a writer and arranger, Wedren has made a name for himself in both the traditional world of rock and as a sought after film composer. As a composer, Wedren has scored a host of popular feature films including “Wanderlust”, “Role Models”, School of Rock, and “Wet Hot American Summer”. Wedren has also written and performed music for many popular televisions shows including “Hung”, Reno 911!, “Don’t Trust The B. In Apt. 23”, “Children’s Hospital”, “Stella”, “The Whitest Kids You Know”, “Dawson’s Creek” and “Bones”. In addition to his active work in film and television, Craig continues to release ground breaking original music, including his most recent solo album “Wand”.
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Jonathan McHugh has music supervised over 40 Films and TV shows, Including “Rush Hour”, “Austin Powers International Man of Mystery” and the “Saw” series. Formerly as Sr. VP at IDJ/Universal Music he co-produced “Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never” and Morgan Spurlock’s Sony documentary “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.”Prior to that, McHugh spent eight years as Vice President of Visual Media at the Jive/BMG where he began his production career by launching Zomba Films where he co-produced the film “Crossroads” (Zoe Saldana, Justin Long & Britney Spears) as well as film soundtracks to Nickelodeon’s “Wild Thornberry’s” & “Jimmy Neutron.” As a veteran in the industry McHugh is a member of the Producers Guild, and a founding member of the Guild of Music Supervisors.
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