john jennings boyd

Music for Media

photo by Erika Seress

photo by Erika Seress

American composer, John Jennings Boyd, represents the vanguard of a new generation of composers equally adept at scoring with live orchestra, producing ambient soundscapes, and writing and creating commercially-minded tracks across all forms of modern media.

John has scored feature and short films that have garnered major awards and attention at the most prestigious film festivals (Sundance, Toronto, SXSW, etc) including Victoria Para Chino (dir. Cary Fukunaga), The Bravest, the Boldest (dir. Moon Molson), 1982 (dir. Tommy Oliver), and Kinyarwanda (dir. Alrick Brown). In addition to indie and festival films, his music can be heard in a variety of major feature films including The Smurfs, The Smurfs II (dir. Raja Gosnel), The Place Beyond the Pines (dir. Derek Cianfrance), and Four Christmases (dir. Seth Gordan). Most Recentely, John teamed up with Oscar winning director Daniel Junge to score Being Evel, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Television highlights include ABC's Mixology, Fox's The Mindy Project, HBO's How to Make It In America, Discovery's Life, CBS's 48 Hours, and Netflix's Marco Polo.


In addition to scoring film and TV, John co-founded Soundcat Productions, a boutique music company with studios in NYC and LA. As creative director of Soundcat, John has written and produced music for ad campaigns, products, and institutions as varied as Apple, BMW, Verizon, Microsoft, Google and Budwieser.

John currenly resides in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The Florida State University School of Music, and a Masters Degree in Film Scoring from New York University.