Originally from Sweden, 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 Di Caprio.

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.

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, and wrote additional music with Rupert Gregson- Williams for TNT’s hit series THE ALIENIST starring Daniel Bruhl and Dakota Fanning.

Other notable scores include BBC3 drama FIVE BY FIVE directed by Kate Herron and starring Idris Elba, and MOON SHOT, a web series about the Google Lunar XPrize, produced by JJ Abrams/ Bad Robot.

As a solo artist, Patrick released his debut album SUDDENLY WE LOOKED LIKE GIANTS in 2018 to much acclaim. Tracks from the album have been played on BBC6 Radio, and the album went on to be picked out as one of the best albums of 2018 by Headphone Commute, alongside Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johansson and Max Richter.

Awards & Nominations

  • Hollywood Music In Media Awards Nominee 2018 – ‘On Her Shoulder’
    (Best Original Score – Documentary)
  • Primetime Emmy Nominee 2017 – ‘The White Helmets’
    (Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special)
  • Music + Sound Awards Nominee 2017 – ‘The White Helmets’
    (Best Original Composition – Short Film)
  • Music + Sound Awards Nominee 2015 – ‘Virunga’
    (Best Original Composition – Feature Film)
  • Hollywood Music In Media Awards Nominee 2015 – ‘Frame by Frame’
    (Best Original Score – Documentary)
  • Golden Horse Awards Nominee 2013 – ‘Bends’
    (Best Original Film Score)

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