Emmy Award-winning composer Joel Goodman creates music for narrative feature films, documentaries, television, album releases and other forms of collaborative media. Joel has scored over 125 films and television programs that have received 5 Oscar nominations, 20 Emmy awards and over 30 Emmy nominations. He has scored over 40 films for HBO and composed the Main Theme for the long-running and critically acclaimed PBS series American Experience. His scores can regularly be heard in movie theaters and on television around the world.
Joel has collaborated with an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers including Neil LaBute, Albert Maysles, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Wong Kar-wai, Rachel Grady, Marshall Curry, Sebastian Junger, Michael Epstein, Oren Jacoby, Irene Taylor Brodsky, and Fisher Stevens. Joel recently completed scores to: Everything Is Copy (HBO), a candid portrait of beloved author and screenwriter Nora Ephron; Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, the Oscar-nominated documentary chronicling the making of Lanzmann’s seminal Holocaust film; and Dirty Weekend, directed by Neil LaBute and starring Matthew Broderick. A native New Yorker, Joel lives in Los Angeles, where he enjoys riding his bicycle and of course, many hours writing music.
Joel has scored over 125 films. Following is a partial credit list of original score composed and produced by Joel.
|Shadowman||dir. Oren Jacoby||2017 Tribeca FF|
|Hell on Earth||dir. Sebastian Junger, Nick Quested||2017 Tribeca FF|
|La Laguna||dir. Aaron Shock||2016 Hot Docs, 2016 Full Frame FF, 2017 Cinema Eye Honors Award|
|The Boys of ’36||dir. Margaret Grossi||PBS; 2017 Emmy Nominee|
|Everything Is Copy||dir. Jacob Bernstein, Nick Hooker||HBO; 2015 New York FF|
|Dirty Weekend||dir. Neil LaBute||2015 Tribeca FF|
|Walt Disney||dir. Sarah Colt||PBS; American Experience|
|Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah||dir. Adam Benzine||HBO; 2017 Canadian Screen Awards Nominee; 2015 Hot Docs|
|Prescription Thugs||dir. Chris Bell||2015 Tribeca FF|
|Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies||dir. Barak Goodman; prod. Ken Burns||PBS|
|An Honest Liar||dir. Tyler Measom & Justin Weinstein||2015 Tribeca FF; Hot Docs|
|JFK||dir. Susan Bellows||PBS; American Experience; 2014 Emmy Winner|
|Which Way is the Front Line from Here?||dir. Sebastian Junger||HBO; 2013 Sundance FF; 2014 Emmy Nominee|
|American Winter||dir. Joe Gantz and Harry Gantz||HBO; 2014 Emmy Nominee|
|Running from Crazy||dir. Barbara Kopple||OWN; 2013 Sundance FF; 2014 Emmy Nominee|
|Being Elmo||dir. Constance Marks||Theatrical; PBS; 2011 Sundance FF Award Winner|
|Saving Pelican #895||dir. Irene Taylor-Brodsky||HBO; 2012 Emmy Award Winner|
|Racing Dreams||dir. Marshall Curry||ESPN; 2009 Tribeca FF|
|A Small Act||dir. Jennifer Arnold||HBO; 2010 Sundance FF|
|Valentino: The Last Emperor||dir. Matt Tyrnauer||Theatrical; 2009 Toronto FF|