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Jonathan Sadoff

Composer, Producer, Songwriter
Film: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Beautiful Creatures TV: The Divide

Composer - Film: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Beautiful Creatures, The Merry Gentleman TV: The Divide
Producer, Songwriter - Thenewno2


Jonathan Sadoff moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar program. He soon widened his studies to embrace composition, orchestration, piano, conducting, voice, and film studies. While in school, he began scoring student films, working in recording studios, producing records, and playing in bands in and around Los Angeles.

After graduating from USC, he scored James Franco’s feature directorial debut Good Time Max; and wrote music for Michael Keaton’s feature directorial debut The Merry Gentleman.  In late 2009, Mr. Sadoff was featured on the cover of Keyboard Player Magazine; and named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of “15 Composers Primed to Take Their Place on the A-List.”

Sadoff has co-composed scores for feature films such as Beautiful Creatures and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, the former of which featured a 60-piece orchestra recorded at Abbey Road. He also produced songs for the forthcoming feature Merry Friggin’ Christmas, starring Robin Williams and Joel McHale. Sadoff’s television credits include the 2014 AMC-produced drama series The Divide, and ABC pilots An American Education, Middle Age Rage and Dangerous Liaisons.  Sadoff is also the Executive Creative Director/Partner at Surname.

Aside from scoring films, he has produced for and collaborated with a number of recording artists and bands, most recently arranging for Rufus Wainwright and Musical Directing for Ed Sheeran. 

Sadoff has been a member of the musical collective Thenewno2 since 2008.  Together with bandmates Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks they wrote and produced their sophomore record Thefearofmissingout and EP002, which features Regina Spektor, The RZA and Ben Harper.  They’ve toured all over the US, including performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and on national television on shows like Late Night with Conan O’Brien.  Sadoff also plays guitar/bass and produces The Shortcoats with Lorene Scafaria and actor Adam Brody.

Sadoff’s classical training combined with his background of playing in rock bands and producing/programming records has created a hybrid sound that blurs the lines between traditional big Hollywood score and modern “needle-drop “ source.