James Newberry is an award winning film composer who has found work through numerous relationships with creative filmmakers and storytellers. His story-first filmmaking approach to scoring to picture has allowed him to work on features and Oscar-eligible short films that have reached top-tier film festivals around the world (Cannes, NYFF, Tribeca, and more). 

James also composes as a part of Stenfert Charles, LLC with Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi. He has written additional music on Netflix's Ozark, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, and Sundance 2018's U.S. Grand Jury Prize winning feature documentary, Kailash, amongst others.

2019 Oscar Qualifying. 
WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM [LIVE ACTION] - Edmonton International Film Festival

CHAPPAQUIDDICK in theaters April 6, 2018. "Quivering Carnage", written with Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi, is featured in this TV spot (beginning at 00:18). Contact Scorebird for licensing info.

Trailer for THE LITTLE STRANGER, featuring a track written by Stenfert Charles, LLC. Out August 31st - Focus Features.

Read an interview with Director Ty Richardson here: https://directorsnotes.com/2018/06/19/ty-richardson-war-poem/ Learn more about Motionpoems @ www.motionpoems.org.

James Newberry 2018 Reel. Selections from recent work from solo projects as well as work with Stenfert Charles, LLC. Projects include Where There’s Smoke, Light My Fire, The Badlands Girl, Ozark, Frederik Remembers, Dirty Money, A New Year, Last Chance.


June 2018
-Trailer for THE LITTLE STRANGER, featuring music by James Newberry, Saunder Jurriaans, and Danny Bensi, now online! 
- War Poem, directed by Ty Richardson, debuts online on Directors Notes.

May 2018
- New article and interview with director Evan Kelman on the making of Where There's Smoke courtesy of Musicbed.
- I am set to compose a couple of new short films by brilliant female directors, one set in the U.S. and one in the United kingdom and funded by the BFI Network. Keep an ear out for those scores.

April 2018
-Track I wrote with Gavin Brivik, "Dream Machine", to be heard in an episode of Netflix's new series, Fastest Car, premiering April 6th.

March 2018
- Currently composing additional music for Netflix's Ozark and AMC's Fear the Walking Dead as apart of Stenfert Charles, LLC. Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi at the helm!
- "Quivering Carnage", composed with Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi, is featured in the "Path" TV spot for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures Chappaquiddick. Link in BIO.

January 2018
- Kailash, a documentary depicting the fight against child labor by Kailash Satyarthi, wins the U.S. Grand Jury Prize - Documentary. I had the privilege of writing additional music and helping composers Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi, who composed a powerful and beautiful score for the film.


"James is a terrific collaborator. He quickly and easily understands my vision of a film, and expertly delivers exceptional compositions that take the project to the next level. His music is expertly crafted, able to stand on its own, and perfectly in tune with the greater vision of the film. His work is emotional, fitting, and perfectly tailored to capitalize on the strengths of the picture." - Evan Ari Kelman

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