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Yellowjackets

May 23 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm PDT

Composers

ANNA WARONKER

CRAIG WEDREN

Executive Producer / Director

KARYN KUSAMA

MODERATED BY TIM GREIVING (Film Music Journalist)

Monday, May 23, 7:00PM PT

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Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story, and coming-of-age drama, Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over. NR | 60mins

Anna Waronker is a composer, songwriter, singer, and artist. Well known as the frontwoman and songwriter for the Los Angeles-based band That Dog. Anna has taken her unique melodic and harmonic sensibility and personal lyrical wit into composing for film and television. Notable scores and soundtracks include Shrill (with whom she co-composed with Craig Wedren), Santa Inc, the cult classic Josie And The Pussycats, and many more. Anna has also worked in theater as a composer penning the music, book, and lyrics with Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go’s) for Lovelace A Rock Opera (The Hayworth Theater, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and songs and scores for Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Los Angeles LGBT Center / Davidson / Valentini Theatre). Anna has produced and released two solo albums and four albums with that dog., most recently the critically acclaimed Old LP (UMe) in 2019. In addition to Yellowjackets, Anna is currently working on Harriet The Spy, an animated series for Apple, her second season of Fox’s Call Me Kat, and the SHOWTIME new comedy I Love This For You set to air in the Spring of 2022.

Craig Wedren first gained notice as the dynamic, multi-octave-wielding frontman of Shudder to Think. With its eccentric song structures and complex time signatures, the band would prove a significant influence on math rock, post-hardcore, and emo. As Shudder to Think wound down, Wedren began to pursue new, vital sonic avenues of his own including several solo albums. Recent projects include Sabbath Sessions – his musical meditations that represent his first explorations of ambient choral music, where Wedren’s technique of sampling and looping his famously elastic voice results in a unique kind of sound bath; and The Dream Dreaming, a recent series of singles and videos that allows Wedren to focus on a song and its visuals at the same time, candy flipping between the two as one informs the other.

Wedren has released a series of solo albums and related collaborative projects and, at the same time, his music has become an essential part of some of film and television’s most popular and lauded shows. Craig’s composing resume includes extensively working with director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and David Wain (Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer); and creating evocative, decidedly contemporary scores for cultural-touchstone films and television series including The School Of Rock, Laurel Canyon, Reno 911!, The State, GLOW, Fresh Off The Boat, and Shrill.

Karyn Kusama was most recently the EP/pilot director of Showtime’s acclaimed coming-of-age survival drama, Yellowjackets. Prior to that, she helmed the Golden Globe-nominated film Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman and written by her frequent collaborators, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. She has worked extensively in television, directing episodes for such series as Dead Ringers, The Mysterious Benedict Society, In Treatment, Halt and Catch Fire, The Outsider, Billions, and The Man In The High Castle. Her feature credits include indie thriller The Invitation, cult horror-comedy Jennifer’s Body, sci-fi love story Aeon Flux, and her Cannes and Sundance-award-winning debut, Girlfight. Familystyle Film, Karyn’s production company with Hay and Manfredi, is currently under a first-look deal with MRC.

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