Jon Wygens is an award winning composer for Film and Television. His films have won awards at major film festivals internationally and his television work includes many successful documentaries and commercials. Recent film work include the feature films Flying Blind and Miss Christina.
Jon graduated in 2011 with a masters degree in 'Composing for Film and Television' from the National Film and Television School and lives and works in London.
PermanÍncia Jon has scored the Brazillian feature film PermanÍncia for Trincheira Films, a beautiful film about love, loss, longing and searching. The film is in the final stages of post production.
The Murder Trial The Murder Trial , scored by Jon, has won the award for Best Single Documentary at the 2014 Royal Television Society Awards Directed by Nick Holt for Windfall Films, cameras were allowed to record a High Court trial for the first time and was described by the judges as "an exquisitely well-made and gripping real life drama, which brought something genuinely new to the viewer."
Domnisoara Christina (Miss Christiana) Jon has scored the Romanian feature film Domnisoara Christina , a gothic drama based on the classic novella by Mircea Elliade. The film received a general release to great acclaim in its native country in November 2013.
Flying Blind Jon has scored the feature film Flying Blind , a passionate post 9/11 love story starring Helen McCrory (Skyfall) and Najib Oudghiri (Rendition). The film was released nationally in the UK April 2013.Click here to view the trailer
Jon has recently scored The Procession, a comedy written and directed by Robert Festinger and starring Lily Tomlin and Lucy Punch. The film was released in cinemas in the US as part of the feature presentation Stars In Shorts.
Damned wins major award Richard Phelan's delightful and witty animation Damned, scored by Jon, has won the award for Best Post Graduate Animation at the 2012 Royal Television Society Awards and was nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel award for it's soundtrack. You can see the film here (9m): Damned
White As Snow (Kar Beyaz) A song co-composed by Jon has appeared in the Turkish Film White As Snow (Kar Beyaz) . The song "Mircans Lullaby" was written with Mircan Kaya who was awarded best film music award at the Antalya International Film Festival 2010 for her score to the film.
White Elephant Jon is scoring White Elephants (working title), a feature documentary filmed in Kinshasa, DR Congo by film maker Kristof Bilsen. The film is currently in production.
London Internatonal Film Festival
Jon has composed the music and sound design for the official trailer for the 2011 London International Animation Festival, directed by Daniela Negrin Ochoa, which you can watch here: LIAF. Two films Jon has scored also feature in the festival: Damned and El Macho, also by Daniela.
NTFS Jon has just completed a two year Masterís degree at the prestigious National Film and Television School,following in the footsteps of Oscar winning composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement), Trevor Jones (The Last of the Mohicans) and Rob Lane (The Damned United).
Winner of Best UK Short at the London Raindance Film Festival with a score recorded at Angel studios. You can now watch the film online here (16m) : Infidel