Julian Wass

Julian Wass (born November 10, 1981) is an American television writer, director, film composer, producer, and electronic musician from Los Angeles, California.[1] He is the son of actors Janet Margolin and Ted Wass.

Julian Wass
Born (1981-11-10) November 10, 1981 (age 39)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresFilm score, experimental, indie rock, hip hop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, drums, synthesizer, flute, bass
Years active2006–present
Associated actsMain Attrakionz

Music for filmsEdit

Julian Wass first came to prominence with his score for Katie Aselton's The Freebie, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Subsequent scores include the Rudy-influenced brass score for Mark and Jay Duplass' The Do-Deca-Pentathlon,[2] the marimba inflected Hit and Run, directed by Dax Shepard,[3] and the "gauzy" analog synthesizer score for his wife Jenée LaMarque's feature debut The Pretty One.[4]

Television writing and directingEdit

While working as the composer on the HBO series Room 104, Wass began to write and direct episodes of the series, the first being a musical episode co-written with Mark Duplass and starring Brian Tyree Henry.[5]

Production workEdit

Wass co-produced all three Fol Chen albums, and in 2011, collaborated with bandmate Adam Samuel Goldman to co-produce Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Simone White's fourth album, Silver Silver.[6] That same year, he produced three tracks for the Main Attrakionz mixtape Blackberry Ku$h; Wass would later co-produce, along with .L.W.H., their critically acclaimed album Chandelier in its entirety.[7]

In 2013, Wass collaborated with Lefse Records to release the compilation MITSUDA, a tribute to the Japanese video game music composer Yasunori Mitsuda, which featured beats from Ryan Hemsworth, and Friendzone among others, all based on samples from Mitsuda's soundtracks.[8]


Film scoresEdit


  • Crystals (2011, Self-released)
  • MITSUDA (2013, Lefse Records)



  1. ^ Rosenbloom, Etan. "Film Music Fridays: Julian Wass on 'Hit and Run' – ASCAP". ASCAP.
  2. ^ Orange, B. Alan. "Jay and Mark Duplass Talk The Do-Deca Pentathlon". Movieweb.
  3. ^ "Hit and Run: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ Perez, Rodrigo. "Tribeca Review: 'The Pretty One' Is A Sweet Fairy Tale Of Identity Lost Then Found". Indiewire.
  5. ^ Travers, Steve Greene,Ben; Greene, Steve; Travers, Ben (October 9, 2020). "'Room 104': A Tribute to the HBO Show's Imagination via 10 of Its Best Episodes". IndieWire. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Baccigaluppi, John. "Tape Op Magazine". Tape Op.
  7. ^ Breihan, Tom. "Out The Trunk: The Mixtape as Meritocracy". Pitchfork.
  8. ^ Purdom, Clayton. "On Cloud Rap and Cloud Strife". Kill Screen.

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