Julian Wass (born November 10, 1981) is an American television writer, director, film composer, producer, and electronic musician from Los Angeles, California. He is the son of actors Janet Margolin and Ted Wass.
|Born||November 10, 1981|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Film score, experimental, indie rock, hip hop|
|Instruments||Guitar, piano, drums, synthesizer, flute, bass|
|Associated acts||Main 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, the marimba inflected Hit and Run, directed by Dax Shepard, and the "gauzy" analog synthesizer score for his wife Jenée LaMarque's feature debut The Pretty One.
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.
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. That same year, he produced three tracks for the Main Attrakionz mixtape Blackberry Ku$h; Wass would later co-produce, along with .L.W.H., their critically acclaimed album Chandelier in its entirety.
In 2013, Wass collaborated with Lefse Records to release the compilation MITSUDA, a tribute to the Japanese video game music composer Yasunori Mitsuda, which featured beats from Ryan Hemsworth, and Friendzone among others, all based on samples from Mitsuda's soundtracks.
- Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2010) (with Adam Goldman)
- The Freebie (2010)
- Brother's Justice (2010)
- The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
- Nesting (2012)
- Hit and Run (2012)
- Beauty CULTure (2012) (as Fol Chen)
- Teddy Bears (2013)
- The Pretty One (2013)
- The Motivation (2013)
- Lost for Life (2013)
- Ride (2014)
- The Overnight (2015)
- 6 Years (2015)
- Other People (2016)
- Blue Jay (2016)
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
- Crystals (2011, Self-released)
- MITSUDA (2013, Lefse Records)
- Fol Chen – Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made (Asthmatic Kitty, 2009)
- Fol Chen – Part II: The New December (Asthmatic Kitty, 2010)
- Main Attrakionz – Blackberry Ku$h (2011)
- Main Attrakionz – Chandelier (2011)
- Simone White – Silver Silver (Honest Jons, 2012)
- Fol Chen – The False Alarms (Asthmatic Kitty, 2013)
- Rosenbloom, Etan. "Film Music Fridays: Julian Wass on 'Hit and Run' – ASCAP". ASCAP.
- Orange, B. Alan. "Jay and Mark Duplass Talk The Do-Deca Pentathlon". Movieweb.
- "Hit and Run: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Perez, Rodrigo. "Tribeca Review: 'The Pretty One' Is A Sweet Fairy Tale Of Identity Lost Then Found". Indiewire.
- 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.
- Baccigaluppi, John. "Tape Op Magazine". Tape Op.
- Breihan, Tom. "Out The Trunk: The Mixtape as Meritocracy". Pitchfork.
- Purdom, Clayton. "On Cloud Rap and Cloud Strife". Kill Screen.