Emmy nominated Composer, Miriam Cutler has an extensive background in scoring for independent film & TV projects, as well as two circuses. In June, 2013, Miriam was chosen by her peers to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Documentary Branch. In 2014 she was also invited to represent Documentary Film abroad for the US State Department’s Program, American Film Showcase.
She recently completed scores for 2014 Primetime Emmy winner One Last Hug, American Promise which received Special Documentary Jury Prize at Sundance 2013 and the Oscar-nominated Kings Point.
Miriam’s passion for documentary film has led to a focus in non-fiction with credits including award-winning and festival favorites: Oscar-nominated Poster Girl (HBO); Ethel (Sundance/HBO), Rory Kennedy’s five time Emmy nominated documentary about her parents, Bobby and Ethel Kennedy, which was also shortlisted for an Oscar in 2013), 2 time Emmy nominated Vito (HBO), two-time Emmy nominee Desert Of Forbidden Art (PBS/Independent Lens); Emmy Award-winner Ghosts Of Abu Ghriab (Sundance/HBO); Emmy-nominated THIN (Sundance/HBO); and many more.
Miriam Co-Produced as well as scored One Lucky Elephant (OWN). She has served as lab advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, as well as on documentary juries for the Sundance Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, International Documentary Association Awards, and American Film Institute’s Film Festival Awards and is a long-time Society of Composers and Lyricists Board member. She has also co-produced two Grammy-nominated live jazz albums on PolyGram/Verve for Joe Williams, and albums for Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, and Marlena Shaw as well as independently released albums of her own songs and soundtracks.
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