Composer

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Mandy Hoffman is a visionary composer and songwriter who has been writing for various mediums for over a decade.  She has scored numerous films, series, advertisements, and art installations that have appeared in theaters, top film festivals, television networks, and galleries all over the world.  She is known for her nuanced scores that adhere closely to the fabric of moving pictures, strongly supporting both story and vision.

Her collaborations with director Azazel Jacobs have garnered critical acclaim, and her orchestral score to A24's The Lovers (2017) not only received countless praise from the press, but it ended up on Film Music Magazine's Top Ten Best Scores of 2017.  High honors were received for indie favorites Terri (2011) and Momma’s Man (2008).  They also collaborated on the HBO/SKY series Doll & Em (2013-2015).  

Hoffman teamed up with Jill Soloway on the lauded Amazon Studios series titled I Love Dick (2017), and her music can be found on a myriad of television shows including Inside Amy SchumerAmerican Pickers, and The Voice to name a few.  Recently she worked with director Minhal Baig and Overbrook Entertainment on the poetic feature HALA (2018).  She has also collaborated with world-class artists including Marcos Lutyens and Barbara Husar to present installations in distinguished galleries located in New York, Paris, Vienna, Switzerland, Sweden, and Los Angeles.

She is a multi-instrumentalist with a keen understanding for dramatic nuance, and can write honestly in many musical styles and genres.  She is both versatile and unique.  Noticeably gifted as a child, she easily picked up new instruments and would often improvise compositions and melodies.  After being told countless times that her music sounded “cinematic”, she seriously pursued musical training, first as an multi-award winning student at Pasadena City College’s prestigious music program and was certified at UCLA Extension’s celebrated Film Scoring Program.