“I met Michael at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival after the screening of the film CLIMATE REFUGEES where I really loved his music. I approached him and asked Michael to compose the music for my film HOT COFFEE and he got back to me right away. Michael is a wonderful composer with passion and dedication. His music is also beautiful. I would highly recommend Michael.”

Susan Saladoff, Director of HBO feature film HOT COFFEE
Service Category: Composer
Year first hired: 2010
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Quotes are from the BMI Composer/Director panel at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and from a personal testimonial from Linked In.

“When I first talked to Michael, I knew he was my guy. He understood my vision, the truth of this film, and how we wanted the music to reflect a fusion of spirituality and adventure. Michael knows the sacred sound because he lives it. He can play music that touches us deeply because he has gone there and goes there himself. Michael’s rich talents are supported by his vast network of musicians which is a testament to his years of building bridges and friends in the industry. So trusted and appreciated is he, that the legendary Jon Anderson came on to this project through him. On this project Michael no less than magically whisked up track after track, creating what seems like three albums worth of work in no time at all. Nothing but the highest regard for michael and his tireless effort to share our vision in the form of film and music. I so believe in Michael that I hand delivered and sat down with his next clients, showing them the work he did on our film, well before the film was released. I wanted them to know, that Michael is there guy and your guy.”

Adam Schomer, Writer – Producer of THE HIGHEST PASS
Service Category: Composer
Year first hired: 2010
Top Qualities: Vision, Execution, Integrity, and Passion to understand the Film.

“Michael has really allowed my films to breathe for the first time. He is uber talented in blending visuals, emotions, and story arc with music. If you want your project to go to the next level, call this music mad man.” Michael Nash Director of 2010 Sundance Film Festival selection CLIMATE REFUGEES and 1998 Dramatic Feature film NEBRASKA.
Service Category: Music composer for films
Year first hired: 1997 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I recently completed directing a low-budget indie feature film, RECONCILIATION, and as I turned my focus to the post sound work I was at a crossroads with regards to the score/music. Should I use a band I was friendly with but had no experience scoring a movie, or should I search for a composer? My biggest dilemma was money.One afternoon one of the main actors called me and said I have a composer friend who read the script and he’d love to speak with you about scoring the movie. I expressed the fact that we didn’t have much money to offer, but he said just do me a favor and meet with him. In the meantime, Michael sent me over some samples of music he envisioned for the movie. I was conflicted because I wanted to work with him but didn’t have much to offer and I didn’ know if what little I had to offer should be used in other areas of post production. To make a long story short, I hired Michael (which came with his team of musicians and engineer and producer) and it was one of the best decisions I made. Michael and his team poured their heart, sweat and soul into delivering a compelling, moving score that complements the movie from beginning to end. He has been professional, easy to work with, accommodating and a true blessing to our project. I can’t put a price tag on what Michael and his team delivered. I would hire Michael again and again. I’m truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him and I’m confident beyond a doubt that I made the right decision hiring him.”
–Chad Ahrendt, Director of feature film RECONCILIATION (2010)

“As Editor of the documentary feature film, The Highest Pass, I experienced Michael’s creativity, professional collaborative style, sensitivity to music setting mood, supporting emotion and story. His knowledge of the myriad forms of music provides a deep catalog from which to choose. He wrote music for the film that took us on a wonderful journey, at once, dark, soaring and inspirational.” – Dan Perrett (editor of feature film THE HIGHEST PASS)

“Michael is well educated, well organized, a talented writer and editor, and an exceptional musician/composer. He is motivated, loyal and a very hard worker. As an employee of a major magazine for ten years he has cultivated a strong web of contacts in many fields. He has powerful “people” skills and an extensive social network.”>–Mike Gormley, Co-Owner, Yes Dear Entertainment, Former Head at Virgin Records with over 30 years in the Entertainment Industry

“Michael’s a guy who means what he says, and says what he means. It’s a breath of fresh air to find a guy in our industry that is genuine, and not a poser. (like so many other wannabes) If you value integrity and honesty, then knowing Michael is worth a King’s ransom. I asked him to write some spec music for a film I have in pre-production, figuring he’d give me a basic demo and instead he gave me and my production team gold and blew us all away! If you are a producer looking for that fresh talent who will attack your project with authenticity, heart and commitment, give this newcomer to the music composing genre a call. Somehow, he’s one of those guys you work with and he just makes you feel good no matter what the project is, even if it’s a classic thrasher psychological thriller or a film out to change the world! Michael can do it all and he’ll surprise the heck out of you.” –Terry Rindal, Film Producer (Seven Below Zero) POW Agency / Authentic Voyages

“I hired Michael and his Sacred World Music ensemble for an event at the Pacific Asia Museum and he MADE the event. The music was exquisite, provided the absolutely perfect ambiance for the event (he was very sensitive to the needs of the event), and they looked beautiful to boot! Many people asked me for his contact information, which is a true testament to his talent!”
Top Qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative –Bridgett Fonder, Event Producer

“We have worked with Michael a few times throughout the years and each time he has brought creativity, professionalism, and spunk to our conversations! As a media outlet for many talented musicians, our clients need help getting started and recognized, Michael has been able to help us deliver those ingredients to the final product for our clients and we wish him all the success in his future endeavors. On behalf of Helping Heroes and our talented clients, thanks for support. Rock On!! – Michelle A. Bart, Helping Heroes Productions

“I know Michael from our days at New York University. Michael is rock-solid, personable and has great depth as a composer.” – Bernard Tubiana, Principal at Deloitte Consulting

“I love working with Michael! Every time I had a new client or event, he is first on my list of contacts. He’s a straight-shooter, always giving me great feedback. He’s honest, an expert and he knows something about everyone in the business! He’s always available to take my calls or answer my emails. Michael is delightful joy to work with – a rarity in this business of pressing deadlines – and someone that can inspire you even when you’re in the clutches of an exasperating situation. I’d love to work with him in the future. If you ever need a go-to guy, Michael’s the man!!!” – Regina Davis

“Michael is a uniquely talented individual. He draws upon his exceptional skills as a musician, composer, writer/editor and teacher to bring to the table a distinct perspective and approach. He is a compassionate person with a tremendous curiosity that is reflected in his writing and in all his work. His easy-going nature allows him to be receptive and open to new ideas.” – Marcy Wexler, Owner, A Fashionable Life and AFL Music

“Michael Mollura’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and creativity make him a pleasure to work with. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for a composer whose creativity is inline with modern online media campaigns and social networking. Definitely an innovative writer whose thoughts appeal to the masses. There’s nothing like a man who knows how to follow directions and make you feel good about the creative process all the way through.” – Mary Ammons

“Michael is a great writer, a brilliant musician, a positive person, and a joy to work with. A fantastic addition to any team, I would welcome any opportunity to work with him again in the future.” Mara Hitner, composer, musician and producer

“There are few better writers then Michael Mollura. What makes Michael most important though is his ability to work with people of all genres of music and thinking, while keeping an open mind. He can really surprise you with his depth and versatility and can take you from Goth-punk rock to prog-rock to classical-oriented orchestral pieces with world music variables in a heartbeat” – Joey Alkes, Independent Entertainment Professional

“Michael’s a guy who means what he says, and says what he means. It’s a breath of fresh air to find a guy in our industry that is genuine, and not a poser. (like so many other wannabes) If you value integrity and honesty, then knowing Michael is worth a King’s ransom.” – Terry Rindal, POW Agency / Dog & Pony Media LLC / Authentic Voyages

“Michael is always a pleasure to work with, and an outstanding genuine soul.” – Sidra Fullerton

“Michael has proven his ethics and abilities throughout the years in helping develop and acknowledging talent on the street and in the profession on numerous clients i have been involved with. its always been a pleasure to deal with him.
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity – Dan McConomy, Owner, Ambianz

“Michael is a wonderful and gifted person who is talented, focused and a joy to work with. His work ethic, professionalism & commitment make him an asset to any job or project he is part of. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again in the near future.” – Producer, George Bellias

“Michael is a skillful, creative and gifted writer. He is always on top of projects and easily accessible.” – Karen Tallier, Owner, LOUDMOUTH Entertainment and Entertainment Specialist

“Michael is shy about admitting it, but he’s a renaissance guy. An experienced editor, seasoned musician, and, important in my world, a world class yogi as well. You should talk to Michael and consider him for an open position at your firm, institution or project. You might even get a hit of transformation from this kid.” – Music Connection – Cary Baker, Owner, conqueroo

“Michael is a consummate professional…the whole package! He’s a veteran on his beat, he’s concise, detail oriented, totally experienced, great instincts, everyone knows him and he’s returns phone calls and emails.” – Gayl Murphy, Media Expert, Hollywood Correspondent, Speaker, Author and Presenter of “Interview Tactics! How to Survive the Media.”

“Michael is an amazingly generous and loving individual. He puts his heart in to everything he does and is always looking to support others with what they are up to in life. I am proud to call him my friend.” – Jason Dombrow, Professional Organizer, Business Owner, NAPO Member

“Michael is the first person i put in my database. He always has time for the little guys, and xo the fact that he takes the time from his busy day to chat, email, respond and or brianstorm with me!!!” – Kaytea McIntoshm

“Michael is an amazingly bright person who has a wealth of knowledge of the music business. I have personally learned a lot from him. His attention to detail and his skills are brilliant.” – Hillorie Rudolph

“Michael is a very spiritual and inspiring being with his fingers on the pulse of LA’s cultural and music happenings!” – Jeanette Issa

“A singular talent himself. A unique visionary.” – Lindsey Anderson, Interactive Marketing Manager at McCann Worldgroup

“As a colleague at Music Connection, Michael Mollura worked closely with me for 10 years to turn out the best musicians magazine there is. Beyond his obvious skills as a writer/editor (not to mention his talents as a musician, film expert, and consummate never-say-die NY Mets fan), Michael has a winning personality and is verbally gifted; I’ve often thought he would make a team member for any music project.” – Mark Nardone, Senior Ed., Music Connection magazine

“I have known and managed Michael for about 10 years. He is very detail oriented, has a high level of integrity, and interacts well with others. His composing skills are excellent and I highly recommend Michael for any position. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.” – Eric Bettelli, Publisher Music Connection Magazine

…And there’s so much more if you ask for it. Specific recommendations for special projects and opportunities are available upon request.

Music Composer MA, MFA
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Los Angeles, CA 90068
Ph: 818-687-0745