Background

Scott Hampton is a film and television composer with over 20 years experience creating music. He is an accomplished instrumentalist, regularly recording on trumpet and guitar as well as an ever-expanding collection of diverse instruments from all over the world. His music has been licensed on hundreds of television shows on networks including NBC, ABC, The Food Network, Bravo, HGTV, Travel Channel, MTV, DIY Network and TV Land.

In 2014 Scott worked with veteran independent film director and former Jerky Boy, Kamal Ahmed on the feature film Laugh Killer Laugh, starring Tom Sizemore (Heat, Saving Private Ryan) and William Forsythe (Raising Arizona, Boardwalk Empire). In addition to composing a unique score combining the sounds of film noir, jazz and 70s crime soundtracks, Scott also played trumpet, trombone, guitar and several other instruments on the score. Scott also provided an indie-rock score for the feature-length documentary Victor’s Last Class, directed by Brendan Brandt and Produced by Emmy Award-winning editor Arielle Amsalem. While still in post-production, this film screened at the prestigious International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA).

Scott was awarded a fellowship in 2013 for his innovative approach to film composition, earning him a spot on BMI’s prestigious Film Scoring Mentorship where he studied under veteran film composer Rick Baitz. Scott also received an advanced certificate in Composition for Film and Television from Berklee College of Music.

Scott is currently scoring the feature length documentary Nerd Prom: Washington’s Wildest Week, a film that explores the sordid glamor behind the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, directed by Washington insider and former Politico reporter Patrick Gavin.

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