Emily Frances Ippolito


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Emily Frances Ippolito

Composer Emily Frances Ippolito has a strong passion for music and its importance in film, particularly when it enhances emotions that are otherwise not seen on the screen.

She recently finished a score for the gothic short film Nameless, by UK director Jonna Laitinen. She also did the score for Nocturnal, in collaboration with BAFTA and RTS nominee Tatenda and writer/director Esther Conroy; as well as one for the short Tide, directed by the UK artist Mark Zerop. She has scored for a variety of film styles in animation, horror, drama, and documentary and has composed concert music for all genres, from solo pieces to full orchestral works.

A recent recipient of a master’s degree from University of Edinburgh’s Music Composition for Screen program, Emily is also a writer, currently authoring a children's book series.

Originally from Oregon, Emily now resides in Scotland with her eight-year-old daughter.


“It was a pleasure to work with Emily and I learnt a great deal in the process. She was always available to discuss ideas and to explain the process of her work in order for me to better understand the best approach to take. Her ability to interpret the narrative of the movies and the passion she brought into her work and desire to further understand the needs of the film were incredibly valuable in creating a fitting composition and facilitating a productive and effortless working relationship. Her dedication to providing the absolute best to a production is inspiring and it’s clear to see the pride and care she has for the projects. I look forward to working with her again!” - Mark Zerop (animator/director of Tide)