Jon Clarke is an award-winning composer for film, TV and advertising. Jon combines his
love of sound design and music across all
aspects of his work. 2017 saw him complete
his debut feature film score for Kissing
Candice directed by Aoife McArdle. The film
premiered at Toronto International Film
Festival and was screened in the Generation
2018: Reflecting Reality competition at
Berlinale. His work on Kissing Candice was also recognised by being nominated for ‘Best composition in a feature film’ at the 2019 MAS Awards. In 2018 his score for the Red Cross Hope campaign saw the film receive the Grand Jury prize for craft Cannes Lions. His musical style draws from his
classical background as a violinist and pianist,
using neoclassical harmony fused with contemporary electronic and synthesised elements. For composition projects Jon is exclusively represented by SIREN.
Jon has also worked on numerous award-winning short films including Pink or Blue, based on the theme of gender, and Embarrassed, exploring the outdated taboos of breastfeeding both directed by Jake Dypka and Hollie McNish. He also composed the award-winning original score for Sam Huntley’s short Before The Night.
As a sound designer his cutting edge work has seen him pick up a whole host of award wins and nominations, with gold awards for Sound Design at the British Arrows and Ciclope, plus 5 MAS Awards and further accolades at Kinsale, the Clios and Cannes Advertising Festivals. Most recently he was supervising sound designer on documentary feature film The Quiet One directed by Oliver Murray which will have it’s US Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2019. It’s a beautifully crafted film about the life of Rolling Stones legend, Bill Wymen all cut from his own archive. In 2017 he was supervising sound designer on Home which picked up the 2017 BAFTA for Short Film. Jon has gained a global reputation for sound design excellence across all platforms and has been a jury member on a number of prestigious awards panels. Jon is exclusively represented for sound design by Factory Studios.