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Jonathan Sharples is a London-based composer for various media avenues who has composed for short films, theatre, animation and bands. He has written and recorded music in a wide range of styles including intimate piano pieces, epic orchestral works, electronica, quirky jazz fusion and alternative pop. His compositions have been performed in several notable theatres including St James' Theatre, London and the Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Credits for Ten Ten Theatre and Resources include; This Is My Body, the award winning one women play about the realities of sex slavery directed by Paul Jepson, Common Room (short film) and the animated short Bonnie's Brother both directed by Martin O'Brien. Other short films include Lotus Friends, produced by Joe Mannion Cinematography, This is how I Die produced by Mo LaLilliputienne and Let Me Stay by BAWG Productions. Last year Jonathan made his Australian theatre sound design debut with Shhhh! a play directed by Florence Florens for the Sydney Short and Sweet Festival.
Jonathan Sharples grew up in a Australia where he gained a Bachelor of Music/Teaching with a major in Composition from the University of New England, Armidale. He now calls London home where he has lived and worked for the past 5 years.
Theater by Florence Florens (Comedy) Sound Designer Shhh! is a comedic play directed by Florence Florens that explores what happens when multiple 'wannabe thieves' end up robbing the same home one night. The play was performed as part of the 2016 Sydney Short and Sweet Festival.
The Way I Die
Film (short) by Monica Mehengat (Drama) Lead Composer When a young girl is confronted by her own mortality questions arise as to the strength of her personal relationships. As she reaches out for help the fragility of these relationships start to show forcing her to confront a very uncomfortable reality.
Film (short) by Joe Mannion Cinematography (Comedy) Lead Composer Two girls find themselves in quite a predicament after Jasmin, longing for some lotus boots, gets herself and her friend Amy caught up in a drug deal that goes horribly wrong. The two girls find themselves fighting over who is to blame and how they are going to get out of their situation with Jasmin placing what Amy sees as false hope in her boyfriend sensing that they are in danger.
Film (short) by Ten Ten Theatre/ Martin O'Brien (Drama) Lead Composer Bonnie's Brother is a 3 part animation film series produced by Ten Ten Theatre. The series explores a period in Bonnie's life where her brother leaves home and becomes homeless. Bonnie's Brother is part of a series of educational resources Ten Ten Theatre has produced for primary school students.
Film (short) by Ten Ten Theatre (Drama) Lead Composer Common Room explores the lives of four teenagers as they make the transition from GCSE’s to Sixth Form College. Written and directed by Martin O’Brien and produced by Ten Ten Theatre the film deals with a range of challenges relevant to this age group.
Let Me Stay
Film (short) by BAWG Productions (Horror) Lead Composer Produced by BAWG Productions, 'Let Me Stay' is a short psychological thriller based on a young girl who is forced to take medication for her dissociative identity disorder.
This Is My Body
Theater by Ten Ten Theatre/ Paul Jepson (Drama) Lead Composer This Is My Body is a powerful award winning one-woman play written by Martin O'Brien, directed by Paul Jepson, performed by Agata Jarosz and produced by Ten Ten Theatre, which toured the UK in 2014, including a performance at the St James Theatre in London. It uncovered the shocking reality of human trafficking in the UK, and the failures of the system to adequately respond to and support the victims.
University of New England