Scott W. Hallgren

Scott W. Hallgren

Music Composer, Musician, Sound Designer and Sound Editor

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About Scott

Scott Hallgren is a composer, musician, and sound editor.

Over the last decade, Scott's scores have served a diverse group of independent films, and have received critical acclaim. Of note, "Sith'D", a short Star Wars spoof, won Best Comedy at Comic-Con (2006); "Gracie: diary of a coma patient" (2007) won a Silver Medal for Music Excellence at the Park City Film Music Festival; and the mid-South Emmy-nominated "We Shall Not Be Moved: the Nashville Sit-Ins" (2011) which also won both a Silver Telly & Golden CINE Award. His music has also been featured on the movie soundtracks of Smart People, London Tango, A Night Out With the Boys and A Toast To J. Edgar Hoover.

Not content to accept mediocre audio tracks, Scott started Scootman Music & Audio Productions, a full service company in Nashville, for movies, TV, video games, multimedia, and the internet. He has served as a producer and sound editor for voiceovers, ADR, music, Foley, and sound design on commercials, shows, and films for clients as diverse as: Exxon/Mobil, Enzyte, IcyHot, Scholastic, Vanderbilt Cancer Center, The Documentary Channel, Reynolds American, regional network TV affiliates, Caterpillar, the Nashville Film Festival, and Ridiculous Software.


  • Perfect 36

    Perfect 36 (2016)
    TV Movie by Yoshie Lewis (Documentary, Drama and History) Composer Of all of the battles waged on Nashville's doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial, and colorful. In July of 1920, all eyes were on the Tennessee capital as Anti and Pro-suffragists each fought for their vision of a socially evolving United States. One more state needed to ratify the proposed amendment, and that duty rested solely on the shoulders of Tennessee. August 18, 1920, the House convened. The votes were coming in neck and neck. At the last, a 24-year-old freshman legislator by the name of Harry Burn swung his vote and changed history forever, making Tennessee the deciding 36th state to enable passage of the 19th Amendment. Earlier, Representative Burn had received a telegram from his mother urging him to "Be a good boy" and to give women the right to vote. All mayhem broke loose, with Burn being chased onto a window ledge of the building. "The Perfect 36" depicts a pivotal moment of national, Tennessee, and ... Written by Yoshie Lewis

  • Charlie

    Charlie (2015)
    Film (short) by Noel Costill (Drama) Composer, Sound department

  • Raymond McAnally: Size Matters

    Raymond McAnally: Size Matters (2015)
    Video by Joel Wilson (Comedy) Composer Hilarious and deeply moving, Size Matters is an autobiographical one man comedy with fifteen characters. The show addresses the topics of bullying, body issues, love, and family responsibility from a refreshing and often unheard male perspective. In the show, heavy-set everyman Raymond McAnally weaves an emotional and comedic tale of his current life as a plus sized actor, new husband, and uncle to an admiring overweight ten year-old nephew, Morgan. Startled by seeing his past reflected in his nephew, Raymond and the audience explore his life to find out how much, or how little, Size Matters. Written by DFF

  • A Sense of Sound

    A Sense of Sound (2015)
    Film (short) by Jeremy Borison (Drama) Composer, Music department

  • Heartfelt

    Heartfelt (2015)
    Film (short) by Ryan Sargent (Comedy) Composer, Music department Joey wanted to be a puppeteer all her life, but the terror of the post-college world got in the way. Just when she's about to turn away from it forever, some key figures from her past return to change her mind.

  • Aspie

    Aspie (2015)
    Film (short) by Travis Slagle (Drama) Composer, Music department

  • All Kinds

    All Kinds (2015)
    Film (short) by Starina Johnson (Drama) Composer, Music department A comic artist comes to terms with what it takes to be a parent.

  • Night of the Living Relatives

    Night of the Living Relatives (2015)
    Film (short) by Tom Delfino (Comedy and Horror) Composer, Sound department John reads in the paper that, like suicide bombers, you have to shoot zombies in the head, otherwise they still pose a threat. Too bad for John and his wife Kelly that they didn't shoot his zomboid sister...

  • Constellations

    Constellations (2014)
    Film (short) by Margaret Corn (Adventure) Composer, Music department A narrative about the consolation journey of a little girl after the untimely death of her mother the previous Christmas.

  • Visions of the Past: Wessyngton Plantation

    Visions of the Past: Wessyngton Plantation (2014)
    Film (short) by Linda Duvoisin (Documentary and History) Composer, Music department 'Visions of the Past: Wessyngton Plantation' is an historical documentary short that profiles one of most prosperous plantations of the Antebellum South, offering rare insight into the personalities and daily life struggles of the enslaved population.

  • This Barren Land

    This Barren Land (2014)
    Film (short) by Christin Sites (Drama) Sound department

  • Self Offense

    Self Offense (2014)
    Film (short) by Wendy Keeling (Action, Crime and Drama) Composer, Sound department Self Offense is the journey of four women victimized by abuse and violence. Their individual stories are woven together through the self defense course where they randomly meet and gain tools necessary to break the cycle of abuse that has paralyzed them from moving forward. Written by Wendy Keeling

  • Butchie & Kate

    Butchie & Kate (2013)
    Film (short) by David Keane (Drama) Composer

  • Wasted Away

    Wasted Away (2013)
    Film (short) by Kristopher Wente (Drama and Thriller) Sound department A young woman is missing. She's the latest in a string of grisly homicides. These killings are unique, specific, and...familiar. As the search for the copycat stalls, an investigative news team ventures into the prison to interview the copycat's inspiration. Will he shed light into the mind of the murderer in time to save the latest victim? Written by Anonymous

  • Pushin' 60

    Pushin' 60 (2013)
    Film (short) by Spenser Fritz (Thriller) Sound department

  • I Know You

    I Know You (2013)
    Film (short) by Calen Smith (Drama) Sound department, Thanks

  • The Sum of Loss

    The Sum of Loss (2012)
    Film (short) by Toby Wosskow (Drama and Family) Composer, Music department Brian Sullivan is no stranger to adversity. While his ten-year-old son lies dying, the I.R.S. relentlessly pursues him for taxes he doesn't believe he owes. Caught in the depths of despair, Brian waits for a miracle. What happens next can only be described as divine intervention. Written by Anonymous

  • Just Grate

    Just Grate (2012)
    Film (short) by Wendy Keeling (Comedy and Romance) Composer, Sound department Just when you think it can't get any worse..... Life throws you in the blender!! Just Grate is an... See full synopsis »

  • Masterminds

    Masterminds (2012)
    Film by David Keary (Action, Crime and Drama) Music department

  • Department of Debt

    Department of Debt (2011)
    Film (short) by Lou Chanatry (Comedy) Composer An long time bureaucrat desperate for recognition, has a unique plan to retire the national debt.

  • Scouting Patrons

    Scouting Patrons (2011)
    Film (short) by Toby Wosskow (Comedy) Composer An arrogant executive is confronted by a group of precocious Girl Scouts who turn up the heat when he refuses to make a purchase.

  • Visionary Voices of the South

    Visionary Voices of the South (2011)
    Film (short) by Dave Porfiri Composer

  • A Toast to J. Edgar Hoover

    A Toast to J. Edgar Hoover (2011)
    Film (short) by William M. Akers (Drama) Composer, Music department, Soundtrack A pair of dim bulb burglars happen onto a mysteriously jolly college professor who takes an inordinate interest in details of their profession, to the point of allowing them to... steal all his stuff! Might he have an ulterior motive? Might they be in... danger? Oh my! Written by Anonymous

  • AFFT Video for Legislators

    AFFT Video for Legislators (2011)
    Film (short) by Lou Chanatry (News) Composer, Music department, Self

  • Coming to Terms

    Coming to Terms (2010)
    Film (short) by Toby Wosskow (Drama) Composer In this battle of cause and effect, Jerry is involved in a grave accident and quickly learns you can't escape your past.

  • The Present

    The Present (2010)
    Film (short) by Joel Wilson (Drama, Family, Fantasy and Romance) Composer A man wishes that this night would never end, only to get what he wished for.

  • Death by Death II

    Death by Death II (2010)
    Film (short) by Joel Wilson (Action, Comedy and Crime) Composer

  • Death by Death

    Death by Death (2010)
    Film (short) by Joel Wilson (Action, Comedy, Crime and Drama) Composer

  • We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-Ins

    We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-Ins (2010)
    Film (short) by Dave Porfiri (History) Composer

  • History Detectives

    History Detectives (2010)
    Television by Bernadette McDaid (Documentary, History and Mystery) Music department Researchers identify how historical significance gathered them into wondering how past events occurred.

  • Strictly Tango

    Strictly Tango (2010)
    TV Movie by Imogen Robertson (Documentary) Music department

  • Doc Talk

    Doc Talk (2010)
    Television by Thomas L. Neff (Talk-Show) Music department

  • Kid Justice

    Kid Justice (2009)
    Film (short) by Craig Ciali (Western) Composer

  • The 48 Hour Film Showdown

    The 48 Hour Film Showdown (2009)
    Television by John Roland (Reality-TV) Music department

  • London Tango

    London Tango (2009)
    Film by Imogen Robertson (Documentary) Soundtrack

  • Boxed Lunch

    Boxed Lunch (2008)
    Film (short) by Craig Ciali (Comedy) Composer

  • A Night Out with the Boys

    A Night Out with the Boys (2008)
    Film (short) by Allison Hughes Stroud Composer, Music department, Sound department

  • Treasures of the Academy: Guardians of History

    Treasures of the Academy: Guardians of History (2008)
    TV Movie by Mark McLaughlin (Documentary) Music department, Soundtrack Documentary Channel's partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to broaden with this in-depth look at the importance of film preservation. John Huston's World War 2 documentaries, "Battle of San Pietro" and "Let There Be Light," which have been preserved by DOC and AMPAS, are highlighted as examples of film as living history. Featuring interviews with John Huston's son, Tony, and top directors and historians who shed considerable light on this important, exciting subject. Written by Documentary Channel

  • Jurassic Fight Club

    Jurassic Fight Club (2008)
    Television by George Blasing (Documentary and History) Music department They were the ultimate fighters -- prehistoric beasts who walked the earth millions of years ago. With cunning and strategy, they hunted their prey -- transforming the prehistoric world into a battlefield. Today, archaeologists are uncovering these battlefields -- and are gaining startling new insight into how quick thinking, maneuverability, and striking at the exact moment separated the weak from the strong. Blow by blow, each episode will dissect these battles, uncovering a predatory world far more calculated and complex than we originally thought. Written by Official Site

  • Smart People

    Smart People (2008)
    Film by Noam Murro (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Music department Lawrence Wetherhold is miserable and misanthropic: he's a widower, a pompous professor at Carnegie Mellon, an indifferent father to a college student and a high-school senior, and the reluctant brother of a ne'er-do-well who's come to town. A seizure and a fall send Lawrence to the emergency room where the physician, a former student of his, ends up going on a date with him. His daughter, Vanessa, lonely and friendless, who's been bonding with his brother, tries to sabotage dad and the doctor's relationship, but Lawrence is good at that without help. Is there any way these smart people can get a life? Can happiness be pursued beneath layers of irony? Written by <>

  • Perry's Wait

    Perry's Wait (2007)
    Film (short) by Jeff Wedding (Thriller) Composer, Sound department In this Gothic thriller, two brothers are pitted against one another-one by the daunting task of carrying on the family business of crime, the other by the temptation of starting a crime-free, debt-free life, with the financial help of one last job with his older brother. As it always goes, and what neither brother seems to realize, is that fate is pure-determined; no matter what decision they make it is already too late. Tonight they will see just how thick blood really is. Written by Jeff Wedding

  • Gracie: The Diary of a Coma Patient

    Gracie: The Diary of a Coma Patient (2007)
    Film (short) by Jeff Wedding (Romance) Composer, Music department, Sound department The patient is a reclusive miner living on a lonely farm. Gracie is the object of his desire. On his deathbed, the result of a failed suicide, the patient re-lives both real memories as well as thoughts and images conjured by the obsession of a woman he loves but could never have. As a priest and nun sit at the patient's bedside, prepared to deliver him his Last Rites, we watch as the madness of the patient's comatose thoughts unfold through a landscape of terrifying nightmares. But, also through the dreams he envisions to be bliss-leaving him in a hellish perpetual state of his love and hatred for Gracie. Written by Jeff Wedding

  • It's About Steppin' in the Hood

    It's About Steppin' in the Hood (2007)
    Film by Julie Alexander (Documentary) Composer A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the short STEPPIN' IN THE HOOD by inner city teens at the Preston Taylor YMCA with Hustle and Flow's Craig Brewer mentoring as the director. Together with Craig and other professional film mentors, we get a great insight into the evolution of these kids starting from ground zero to "That's a wrap." Along with this documentary you will see the completed short Steppin' in the Hood, directed by Craig Brewer, with music by Al Kapone Written by Julie Alexander

  • Sith'd

    Sith'd (2006)
    Film (short) by Brian Silva (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Composer A noble Jedi Knight gets punk'd... er, sith'd... whatever.

  • Blink of an Eye

    Blink of an Eye (2006)
    Film (short) by Travis Laurendine Composer, Sound department


  • Silver Medal for Music Excellence, Park City Film Fest

  • Golden CINE

  • Silver Telly


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