James Sizemore

James Sizemore

Music composer and music editor in New York City, New York

About James

James Sizemore is an accomplished talent in the music industry with notable credits in film and television. Most recently, James arranged and produced the score for the award winning film Spotlight. James also recently completed a 3 year collaboration with director Peter Jackson and composer Howard Shore, orchestrating and arranging the music for The Hobbit Trilogy. With a versatile background in many musical styles, he has ranged from the big broadway musical numbers written for the recent Orenthal:The Musical to the ambient soundscapes heard in David Cronenberg’s films Maps to the Stars and Cosmopolis. His versatility can also be heard in Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater, where ethnic Persian soloists intermingle with hip-hop and rock influences.


Name: James Sizemore

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Music Composer and Music Editor

Credits

  • Wilde Wedding

    Wilde Wedding (2017)
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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight (2015)
    Film (Biography, Drama and History) Music department When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Written by Open Road

  • Datuna: Portrait of America

    Datuna: Portrait of America (2015)
    Film (Documentary and Biography) Music department Documenting the events of one tumultuous year, Datuna:Portrait of America follows the compelling journey of artist David Datuna as he pursues a dream of cultural and artistic freedom in his adopted country, the United States. An emigre from the former USSR, the incredible trek traces his steps from Miami, New York and ultimately to tens of thousands at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in the shadow of the nations capital. As Datuna becomes the first contemporary artist in the world to utilize the wearable technology Google Glass in a work of art, his personal life takes a dramatic turn driven by real-life events when the artist discovers he has stage 3 cancer.

  • Love at First Swipe

    Love at First Swipe (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department People, seeking romance, get help updating their online profiles to find the perfect match.

  • Catfish: The TV Show

    Catfish: The TV Show (2013 - 2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Tackles the mystery and complexities of dating in a digital world. According to an MTV survey of Millenials 18-24 years old, 1 in 4 has online dated, 1 in 2 has a friend who does it and, in the past three years, traffic to top 10 online dating sites has tripled. In a world where everyone is constantly connected digitally, social media has made communicating easier but this digital world might also complicate relationships. Written by Anonymous

  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta

    The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2009 - 2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department A reality television series focused on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • American Pickers

    American Pickers (2010 - 2015)
    Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Music department Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

  • What You Can Burn

    What You Can Burn (2015)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Composer Two adventurers on a hunt for buried treasure find a mysterious stranger has beaten them to it.

  • Rosewater

    Rosewater (2014)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Music department Based of a true story about a journalist who gets detained and brutally interrogated in prison for 118 days. The journalist Maziar Bahari was blindfolded and interrogated for 4 months in Evin prison in Iran, while the only distinguishable feature about his captor is the distinct smell of rosewater. An interview and sketch that Maziar did with a journalist on The Daily Show was used as evidence that Maziar was a spy and in communication with the American government and the CIA. Written by abivians

  • Boundless

    Boundless (2014)
    Television (Documentary) Music department Boundless is an adrenaline-charged documentary series following the adventures of friends/fierce competitors Simon Donato and Paul "Turbo" Trebilcock in their worldwide quest to challenge their limits in some of the most extreme competitive events on Earth From single and multi-day ultra marathons, to open-ocean standup paddling, to multi-day class 3+ kayak races, canyon bike races, and grueling triathlons, the events range from very well known to totally obscure Boundless is a riveting character study of two friends competing amoung themselves and others, revealing all the conflicts they encounter, incredible characters they meet, and set in the unforgettable backdrops of their surroundings. Written by Steven N. Bray

  • Maps to the Stars

    Maps to the Stars (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Music department The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford's clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the 60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night... Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania and befriended a limo driver Jerome who is also an aspiring actor. Written by New_Rodro

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
    Film (Adventure and Fantasy) Music department After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

  • Impractical Jokers

    Impractical Jokers (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Music department Each episode contains a regime of multiple challenges in teams, independently or against specific jokers in a head to head challenge. Every time they fail to complete a task the joker will receive a red thumbs down. The joker with the most thumbs down after the series of challenges is the loser who has to complete an extremely embarrassing or difficult task in which the jokers cannot say no to. These Loser Challenges have consisted of dangerous stunts and some scary scenes! Written by Sam Sneddon

  • Buying Alaska

    Buying Alaska (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Buying Alaska proves that forgoing basic amenities is a reasonable tradeoff when it comes to breathtaking views and stunning wild surroundings that you can't find anywhere in the lower 48 states. Offering much more than living quarters, these properties are so in tune with the extraordinary landscape that it's often what's beyond the house that proves to be the main attraction, from the ability to hunt and fish from your back deck, to extreme seclusion on your own private island, to self-sustaining features such as smokehouses and greenhouses. However, there are also dangers that come with all the beauty, and living in this rugged and remote terrain can lead to animal attacks and brutal winters that cut you off from society. Written by Destination America

  • Jimmy P.

    Jimmy P. (2013)
    Film (Drama) Music department A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
    Film (Adventure and Fantasy) Music department After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? Written by Otaku-sempai

  • Best Week Ever

    Best Week Ever (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Music department Add a Plot »

  • What Not to Wear

    What Not to Wear (2011 - 2013)
    Television (Family and Reality-TV) Music department Two fashion stylists and a team of hair and makeup advisors help revamp the look of individuals who have been nominated by their friends for makeovers due to their lamentable appearance, using a $5,000 budget.

  • Chasing Tail

    Chasing Tail (2013)
    Television Music department Connecticut is home to some of the richest suburbs in America, but that doesn't mean it's impervious to pests. The state is infested with white-tailed deer, infamous for causing car accidents and spreading Lyme disease. That's where Mike Andronaco and his buddies come in. The gang keeps the deer population at bay by hunting on the sprawling properties of wealthy landowners. Mike gets the meat and the residents get some relief, but it's not that simple: a culture clash is unleashed when the arrows begin to fly.

  • OJ: The Musical

    OJ: The Musical (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Musical) Composer Eugene Olivier is an eccentric theater artist living in NYC, where he has spent the last ten years of his life putting on various musicals to rave reviews. After years of creative triumphs, Broadway has lost its luster for him and Eugene longs for the early days when he and his childhood friends would put on shows together back home in Orrville, Ohio. With little thought and no preparation, Eugene decides to move to Los Angeles where he will surprise his two best friends from childhood, Lawrence and Regina, and help them rediscover their now forgotten love for the theater. After pitching them on his brand new OJ Simpson musical, which is loosely based on Othello, Eugene comes to realize that it may not be as easy as he thought to stage the next great American musical. Written by Anonymous

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    Film (Adventure and Fantasy) Music department Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to ... Written by Production

  • Big Rich Texas

    Big Rich Texas (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis (2012)
    Film (Drama) Music department On the spur of the moment, twenty-eight year old Manhattan self-made multi-billionaire Eric Packer decides he wants to get a haircut from his regular and longtime barber across town, a difficult journey today if only because of the traffic gridlock from three high profile but vastly different events taking place in the borough, including a wandering anarchist protest, they who largely use dead rats as their symbol of protest. Through his trek, Eric, most taking place in his stretch limousine, meets with several business associates - some with as esoteric job titles as Head of Theory - and personal acquaintances, including his several week bride, Elise, a wealthy woman in her own right with who he still has a somewhat distant relationship if only because they don't really know each other. The start of Eric's day ends much differently than the end as his personal fortune largely hinges on external forces in relation to a speculative currency transaction, and as he learns that someone is... Written by Huggo

  • Mob Wives

    Mob Wives (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Chronicles the lives of four struggling "allegedly" associated women who have to pick up the pieces and carry on after their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities.

  • Brooklyn 11223

    Brooklyn 11223 (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • WWE Smackdown!

    WWE Smackdown! (2012)
    Television (Sport) Music department Weekly sports show, with frequent commentary, interviews, side plots and hype.

  • When Men Become Truly Free

    When Men Become Truly Free (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer "When Men Become Truly Free" by Abbas Naqvi: "When Men Become Truly Free" tells a story of a group of individuals that are done wrong by their governments and people in power. A young man is shot dead in the streets and onlookers begin to riot. As the rioters are apprehended and subdued, they become victims of torture and degradation. This ordeals creates a global awakening where massive riots become rampant across the globe as people are no longer standing for the poor decisions made by their elected officials. Written by Abbas Naqvi

  • Hugo

    Hugo (2011)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Family and Mystery) Music department Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Written by napierslogs

  • Brain Games

    Brain Games (2011)
    Television (Documentary, Comedy, Drama, Game-Show and 1 More) Music department An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled.

  • A Dangerous Method

    A Dangerous Method (2011)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Thriller) Music department Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud's talking cure with some of his patients. Spielrain's psychological problems are deeply rooted in her childhood and violent father. She is highly intelligent however and hopes to be a doctor, eventually becoming a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers. Jung and Freud develop an almost father-son relationship with Freud seeing the young Jung as his likely successor as the standard-bearer of his beliefs. A deep rift develops between them when Jung diverges from Freud's belief that while psychoanalysis can reveal the cause of psychological problems it cannot cure the patient. Written by garykmcd

  • True Life

    True Life (2011)
    Television (Documentary) Music department This one hour documentary follows 4 young people who are moving to the Big Apple to pursue their dreams. Julie is a shop-o-holic who lives off of her parents credit cards but wants to make her own way in the fashion industry. Frankie & Dana are gay best friends from Ohio who have no money, no jobs, and no plan but have a big dream for a better life. And Josh is a model from a Winsconsin who is getting the opportunity of a lifetime with a top modeling agency. Who will survive in one of the most competitive cities in the world? Written by M. McEwan

  • Kourtney & Kim Take New York

    Kourtney & Kim Take New York (2011)
    Television (Drama and Reality-TV) Music department The Kardashian girls have opened a new Dash store in New York City. Kim and Kourtney move there to help make it a success.

  • Aurora

    Aurora (2010)
    Television Music department Having been cryogenically frozen for 20 years, Aurora's heart torn between past and present : memories of an old love and chance of a new one.

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Music department Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life. Written by Summit Entertainment

  • Edge of Darkness

    Edge of Darkness (2010)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Music department Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by alfiehitchie

  • Okla-Coma

    Okla-Coma (2009)
    Film (Short and Musical) Composer When a young man is involved in an automobile accident, the last words that he heard on his radio become the catalyst for his imagination. Okla-Coma pays homage to some of the most famous movie musicals.

  • The Sky Has Fallen

    The Sky Has Fallen (2009)
    Film (Action, Drama, Horror and Romance) Composer Within a couple of hours, a new disease wipes out almost all of mankind. Trying to avoid infection, people flee to remote locations, but they start seeing mysterious black figures, carrying away the dead and experimenting on them. Now, Lance and Rachel, two survivors determined to fight back, must kill the leader of these creatures before the rest of humanity disappears. Written by Will Hanlon

  • Doubt

    Doubt (2008)
    Film (Drama and Mystery) Music department It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. Written by Miramax Films

  • Empire

    Empire (2008)
    Film (Short) Music department Tells the story of a troubled young man who seeks violent retribution against a prominent conservative television pundit.

  • Cupcake

    Cupcake (2008)
    Film (Short) Music department Candi is torn between two loves: one for cupcakes, the other for a TV fitness guru. When she tries to shed one passion in order to gain the other, she is sent on an enjoyably absurd trajectory as she encounters the thin line between love and madness. Will poor Candi ever get to have her cake and eat it too? Written by Tribeca Film Festival

  • Norman Normal: A Modern Metamorphosis

    Norman Normal: A Modern Metamorphosis (2008)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Composer A modern take on a classic short story, this adult fairy tale explores the life of a most normal man who suffers a most abnormal transformation. As his condition worsens, he is rejected by his family and co-workers, and finally dies alone, buried in a secluded field, forgotten by society. Until one night, something truly remarkable happens to shake the unremarkable foundations of Norman Normal's once picture perfect family and town. Written by Suzanne Sitelman

  • Chords

    Chords (2008)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Family) Composer When a pair of adolescent girls end their friendship over a "dumb" boy, one of them turns to an middle-aged suburbanite for comfort and learns that the things we love the most are the things we lose the easiest.

  • Divergence

    Divergence (2007)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Music department "Divergence" is the story of two people at a crossroads in their lives. Tim Lawson, a helicopter pilot wounded in Iraq and looking for some peace, has come to the seaside community with the dread of his imminent return to the war. Clare O'Neil has lost her husband and child to a drunk driver, and now has sequestered herself in a small beach-front bungalow in the middle of winter. Blocking out contact with friends and family, she exists in a haze of prescription pills and alcohol. These two lost and broken people come together and find in each other the will to begin their lives anew. Written by P. Donnelly

  • Farm Girl in New York

    Farm Girl in New York (2007)
    Film (Comedy) Composer Sam and Matt flee their small mid-western town of 'Shickville,' for New York City, where hot girls roam the streets! After months of failure they come up with the idea to hold a fake audition to meet women. Hilarity ensues when dozens of hot, talentless, babes show up competing for a job that doesn't exist. When one of the actresses wins Sam's heart at the audition, Sam is inspired to write a play. Next thing you know Sam and Matt are rehearsing a play. Unfortunately they have no idea what they're doing. With the help of some of the interesting people and places you find in theatre, they just may have a Broadway Hit and fall in love along the way. Written by ishy

  • Storage Unit # 57

    Storage Unit # 57 (2007)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Composer Izzy, a worker at a storage facility, frustrated by the separation with his wife and the monotony of his job, Izzy begins to see ghostly apparitions in a storage locker labeled storage unit #57. When a mysterious character named Reed hires him to deliver packages for him, Izzy discovers that there is a connection between Reed and nightmarish supernatural apparitions of the possible future death of a woman he has not yet met. Written by Aldo Romero

  • A Swiftly Fading Spirit

    A Swiftly Fading Spirit (2007)
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  • Each Time I Kill

    Each Time I Kill (2007)
    Film (Horror) Composer A shy high school senior (Paralta) finds a magic locket that will allow her to trade one physical feature with anyone she murders.

  • Relative Obscurity

    Relative Obscurity (2007)
    Film Composer Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

  • Death of Two Sons

    Death of Two Sons (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Music department On Feb. 4, 1999, four New York City Police officers killed Amadou Diallo on his own doorstep in a hail of 41 bullets. Jesse Thyne, an American Peace Corps volunteer who lived and worked with Amadou's family in his home village in Africa, died there less than a year after Amadou's shooting. "Death of Two Sons" examines the political, personal, and spiritual implications of these two deaths. "Death of Two Sons" tells the story of Amadou Diallo, the West African immigrant shot 41 times by four New York City police officers in 1999, and Jesse Thyne, an American Peace Corps Volunteer who was living and working with Amadou's family in his home village in Guinea. Jesse himself was killed in Guinea less than a year after the Diallo shooting. This film explores the political, personal, and spiritual implications of their deaths. Written by Anonymous

  • Rust

    Rust (2006)
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  • Call It Fiction

    Call It Fiction (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department On his 21st birthday, journalism major David is given an unexpected present. His father, exuberant ex-hippie Chas (Ron Silver), surprises him with a copy of the book he has been secretly writing for two decades- an intimate account of his divorce and its tumultuous aftermath- a gift David refuses. But when the manuscript is sold to the biggest publishing house in the country, he is forced to confront the family's buried secrets through his father's eyes. Written by Anonymous

  • Under the Harlem Moon

    Under the Harlem Moon (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Music department Under the Harlem Moon weaves the story of a diva mother and her two daughters in Harlem in the twenties and thirties. Replete with two invigorating swing dance scenes and a breathtaking vocal performance by Tamela Aldridge, Under the Harlem Moon explores the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance while following two sisters in their search for a balance between their lives and each other. Written by Liesl Davis

  • Dissolve

    Dissolve (2005)
    Film (Short and Horror) Composer Kenneth is readying himself to go on stage. The theater manager enters his dressing room in order to comfort his lead actor, who reveals his fears about a man named Edmond, who wishes to usurp his place. As Kenneth takes his final bows, the theater transforms into a broken-down stage and the cheering audience is replaced by Kenneth's son, Edmond, and a doctor. Edmond tells his father that he has become insane. The doctor slyly coaxes Kenneth out of the theater. As Edmond attempts to leave, he is stopped by the theater manager. The location reverts back to Kenneth's fantasy theater and the audience reappears, dragging Edmond onto the stage. On stage, Edmond dramatically ages and collapses, while the audience wildly applauds. Written by Suzanne Sitelman

  • Seamless

    Seamless (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Composer A look at what it takes for young designers to make it in the fashion world.

  • Cubicle Genius

    Cubicle Genius (2005)
    Film (Short and Horror) Composer In this black and white homage to the Twilight Zone, the shot opens in a typical office environment. Cris sits at his desk with his head in his arms. Slowly, he stirs and begins typing, his voice-over revealing his frustration with his job and his co-workers, who seem to ignore him. Suddenly, Cris realizes that his co-workers are all zombies, mindlessly repeating the same tasks over and over, as if time has stopped! He tries to escape, but the building is surrounded by wasteland. Cris returns back to his desk and puts his head in his arms. He slowly stirs and begins typing, the same voice-over repeating itself. We realize that Cris, like all his co-workers, is doomed to repeat these same moments forever! Written by Suzanne Sitelman

  • Love Parade

    Love Parade (2005)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Sound department A sensual yet edgy relationship comedy parallels two couples while exposing individual idiosyncrasies through mutual power play.

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