Kristen Baum

Kristen Baum

Music composer in Culver City, California

About Kristen

Kristen Baum is a Sundance Fellow (Feature Film Composers Lab) and an LA-based film composer. A classically trained pianist with a master of music in theory and composition, she has studied and worked closely with film composer Christopher Young. She wrote additional music (source) for 'The Book of Eli' and orchestrated for 'Priest' and 'When in Rome'. Her scores for independent films include As High as the Sky, Cicero in Winter, Daddy Issues, Never Again, Assassins, and The Things You Lose in the Ocean.


Name: Kristen Baum

Lives in: Culver City, California

Occupation: Music Composer

Unique traits: I love all things fantasy and fairy tale.

Credits

  • Puppet Life

    Puppet Life (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Struggling muppet actor, Meepo is just trying to make it in Hollywood. He's going to have to overcome the obstacles of love and inter-muppet racism first.

  • Bearded Men Presents D&D: The Improvised Campaign

    Bearded Men Presents D&D: The Improvised Campaign (2016)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Composer The Bearded Men Los Angeles improv troupe run through a physical, hilarious campaign of Dungeons & Dragons, acting out each of their decisions based on the results of a 20 sided die.

  • All's Farren, Love and War

    All's Farren, Love and War (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Music department A minor fender bender on the way home to propose to his girlfriend sets Eric on a collision course in his relationship.

  • Assassins

    Assassins (2015)
    Film by Fractured Veil Composer

  • The Wave I Ride

    The Wave I Ride (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Composer THE WAVE I RIDE is a surfing documentary that explores the raw human experience, inspiring viewers to look within their own story. Paige Alms grew up on the island of Maui, where the water was always part of her everyday life, and took up surfing at the age of nine. With boldness in her heart and one of the world's biggest surf spots in her backyard, it was inevitable that Paige would conquer any wave the ocean sent her way. Now 26, Paige has become Maui's big wave ambassador, living her humble life dedicated to her passion. Most recently in 2014, Paige, nominated for the Billabong XXL Women's Performance Award, is one of the few who has successfully paddled into the wave at Jaws.

  • Tab Hunter Confidential

    Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
    Film (Documentary and Biography) Music department In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter's secret is out. In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood's roller coaster.

  • This Is You

    This Is You (2014)
    Film (short) by Wendlwood Productions Composer

  • Hiking Awkward

    Hiking Awkward (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Wearing her best heels and her cutest mini skirt, Ann hikes into the wilderness of Sage National Park. She's determined to track down the sexy stranger she met at a party, but with a persistent park ranger and a pair of perky joggers running constant interference, will Ann make it out with the love of her life? Written by Anonymous

  • Family Escape

    Family Escape (2014)
    Film (Short and Family) Composer After her boyfriend proposes, Somaya faces pressure from her devout mother to accept the marriage proposal.

  • Skitual Healing: Felt Help

    Skitual Healing: Felt Help (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer In a world that is not always PC (Puppet-ly Correct), two Puppets must overcome their discrimination and their own awkwardness to find love. A hard hitting look at a minority that society often forgets.

  • Kidnapped for Christ

    Kidnapped for Christ (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Drama, News and Thriller) Music department A young evangelical filmmaker is granted unprecedented access inside a controversial Christian behavior modification program for teens, where she discovers shocking secrets and young students that change her life. Written by Anonymous

  • As High as the Sky

    As High as the Sky (2014)
    Film by Aunt Kiki Productions Composer

  • Everything & Everything & Everything

    Everything & Everything & Everything (2014)
    Film (short) by Bureau of Ships Composer

  • Believers Wanted

    Believers Wanted (2013)
    Film (Short, Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer A young women fights for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

  • Cicero in Winter

    Cicero in Winter (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer A lonely, hospitalized widower rediscovers the meaning and importance of his life through a local book club.

  • Bon Appetite

    Bon Appetite (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Composer A romantic dinner leaves two lovers with a dish that is hard to swallow.

  • Echo

    Echo (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Composer 'Echo' is the story of a man reliving his last day together with his wife, a year after her passing.

  • Lex Talionis

    Lex Talionis (2011)
    Film (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Composer A young woman faces the truth and seeks revenge on the person who killed her father.

  • Porcelain

    Porcelain (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Composer Some accidents are never forgiven.

  • The Art Patron

    The Art Patron (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer A young wealthy art patron goes on a quest to find the perfect painting to add to her collection. She searches throughout the city meeting various people on her journey. When she finds her painting, she instantly falls in love with it. After dreaming the painting is stolen from her, she finds the perfect safe place to keep the art work. Written by Anonymous

  • Unsaid

    Unsaid (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Composer Without a single word an entire relationship comes to pass and two individuals are left broken and damaged.

  • Kicked Out

    Kicked Out (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Daddy Issues

    Daddy Issues (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Composer A couple on a first date discuss the complexities of procreation. If only their daddy issues were their biggest hurdle.

  • Atomism

    Atomism (2011)
    Film (Short, Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Music department In 2019, the human race is on the brink of extinction The governments of the world have united to create a sinister solution, and a group of mysterious rebels have formed to oppose them.

  • Priest

    Priest (2011)
    Film (Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Music department PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. Written by Screen Gems

  • Stiffs on the Green

    Stiffs on the Green (2011)
    Film by Marrins Movies Composer

  • Happy Fliers S.O.A.K.

    Happy Fliers S.O.A.K. (2010)
    Film (Short, Action and Comedy) Composer When Cappy, the owner of Happy Fliers School of Aeronautical Knowledge faces bankruptcy he concocts schemes to save the school. One scheme, his Top Gun Training brings in a madcap group of characters that drive Jay Mie, the real flight instructor bananas. Written by Anonymous

  • The Caper

    The Caper (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Romance) Composer When a mid-level manager is passed over a promotion, he becomes disgruntled and plots to steal fifteen million dollars in bearer bonds from the company.

  • Epic Disaster

    Epic Disaster (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Epic Mission

    Epic Mission (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Add a Plot »

  • When in Rome

    When in Rome (2010)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Music department Beth is a hard working career woman whose last relationship says that she puts her work above him so he left her. When he tells her he found another career woman and is willing to stick it out with her and is engaged to her, Beth feels that there is no one for her. And when she goes to Rome to attend her sister's impromptu wedding and after meeting the best man, Nick, she's attracted to him but after seeing him with another woman, she gets drunk and goes into the famed Fountain of Love and takes some coins thrown by people looking for love. When she goes back to New York four men start coming onto her. And Nick keeps calling her asking her out. She later learns that what she did--is a no no. It seems legend says that if you take a coin out of the fountain the person who threw it will fall in love with who took the coin. So she has to find a way to break the curse. And she wonders if Nick, whom she likes, is with her cause he wants to or if he is under the spell. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli (2010)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Drama and Thriller) Music department In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book,... Written by Harry Jankel, London, England

  • The Things You Lose

    The Things You Lose (2010)
    Film (short) by Amy-Kernan Bennett Composer

  • Kill Your Television

    Kill Your Television (2009)
    Film (Animation, Short, Action, Drama and 1 More) Composer In an alternate dystopian 1989, Hugo is forced to recruit the help of an old friend, 'Crazy Eddie', in order to help save his sister from the clutches of the evil brainwashing Television Corporation.

  • La sorpresa

    La sorpresa (2009)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Family) Composer A latino family is about to celebrate the Father's 60th birthday, when all three grown kids drop a big surprise on the family that creates a humorous situation and destroys the hard work the mother has put together.

  • The Uninvited

    The Uninvited (2009)
    Film (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Music department After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • My Wife is a Vampire

    My Wife is a Vampire (2009)
    Film by Marrins Movies Composer

  • Untraceable

    Untraceable (2008)
    Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Music department A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. Written by McCormack

Awards

  • Gold Medal for Excellence in Original Music for a Short Film, Park City Film Music Festival (The Things You Lose)
    (2011)

Education

  • Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)

  • Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)

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  • Since: November 2012
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