Ed Hartman

Ed Hartman

Owner at 8th Sense Productions, LLC
Music Composer, Musician and Producer

Seattle, Washington

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About Ed

Ed Hartman is a producer, composer and educator.
As a producer, Ed produced the 80-year-old unreleased film, "As the Earth Turns". The film has been in 121 festivals and won 135 awards/nominations. The film is going into distribution in 2020, including Turner Classic Movies. Ed has also produced a mini-doc, and is working on a biopic about the filmmaker (see the video on Ed's profile).
As a composer, Ed has scored music for film, T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. His music has been heard in the motion pictures "The Blind Side" and "Scooby-Doo, The Mystery Begins" (Warner Bros.), "The Cold Light of Day" (Summit Ent.), "Surviving Christmas" (Dreamworks), "Mini's First Time" (Bold Films), "Forbidden Fruit" (Jeff Madsen Productions), and "The Paralyzing Agent" (Z Flight Productions).

Ed scored music for the award-winning feature film, "As the Earth Turns" (34 awards/nominations for the score), for the documentary: "Project Colombia" (The MapMakers) and the short films, “Little Peter Needs to Fly” and "End Zone" (Seattle International Fly Film Festival) along with the feature "Fitz" (Who Made Who Productions) - 2008 Alberta Film and Television Awards Nominee: Best Feature Film). Ed's music has been on television, including: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "Lucifer"(FOX), "Twas the Night", "Katie Morgan", Big Love (HBO) and "Passions" (NBC), "Let's Make a Deal" (CBS), "Doc-Block" (MSNBC), "Greek" (ABC Family), "Emeril Green" (GREEN), "Nature", "Gourmet Adventures with Ruth" (PBS), "Channel 5 Takes Latin", "Relic Hunter" "Extreme Towns" (TRAVEL), "America Now" (Ind.), "Shalom In The Home", "Toddlers and Tiaras", "High Stakes Sweepers"(TLC), "Amazing Wedding Cakes" (Women's Ent) and Current TV.

Corporate and commercial use of Ed's music includes MYQ2 (FOX TV Affiliate, Seattle), Lightyear Productions (for Tacoma Grand Cinema), Parragon Books, Ltd., Lavinia Productions S. L.C., Modem Media, 3CIM Inc., Tarinatalo OY, Storyhouse LTD., Avex Marketing, Kobalt, Barnes and Noble, Trailer Park, DDB Health, and Greenpeace.

As an educator, Ed teaches music licensing to composers and songwriters. He has a free monthly newsletter and many free resources on his website.

Performance: Ed Hartman has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance, and theatre co’s including Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. As a soloist, Ed has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC. His own bands The Olympic Marimba Band (World) and Northwest Passage (Jazz) perform music from around the world. Ed also performs as a solo one-man-band at concerts, fairs, festivals, schools, colleges, and events of all kinds.

Education/Teaching: Originally from Chicago, Ed received his degree in percussion from Indiana University. Ed Hartman has written articles, sheet music, and books about music for Olympic Publications. His albums "The River", "Northwest Passage", "Wood and Metal Music", ""Moving Images: Cinematic Piano Music", "Moving Images Vol. II: Cinematic Jazz", and "Marimbells of Christmas" have received national critical acclaim.


  • Jack: A Short Film

    Jack: A Short Film (2018)
    Film Composer

  • Thought Dream

    Thought Dream (2018)
    Video Composer

  • Adventures in Public School

    Adventures in Public School (2017)
    Film Soundtrack

  • The Pirates of Somalia

    The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
    Film Soundtrack

  • A Different Sun

    A Different Sun (2017)
    Film (Drama and Family) Soundtrack A Chinese family moves from their native land to a town in Germany and struggles to adjust to the different culture. Marriage hangs in the balance...

  • The Son, the Father

    The Son, the Father (2017)
    Film (Short, Drama and Horror) Composer The event on a young boy's birthday has consequences far into the future for himself and his family.

  • Spirit of the Game

    Spirit of the Game (2016)
    Film (Biography) Soundtrack In the lead up to the 1956 Olympic games, a group of missionaries are tasked with helping the fledgling Australian basketball team compete in their first ever Olympics, and in doing so, unite a nation still coming to grips after the war.

  • Those in Need

    Those in Need (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer A homeless man comes to the rescue of a grocery shopper hit by a car, and saves his life after the shopper has repeatedly ignored him.

  • Article 106: An Interrogation

    Article 106: An Interrogation (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Trauma

    Trauma (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Composer Struggling to regain control of her life, a woman confronts the demons of her past, and uncovers a nightmare she'll never forget.

  • Before and After

    Before and After (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • The Three Stars

    The Three Stars (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Circumcision

    Circumcision (2013)
    Film (Short and War) Composer This is story of eighteen year old African-American Walter Little and his first duty station in the US Navy in 1967. After reporting for duty on board a Navy aircraft carrier, Walter fell in with the Brothers. A group of African-American men determined to realize their dreams granted by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Circumcision unfolds against the backdrop of the cold war as the carrier and its nuclear armada cruise the Mediterranean Seas a few weeks before the outbreak of the Six Day War in the Middle East. Nearly, five thousand men work in shifts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Racial tensions are high and gangs prowl the ship and face off during the night. The Brothers determine that to be like Mohammed Ali you first need a circumcision. And one morning, Walter shows up at sick call and tells the duty corpsman, "I want a cision." Written by Mark P. Willner

  • The Cold Light of Day

    The Cold Light of Day (2012)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Soundtrack After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

  • Winston

    Winston (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Composer Winston, a household servant robot, wastes away in the basement after being replaced by a new model named Angela. One evening, Winston finds Angela in the same situation, which forces him to relive past memories of time spent with her.

  • Cool It

    Cool It (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Soundtrack A documentary that takes an alternative approach to dealing with the global warming crisis.

  • Forbidden Fruit

    Forbidden Fruit (2010)
    Video (Comedy) Soundtrack Forbidden Fruit" is a PG-13 tale about an apple farmer named Adam, whose apple orchard happens to share the same irrigation ditch with his small town's newest business addition, a sexual enhancement drug factory. Adam's apples become very popular, turning his small town upside down with hilarious consequences! Written by Jeff Madsen

  • The Paralyzing Agent

    The Paralyzing Agent (2009)
    Film (Drama and Sci-Fi) Soundtrack Dora has been haunted by terrible, out-of-this-world night terrors her entire life. Dr. Giles, a young widower still coming to grips with the loss of his beautiful wife, is Dora's anesthesiologist for an elective procedure. He finds that Dora is more than just a woman with nightmares. His quest is to discover the root of Dora's dreams, and at the same time make sense of a computer code that may have been guiding the planet since 1947. Written by Wendy Sheffield Greenlees

  • The Blind Side

    The Blind Side (2009)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Sport) Soundtrack Based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft. Written by garykmcd

  • Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins

    Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)
    TV Movie (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 2 More) Soundtrack The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

  • Grey Linings

    Grey Linings (2008)
    Film (Short) Composer The short film loosely follows a young girl on a photo hunt through the city, drawing footage from all walks of life in Seattle, from punk rock painters to women working in the dry-cleaners, with sounds from modern jazz musicians.

  • End Zone

    End Zone (2008)
    Film (Short) Composer A robot plays chess with Death over coffee.

  • Fitz

    Fitz (2007)
    Film (Drama) Composer When Fitz's wife is leaving, he must decide what to do. There is his son which he loves very much, but his ex-wife has a say in that. His girlfriend matters as well yet the lust of a soul mate also beckons him.

  • Mini's First Time

    Mini's First Time (2006)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Soundtrack Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates to murder and when John Garson, a young detective starts investigating, Martin and Mini begin to turn on each other. Written by achinn

  • Surviving Christmas

    Surviving Christmas (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Soundtrack It's the Christmas season. Wealthy Chicago ad executive Drew Latham has long avoided the family traditions of Christmas, but has dreaded being alone on the actual day. So when his tropical Christmas vacation with girlfriend Missy Vangilder falls through with Missy breaking up with him in the process, Drew, in going through some self-therapy, decides what he really needs is to relive the memorable Christmases from his childhood, which includes spending time with his parents and younger brother. As that is not possible, he decides to rent a family, namely ones he's never met before, the Valcos - husband and wife Tom and Christine and their teenaged son Brian - who now live in Drew's childhood home in suburban Chicago. Tom initially wants nothing to do with Drew until an exorbitant sum of money is involved, all written in a contract which expires at the end of Christmas day. What Drew is initially unaware of, or what he chooses to remain ignorant about, is that the Valcos are going ... Written by Huggo

  • 'Twas the Night

    'Twas the Night (2002)
    TV Movie Soundtrack This movie lights up my day

  • Rise

    TV Series Soundtrack

  • Killjoys

    TV Series Soundtrack

  • Minutes

    TV Mini Soundtrack

  • As the Earth Turns

    As the Earth Turns

  • Lucifer

    Television (Crime, Drama and Fantasy) Soundtrack Lucifer, bored from his sulking life in hell comes to live in Los Angeles only to help humanity with its miseries through his experience and telepathic abilities to bring people's deepest desires and thoughts out of them. While meeting with a girl in his nightclub (called Lux), a shootout involving him and the girl leads him to become a LAPD consultant who tries to punish people for their crimes through law and justice. Written by Minhaj Ul Noor

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Television (Comedy and Crime) Soundtrack Captain Ray Holt takes over Brooklyn's 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta, a talented but carefree detective who's used to doing whatever he wants. The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago, Jake's over achieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz, a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle, Jake's best friend who also has crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords, who was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti, the precinct's sarcastic administrator.

  • Revenge

    Television (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Soundtrack As a summer to remember begins in the Hamptons, new arrival Emily Thorne dazzles the members of high society by making herself known in the exclusive social circle of Grayson Global CEO Conrad Grayson and his socialite wife Victoria. But it soon becomes clear that the beguiling young philanthropist has a dark past. Emily was once known as Amanda Clarke, a young eight-year-old (in the summer of 1993) whose life was torn apart when her father - Grayson Global hedge fund manager David Clarke - was falsely accused of channeling money to a terrorist organization responsible for the downing of a commercial airliner. Now living under an assumed identity, she is determined to seek vengeance on the people who destroyed her father's life - the two main conspirators being Conrad and Victoria Grayson - by making their lives come crashing down around them. Because when everything you love has been stolen from you, someone has to pay. Written by Anonymous

  • Big Love

    Big Love
    Television (Drama) Soundtrack A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.

  • Greek

    Television (Comedy and Drama) Soundtrack A Freshman arrives at his sisters college (much to her dismay). He decides to pledge a fraternity on campus. After catching his sister's boyfriend with another girl, he ends up at his rival fraternity trying to go from geek to Greek and grow up in the process. Written by gatetraveler


  • 52 Weeks Film Festival - Best Musical Score, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Blastoff - Best Score, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Cult Critic Movie Awards - BEST FILMSCORE/SOUNDTRACK, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Depth of Field International Film Fest. - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: ORIGINAL SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Global Independent Film Awards - GOLD AWARD - BEST SCORE, , "As the Earth Turns"

  • Hollywood Hills Film Awards - BEST SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Hollywood Sun Awards - WINNER - BEST SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Hollywood West Wing Film Competition - BEST SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • LA Edge Film Awards - BEST SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • LA Shorts Awards - BEST SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • London International Filmmaker Festival - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE NOMINEE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards- WINNER BEST SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Oniros Film Awards - FINALIST - BEST SOUNDTRACK, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Pinnacle Film Awards -WINNER - BEST SCORE GOLD AWARD, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Royal Wolf Film Awards - WINNER PLATINUM - BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC, "As the Earth Turns"

  • The European Independent Film Award - WINNER - BEST SCORE PLATINUM AWARD, "As the Earth Turns"

  • Virgin Spring Cinefest - BEST MUSICAL SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • West Coast Film Festival - WINNER CHAPLIN GOLD BEST SCORE AWARD, "As the Earth Turns"

  • White Rocks Film Festival, WINNER - BEST SCORE, "As the Earth Turns"

  • WRPN.TV Short, Tight and Loose Global Film Festival - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: BEST SCORE, "As the Eart

  • Seattle Composers Alliance - Winner Scoring Competition

  • Tulalip Film Festival - Best Experimental Film, "Thought Dream"

  • Tulalip Film Festival - Best Music Composition, "Thought Dream"


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