Jed Kurzel is an award-winning composer and musician. His feature film debut for the critically-acclaimed Australian movie Snowtown was named Feature Film Score of the Year at Australia’s 2011 Screen Music Awards and he has since gone on to score feature films including: The Babadook (Dir: Jennifer Kent), which William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, described as the most “terrifying film” he had ever seen; Slow West (Dir: John Maclean), which won Jed his second Australian Screen Music Award for Feature Film Score of the Year in 2015; Macbeth (Dir: Justin Kurzel), starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, which premiered in competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival; Assassin’s Creed (Dir: Justin Kurzel); Alien: Covenant for master auteur Ridley Scott; Jupiter’s Moon (Dir: Kornel Mundruczo) which premiered in competition at Cannes in 2017; and Una (Dir: Benedict Andrews), the film adaptation of David Harrower’s Oliver Award-winning play Blackbird, starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn.
Jed’s work will next be heard onscreen in Overlord for producer J.J. Abrams and Paramount; and Mustang for Focus Features.
Before shifting his focus to composing, Jed was best known as the frontman and songwriter for Australian duo The Mess Hall. Their 2006 album Devil’s Elbow was awarded the prestigious 2007 Australian Music Prize.