Janal Bechthold is a Canadian composer specializing in film, TV, games, & interactive media, who loves the emotional side of musical storytelling. She specifically seeks out scores where music is integral to the story telling experience whether it embodies an invisible character, supports a heartfelt dramatic moment, creates a horror jump scare, or something quirky and fun!
Janal has been nominated for TWO 2022 Canadian Screen Music Awards: Best Original Score for Interactive Media and THREE 2021 Canadian Screen Awards including Achievement in Music: Original Score and Best Original Score Non-Fiction! Her music has been broadcast on networks such as Apple TV+, Lifetime, CBC, PBS, Discovery, TV5, screened at both the United Nations and the Supreme Court of India, festivals like SXSW, HotDocs, Santa Barbara Film Festival, NY Horror, and showcased at Cannes American Pavilion.
EXPERIENCE / ABILITIES
Action, Animation, Children, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror, Movie of the Week, Science Fiction, Series - Episodic, Series - Mini, Video Games
Composer, Music Director, Music Supervisor, On-Set Music Consultant, Sound Designer
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