Emmy nominated Composer, Miriam Cutler has an extensive background in scoring for independent film & TV projects, as well as two circuses. In June, 2013, Miriam was chosen by her peers to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Documentary Branch. In 2014 she was also invited to represent Documentary Film abroad for the US State Department's Program, American Film Showcase. She has also been Composer in Residence at Columbia College of the Arts, and presented workshops at USC, UCLA, Berklee College of Music and internationally.
She recently completed scores for RBG and Dark Money which both premiered at Sundance 2017 and Love, Gilda which premiered at Tribeca 2018 and had theatrical releases. Other highlights include Bafta nominated Lost In La Mancha, Primetime Emmy winner One Last Hug, American Promise which received Special Documentary Jury Prize at Sundance 2013 and the Oscar-nominated Poster Girl and Kings Point.
Miriam's passion for documentary film has led to a focus in non-fiction with credits including award-winning and festival favorites: Ethel (Sundance/HBO), Rory Kennedy's five time Emmy nominated documentary about her parents, Bobby and Ethel Kennedy, which was also shortlisted for an Oscar in 2013), 2 time Emmy nominated Vito (HBO), two-time Emmy nominee Desert Of Forbidden Art (PBS/Independent Lens); Emmy Award-winner Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib (Sundance/HBO); Emmy-nominated THIN (Sundance/HBO); and many more.
Miriam Co-Produced as well as scored Dark Money (PBS) and One Lucky Elephant (OWN). She has served as Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab since it began in 2003, as well as on documentary juries for the Sundance Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, International Documentary Association Awards, and American Film Institute's Film Festival Awards and is a long-time Society of Composers and Lyricists Board member and is a member of the Executive Music Branch Committee of the TV Academy. She has also co-produced two Grammy-nominated live jazz albums on PolyGram/Verve for Joe Williams, and albums for Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, and Marlena Shaw as well as independently released albums of her own songs and soundtracks. She recently released a compilation album from 18 of her film scores, available from Movie Score Media http://moviescoremedia.com/film-music-miriam-cutler/