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Jan 12, 2021

Singer-songwriter turned director Sia sat down with HFPA journalist Barbara de Oliveira Pinto to discuss her directorial debut, Music, which she co-wrote with author Dallas Clayton and stars Maddie Ziegler, a frequent collaborator, as the lead. They discuss the challenges of telling stories about...


Jul 1, 2020

Composer/musician Tamar-kali sat down with HFPA journalist Michele Manelis to discuss her forays into the world of film composing, which started with the film Mudbound in 2017. They also discuss the two-decade career in music that brought her to that project, the reliefs of not being the final arbiter on a piece of art,...


Oct 30, 2019

Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir sits down with HFPA journalist Barbara de Olivera Pinto to talk about her high profile year. The two explore her attempts to aurally capture Chernobyl's invisible menace radiation and her work on Joker and how her compositions informed the storytelling in the film, as well as other...


Aug 28, 2019

Composer Germaine Franco sat down with HFPA journalist Yenny Nun to discuss her latest film Dora and the Lost City of Gold and the various techniques and unique sounds she developed to help score the film. The two also talk about her relationship with her mentor John Powell, collaborating with John Debney, participating...


Feb 6, 2019

Three time Golden Globe winning composer Justin Hurwitz met journalist Ana Maria Bahiana at HFPA’s office in West Hollywood to talk about his process working with director Damien Chazelle. They touch on how Hurwitz met Chazelle at Harvard, their bond over music, what they taught each other, the band they started,...