Emmy nominated composer, Miriam Cutler, has an extensive background scoring for independent film & TV projects. She is a TV Academy Executive Branch member, and Motion Picture Academy Documentary Branch member.
Her passion for documentary film has led to an inspired career as a film composer: Oscar nominated KINGSPOINT (HBO) and POSTER GIRL (HBO), Emmy winners GHOSTS OF ABU GRAHIB (HBO) and ONE LAST HUG (HBO), VITO (HBO), Emmy nominated THE HUNTING GROUND (CNN), ETHEL(HBO), THIN (HBO), DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART (PBS), , BAFTA-nominated LOST IN LA MANCHA (IFC), Sundance winners AMERICAN PROMISE (PBS), SCOUTS HONOR (PBS) and LICENSE TO KILL (PBS), and Peabody Award-winning THE CASTRO.
Her enthusiasm for documentaries has led her to becoming part of the production team. Miriam Co-Produced and scored ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT (OWN) and now is embarking on her second project as a Co-Producer of DARK MONEY. Other recent award winning films include A PLASTIC OCEAN and FINDING KUKAN.
Miriam has served numerous times as a Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, and on film festival and awards juries including Sundance, Ashland, Bend, AFI, Independent Spirit Awards and IDA Awards. She is also a long time board member of The Society of Composers and Lyricists.
She has 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. In 2014, Miriam traveled as a film expert to Malaysia and in 2017 to Tbilisi, Georgia for the American Film Showcase, a cultural exchange program sponsored by the US State Department and USC. She recently completed a Composer in Residence at Columbia College of the Arts, Chicago.