Mikael Sandgren

Music Department | Sound Department | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Memento (2000) | Icarus (2017) | Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
AWARDS 
3 nominations More »
AKA 
Michael Sandgren | Michael Sangren
GUILDS *
IATSE | AFM | BMI
LANGUAGES *
Swedish
INSTRUMENTS *
Percussion | Piano
WORK HISTORY *
Commercial | Film | Television
JOB TYPES *
Composing
CITIZENSHIP *
SE (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Willing to work unpaid
VANITY URL *
https://www.imdb.me/mik
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (50 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Brad's StatusBrad's Status Music Arranger, Music Editor, Music Mixer, Orchestrator  Less 2017 $2.1MM / $2.4MM
  • Primary photo for IcarusIcarus Music Editor  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Beatriz at DinnerBeatriz at Dinner Composer (additional music), Music Editor  Less 2017 $7.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for AmericonsAmericons Performer ("Living End Epic"), Writer ("Living End Epic")  Less 2017 $400K $122K / —
  • Primary photo for Ben-HurBen-Hur Music Editor  Less 2016 $100MM $26MM / —
  • Primary photo for The D TrainThe D Train Music Editor  Less 2015 $3MM $661K / —
  • Primary photo for The Alchemist's LetterThe Alchemist's Letter (Short) Composer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for A Merry Friggin' ChristmasA Merry Friggin' Christmas Music Editor  Less 2014 $5MM
  • Primary photo for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Music Editor  Less 2012 $69MM $38MM / $116MM
  • Primary photo for Surviving AminaSurviving Amina Sound Mixer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Chroma ChameleonChroma Chameleon (Short) Composer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Crescent HeightsCrescent Heights Composer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for A SharpA Sharp (Short) Composer  Less 2006 $5K
  • Primary photo for Hellraiser: HellworldHellraiser: Hellworld (Video) Music Editor  Less 2005 $5MM
  • Primary photo for RancidRancid Composer  Less 2004 SEK 40MM
  • Primary photo for InsomniaInsomnia Music Editor (uncredited)  Less 2002 $46MM $67MM / $114MM
  • Primary photo for First LightFirst Light (Short) Sound Designer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The PathThe Path (Short) Sound Designer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The VoyageThe Voyage Sound Designer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The DelugeThe Deluge (Short) Sound Designer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for MementoMemento Music Editor  Less 2000 $9MM $26MM / $40MM
  • Primary photo for BoltneckBoltneck Dialogue Editor  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for KimberlyKimberly Dialogue Editor  Less 1999 $1MM
  • Primary photo for The Third MiracleThe Third Miracle Music Editor  Less 1999 $737K / —
  • Primary photo for A Stranger in the KingdomA Stranger in the Kingdom ADR Editor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Speedway JunkySpeedway Junky Music Editor  Less 1999 $1MM $17K / —
  • Primary photo for The Sex MonsterThe Sex Monster Dialogue Editor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Friends & LoversFriends & Lovers Music Editor  Less 1999 $95K / —
  • Primary photo for Kill the ManKill the Man Music Editor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for GuinevereGuinevere Music Editor, Performer ("Jamesons & Milk"), Writer ("Jamesons & Milk")  Less 1999 $2.6MM $614K / —
  • Primary photo for At Sachem FarmAt Sachem Farm Music Editor  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Getting PersonalGetting Personal Dialogue Editor (as Michael Sandgren)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for RecoilRecoil Dialogue Editor (as Michael Sandgren)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Last TzaddikThe Last Tzaddik (Short) Dialogue Editor  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for MarsMars Sound Effects Editor  Less 1997 $4.5MM
  • Primary photo for The ProtectorThe Protector Sound Effects Electronic Editor (as Michael Sangren)  Less 1997 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Acts of BetrayalActs of Betrayal Sound Effects Editor  Less 1997 $3MM
  • Primary photo for The First to GoThe First to Go Sound Effects (as Michael Sangren), Sound Effects Editor (as Michael Sangren)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Street GunStreet Gun Sound Effects Editor (as Michael Sangren)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for MercenaryMercenary (Video) ADR Editor  Less 1996 $10MM
  • Primary photo for OverkillOverkill Dialogue Editor  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Night HunterNight Hunter Sound Effects Editor  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Power WithinThe Power Within (Video) Sound Effects Editor  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Wild SideWild Side ADR Editor  Less 1995 $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for The CureThe Cure Foley Editor (as Michael Sandgren)  Less 1995 $2.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for The ForceThe Force (Video) Sound Effects Editor  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Criminal PassionCriminal Passion ADR Editor (as Michael Sandgren), Dialogue Editor (as Michael Sandgren)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Last ResortLast Resort (Video) Dialogue Recording Editor  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Dazed and ConfusedDazed and Confused Sound Editor  Less 1993 $6.9MM $8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Body of EvidenceBody of Evidence Sound Editor (as Michael Sandgren)  Less 1993 $30MM $13MM / —
Past Television (8 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Room 104Room 104 (TV Series) Music Editor (12 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 12
    • My Love (Oct 13, 2017) Music Editor  Less
    • The Fight (Oct 6, 2017) Music Editor  Less
    • Red Tent (Sep 29, 2017) Music Editor  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Bold TypeThe Bold Type (TV Series) Music Editor (10 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 10
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  • Primary photo for MixologyMixology (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (13 episodes, 2014), Music Editor (10 episodes, 2014), Composer (additional music) (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 13
    • Closing Time (May 21, 2014) Composer (additional music), Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Last Call (May 14, 2014) Composer (theme music), Music Editor  Less
    • Bruce & Maya (May 7, 2014) Composer (theme music), Music Editor  Less
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  • Primary photo for EnlightenedEnlightened (TV Series) Music Editor (18 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2013 18
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  • Primary photo for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My ShadowsLife with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Mini-series) Music Editor (2 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001 2
  • Primary photo for Erotic ConfessionsErotic Confessions (TV Series) Dialogue Editor (16 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994–1997 16
    • The Hat Check Boy (1997) Dialogue Editor (as Michael Sangren)  Less
    • Through an Open Window (1997) Dialogue Editor (as Michael Sangren)  Less
    • Virtual Vixen (Jun 7, 1997) Dialogue Editor (as Michael Sangren)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The BeneficiaryThe Beneficiary (TV Movie) Dialogue Editor  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Widow's KissWidow's Kiss (TV Movie) Dialogue Editor  Less 1996
Other (8 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

CommercialsCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • General Motors "Perceptions" (2008) * – Composer Leo Burnett Detroit
  • Miller Lite "Bar Game" (2006) * – Composer Market Vision
  • Miller Lite "Can" (2006) * – Composer Market Vision
  • Miller Lite “Vivelo” (2006) * – Composer Market Vision
  • Miller Lite "Garcia" (2006) * – Composer Market Vision
  • Miller Lite “Bianco” (2006) * – Composer Market Vision
  • Miller Lite "Valderama" (2006) * – Composer Market Vision
  • Cadillac "Mimic" (2005) * – Composer Chemistri / Lance Kelleher
  • Cadillac "Cargo" (2005) * – Composer Chemistri / Lance Kelleher
  • Ameriquest "Surprise Dinner" (2005) * – Composer DDB / Craig Gillespie
  • Ameriquest "Mini Mart" (2005) * – Composer DDB / Craig Gillespie
  • Swarovski "Dazzling Daydream" (2005) * – Composer FFP
  • Epson Picturemate "Birthday" (2005) * – Composer DDB / Chris Nelson
  • Burger King "Macho Husband" (2005) * – Composer Area 51 Films / Aaron Ruell
  • Sirius Satellite Radio "Backdrop Launch" (2005) * – Composer Doner / Rob Cohen
  • Sirius Satellite Radio "Martha" (2005) * – Music Editor Doner / Rob Cohen
  • Sirius Satellite Radio "Howard" (2005) * – Music Editor Doner / Rob Cohen
  • Kellog's "Fiber Cycle" (2005) * – Composer Lapiz / Santiago Suarez
  • Full Tilt Poker "Ferguson" (2004) * – Composer DDB / Jim Hosking
  • Full Tilt Poker "Ivey" (2004) * – Composer DDB / Jim Hosking
  • Full Tilt Poker "Lederer" (2004) * – Composer DDB / Jim Hosking
  • Sony Playstation 2 "Knockdown" (2004) * – Composer TBWA Chiat Day / Erich Joiner
  • Sony Playstation 2 "Trash" (2004) * – Composer TBWA Chiat Day / Erich Joiner
  • FileMaker Pro "Origami" (2004) * – Composer TBWA Chiat Day / Steve Oaks
  • Budweiser "Good Bye" (2004) * – Composer DDB / Andrew Jenkins
  • Budweiser "Track" (2004) * – Composer DDB / Andrew Jenkins
  • BMW X3 * – Music Editor Fallon / Paul Street
  • Budweiser "Late" (2004) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab / Dewey Nicks
  • Budweiser "Murphy Bed" (2004) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab / Dewey Nicks
  • Budweiser "Bench Press" (2004) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab / Dewey Nicks
  • U.S. Army "Surveyor" (2004) * – Composer The Cartel Group / Tom Dey
  • U.S. Army "Diving" (2004) * – Composer The Cartel Group / Tom Dey
  • U.S. Army "Planning" (2004) * – Composer The Cartel Group / Tom Dey
  • U.S. Army "Delivery" (2004) * – Composer The Cartel Group / Tom Dey
  • Pontiac "Joyride" (2003) * – Composer Chemistri / Dana Christiansen
  • Budweiser "True Refreshment" (2003) * – Composer DDB / Paul Schneider
  • Budweiser "Room Mates" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab / Gary McKendry
  • Budweiser "Kiss" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab / Gary McKendry
  • Bud Light "Lingerie" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab
  • Bud Light "Arms" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab / Brian Aldrich
  • Bud Light "Eavesdropper" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab / Brian Aldrich
  • Pontiac "Nice" (2003) * – Composer Chemistri
  • Pontiac "Memo" (2003) * – Composer Chemistri
  • Pontiac "Hours" (2003) * – Composer Chemistri
  • Pontiac "No Personality" (2003) * – Composer Chemistri
  • Budweiser "Interesting" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab
  • Budweiser "Direct" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab
  • Budweiser "Born" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab
  • Budweiser "Brown" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab
  • Budweiser "Enjoy" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab
  • Budweiser "Worldly" (2003) * – Composer Fusion Idea Lab
  • U.S. Army "Challenge" (2003) * – Composer The Cartel Group
  • Gatorade "POV" (2002) * – Composer Foote Cone & Belding / Marcus Nispel
  • Wrigley's Eclipse "Breath Assault" (2001) * – Composer BBDO / Breck Eisner
MusicCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Guinevere * – Writer, Performer: "Jamesons & Milk" Audrey Wells
FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Brad's Status * – Music Editor Amazon / Mike White
  • Beatriz At Dinner * – Music Editor Miguel Arteta
  • Icarus * – Music Editor Netflix / Bryan Fogel
  • Ben Hur * – Music Editor MGM / Timur Bekmambetov
  • The D-Train * – Music Editor Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul
  • The Hollars * – Music Editor Sycamore / John Krasinski
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter * – Music Editor FOX / Timur Bekmambetov
  • The Alchemist's Letter * – Composer Carlos Stevens
  • The Reach * – Music Editor Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
  • A Friggin' Christmas Miracle * – Music Editor Sycamore Pictures
  • Insomnia * – Music Editor Christopher Nolan
  • Memento * – Music Editor Christopher Nolan
  • Crescent Heights * – Composer Ryan McLaughlin
  • Guinevere * – Music Editor, Additional Music Audrey Wells
  • The Third Miracle * – Music Editor Agnieszka Holland
  • Friends & Lovers * – Music Editor George Haas
  • Speedway Junky * – Music Editor Nickolas Perry
  • Rancid * – Composer Jack Ersgard
  • Kill The Man * – Music Editor Tom Booker, Jon Kean
  • At Sachem Farm * – Music Editor John Huddles
  • A Sharp (short) * – Composer Malle Jensen
  • Chroma Chameleon (short) * – Composer Marc F. Adler, Warren Grubb
  • Frustrated Actions & Futile Gestures (2013) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Blain Southern London)
  • Inner Passage (2013) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Blain Southern London)
  • Angel At The Door (2013) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Blain Southern London)
  • The Dreamers (2013) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Blain Southern London)
  • Transfigurations II (2010) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • Transfigurations (2009) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • Incarnation (2009) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • Ocean Without A Shore (2007) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Venice Biennale)
  • Isolde's Ascension (2006) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • Fire Woman (2006) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • Pneuma (2009) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (James Cohan Gallery New York)
  • Tristan's Ascension (2006) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • The Plunge (2006) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • Mary (2005) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • The Raft (2004) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola
  • First Light (2002) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Deutsche Guggenheim)
  • The Path (2002) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Deutsche Guggenheim)
  • The Voyage (2002) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Deutsche Guggenheim)
  • The Deluge (2002) * – Sound Designer Bill Viola (Deutsche Guggenheim)
  • Dazed and Confused * – Sound Editor Richard Linklater
  • Body Of Evidence * – Sound Editor Uli Edel
  • Tank Girl * – Sound Editor Rachel Talalay
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Bold Type * – Music Editor Freeform
  • Room 104 * – Music Editor HBO / Duplass Brothers
  • Broken (Pilot) * – Music Editor ABC Television / Jeremy Podeswa
  • Red Band Society * – Music Editor ABC Studios / Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • How And Why (pilot) * – Music Editor, Arranger Charlie Kaufman
  • Clementine (Pilot) * – Music Editor ABC / Film 49 / Michael Dinner
  • Mixology * – Music Editor, Composer ABC / Jon Locas, Scott Moore
  • The Vatican (Pilot) * – Music Editor Showtime / Ridley Scott
  • Killing Kennedy * – Music Editor Scott Free / Nelson McCormick
  • Reign (Pilot) * – Music Editor CBS / Brad Silberling
  • Enlightened, Season 2 * – Music Editor, Music Mixer HBO Entertainment
  • Enlightened, Season 1 * – Music Editor, Music Mixer HBO Entertainment
Video GamesCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • NBA: The Life Vol. 5 PSP (2010) * – Composer Sony Computer Entertainment
  • NBA: The Life Vol. 4 (2009) * – Composer Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Command & Conquer: Kane's Wrath * – Composer: additional music Electronic Arts
  • NBA: The Life Vol. 3 (2008) * – Composer Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 * – Composer: additional music Electronic Arts
  • NBA: The Life Vol. 2 (2007) * – Composer Sony Computer Entertainment
  • NBA: The Life Vol. 1 (2006) * – Composer Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Toontown Online (2005) * – Composer Walt Disney Internet Group
  • Command & Conquer: Generals * – Composer Electronic Arts
  • Quake III: Arena * – Composer - additional music id Software
  • Combat Flight Simulator 2 * – Composer Carole Ruggier
  • Shadow Watch * – Composer Red Storm Entertainment

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Berklee College of Music * – Songwriting, Filmscoring 1991 Boston, MA

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • American Advertising Federation * – ADDY 2004

References (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

NAMEPHONE
  • Dawn Soler * – SVP Music, ABC Television
  • Mark Mothersbaugh * – Composer mutatomuzika@gmail.com
  • Mike White * – Director mike@ripcordpro.com
  • Dody Dorn * – Picture Editor dodydorn@mac.com
  • Per Hallberg * – Supervising Sound Editor halleswede@aol.com
  • Aaron Downing * – VP Post, 20th Century Fox aarondowning@mac.com
  • Bill Viola * – Director billv@billviola.com

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Composer & Creative Director, Commercials *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

RESUME DETAILS
  • * LA-based Swedish music editor and composer.

    With the dual skill set of editing/composing I've been able to help both experienced and up-&-comping composers (often with a band background) to shape their music to scenes. I can also make source tracks work as underscore in a way previously not thought possible, by adding intros/endings/breakdowns. Recent projects in this vein include HBO "Enlightened" (Mark Mothersbaugh), IFC Films "D-Train" (Andrew Dost), ABC TV "Mixology" (Lack Of Afro), Charlie Kaufman's "How And Why" (Bobby Johnston) and "Clementine" (Mark Isham, Moby).

    As a composer I've scored some 50 ad campaigns including Budweiser, BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Gatorade, Nokia, PlayStation, and many others.TV ads with my music appeared on the Superbowl every year between 2002-2006.
    I received an ADDY best music award for the Budweiser "Refreshment" TV ad, and my score for the video game "Command & Conquer: Generals" received a BAFTA nomination.

    I also do all audio compositions for Bill Viola.
    Bill is one of the great artists of our time and always an inspiration to work with. His video art is typically exhibited in galleries such as the Guggenheim, Getty, Whitney, Tate, or contemporary art exhibits like the Venice Biennale.
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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