Mary Ramos

GIFF 2016

Mary grew up in Kansas City and moved to Hollywood to work in film. When she met a young Quentin Tarantino began one of Hollywood’s most impressive collaborations, between music supervisor Mary Ramos and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.

She is coming to Goteborg Film Festival to join the jury for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award. The festival is also proud to present a Master Class with Mary Ramos on Friday February 5 at the Pustervik Theatre.

Award Winning Music Supervisor, Mary Ramos, has helped create the musical identity for over 100 films for the past 20 years.

She has worked with many gifted directors including Oscar nominated Tom McCarthy - "The Station Agent," "The Visitor," “The Cobbler,” and "Win-Win" (for which she commissioned a new song by The National “Think You Can Wait” - a contender for the Best Original Song Oscar), and Oscar Winning Director Quentin Tarantino - "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown," "Grind House" and his Grammy nominated soundtracks "Kill Bill Vol. 1," "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "Inglourious Basterds," and "Django Unchained" (for which, in a first for Quentin, new songs were created with artists John Legend, Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton, Rick Ross & Jamie Foxx, Ennio Morricone & Elise, and Tupac Shakur & James Brown), Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese on his films "P.S. I Love You," "Freedom Writers" (for which, she commissioned an original song “A Dream” by Common and and sampling the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) and "Beautiful Creatures" (for which, Mary asked Dhani Harrison and his band thenewno2 to create an unique score comprised of electronica, "swamptronica" and orchestral melodies), Robert Rodriguez on "From Dusk Till Dawn," Allison Anders on "Grace of My Heart" (for which, Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach teamed to write the iconic song "God Give Me Strength"), and Zach Braff on "Wish I Was Here,” (for which, she asked the artists Coldplay & Cat Power, The Shins and Bon Iver to contribute original songs).

Mary is working again with Quentin Tarantino on his 8th film “The Hateful Eight,” and is very excited to have the chance to pair Quentin up with his idol, Ennio Morricone, for an original score for the film – the score has been nominated for the Golden Globes and for the Critic’s Choice Awards. She also worked with Tom McCarthy on his acclaimed film “Spotlight” – and pairing him up with Award winning Composer, Howard Shore, on a score that has also been nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award.

Pustervik // 10.30 CET
Moderator: Christina Jeurling Birro

More about Mary Ramos