ABOUT ME

Joy Ngiaw is a Chinese-Malaysian film, TV and media composer based in Los Angeles, CA. Her recent projects include scoring for two Walt Disney Animation Studios short films - Jing Hua (now available on Disney+), and VR animated short A Kite's Tale. Her score to film Fish Head was awarded Best Original Score at Asians On Film Festival 2020. She had also contributed to a wide variety of critically acclaimed works including TV shows Legion (FX), Cobra Kai (Netflix), The Night Of (HBO), films Impractical Jokers: The Movie (WarnerMedia), Voyeur (Netflix), Shadowman (Tribeca Film Festival), and video games What Remains of Edith Finch, to name but a few.

Apart from music for Film/TV, Joy's concert music has been performed by prestigious orchestras such as Boston Pops, Helix Collective and the Valencia Symphony Orchestra. She was also one of the winning composers of the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival 2018, in which her score was featured in a live-to-picture concert.

 

A summa cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Film Scoring and Video Game Scoring diploma, Joy was also one of the few composers selected to participate in the SESAC SCORES workshop under the direction of Christophe Beck (Frozen, Ant-Man), Chris Bacon (Men In Black: International) and John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite).

Joy's love for storytelling, connecting and collaborating with people has lead her to film scoring, and her goal as an artist is to help contribute to meaningful and culturally relevant content that celebrates diversity.

Most recently, Joy has completed scoring feature film June and Kopi, which is set to release in Indonesian theaters in 2021.

 
 

TestimonialS

Jerry Huynh

director of Disney's

"Jing Hua"

Joy was the collaborator of my dreams and understood the project from the get go and then went even further to understand me and it even more. She went beyond what I could have possibly imagined and created music that elevates the project from an emotional experiment to something else entirely different. Her professionalism, her support, and her musical prowess are amazing to behold and I am lucky to have worked with her.  

Bruce Wright

director of Disney's

"A Kite's Tale"

In an animated short, especially one without dialog, the music must be the voice of the characters. Every moment of emotional clarity relies greatly on the score. Joy understands how to create that beating heart of the film through her music. She brought her skill to this project with the utmost professionalism, and was a true creative partner. Joy's music carries the emotions of our film aloft and gives the characters voice. We are grateful for her collaboration.

Matthew Gratzner

emmy-nominated visual effects supervisor,

director of "Mutiny!"

Joy was the collaborator of my dreams and understood the project from the get go and then went even further to understand me and it even more. She went beyond what I could have possibly imagined and created music that elevates the project from an emotional experiment to something else entirely different. Her professionalism, her support, and her musical prowess are amazing to behold and I am lucky to have worked with her.  

Marcos Durian

director of award-winning short film

"Fish Head"

Joy was the collaborator of my dreams and understood the project from the get go and then went even further to understand me and it even more. She went beyond what I could have possibly imagined and created music that elevates the project from an emotional experiment to something else entirely different. Her professionalism, her support, and her musical prowess are amazing to behold and I am lucky to have worked with her.  

Jamie Lang

Variety review of

"Jing Hua"

(Ngiaw's) sweeping score and ambitious action shots tore at the audiences heart strings with no need for dialogue as, the woman in the film uses martial arts to battle intense feelings of loss and grief reflecting Huynh’s own.

 
GEt in touch!

Joy Ngiaw

​​joyngiaw@gmail.com​

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