ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK
The My Name Is Pauli Murray score perfectly embodies the story of Pauli Murray. Using a vast array of strings, piano, and the percussion of a typewriter, JB laid the groundwork for this timeless documentary about one of America’s unsung heroes. Spanning 27 tracks, Bontemps curated a stellar group of musicians to help create a timeless sound.
ABOUT THE FILM
Overlooked by history, Pauli Murray was a legal trailblazer whose ideas influenced Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s fight for gender equality and Thurgood Marshall’s civil rights arguments. The film is a portrait of their impact as a non-binary Black luminary: lawyer, activist, poet, and priest who transformed our world.
ABOUT JONGNIC BONTEMPS
Jongnic “JB” Bontemps is a uniquely modern film composer from Brooklyn, New York. Harmonizing a classical education with his rich tech background, he wrote everything from the hip-hop infused score for the Tribeca-favorite documentary United Skates, to rousing additional music for the acclaimed film Creed II directed by Steven Caple Jr. He became the go-to composer for Caple Jr. while scoring his coming-of-age drama The Land, for which he also orchestrated the song “This Bitter Land” performed by Nas and Erykah Badu.
JB has scored dozens of features, documentaries, shorts, and video games in all genres, fusing a contemporary sound with timeless emotion. His other recent projects include original scores for Leimert Park produced by Charles King (Mudbound), additional music for the new Epix series Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker, and 4400 on the CW network.