Composer, “Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia”
Malcolm Cross was the composer on “Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia,” as well as for “40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy,” Elemental Productions documentary about former Indonesian President Suharto’s violent purge of suspected communists.
Cross has been a professional composer for film, television and stage since 1996. He composed the score for “Oh Saigon,” a documentary broadcast on the Sundance Channel that memorably combined American and Vietnamese music to tell the story of Vietnamese refugees forced to leave their country. He scored the independent shorts “I Dream of Dog” and “Insomniac Obsession,” and wrote the theme and incidental music for the television series “America’s Prom Queen” (ABC Family). Cross’s music has been featured in the television series “Road Rules” (MTV) and “Men in Trees” (ABC) and in the romantic comedy “Something New” (Focus Features).
Past work includes serving as music director for the Cambridge ADC Touring Theater Company and City at Peace Los Angeles and creating original music for touring versions of ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Hummingbirds.” Cross studied music performance and composition in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.