Bill Wandel

Composer Playwright Lyricist

Composer, songwriter, and orchestrator with a passion for dramatic storytelling.

Musicals:

Mockingbird - 2021 (book, lyrics & music) - ready for reading
30 seconds - 2021 (music ONLY) - Book & Lyrics by Michael Rogers - ready for reading
START UP - 2019-2021 (ORCHESTRATOR/ARRANGER only) Book, lyrics & Music by Scott stern - two readings

Select Films (music by):

LOON LAKE - HORROR - 2019
LUST FOR GOLD (A RACE AGAINST TIME) - DOCUMENTARY - 2019
WILL & LIZ - ROMANTIC COMEDY - 2018
NIGHT TIME WINDS - HORROR - 2017
THE LAST CASE OF AUGUST HARRISON - THRILLER - 2015
THE RED HOUSE - HORROR - 2014
DOCTOR MABUSE TRILOGY - THRILLER - 2013-1014
BROTHER DROP DEAD - COMEDY - 2012
THE GENESIS CODE - DRAMA - 2010
DOUBLE IDENTITY - THRILLER - 2009
THE ADVENTURES OF FOOD BOY - TEEN COMEDY - score & songs - 2008

(view my complete filmography on imdb.com)

Notable Advertising (music by):

ESPN - college football musical branding (2017 to present), Disney Theme Parks, US Marines, US Navy, US National Guard, Samsung, Allstate, Visine, Aetna, Budweiser, Ford, Hoover, Sharp, Suzuki, Dodge, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Nestle, Sprint

Screenwriting Contests:

Dream State - finalist - Page Awards - 2011 - thriller category
Spaz Fu - GOLD PRIZE - Page Awards - 2010 - family film category

Cargo - Finalist - Write Movies - 2006
Animal Shelter - finalist - Write Movies - 2005
Resonance - finalist - Write Movies - 2004

Professional Affiliations:

Dramatist Guild of America
ASCAP (as a writer and publisher for 20+ years)
SCL (Society of Composers and Lyricists) 
AFM (American Federation of Musicians)

Education:

Bachelor’s of Music - Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA 1993, film scoring major - magna cum laude, and recipient of the prestigious Quincy Jones Award for composition and arranging
The Art of Orchestration, UCLA - 2000
SCL scoring Internship - Los Angeles, CA - 2000 (The Simpsons, Star Trek Voyager, Seventh Heaven)
ASCAP scoring workshop, Los Angeles, CA 1999

Beyond a handful of creative writing courses in college, my narrative skills have been honed through independent study, contests, evaluations, critiques, blogs, writing groups, and working closely with writer/directors in the film and TV industry for over twenty-five years.