EmmoLei Sankofa has been paving her own path and establishing her amazing sound as a storyteller through her scores for projects like Step Up: High Water, Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, and her recent score to the feature Three Ways, which is now streaming on Hulu.
In this extensive chat we cover a wide array of topics covering not only EmmoLei's methods and approach to scoring, but also navigating the business, working with filmmakers, tackling different genres, adapting to change and so much more!
We also look at how EmmoLei is re-defining how a composer is part of the creative team, and why she loves to go the extra mile to collaborate beyond the score. She serves as Executive Producer on Three Ways as well, and we discuss how that happened.
EmmoLei also talks about her unique approach of using Morse code to come up with themes and melodies in her scores. Something that she's been utilizing since early on in her career, and one of the most interesting ways of crafting narrative structure.
EmmoLei's passion and versatility has made her a premiere voice in the industry, and she's doing so by staying away from the conventional career routes to discover how artists can truly make a living and still be fulfilled by their work in this industry.
A Film.Music.Media Production | Produced & Presented by Kaya Savas