15 17 Oct '24

Roger Suen

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Function: - WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Composer extraordinaire Roger Suen has lent his expertise to numerous feature films, television series, documentaries, and video games. Most recently, Roger reunited with director Justin Chon to score the Asian familial drama Jamojaya, starring Rich Brian, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2023. Roger previously worked with Chon on his films Blue Bayou (Cannes 2020), which was acquired by Focus Features, Gook (Sundance 2017) and Ms. Purple (Sundance 2019). Film Music Magazine said Roger’s critically-acclaimed score for the 2017 Sundance award-winning Gook was “powerfully unexpected, musical color” and included it in their Top 10 Scores of 2017.

Roger’s music can be heard in Netflix’s popular action thriller Red Notice starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot; Warner Brother’s animated film, DC’s League of Super Pets, and the upcoming Borderlands film adaption of the popular video game of the same name. Additionally, Roger scored the upcoming Nicholas Cage and Ron Pearlman led action flick, The Retirement Plan and ACE Production's romantic comedy, Love In Taipei premiering this summer on Paramount Plus.

Roger’s diverse music portfolio further includes scoring additional music for Guillermo Del Toro’s four-time Oscar winning film The Shape of Water, the sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds, Netflix’s five-time Emmy nominated series Daredevil, and Marvel’s Emmy-nominated series The Defenders. He also wrote additional music for AppleTV+’s Stillwater, Season 2, 3 & 4 of Charmed, Sy-Fy’s Krypton, Spider-Man and the Spider-Man: Miles Morales video games. Through his mastery of orchestral composition and modern electronica, he has created heart pounding additional music for blockbuster films such as Oscar-nominated X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and Sony Pictures’ animated film The Star.

A Southern California native, Roger studied music composition as an undergraduate then graduate student at UCLA and CSUN. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California making music, climbing rocks and surfing waves.

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