Justin Melland

Composer of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

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Award winning film composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Justin Melland primarily works in the demanding world of film and television, creating refreshingly inventive scores at his studio The Eleventh Laboratory, in Los Angeles, California.  The Washington Post called out his score for The Kill Team by Oscar nominated Director Dan Krauss as “A brilliantly spare and evocative soundtrack”. The Hollywood Reporter also wrote of his score for Showtime’s Dark Net “And the antiseptic visuals, coupled with the droning score by Justin Melland, suggest Laura Poitras' Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour with a slightly pulpier edge.”  

Justin has enjoyed working with many highly respected, award winning directors.  Twice his work with Dan Krauss has been nominated for an Academy Award. First was The HBO Documentary Films: The Death of Kevin Carter in 2006, and again for the Netflix Original Documentary : Extremis in 2016.   Justin has also worked along side Oscar winning director Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss scoring their film 5B, and Oscar winning director Alex Gibney scoring his series for National Geographic called Parched. The Melland-scored film In Football We Trust won an Emmy Award in 2017.  

Most recently, Justin scored the STARZ Original Series Wrong Man and Netflix’s Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes with two time Emmy Award winning director Joe Berlinger.


Watch the trailer for Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.


This episode of The Pop Disciple Podcast is hosted by Paul Goldowitz.

Production, Editing, Mixing, Mastering | Paul Goldowitz
Select Cues Throughout Episode | Justin Melland
The Pop Disciple Podcast Theme and Outro Music | Paul Goldowitz

Special thanks to Justin Melland.