Educated at Cambridge University, Westminster College, and the University of Utah, Jeffrey Gold was a member of the Playwright’s Group for more than three seasons under dramaturg Mike Dorrell (BBC’s Soldier, Soldier, Pictures of a Floating World) and award-winning playwright-in-residence Julie Jensen (Two-Headed, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, Wait!) through the auspices of the Salt Lake Acting Company (which premiered Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and commissioned J.T. Rogers’ Madagascar). His plays IN THEPURSUIT OF SVETLA, HORSTANDGRABEN IN THECONTEXT OF THEUNFINISHEDMAN, FITCHTODD, PERCOLATIONTHEORY, DEDEKIND, HORSTANDGRABEN AT THECHATEAUGODOT (Winner, Strawberry NYC) , EXECUTION AT PARADAISISLAND, DISPLACEMENT: A FISH IN WATERSTORY, FAIRSHAKE, FUTUREPERFECT, and DIVA have garnered numerous awards, readings, and productions. FAIRSHAKE was selected for the 2013 Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Ten-Minute Plays. He has won over 80 awards and recognitions in playwriting and screenwriting, and was Artist-in-Residence at the Entrada Institute, and recently was a finalist in the Writers Guild Festival pitch competition. Jeffrey has also had the opportunities to pitch to Beth Swofford at CAA, Rob Kenneally at CAA, David Glasser and Ennis Hensley at The Weinstein Company, Mark Johnson at Gran Via Productions (Breaking Bad), Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), and Chris Kuser at Dreamworks Animation.
Jeffrey composes film music in a variety of styles ranging from symphonic to ambient and electronic to minimalist. Winner of the 2016 Akademia Music Award for Best Song in Ambient/Instrumental (October 2016), Winner of the 2015 Akademia Music Award for Best Instrumental/Acoustic Song (February 2016), Winner of the 2013, 2012, and 2006 Best of State Awards for Original Music Composition, Winner of the Silver Medal in the 2011 Park City Film Music Festival, Winner of the Jury Choice Gold Medal for Excellence in the 2004 Park City Film Music Festival, and Semi-Finalist in the 2004 Moondance International Film Festival filmscoring competition, Jeffrey Gold’s works have premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Centres in Cardiff, Wales and in Piccadilly, London, on television in the U.K., on PBS television in the U.S., on the radio and at international film festivals. In 2005 he was invited to participate in the 19th Annual Sundance Institute Independent Producers Conference and the 3rd Annual Sundance Institute Theatre Program/Johnny Mercer Foundation Master Class with composers and performers Melissa Manchester, Jimmy Webb, Michael Rupert, Margaret Whiting, and Charles Strouse. He has had additional masterclasses with film composer/orchestrator/arranger Conrad Pope (Star Wars, Munich, Memoirs of a Geisha), two-time Emmy award-winning film composer/arranger Hummie Mann (Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Year of the Comet), multiple Grammy and Oscar-winning musical theatre lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), award-winning film composer Douglas Romayne (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), award-winning film composer & Sundance Institute alumnus Vincent Gillioz, and Clio award-winning guitar virtuoso Vince Lauria.