Jon Ong is a Singaporean composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles with over 12 years of experience in film, TV, and commercials. Most recently, Jon served as the composer of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival Selection Border Hopper, from Director Nico Casavecchia. He also composed the music for Director Sing J. Lee’s The Accidental Getaway Driver, who was awarded the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Award for Best Directing just a year prior.
Jon’s extensive credits include creating additional music for numerous films including the two-time BAFTA nominated film Paddington; Lionsgate’s Love The Coopers starring Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton and Timothée Chalamet; Paramount’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; the critically acclaimed 2019 psychological thriller Chain; and the Cinema Eye Honors nominated feature 17 Blocks from Emmy-winning Director Davy Rothbart.
In addition to film, Jon also created additional music for Hulu’s Dopesick; Amazon’s The Wheel of Time; Netflix’s Critics’ Choice award-nominated series Life on Our Planet; Peacock’s Joe vs. Carole; Wake Up Call starring Dwayne Johnson; and HBO’s award-winning series Pennyworth and His Dark Materials.
A true Swiss Army Knife, in addition to scoring for film and TV, Jon also served as an orchestrator for Arthur Newman starring Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, as well as the Amazon Original Series The Dangerous Book for Boys created by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola.
Beyond film and TV, Jon has also composed music for national commercials such as McDonald’s The Hamburglar and Nickelodeon’s digital series Chase Champion.
Originally from Singapore, Jon started out as a guitarist and later fell in love with film scoring while studying at the world renowned Berklee College of Music. He credits the original Star Wars trilogy and Jurassic Park as his inspirations for pursuing film scoring. Having risen through the ranks of the film scoring world in Los Angeles, he has worked with renowned composers Lorne Balfe, Nick Urata, and William Ross.