Guest: Mary Ramos
More than a music supervisor Mary Ramos is a detective, a negotiator and a fixer when it comes to suggesting and securing the perfect music for her directors. If you have been to the cinema in the last twenty years - you already know her work! Her credits include over 100 films from "Reality Bites" to "Spotlight", and the many iconic Quentin Tarantino soundtracks.
At this year’s Göteborg Film Festival Mary Ramos joined for a Master Class, moderated by our podcast host Christina Jeurling Birro, to share her process. This episode was recorded live during this Master Class and we were excited to have the opportunity to ask her: What does her work as a Music Supervisor entail? How does she select music? What lengths will she go to to secure song rights? How does the process differ when working with composers? And MUCH more!
Host/Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro
Producer: Renee Viterstedt
Editor: Tom Hansen
Theme Song: Carl Borg
Mary Ramos has worked as a Music Supervisor for the last twenty years and has over 100 movie credits. She has worked with many gifted directors including Oscar nominated Tom McCarthy - "The Station Agent" and "Spotlight", and Oscar Winning director Quentin Tarantino - "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown," "Grind House" and his Grammy nominated soundtracks "Kill Bill Vol. 1," "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "Inglourious Basterds," and "Django Unchained".
Mary recently worked with Quentin Tarantino on his 8th film “The Hateful Eight,” and was very excited to have the chance to pair Quentin up with his idol, Ennio Morricone, for an original score for the film. She also worked with Tom McCarthy on his acclaimed film “Spotlight” – pairing him up with Award winning Composer, Howard Shore.