Justin Samaha writes and produces music for documentaries, feature films, industrials, machinima, freestyle dressage, and more.
His work is most often heard on PBS FRONTLINE, for which he has scored Emmy and Peabody award-winning films on the Syrian civil war, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, assisted suicide, mental illness in prisons, and transgender children.
Samaha is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He lives in Manhattan with his wife (a stroke neurologist at New York–Presbyterian Hospital), their three children, and dog. An enthusiastic amateur astronomer, he often sets up his telescope to share views of the night sky with the public in NYC and beyond. He is also at work on his first novel, a science fiction story called Companion.
Finally, Samaha is rumored to be one of the two mysterious members of the sub-sub-underground heavy metal band SEBEKAR, but Samaha neither confirms nor denies this.