Jack is a Composer & Sound Designer, working across Documentaries, Drama, Animation & Campaigns.

Recently commissioned by BBC Films, BBC Radio Drama & Sounds, DAZED Media, The Face, The FT, Loro Piana, Google & The Uncertain Kingdom. His work has featured at over 40+ International Film Festivals, across Europe & North America, including The BFI London Film Festival, SXSW, Aspen Shortsfest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, LSFF, LIAF, Leeds & Annecy.  

In 2018, Jack scored the award-winning documentary Abrázame, which was nominated for a highly prestigious ida award.  The film went on to win the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the 22nd Cine Las Americas Film Festival Austin, Texas.

The same year, he scored the acclaimed claymation FACING IT, which won the MPSE, Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Sound Editing and went on to win the Animage Grand Prix & Audience Awards at Ottowa, Manchester & KLIK Animation festivals and was made a VIMEO Staff Pick of the year.

He read music at Goldsmiths, University of London before specialising in composition for Film & TV at the National Film & Television School. 

He is a Composer on the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew programme and is based in London.  

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FACING IT | Claymation
Director: Sam Gainsborough
Composer & Musical Sound-design: Jack Newton

Dolby 5.1
7 mins 36 | 2018

As Sean waits anxiously in the local pub, he is forced to explore his own
unhappy memories and relationships in an evening that will leave him changed forever.


MPSE Golden Reel Award | Verna Fields - Outstanding achievent in Sound Editing
View Conference | View Award Winner 2019
ARS Electronica | Prixar Award Honorary Mention 2019
Annie Award | Nominated
BIFA Award | Longlist, Best Short Film
IMDB | New Filmmaker of the Year award Finalist 2019

Audience Award Winner - Animage 2018
Audience Award Winner - Ottawa 2018
Audience Award Winner - KLIK, Amsterdam International Animation Festival 2018
Audience Award Winner - Manchester Animation Festival2018
Audience Award - Russian Indie Film Festival 2019
Audience Award in Category - LIAF 2019

Best In Show Award - Video Hackers Film Festival, Italy 2018
Best Animation - 7eme Lune Festival 2019
Best International Short - Festival Internacional de stop motion Our Fest 2019

First International Prize - Lille Festival 2019
Jury Diploma Award - KROK Festival 2018
Golden River Award - River Film Festival Italy 2019
Grand Prix Winner - Animage 2018
Peter Pan Award - Russian Indie Film Festival 2019


LAST ORDERS | Experimental Pixelation
Director: Ed Bulmer
Composer: Jack Newton
Last Orders is a short experimental film using the pixellation technique.