Sheena Birrittella is a Los Angeles based composer. Her experience encompasses an array of genres for film, television, media, and concert music. Recent works include the score to the film Mother Comes To Venus, directed and produced by Zackary Drucker and Emmy award winner Jill Soloway. This intersectional film premiered at Outfest and features rapper Mykki Blanco and actress Alexandra Grey. Sheena also wrote the score for the comedic series BIFL, exploring the complexities of identity and heartbreak; and a gritty and emotional fiddle score for the Western Railcar Lily. Other recent works include the scores for two award-winning documentaries: Better Together, narrated by Christopher Lloyd; and Cancer: An Integrative Perspective directed by Nathan Crane. Sheena just completed a concert project as one of the composers for the opera Magdalene, described by the New York Times as “exposed, intelligent, and earnest.” Set to Marie Howe’s poetry, the opera transports the audience into a world of desire and transformation.
In addition to a variety of commissioned works, Sheena has written music for Emmy and BAFTA winning Bleeding Fingers Music, as well as licensing companies Imaginary Friends Music and We Are All In Productions. Her music has premiered at venues such as HERE Arts Center, The Wild Beast, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, The Bootleg Theater and featured on networks such as CBS and National Geographic. Sheena had the honor of being selected as a composer for SESAC Scores Beck Diversity Project in Los Angeles, as well as the Society of Composers and Lyricists Associate Mentor Program. She has worked for top film and television composers Jeff Russo (Star Trek Discovery, Fargo, The Night Of) and Penka Kouneva (Pandora, Encounter, Prince of Persia). After studying in the Music in The Mountains Young Composers Symposium for five years, Sheena graduated from the Composition Department at the California Institute of the Arts and UCLA’s Film Scoring Program.