At an early age, multi-instrumentalist composer/songwriter Joseph Stephens began experimenting and creating music with 4 track tape machines, delay pedals, guitars, radios, and anything else he could get his hands on. While attending college in North Carolina, he began writing songs and scoring student films for friends which led to working relationships with up and coming filmmakers. A frequent collaborator with Rough House Pictures (Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green) and Mindy Kaling, Stephens’ television work has included the memorable scores for HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones, Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals; Netflix’s Never Have I Ever; and Amazon’s Upload created by Greg Daniels. On the feature film side, Stephens has created the scores for Warner Bros’ Observe and Report (dir. Jody Hill), the Blumhouses horror thriller A House on the Bayou, Arizona, Under The Eiffel Tower, Family Squares (dir. Stephanie Laing), and Flower (dir. Max Winkler).
Joseph has also contributed original songs to numerous films and television series including Halloween, Halloween Ends, All The Real Girls, and Netflix’s Cobra Kai. His song “Misbehavin'”, written for The Righteous Gemstones, enjoyed spirited viral success in 2020.
Upcoming projects include The Righteous Gemstones Season 3 (HBO Max), Never Have I Ever seasons 3 & 4 (Netflix), Upload season 3 (Amazon), and The Sex Lives of College Girls season 2 (HBO Max).