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Josh Mancell is a Los Angeles-based composer. He has created music for multi-million unit selling video game franchises (Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter), Emmy award-winning television (Clifford the Big Red Dog), festival-acclaimed indie films (Eat the Sun, A Star for Rose, The Wake of Light, etc.) and a diverse array of commercials (including Target, McDonalds, EA Games and AT&T). 

Josh is also involved with several bands as both a performer and a producer (Exploding Flowers, Vagrant Winter, Fun Time Objects) and has guest lectured/panel-participated at American Film Institute, Royal Northern College of Music (UK), UC Irvine, Sarah Lawrence College, Cal Poly Pomona and LA College of Music.​ ​​

His iconic music for the Crash Bandicoot video games was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2018 and music from both the Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter games was performed by the Manchester Video Game Orchestra in 2022.