We are celebrating the new HBO series “Betty,” bringing director/creator Crystal Moselle and composer Aska Matsumiya. Crystal and Aska are going to get into all things “Betty,” building the relationship between director and composer, and how music can be a tool to transform a good story into a great one.

Crystal Moselle is the creator and director of HBO’s new TV series “Betty,” adapted from her 2018 feature, “Skate Kitchen,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She first made her mark in 2015 as the director of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize award-winning documentary, “The Wolfpack.” In the past, she was a producer on the critically acclaimed documentary film, Excavating Taylor Mead. In the last decade, she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications such as Vice, Nowness, and The New York Times, where she created a series called "Something Big, Something Small," featuring talent such as Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey.

Aska Matsumiya is an LA-based Japanese composer and producer who has excelled across Film, Television, Advertising, and music production. Aska provided the score for the Amazon feature film, “I’m Your Woman” for director Julia Hart.” In addition, she partnered with A24 and acclaimed director Kogonada on his film “After Yang” collaborating with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto starring Colin Farrell. In Television, Aska worked on the HBO series “Betty” with longtime collaborator Crystal Moselle, a series based on the original Sundance breakout film “Skate Kitchen” starring Jaden Smith.

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