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Composer Interview: John Swihart (Staten Island Summer, How I Met Your Mother, Napoleon Dynamite)

Meena Shamaly

September 6, 2015

John Swihart is a film and TV composer hailing from Indiana and who is based in LA. He’s written scores for numerous comedy films such as Napoleon Dynamite and Youth in Revolt, and you’ve heard his work for over 9 years on the hit show How I Met Your Mother among several other TV comedies, such as Red Band Society. His latest film is Staten Island Summer, produced by SNL creator Lorne Michaels, which recently was released through Netflix...