Wonder Boy is a full-service audio and music production studio in New York City. We draw on decades of experience, partnering with video, film, and podcast creators to compose original scores that move, define, transport, highlight, and connect. We’re driven by opportunities to bring storytelling, education, philanthropy, and beauty into the world.
We’ve worked with educators such as TED, Harvard and Google/StoryCorps; causes such as the Robin Hood Foundation and the Union of Concerned Scientists; brands such as Samsung, Louis Vuitton, and Unilever; and agencies such as R/GA, Ogilvy, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi.
We’re always excited to hear about new and existing projects, and to learn how we can partner with you to make something beautiful.
Composer and Brooklyn-native Stephen LaRosa scores music for film, animation, concert music, and commercials. He studied at The Juilliard School and Il Conservatorio Di Milano under the tutelage of Gabriele Manca, Alessandro Solbiati, and Mario Garuti. Stephen’s work has been performed in New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan, and Amsterdam. In 2010, he moved to Paris and founded Wonder Boy Audio.
When not scoring films, ads, or video games, Stephen geeks out on cinema, technology, philosophy, and cartoons. If you’re lucky, you can catch him around NYC playing pirate chanties and experimental music.
joseph d. fridman
Executive producer Joseph Fridman, a science researcher and director of science communications, started playing piano when he was 5, and was brought into neuroscience by an early fascination of how our brains interact with music. He has a B.A. in cognitive science, summa cum laude, from Cornell University, and is pursuing an M.S. in Media Advocacy from Northeastern University’s College of Art, Media, and Design.
He’s produced segments for radio, been a field producer for dozens of podcasts and broadcasts around the world (including The Daily, Weekend Edition, Invisibilia, the Washington Post, The Intercept, Slate, and Gimlet) and is a co-organizer of Sound Education, the educational audio conference. He lives in the Boston area with a ragdoll kitten and a climate scientist.
Darren Morze is a composer/music producer living in Brooklyn, NY. He began his music career as both a musician and live sound engineer, and has toured the world with acts such as Stellastarr*, The Killers, Jane’s Addiction, Easy Star All-Stars, Placebo, and The Raveonettes to name a few. It was through his years touring with Stellastarr* that Darren became friends with singer Shawn Christensen and began scoring his short films. This collaboration led to Darren composing the music for Shawn’s 2013 short film, Curfew, which won over 40 awards in Film Festivals before winning the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards. Darren is also known for scoring Before I Disappear, Dark Was The Night, Enter Nowhere, and Lust For Love.