Jordan Peele Found the Composer for 'Us' and 'Get Out' on YouTube

March 20, 2019

Michael Abels had been composing music since he was 8. But the 56-year-old got his big break in Hollywood when director Jordan Peele discovered him on YouTube. "Us" is the second film he has scored for Peele, following the 2017 thriller "Get Out." "Jordan saw some of my concert orchestral music on YouTube and made the producers cut me in," Abels told He has no intention of stopping.'s Stephanie Officer has more.

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