Joe Kraemer is a musician who was born in Buffalo in
New York in 1971. He was raised up in Albani New York. He was born in the family of musicians. His father was also a music composer. He started learning music at the very young age. He went to piano classes.
During his high school, he made friendship with a boy older to him, Scott Storm. Scott Storm a very well known filmmaker. He gave Kraemer his first break in the movie. Joe composed the score for the film "chiming hour." He also did acting in the movie; Joe was fifteen then. Storm introduced him to the filmmakers like
Christopher McQuarrie and
Bryan Singer. Kraemer while attending a music school, Berklee School of music in Boston, decided to compose music for the films. His acquaintance to the filmmaker such as Christopher McQuarrie and Bryan Singer made him directly to work in the movies. He does not have to struggle much to get the work in the film industry. His first work was as the sound editor. Kraemer’s first feature film score was for the movie "The Way of the Gun." This movie was directed by Christopher McQuarrie; he is also an Oscar winner movie maker. The film featured
Benicio Del Toro,
James Caan, and
Ryan Phillippe. The film did not perform well in the box office but was a stepping stone for him. He was noticed by the film industry. Expectations developed for him.
His next projects include music composition for the hit Cinemax series, docudrama Emerald Cowboy (2003), Femme Fatales. Joe's next movie in 2006 "Ten 'til Noon," directed by his childhood friend Scott Storm was a great critical success and won many awards at various film festivals. In 2008 he composed the score for the movie written by J. J. Abrams, "Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead." Kraemer next worked in the
Tom Cruise starred movie "
Jack Reacher," this action thriller directed by Christopher McQuarrie was the highest grosser the year, earning more than 200 million worldwide. This was considered as the most successful and expensive project of Kraemer till date. His score for the movie was also nominated for the 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Joe has also worked in the movie "Dawn Patrol" (2014), starring
Scott Eastwood. He was also the part of Tom Cruise's "Mission Impossible- the Rogue Nation" in 2015.