A film scoring class, for which he signed casually, just to fill an empty space in the credits required for his junior year at New England Conservatory. That was a turning point for Massimo Sammi, which ignited a love for film music that defined the rest of his musical and personal life since then.
Shortly after his graduation with honors in jazz performance and composition, Sammi enrolled in New York University's Master's in Scoring for Film and Multimedia, where he kept honing his craft working on many student shorts and documentaries, while perfecting his skills in the program's orchestra and chamber ensemble scoring sessions.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2014, he enrolled in the Certificate Program in Film Scoring at UCLA Extension, and through the school's connections he landed assisting jobs with several composers actively working in film and TV.
A creative blend of quirkiness, sonic experimentation and melodic sensibility, Massimo's style is both unique and versatile, allowing him to feel at home in many diverse genres such as animation (additional composer for the Emmy winning show "Lost in Oz" - composer: Adam Berry), romantic comedies (additional composer for the Hallmark movies "Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa", "The Dating List" and "Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy" - composer: John Coda), independent shorts (“The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting" by director Emily Carmichael, premiered at Sundance 2011 and winner of a Wasserman/King Award), and documentaries (“Written in Stone" directed by Emerson College Prof. Daniel Gaucher, premiered at the 2010 Boston International Film Festival).