Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts
Marco Beltrami is a two-time Oscar®-nominated composer. He has collaborated with many iconic film directors including Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Bong Joon-ho, Angelina Jolie, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Alex Proyas, Jonathan Mostow, Roland Joffé, Jodie Foster, David E. Kelley and Tommy Lee Jones.
The composer established an early reputation as a genre innovator with his non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise. Beltrami's musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received accolades for his music including two Academy Award nominations for Best Score: 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, starring Jeremy Renner, co-scored with frequent collaborator Buck Sanders. In 2011 Beltrami won a Golden Satellite Award (Best Film Score of the Year) for Soul Surfer. Beltrami scored the Marvel film Logan, directed by James Mangold, and Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, First They Killed My Father. He also wrote the theme for the hit video game Fortnite. Beltrami scored the critically acclaimed box-office hit A Quiet Place, which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Score and shortlisted for Best Score for the Oscars. Beltrami won an Emmy® Award for National Geographic's 2019 Oscar winning documentary Free Solo, (with co-composer Brandon Roberts) for Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary, Series or Special.
He has lent his voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and I, Robot. His other scores include The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones, the zombie comedy Warm Bodies directed by Jonathan Levine, the final installment of the Bruce Willis action series A Good Day To Die Hard, Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and directed by Bong Joon-ho, the Brad Pitt action thriller World War Z, James Mangold's The Wolverine, and The Night Before also directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Beltrami co-scored James Mangold's Ford v. Ferrari (Twentieth Century Studios) with Buck Sanders, for which they were shortlisted for Best Score for the 2020 Oscars, with the film going on to receive four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Other recent projects include Guillermo Del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, the Lionsgate comedy Long Shot starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, the Zac Efron-starrer Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Vile, and Evil and the Paramount Pictures adventure comedy Love and Monsters. Upcoming for Beltrami is the Paramount Pictures' horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, Netflix's horror film Fear Street, Sony Pictures action horror sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and the Lionsgate sci-fi feature Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Brown University, Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then led him to Venice, Italy for a period of study with the Italian master Luigi Nono, and then to Los Angeles for a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Emmy® Award-winning composer Brandon Roberts' music can be heard in Free Solo, the Academy Award®-winning National Geographic documentary, which garnered Brandon and co-composer Marco Beltrami the Emmy® for "Best Music Composition for a Documentary." From the pulsing action of World War Z, Logan, to the period drama of AMC's TURN: Washington Spies, Brandon Roberts' music can be found all over the film-scoring world today.
Upon graduating from the USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television graduate program, Brandon continued composing for films, television and albums in a wide range of styles. Composition projects include large-scale feature films such as the horror film A Quiet Place (parts I & II), Logan, The Wolverine, and Paramount's World War Z. In addition, he has composed for several other features including The Woman In Black, Warm Bodies, The Giver, and Amazon Studios' Black Box.
Brandon's music can be found in acclaimed television shows including Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, V, and AMC's Revolutionary War spy drama, TURN: Washington's Spies. Brandon's recent co-scores with frequent collaborator Marco Beltrami include the CBS All Access reboot of The Twilight Zone now in its 2nd season narrated by Jordan Peele, the Fox horror feature Underwater starring Kristen Stewart, and the Focus Features political documentary The Way I See It. Brandon's other recent scores include the Universal Pictures biopic Unbroken: Path To Redemption and the Freeform Sci-Fi TV series Motherland: Fort Salem. Brandon's upcoming scores include additional music on the Paramount feature Tom Clancy's Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan, as well as two films he is co-scoring with Marco Beltrami: Netflix's horror sequel Fear Street 2 and the Lionsgate sci-fi adventure feature Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
Brandon developed his musical interests at a young age, earning awards from Clint Eastwood and The Monterrey Jazz Festival. He began writing for orchestra and soon entered into the prestigious USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television graduate program, where he studied with industry greats including Elmer Bernstein and David Raksin. Brandon currently resides in Tarzana, CA.