Music for Film and Television

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For me it is all about the “emotional core” of a film, and that core will guide you to what the “tone” of the music should be, and finding that right tone is of paramount importance of any score."

David Williams has scored over 60 feature and television films encompassing a wide range of styles and genres. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Francis Ford Coppola on the MGM film SUPERNOVA (Angela Bassett, James Spader, Peter Facinelli). David recently scored the psychological thriller THEY LIVE IN THE GREY starring Michelle Krusiec (HOLLYWOOD), and Ellen Wroe (FOR ALL MANKIND), Written and Directed by AMPAS Nicholl Screenwriting Award Winners The Vang Brothers. Other films include Miramax's PHANTOMS (Ben Affleck, Rose McGowan, Liev Schreiber, Joanna Going, Peter O'Toole) Produced by Dean Koontz, Dimension's THE PROPHECY (Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen, Viggo Mortensen) directed by Gregory Widen (BACKDRAFT, HIGHLANDER), Paramount+ suspense-action feature NIGHT OF THE SICARIO starring Natasha Henstridge, Sony Pictures/MTV psychological thriller THE DORM, directed by Rachel Talalay (SHERLOCK), and produced by Michael Frislev and Chad Oakes (FX's FARGO), ABC-Disney's fantasy FALLEN (Paul Wesley, Tom Skerritt, Bryan Cranston), the thriller FREEZER (Dylan McDermott, Peter Facinelli) directed by two-time Academy Award nominee and 8-time Emmy winner Mikael Salomon (BAND OF BROTHERS) and Produced by Mark Manuel (HACKSAW RIDGE), the action feature MALONE (Thomas Jane, Elsa Pataky, Ving Rhames) Directed by Russell Mulcahy (HIGHLANDER) and Produced by Brian Oliver (BLACK SWAN), A&E's historical drama BENEDICT ARNOLD (Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer), Sony Pictures drama NO WAY BACK (Russell Crowe), the IndieFest Award-Winning BROKEN MEMORIES produced by Gary Levinsohn (JACK REACHER, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), Sony Pictures romance ICE CASTLES, the human trafficking drama UNBRIDLED Produced by Troy Buder (QUEEN OF KATWE), the Award-winning drama MOONLIGHT SOUL, Voltage Pictures thriller BEDEVILED, the WWII period drama CHRISTINA (Stephen Lang), FOX's military drama A GLIMPSE OF HELL (James Caan, Robert Sean Leonard), NBC/Universal's L.A. LAW: THE MOVIE, Produced by David Madden (RUNAWAY BRIDE), and many other films.

David graduated from Missouri State University with studies in composition and orchestration. He also did post-graduate work at North Texas University. David was awarded a private study fellowship with celebrated Oscar-winning composer
John Corigliano (THE RED VIOLIN, ALTERED STATES). He is an ASCAP Award Winner and is a member of the SCL. He lives with his wife Diana in Woodland Hills, California.

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