According to film music critics, award-winning composer George Kallis is “one of the most exciting and talented young composers to emerge in the film music world in quite some time” (Movie Music UK, Dec 2017).
George’s latest scores are Walt Disney Pictures’ live action fantasy ‘The Last Warrior’, the historical drama ‘Cliffs of Freedom’, starring Christopher Plummer and Billy Zane and the family adventure ‘Albion The Enchanted Stallion’ starring John Cleese, Debra Messing and Jennifer Morrison.
George was voted ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ by 70 film music journalists at the IFMCA awards held on February 22, 2018. Other awards include ‘Best Music and Sound Design’ at the Los Angeles Film Awards for the historical drama ‘The Black Prince’ (2017) and ‘Best Score Award’ at the Underground Cinema Festival for ‘Blight’ (2017). He has been nominated twice for an ‘African Academy Movie Award’ for his scores ’93 Days’ (2017), starring Danny Glover, and ‘A Place in the Stars’ (2015).
His TV music works include Emmy and Bafta award-winning programs, such as the opening titles music for BBC ‘Horizon’, for it’s 40th anniversary celebration, and ‘My Life’ on CBBC. His commercial work includes music for brands such as McDonald’s, Mitsubishi, Lexus and Toshiba, and trailer music includes placements with Mandela Long Walk To Freedom, The Visit and 47 Ronin.
George was born on the island of Cyprus where musically west meets east. This helped him become an expert in global music, having composed scores for over 25 films produced in the US, UK, Russia, Denmark, Nigeria, Greece, Armenia and India.
He has studied film composition at Berklee College of Music with a masters degree in composition from The Royal College of Music.
He holds a British and Cypriot passport as well as a work permit (Green Card) for work in the Unites States.