According to film music critics 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, December 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 awarded ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ at the prestigious IFMCA awards held on February 22, 2018 which is one of the most important recognitions for each year’s soundtracks and composers. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is the association of journalists who specialize in writing and broadcasting about original film and television music. George was also named ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ at the Movie Music UK soundtrack awards, won Best Music and Sound Design at the Los Angeles Film Awards for ‘The Black Prince’ (2017) and Best Score award at the Underground Cinema Festival in Ireland for ‘Blight’ (2017). He has been nominated twice for an African Movie Academy Award for his scores ’93 Days’ (2017), starring Danny Glover, and ‘A Place in the Stars’ (2015).
George is associated with Emmy and Bafta award-winning TV programs, such as the opening titles music for BBC ‘Horizon’, for it’s 40th anniversary celebration, and ‘My Life’ on CBBC. His TV commercial work includes music for brands such as McDonald’s, Mitsubishi, Lexus and Toshiba. His cinematic trailer music includes 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.