Critically acclaimed composer George Kallis is considered “one of the most exciting and talented composers to emerge in the film music world” (Movie Music UK, 2018).
His latest score is for the historical drama ‘Cliffs of Freedom’, starring Christopher Plummer and Billy Zane, to be released in theatres March 2019. Previously he scored Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action fantasy ‘The Last Warrior’, and the family adventure ‘Albion The Enchanted Stallion’ starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, and Jennifer Morrison.
In November 2018 George won the Jerry Goldsmith award for Best Music for a Feature Film, and he was voted ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ at the International Film Music Critics awards. Other accolades 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). ‘The Last Warrior’ is currently nominated as best score for a feature
He has written TV music for Emmy and Bafta award-winning programs, such as the opening titles music for BBC ‘Horizon’, for its 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 United States.