George Kallis for Cabin 21

Hi Daniel

Here is a short presentation on what I have been doing over the last few years! I’d love to collaborate on music searches or even compose to picture when you think it’s a good opportunity.

  • FILM SCORES: I have been focusing mostly on scoring feature films. I am represented by Fortress Talent Management but that doesn’t include trailer work. Here is an example from the live recordings of ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ a historical drama I just finished coming out in the new year starring Christopher Plummer and Billy Zane.

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CLIFFS OF FREEDOM (Video from Scoring Session)

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  • PRODUCTION MUSIC: I regularly compose trailer music collections for other publishers between my film scores. This is a new track I am working for an epic collection recorded at Abbey Road in London:
  • TRAILER MUSIC: I created my own publishing label back in 2013 (just before I left London to move to Los Angeles) and we produced around 40 tracks with other composers, covering epic, horror, comedy. We worked with a few trailer companies such as Empire Design and Fishbowl and I placed and composed music for worldwide trailers including 47 Ronin, Mandela Long Walt to Freedom and The Visit.  Since moving to LA from London I have been focusing on features mostly so a lot of the tracks are still available and are unlicensed.  Here are the videos with the licensed music and the 4th is an example of composed score for Behind the Mirror that I worked with Fishbowl.

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MANDALA LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
47 RONIN
THE VISIT
BEHIND THE MIRROR (SCORED)
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Awards and nominations include: 

  • Breakthrough Composer of the Year (International Film Music Critics Association 2018)
  • Underground Cinema Awards (Best Score for Blight)
  • Los Angeles Film Awards (Jury Award for ‘The Black Prince’)

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GENERAL TRAILER MUSIC EXAMPLES



BIOGRAPHY

Recipient of the Jerry Goldsmith Award and the IFMCA award George Kallis is considered “one of the most exciting and talented composers to emerge in the film music world” (Movie Music UK).

George has just finished the score for the biopic sports drama ‘Lev Yashin’ about the superstar goalkeeper, and the black comedy ‘Gutterbee’, directed by Ulrich Thomsen. His previous score was  ‘Cliffs of Freedom’, starring Christopher Plummer and Billy Zane, which received positive reviews and award nominations.

Previously he scored Disney’ live-action fantasy ‘The Last Warrior’, winning the Jerry Goldsmith, the award for Best Music for a Feature Film, and the family adventure ‘Albion The Enchanted Stallion’ starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, and Jennifer Morrison that earned him the ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ award at the International Film Music Critics Awards.

George 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.

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).

George was born on the island of Cyprus where musically west meets east. The international musical influences 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.

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