Mychael Danna

Composer
Mychael Danna was an award-winning composer who won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on Ang Lee's critically acclaimed film, "Life of Pi" (2012). Danna crafted meticulously integrated scores for ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Music (117)

Remember 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Beeba Boys 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Tyrant 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Devil's Knot 2014 (Movie)

Music / Music Producer (Music)

Devil's Knot 2014 (Movie)

Guitars And Piano (Soloist)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

Valley Forge Theme (Music)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

("I Thought He Was A Very Nice Gentleman") (Song)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

("I Thought He Was A Very Nice Gentleman") (Song Performer)

The Captive 2014 (Movie)

Score Producer/Piano (Music)

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

("Opening #2") (Song)

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

Music/Score Orchestrator (Music)

Life of Pi 2012 (Movie)

("Pi's Lullaby") (Song)

Life of Pi 2012 (Movie)

(Composer)

World Without End 2012 (Tv Show)

Music

Camelot 2011 (Tv Show)

Music

Medium 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Theme Song

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

("It Would Be Like This") (Song)

The Whistleblower 2011 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Whistleblower 2011 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Chloe 2010 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Banished") (Song)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Banished") (Song Performer)

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Adoration 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Dollhouse 2009 (Tv Show)

Music

Management 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Management 2009 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day 2009 (Movie)

("The Blood Of Cu Chulainn 2010") (Song)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Original Music)

Trucker 2009 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Heaven on Earth 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Stone of Destiny 2008 (Movie)

Music Composer (Composer)

Stone of Destiny 2008 (Movie)

Music Orchestrator (Original Music)

Breach 2007 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Fracture 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Lonely Hearts 2007 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Surf's Up 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Surf's Up 2007 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Aurora Borealis 2006 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Aurora Borealis 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (Movie)

Music Composer (Music)

The Nativity Story 2006 (Movie)

("In Rosa Vernat Lilium") (Music)

Tideland 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

Tideland 2006 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Water 2006 (Movie)

(Tanpura) (Music)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

(Original Rank: Music) (Composer)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Where the Truth Lies 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Being Julia 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Being Julia 2004 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

Music Orchestra (Original Music)

Shattered Glass 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hulk 2003 (Movie)

("Young Scientists") (Song)

The Snow Walker 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Antwone Fisher 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Ararat 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Green Dragon 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Green Dragon 2002 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Monsoon Wedding 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Monsoon Wedding 2002 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Monsoon Wedding 2002 (Movie)

song producer("Aaj Mera jee Kardaa") (Song)

The Guys 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Guys 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

The Guys 2002 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

The Guys 2002 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Hearts in Atlantis 2001 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Hearts in Atlantis 2001 (Movie)

Music Score Producer (Music Producer)

Stranger Inside 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Line 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

8mm 1999 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Felicia's Journey 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Ride With the Devil 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Ride With the Devil 1999 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Don't Think Twice 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Regeneration 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Uncorked 1998 (Movie)

("Love Of Heaven") (Song)

Kama Sutra 1997 (Movie)

(Composer)

Lilies 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Ice Storm 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Sweet Hereafter 1997 (Movie)

Music Composer (Music)

The Sweet Hereafter 1997 (Movie)

("The Sweet Hereafter") (Song)

Dance Me Outside 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Exotica 1995 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Hush Little Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

The Darling Family 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Ordinary Magic 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adjuster 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Termini Station 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Slice 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Montreal Vu Par... 1990 (Movie)

("En Passant") (Music)

Speaking Parts 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

One Man Out 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Still Life 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Blood Relations 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Caribe 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Cold Comfort 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Family Viewing 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Murder One 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Chosen (TV Show)

Composer (Music Score)

The Confession (TV Show)

Music

The Matthew Shepard Story (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Mychael Danna was an award-winning composer who won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on Ang Lee's critically acclaimed film, "Life of Pi" (2012). Danna crafted meticulously integrated scores for films, which made him a sought-after composer by many directors, including Atom Egoyan, Terry Gilliam and Ang Lee. His ability to meld international melodies and instrumentation with modern Western minimalism helped bring unique moods to some of the largest blockbusters and most personal independent films.

Relationships

Aparna Danna

Wife

Jeff Danna Music

Brother

EDUCATION

University of Toronto

Toronto , Ontario
awarded Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship

Milestones

2013

Won his first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for "Life of Pi"

2011

Won a Primetime Emmy for Best Original Main Title Theme for the TV series "Camelot" with brother Jeff Danna

1999

Scored four features, including Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil", Atom Egoyan's "Felicia's Journey" and "Girl, Interrupted"

1997

Used Native American flute player Dan Cecil in concert with the Evergreen Gamelan Ensemble for Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm"

1997

Scored Gillies MacKinnon's "Regeneration", a film based on the Pat Barker novel about the Great War

1994

Teamed with Egoyan again, this time writing a Genie-winning score for "Exotica", which incorporated his interest in Middle Eastern and South Asian music

1989

Second collaboration with Egoyan, "Speaking Parts", earned him another Genie Award nomination

1989

Earned third Genie Award nomination for Vic Sarin's "Cold Comfort"

1987

Wrote first feature film score for Atom Egoyan's "Family Viewing", receiving a Genie Award nomination

Bonus Trivia

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The 1985 recipient of the prestigious Glenn Gould Award at the University of Toronto, Danna served as composer-in-residence at Toronto's McLaughlin Planetarium from 1987 to 1992.

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Danna has released several albums of synthesized soundscapes in collaboration with Tim Clement (Danna & Clement).

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Often colloborates with composer and younger brother Jeff Danna

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Served as the composer for every theatrically released film directed by Atom Egoyan

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Composer Chair of the Slaight Family Music Lab at Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre

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