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Jeff Danna

Jeff Danna

Film composer
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Intro Film composer
Countries Canada
Occupations Composer Film score composer
Gender male
Birth Burlington
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Biography

Jeff Danna (born 1964) is a Canadian composer.

Early life

Danna was born in Burlington, Ontario. A reluctant piano student at age eight, he found solace in the guitar at age eleven and began playing professionally at fifteen until a hand injury at age 21 curtailed his performance career.

He subsequently began composing for films and moved to Los Angeles to continue working. Jeff has created scores for a long and varied list of films. His credits include such diverse projects as the hit film adaptations of the video game/action franchises Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Silent Hill , Silent Hill: Revelation 3D ; the Ryan Gosling-Anthony Hopkins legal drama Fracture; The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Tideland , which were both directed by Terry Gilliam ; Lakeview Terrace directed by Neil Labute ; a series of films for director Brett Morgen , including The Kid Stays in the Picture and Chicago 10 ; Closing the Ring for director Richard Attenborough ; and the cult classic The Boondock Saints , among others.

Additionally, his collaborative Orchestral Celtic albums with brother and composer Mychael Danna have enjoyed worldwide success and placed in the Top Ten Billboard chart in the United States.

Recently, Jeff scored Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain biopic Montage of Heck which premiered in Sundance and was released on HBO in May 2015. Upcoming, he has Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia starring Kristen Stewart and Glenn Close.

Currently, Jeff is scoring the FX drama Tyrant along with Mychael Danna, which had its season 2 premiere on June 16th, 2015. Jeff received two Emmy nominations this year, nominated in the categories of Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Tyrant. Jeff was nominated once before for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Camelot.

Filmography

Film

  • Storks (2016) (co-composer)
  • The Good Dinosaur (2015) (co-composer)
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
  • Anesthesia (2014)
  • Shock Value (2014)
  • Bad Country (2014)
  • The Colony (2013)
  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
  • Erased (2012)
  • Arena (2011)
  • Thin Ice (2011)
  • Gaykeith (2010)
  • Sophie and Sheba (2010)
  • Repeaters (2010)
  • The Last Rites of Ransom Pride (2010)
  • The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
  • Leaves of Grass (2009)
  • Formosa Betrayed (2009)
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
  • The Cry of the Owl (2009)
  • Cartwheels (2008)
  • Lakeview Terrace (2008)
  • Finn on the Fly (2008)
  • Closing the Ring (2007)
  • Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams (2007)
  • Fracture (2007)
  • Chicago 10 (2007)
  • Silent Hill (2006)
  • Ripley Under Ground (2005)
  • Tideland (2005)
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
  • Spinning Boris (2003)
  • The Gospel of John (2003)
  • Ice Bound: A Woman's Survival at the South Pole (2003)
  • Kart Racer (2003)
  • Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids (2003)
  • Mafia Doctor (2003)
  • Easter (2002)
  • The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
  • Reversal (2001)
  • The Grey Zone (2001)
  • O (2001)
  • Criss Cross (2001)
  • Green Dragon (2001)
  • Baby (2000)
  • New Blood (1999)
  • The Boondock Saints (1999)
  • At Sachem Farm (1998)
  • My Own Country (1998)
  • The Big Slice (1991)
  • Still Life: The Fine Art of Murder (1990)
  • Cold Comfort (1989)

Television

  • Tyrant (2014-2015)
  • Continuum (2012-2014)
  • Camelot (2011)
  • Babar and the Adventures of Badou (2010-2011)
  • 30 for 30 (2010)
  • Nimrod Nation (2007)
  • The Zula Patrol (2005-2007)
  • Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004-2008)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (2003) (TV movie)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (1996-1997)
  • Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)
  • Tropical Heat (1991-1993)

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