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- George Shaw is a rapidly rising composer who has worked on Hollywood and independent films...George Shaw is a rapidly rising composer who has worked on Hollywood and independent films. He is a versatile composer with the skill for crafting rich orchestral tapestries as well as producing cutting edge sounds to match the visual images in movies.
Recent films include MARCUS, which was recently released on DVD by Warner Home Videos, and the score album released by Movie Score Media. J-OK’EL (starring Tom Parker, Dee Wallace) had a theatrical release in Mexico, and the music won a Gold Medal for Artistic Excellence at the 2007 Park City Film Music Festival, which claims to be "the first film festival in the world singularly recognizing the contributions of composers and their music to film." PURITY also won a Gold Medal for Best Impact of Music at the 2006 festival, in addition to two Gold Medals Shaw garnered for Best Impact of Music in animation and a Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Film Music Composition for Independent Film.
In addition to composing, Shaw has orchestrated on a number of films, including GHOST RIDER (starring Nicolas Cage), DARWIN AWARDS (starring Winona Ryder, Joseph Fiennes), KISS, KISS, BANG, BANG (starring Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr.), ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES, and CHASING GHOSTS (starring Michael Madsen). Shaw’s string arrangements and orchestrations can also be heard on Nural’s debut album “The Weight of the World” from Hopeless Records, and singer/songwriter Kari Kimmel’s first solo album “A Life in the Day.”
Shaw studied composition and film scoring at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, taking part in its world-class Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. He also participated in the 2004 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop and the 9th Annual BMI Conducting Workshop. Shaw is a 2007 fellow in Film Independent’s Project: Involve, a filmmaker mentorship program that paired him with Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Lennertz (MEDAL OF HONOR: EUROPEAN ASSAULT, SUPERNATURAL, DR. DOOLITTLE 3).
Shaw plays clarinet, piano, guitar, and a variety of exotic woodwind instruments from around the world. George resides in Los Angeles, where he can surf and snowboard in the same day.
- Occupation: Composer
- Age: 32
- Gender: Male
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