MUSIC FOR PICTURE
Experience Makes A Difference
It’s been said that music is the language of the soul. My job, as a film composer, is to interpret and bring to life the musical character that lies within the soul of a director.
ABOUT JOHN HUNTER
A Life Steeped in Sound
Born of Japanese and German descent, Hunter was indoctrinated into a diverse musical world of influences since childhood.
After graduating from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring, Hunter honed his musical skills over a multitude of genres whilst working as a freelance composer for advertising.
Working with the largest brands in the world (Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Ford, Dodge, Anheuser-Busch, American Airlines) to name a few, Hunter gained recognition as a composer for advertising. It was his work with Hasbro and his scores for their animated film revivals of GI JOE, that opened the door which led him to the world of music for film and television.
Hunter scored “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”. Devoid of any dialogue, the film relied solely on Hunter’s score as the voice of the film. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
Hunter also scored “Silent” for Dolby Laboratories. “Silent” was created to demonstrate the immersive audio experience of Dolby Atmos. It too, was devoid of any dialogue and relied solely on Hunter’s score for its voice. It was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Music Direction and Composition.
Recently, Hunter scored "Mr. Spam Gets A New Hat", directed by William Joyce and produced by DNEG Animation.
It too has garnered numerous festival awards, including: NY Shorts International "Best Animation", SPARK Animation "Best 3D Narrative Short", Cleveland International Film Festival "Best Animated Short", and LA Shorts Festival "Best Animation".
Today, Hunter continues to work on a multitude of projects ranging from: Film, Television, Advertising, Trailers and Immersive Media. He’s known for his versatility and expertise in epic, traditional, eclectic, and popular musical genres.