David Buckley

David Buckley – Composer Profile

Emmy nominated composer David Buckley has just finished scoring the remake of Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek and is currently scoring the upcoming animated feature Arctic Justice. Other recent credits include Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass and The Nice Guys for Shane Black and Joel Silver. Previous film scores include the Joel Schumacher-directed thrillers Trespass and Blood Creek, Ben Affleck’s crime drama The Town, director Taylor Hackford’s action feature Parker and Rob Minkoff’s fantasy adventure The Forbidden Kingdom.

For Television, David has composed the music for the hit Scott Free/CBS drama series The Good Wife and The Good Fight (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Music) Mercy Street for PBS, BrainDead for CBS and The Gifted for Marvel/FOX.

Born in England, David’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University where he later taught. After graduating, he moved to London to begin a successful career writing music for TV shows and commercials. In 2006, David moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams on film scores, including Shrek The Third, Flushed Away, The Number 23 and Gone Baby Gone. He has also written additional music for such films as Wonder Woman, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed, Big Eyes, Winter’s Tale and American Hustle, and his music was featured in David O’Russell’s Joy. David was honoured as a ‘Brit to Watch’ by BAFTA and has been the recipient of numerous BMI Awards.

As well as film and TV, David has written the music for a number of games, including the Warner Bros/Rocksteady game Batman Arkham Knight and Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts for which he received a TEC Award.

Film
ARCTIC JUSTICEOpen Road Films
Director: Aaron Woodley
Producers: Monica Bacardi, Andrea Lervolino
PAPILLONBleecker Street Media
Director: Michael Noer
Producers: Joey McFarland, David Koplan, Ram Bergman
THE BOY DOWNSTAIRSFilmRise
Director: Sophie Brooks
Producers: Paul Brooks, David Brooks, Dan Clifton
JASON BOURNEUniversal Pictures
Director: Paul Greengrass
Producers: Frank Marshall, Greg Goodman
THE NICE GUYSWarner Bros.
Director: Shane Black
Producer: Joel Silver
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBYSony Pictures Entertainment
Director: Louis Leterrier
Producer: Sacha Baron Cohen
PARKERIncentive Filmed Entertainment
Director: Taylor Hackford
Producers: Sidney Kimmel, Steve Chasman
GONESummit
Director: Heitor Dhalia
Producers: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi
TRESPASSMillennium Films
Director: Joel Schumacher
Producers: Avi Lerner, Rene Besson, David Winkler, Irvin Winkler
ATMGold Circle Films
Director: David Brooks
Producers: Paul Brooks, Peter Safran
THE TOWNWarner Bros.
Director: Ben Affleck
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
FROM PARIS WITH LOVELionsgate
Director: Pierre Morel
Producers: Virginie Besson-Silla, India Osborne
IN THE LAND OF THE FREEGold Circle Films
Director: Vadim Jean
Producers: Paul Brooks, Vadim Jean, Claudia Morris, Ian Sharples
TELL TALEScott Free Productions
Director: Michael Cuesta
Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Costigan
BLOOD CREEKLionsgate
Director: Joel Schumacher
Producers: Paul Brooks, Tom Lassally, Robyn Meisinger
BOOK OF DRAGONSDreamWorks Animation
Director: Steve Hickner
Producers: Lisa Freberg, Ian Richter
Film (additional music)
FIFTY SHADES FREEDUniversal Pictures
Director: James Foley
Producers: Michael de Luca, Dana Brunetti, E. L. James
WONDER WOMANWarner Bros.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Producers: Zack Synder, Deborah Synder
FIFTY SHADES DARKERUniversal Pictures
Director: James Foley
Producers: Michael de Luca, E. L. James
FIFTY SHADES OF GREYUniversal Pictures
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Producers: Michael de Luca, Dana Brunetti, E. L. James
BIG EYESThe Weinstein Company
Director: Tim Burton
Producers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Tim Burton, Lynett Howell
AMERICAN HUSTLEColumbia Pictures
Director: David O’Russell
Producers: Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
GONE BABY GONEMiramax
Director: Ben Affleck
Producers: Ben Affleck, Sean Bailey, Alan Ladd Jr, Danton Rissner
SHREK THE THIRDDreamworks Animation
Director: Chris Miller
Producer: Aron Warner
REVENGEColumbia Pictures
Director: Tony Scott
Producers: Hunt Lowry, Stanley Rubin
THE NUMBER 23New Line Cinema
Director: Joel Schumacher
Producers: Beau Flynn, Fernley Phillips, Tripp Vinson
FLUSHED AWAYDreamWorks Animation
Director: David Bowers
Producers: Peter Lord, Cecil Kramer, David Sproxton
Television
THE GIFTED20th Century Fox Television
Creator: Matt Nix
Producers: Lauren Shuler Donner, Stan Lee, Bryan Singer
THE GOOD FIGHTScott Free Productions / CBS
Creators: Robert & Michelle King
Producers: Ridley Scott, David Zucker
***Primetime Emmy Award Nomination 2017: Outstanding Original Theme Music***
BRAINDEADScott Free Productions / CBS
Creators: Robert & Michelle King
Producers: Ridley Scott, David Zucker
KILLING REAGAN (TV Movie)Scott Free Productions / National Geographic
Director: Rod Lurie
Producers: Diane L. Sabatini, Ridley Scott, David Zucker
MERCY STREETScott Free Productions / PBS
Creator: David Zabel
Producers: Ridley Scott, David Zabel, David Zucker
PROOFTNT
Creator: Rob Bragin
Producers: Rob Bragin, Tom Jacobson, Kyra Sedgwick, Alex Graves
KILLING LINCOLN (TV Movie)Scott Free Productions / National Geographic
Director: Adrian Moat
Producers: Christopher G. Cowen, Adrian Moat, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David Zucker
COMAScott Free Productions / A&E Television
Director: Mikael Salomon
Producers: James Spies, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David Zucker
THE GOOD WIFEScott Free Productions / CBS
Creators: Robert & Michelle King
Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David Zucker
SHREK THE HALLS
(additional music)
DreamWorks
Director: Gary Trousdale
Producers: Teresa Cheng, Gina Shay
Video games
BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHTWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSActivision
SHREK FOREVER AFTER: THE GAMEActivision
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 (additional music)