Mario Grigorov

Mario Grigorov – Composer Profile

UnknownHarry Potter director David Yates and was invited to work on a Warner Bros film starring Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.  He has gone on to work with Yates on his much anticipated Warner Brothers film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and composed and co-wrote an original song with one of the most famous writers in the world, Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling.

Some of his most recognizable film work comes from his long-standing collaboration with Academy Award-winning director Lee Daniels, who created the smash TV show, Empire. Working with Daniels, Mario has scored Shadowboxer, Tennessee, the Academy Award-winning Precious, and The Paperboy, starring Nicole Kidman. Other film scores include the supernatural thriller, Beyond, starring Academy-award nominee Jon Voight, who went on to say, “Mario is a master at his craft and delivered a score that elevated the movie to another level.”  Acclaimed director Susan Seidelman said of Mario’s score for her dramatic romance, Musical Chairs, “Not only is he a brilliant composer and musician, but he is a great collaborative partner, always putting the artistic and emotional needs of the movie first without compromising his own vision.”

Forays into television film work saw the creation of an eerie yet gorgeous score to Lifetime’s Original Movie series cult classic, Flowers in the Attic, based on the all-time best-selling novel of the same name, and its sequel Petals on the Wind, starring Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn.

International scores include Patang by Indian director Prashant Bhargava, The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell by New Zealand director Brendan Donovan, Uruguayan director Leonardo Ricagni’s films 29 Palms, Feathers to the Sky and The Life Jacket Is Under Your Seat for which Mario was awarded Best Original Score at the Hamptons Film Festival, and more recently, Our Boys.

Mario’s documentary credits include the festival favorite Third Wave: A Volunteer Story presented by Sean Penn, the Anna Halpern biographical film Breath Made Visible by filmmaker Ruedi Gerber, and the war documentary Taxi to the Darkside by Alex Gibney, which won a 2008 Academy Award for best Documentary.

Mario is co-repped in the US by Fortress Talent Management.

Film
THE EVIL WITHINSupernova LLC / Vision Films
Director: Andrew Getty
ANOTHER MOTHER’S SONBill Kenwright Films
Director: Christopher Menaul
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
(writer/producer “Blind Pig”)
Warner Bros / Heyday Films
Director: David Yates
OUT IN THE NIGHTThe Fire This Time
Director: Blair Doroshwalther
SQUATTERSKelly / Todd Moyer Prod. / Wakefield International Pictures
Director: Martin Weisz
DRACULA: THE DARK PRINCECrystal Sky / Castel Film Romania
Director: Perry Teo
CRAZY KIND OF LOVESmokewood Entertainment Group
Director: Sara Siegel-Magness
OUR BOYSMigrante Content
Director: Leonardo Ricagni
THE PAPERBOYLee Daniels Entertainment Group / Millennium Films
Director: Lee Daniels
59 MIDDLE LANEUNEAC Films
Director: Greg Ammon
THE ANDERSON MONARCHSCircus Road Films
Director: Eugene Martin
BEYONDCrystal Sky / Ghost Vision
Director: Josef Rusnak
THE STORY TELLERRock Productions / Asupernova LLC.
Director: Andrew Getty
MUSICAL CHAIRSDream Dance Films
Director: Susan Seidelman
OFF-RAMPUntitled
Director: Natasha Johns-Messenger
PATANGKhushi Films
Director: Preshant Bhargava
THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF GAZZA SNELLEyeworks Touchdown
Director: Brendan Donovan
MALICE N’ WONDERLAND THE MOVIESugar Rush Media
Director: Erick Peyton
JACKSON PARISHUntitled
Director: Edward McDonald
BREATH MADE VISIBLE: ANNE HALPRINZAS Films
Director: Ruedi Gerber
PRECIOUS
(based on novel by Sapphire)
Lee Daniels Entertainment
Director: Lee Daniels
WAR AGAINST THE WEAKEndless Films
Director: Justin Strawhand
TEN: THIRTY ONEAlternative Reality
Director: Lev Gorn and Gabe Fazio
TENNESSEELee Daniels Entertainment / Vivendi Entertainment
Director: Aaron Woodley
ACCELERATING AMERICAParrott Hill Productions
Director: Tim Hotchner
THE ATTICIntrinsic Value Films
Director: Mary Lambert
FEATHERS TO THE SKYTrue Cinema
Director: Leonardo Ricagni
TAXI TO THE DARKSIDEJigsaw Productions
Director: Alex Gibney
LAWS OF NATUREJigsaw Productions
Director: Alex Gibney
THE THIRD WAVEEndless Films
Director: Alison Thompson
THE INSURGENTSAngel Baby Entertainment
Director: Scott Dacko
SHADOWBOXERLee Daniels Entertainment
Director: Lee Daniels
THE AMERICANSAbtwaves Production
Director: Michael Abt
RESCUEAbtwaves Production
Director: Michael Abt
29 PSALMSArtisan
Director: Leonardo Ricagni
THE LIFE JACKET IS UNDER YOUR SEATMojo
Director: Leonardo Ricagni
**Best Original Score at the Hamptons Film Festival**
GRASPNeogine
Director: Brendan Donovan
HERENeogine
Director: Brendan Donovan
RAZOR’S EDGEVegabond
Director: Lorenzo Benedick
EDGE CITYCity Story Pictures
Director: Eugene Martin
Television
HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRSTQuixotic Endeavors
Directors: Justin Bare, Matthew Miele
PETALS ON THE WINDA+E Studios / Cue The Dog Productions
Director: Karen Moncrieff
FLOWERS IN THE ATTICCue The Dog Productions
Director: Deborah Chow
UNTITLED JERSEY CITY PROJECTFX Networks
Director: Daniel Minahan
SEASONS OF LOVEGame 7 Films
Director: Princess Filmz