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Mychael Danna

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012), and his many Genie Award-winning scores for director and longtime collaborator, Atom Egoyan. His ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Life of Pi
Life of Pi Composer
Capote Composer
Little Miss Sunshine
Transcendence Composer


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 2016 Storks (music by)
 2014-2016 Tyrant (TV Series) (32 episodes)
- Two Graves (2016)
- How to Live (2016)
- Bedfellows (2016)
 2016 The Last Tycoon (TV Series)
 2015 Sanjay's Super Team (Short)
 2015/I Remember
 2014 The Captive
 2014/I Transcendence
 2013 Devil's Knot
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series) (8 episodes)
- Checkmate (2012)
- Queen (2012)
- Rook (2012)
- A People Revolt (2012)
 2012 Life of Pi
 2011 Moneyball
 2011 Camelot (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Reckoning (2011)
- Igraine (2011)
- The Long Night (2011)
- Three Journeys (2011)
 2010 An Unconventional Love Story (Video documentary short) (original score music)
 2010 Love Beyond Words (Video documentary short) (original score music)
 2009-2010 Dollhouse (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- The Hollow Men (2010)
- Getting Closer (2010) ... (score by)
- The Attic (2009) ... (score by)
- Stop-Loss (2009) ... (score by)
- Meet Jane Doe (2009) ... (score by)
 2009 Chloe
 2008 8 (segment "how can it be ?")
 2008 Management
 2008 Heaven on Earth (music by)
 2008 New York, I Love You (segment "Mira Nair")
 2008 Adoration
 2008 Trucker
 2008 New Amsterdam (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Love Hurts (2008)
- Reclassified (2008)
- Legacy (2008)
- Keep the Change (2008)
- Honor (2008)
 2008/I Migration (Short)
 2007 Surf's Up (music by)
 2007 Fracture
 2007 Breach
 2006 Lonely Hearts
 2005 Sohni Sapna (Short)
 2005 Tideland
 2005/I Water
 2005 Capote
 2005 Opening Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004 Being Julia
 2004 Vanity Fair
 2003 Public Memory (Video documentary)
 2003 The Making of 'Ararat' (Video documentary short)
 2002 The Guys
 2002 Ararat
 2002 The Matthew Shepard Story (TV Movie)
 2001 Chosen (Short)
 2001 Stranger Inside (TV Movie)
 2001 Green Dragon
 2000 Bounce
 1999 Don't Think Twice (Short)
 1999 8MM
 1997 The Ice Storm
 1995-1996 Avonlea (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (director's cut, Japanese release)
 1995 Dead Stop (Video)
 1994 Narmada: A Valley Rises (Documentary)
 1994 Exotica
 1994 Hush Little Baby (TV Movie)
 1991 Johann's Gift to Christmas (TV Short)
 1991 Montréal vu par... (segment "En passant")
 1991 The Big Slice
 1991 Sweating Bullets (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Marissa (1991)
- Roll of the Dice (1991)
 1991 The Adjuster
 1989 One Man Out
 1989 Cold Comfort
 1988 Murder One
 1987 Caribe
 1978 Metal Messiah (as Mike Danna, soundtrack music written by)
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Other Works:

Albums with brother Jeff Danna: "A Celtic Tale - The Legend of Deirdre" (1996) and "A Celtic Romance - The Legend of Liadain and Curithir" (1998). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael Danna | Mike Danna

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Personal Quote:

[on film awards] The non-stop parties for two months are fun, and the big silver pieces of metal are fun, but it's not about me. It's about the story and the music and the director's vision of where the music needs to live.


Attended the University of Toronto, which is also the alma mater of Atom Egoyan, Arsinée Khanjian (Egoyan's wife and longtime collaborator), and Don McKellar (frequent Egoyan collaborator). See more »


Often works on indie or arthouse films by such directors as Terry Gilliam, Troy Duffy and Marc Webb. See more »

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