Craig DeLeon

Craig DeLeon


Bronx-born Craig DeLeon has been composing original music since he first heard Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” at age 8.  Although he started his career as a filmmaker, today DeLeon is a fast-rising composer whose work displays a range, sensitivity, and inventiveness that is gaining him wide notice. His latest series, the Amblin/Paramount+ blockbuster Fatal Attraction, starring Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson recently premiered to raves at Canneseries and is now streaming. The score features a modern, noir-ish, blend of modular synths combined with acoustic piano. Previously, DeLeon’s score to the Apple+ limited series The Last Days of Ptolomey Grey, produced by and starring Samuel L. Jackson, employed electronics and live musicians in a post-modern classical setting to provide a brilliantly surreal aspect to the series. He also worked with Apple on the Sydney Poitier documentary Sidney directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Oprah Winfrey. 

DeLeon is the composer of the Netflix action/thriller End of the Road which stars Queen Latifah, Ludacris and Beau Bridges, and he’ll be starting his second season of the HBO MAX animated comedy Velma starring and produced by Mindy Kaling. He’s currently working with director Joe Carnahan and Lionsgate on the feature film Shadow Force, starring Mark Strong and Kerry Washington. He’s composed two compelling scores to documentaries by the director Karan Gill. The first was Showtime’s Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, followed by Amazon’s Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby. Both scores challenge the orthodoxy of what type of score makes sense for a story based in the world of rap. He also worked with Timbaland and Sia to score Sia’s directorial debut, the Golden Globe nominated feature Music. 

DeLeon began his career at the legendary production company Propaganda Films as an assistant to director Spike Jonze. His brief at Propaganda included creating concepts for music videos with a director roster that included David Fincher, Antoine Fuqua, Michel Gondry, and Michael Bay. As a composer and creative director with music collective Human, DeLeon continued to tell stories with music in the advertising space, with music featured in ads for Apple, Nike, American Express, Adidas, Xbox, Microsoft, and Google. He won the Best Original Music CLIO for his APPLE TV ad campaign. 

In addition to Shadow Force, Craig is currently creating a mind-bending score for the upcoming Miramax thriller Strange Darling directed by JT Mollner. 

Craig lives in Los Angeles with his two children.

Selected Credits


Strange Darling
Director: JT Mollner
Producers: Bill Block, Chris Ivan Cevic, Roy Lee, Steven Schneider
Starring: Willa Fitzgerald, Kyle Gallner, Barbara Hershey

Shadow Force
Director: Joe Carnahan
Producers: Sterling K. Brown, Stephen “Dr” Love, Kerry Washington
Starring: Mark Strong, Kerry Washington, Omar Sy, Ed Quinn

Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby
Amazon Prime Video
Director: Karam Gill
Producers: Dominique Jones, Pierre Thomas, Kevin Lee, Karam Gill, Daniel Malikyar, Andrew Primavera, Blase Biello.
Starring: Lil Baby
*2022 Tribeca Film Festival

End of the Road
Director: Millicent Shelton
Producers: Mark Burg, Tracey E. Edmonds, Brad Kaplan
Starring: Queen Latifah, Beau Bridges, Ludacris

Culmination Productions
Director: Sia
Producers: Vincent Landay, Jason Baum, Dallas Clayton
Starring: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr., Hector Elizondo
* Nominee, Best Motion Picture – 2020 Golden Globe Awards
* Nominee, Best Actress (Kate Hudson) – 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Scandalous (Documentary)
Magnolia/CNN/This Is Just A Test
Director: Mark Landsman
Producers: Aengus James, Colin Miller

Virgin Mary (Upcoming) 
Haven Entertainment
Director: Beth Schacter
Producers: Breandan Bragg, Jordana Mollick, Sandra Siegal

Black Star Mila (Short) 
Director: Michael Williams
Starring: Mila Adderley, Michael Rowles

Director: Benjamin Meyer
Producers: Beth Schacter, Dana Scott
Starring: Mary Cross, Michael Szeles
* LA Dances With Films 2015 – Winner, Audience Award

Be Here Now (Documentary) 
Silver Lining Entertainment
Director: Lilibet Foster
Producers: Deborah Kuleff, Sam Maydew
Starring: Andy Whitfield
* Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 – Winner, Audience Award – Best Documentary Feature


The Last Survivors 
Federighi Films
Director: Thomas S. Hammock
Producers: Seth Caplan, Jacob Forman, Chris Harding
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart, Jon Gries

In God We Trust (Co-Composer, Documentary) 
The Halcyon Company
Directors: Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek
Producers: Hunter Gray, Orlando Wood
Starring: Victor Kubicek

Hollywood Hair (Co-Composer, Documentary)
Director: Juliet Snowden
Producers: Juliet Snowden, Stiles White
* Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2012 – Winner, Critics Award Best Feature
* Durango Independent Film Festival 2012 – Winner, Best Documentary

Dead in the Room (Short) 
Director: Adam Pertofsky
Producers: Peter Baxter, Richard Berman
Starring: Patrick J. Adams, Andrew Borba, Jeanette Caldera

The Legend of Hallowdega (Co-Composer, Short) 
Radical Media
Director: Terry Gilliam
Producers: Samantha Storr, Justin Wilkes
Starring: David Arquette, Justin Kirk, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Freakonomics (Co-Composer, Documentary) 
Cold Fusion Media Group
Director: Alex Gibney
Producers: Craig Atkinson, Dan O’Meara, Chris Romano
Starring: Morgan Spurlock, James Ransone, Bill Gates

The Witness From the Balcony of Room 306 (Co-Composer, Documentary) 
National Civil Rights Museum
Director: Adam Pertofsky
Producers: Margaret Hyde, Vicki Mayer, R. Stephan Mohammed
Starring: Benjamin Hooks, Samuel Kyles, Maxine Smith
* Academy Awards 2009 – Nominated, Best Documentary Short Subject

Normal Adolescent Behavior 
New Line Cinema
Director: Beth Schacter
Producers: Pilar DeMann, Alwyn Kushner, Brad Wyman
Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Ashton Holmes, Kelli Garner


Big Vape
Amblin, Netflix
Director: R.J. Cutler
Producers: R.J. Cutler, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Elise Perlstein, Trevor Smith, Rebecca Teitel, Mike Beck, Ian Orefice

Fatal Attraction
Amblin, Paramount +
Director: Silver Tree
Producers: Silver Tree, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Kevin J. Hynes, Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing, Alexandra Cunningham
Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Peet, Joshua Jackson

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Apple TV +
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Producers: Dianne Houslin, Samuel L. Jackson, David Levine, Walter Mosley, Eli Selden, Ramin Bahrani 
Starring: Marsha Stephanie Blake, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Arischa Conner

Producers: Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein, Sam Register  
Starring: Mindy Kaling

Producers: Religion of Sports, Village Roadshow
Starring: Wilt Chamberlain

Showtime Networks
Producers: Brian Grazer, Peter J. Scalettar, Sara Bernstein, Jonathan Chinn
Starring: Tekashi 6ix9ine

Superior Donuts (Pilot) 
Producers: Bob Daily, Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman, Jermaine Fowler
Starring: Jermaine Fowler, Rell Battle, Katey Segal, Diane Guerrero

Keep It Together (Pilot) 20th 
Century Fox Television/ABC
Producers: Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman, Dave Becky
Starring: Kevin Hart, Amber Stevens West, Romany Malco