Graham Reynolds

Graham Reynolds


Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based composer-bandleader-improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs, and concert halls with collaborators across a multitude of disciplines.

Heard throughout the world in films, TV, stage, and radio, he recently scored Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette with Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Laurence Fishburne for Annapurna Pictures, Happy Jail for Netflix, the Rude Mechs’ Stop Hitting Yourself for Lincoln Center Theater, Ballet Austin’s Grimm Tales, and a multi-year commission from Ballroom Marfa, The Marfa Triptych. He has performed on an array of legendary stages, from the Kennedy Center to the Green Mill Tavern to the Conan O’Brien Show. His Creative Capital Award winning project, Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance, a bilingual cross-border opera created with librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Mexico City) and director Shawn Sides (Rude Mechs), has been staged in over a dozen cities in North America.

As Artistic Director of the non-profit Golden Hornet, he leads efforts which draw on the collaborative spirit of rock bands and the composer-led nature of classical music, with a focus on commissioning new music, fostering young and emerging composers, and presenting adventurous works in non-traditional settings. Alongside Kronos Quartet’s longtime cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, he curated The Sound of Science , an interdisciplinary, multimedia performance that is touring Internationally.

Reynolds leads the jazz-based but far reaching Golden Arm Trio. He is a company member with the internationally acclaimed Rude Mechs theater collective and resident composer with Salvage Vanguard Theater and Forklift Danceworks. His accolades include a Creative Capital Award, an Independent Music Award, two Frederick R. Loewe Music Theatre Awards, ten Austin Critics Table Awards, the John Bustin Award, multiple Austin Chronicle Best Composer wins, and a B. Iden Payne Award. His latest studio effort, MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite, was released in fall 2019. Graham recently signed with the London based label Fire Records and is set to release his original score for Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic, The Lodger.

Selected Credits


Hit Man
Empire Entertainment
Director: Richard Linklater
Producers: Jason Bateman, Mike Blizzard, Michael Costigan, Richard Linklater, Glen Powell
Starring: Adria Arjona, Glen Powell, Retta

The Trouble with Ray 
Imagination Worldwide
Director: Travis Johns
Producers: Jarrod Gullett, Travis Johns, Michelle Mower

New Year
Mohawk Street Productions
Director: Nathan Sutton
Producers: John Boccardo, Adam McKain
Starring: Neil Jackson, Timothy V. Murphy, Nelson Lee

She Watches from the Woods
Foto Te and Story
Director: Beau Ballinger
Producers: Beau Ballinger, D. Kerry Prior, Karen Skloss Starring: Meredith Garretson, Paulina Lule, Phuong Kubacki

The Ants & the Grasshopper
Bungalow Town
Director: Raj Patel, Zak Piper
Producers: Peter Mazunda, Raj Patel, Zak Piper, Rachel Wexler

Sister Aimee 
Kill Claudio Productions
Director: Samantha Buck, Marie Schlingmann
Producers: Bettina Barrow, Seana Flanagan, David Hartstein
Starring: Anna Margaret Hollyman, David Born
*2020 Sundance Film Festival official entry

Where’d You Go, Bernadette 
Annapurna Pictures
Director: Richard Linklater
Producers: Megan Ellison, Ginger Sledge, Nina Jacobson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer

Boxer Story (Short)
Director: Lance Myers
Producers: Kirk Carver, Juanice Myers, Marie Slaight
Starring: John Swasey, David Blackwell, Owen Egerton

Last Flag Flying 
Amazon Studios
Director: Richard Linklater
Producers: Ginger Sledge, John Sloss
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne

Buttercup (Short) 
Chemistry Laboratories
Director: Jason Neulander
Producers: Jason Neulander, Christopher Shea
Starring: Cami Alys, Christopher Lee Gibson, Josephine McAdam

The Honor Farm 
Director: Karen Skloss
Producers: David Hartstein, Louis Black, Sandy K. Boone
Starring: Olivia Grace Applegate, Louis Hunter, Dora Madison

Before Midnight 
Warner Bros.
Director: Richard Linklater
Producers: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Sara Woodhatch
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

All Is Bright 
GreeneStreet Films
Director: Phil Morrison
Producers: Daniel Carey, Elizabeth Giamatti, Sidney Kimmel
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd, Sally Hawkins

Millennium Films
Director: Richard Linklater
Producers: Liz Glotzer, Dete Meserve, Martin Shafer, Ginger Sledge
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine

Five Time Champion 
The Bear Media
Director: Berndt Mader
Producers: Berndt Mader, Ezra Venetos
Starring: Ryan Akin, Justin Arnold, Jill Blackwood

Cubik (Short) 
Brenizer Fanthome Films
Director: Jason Brenizer
Producers: Jason Brenizer, Stefan Fanthome
Starring: Fish Chaar, Stefan Fanthome, Laura Kee

Holy Hell 
Bayou Radio Productions
Director: Rafael Antonio Ruiz
Producers: L.B. Bartholomee, Randy Bellous, Jeff Scheftel
Starring: Ken Edwards, Ellie McBride, Kenneth Wayne Bradley


I’ll Come Running 
Film Science
Director: Spencer Parsons
Producers: Lars Knudsen, Anish Savjan, Jay Van Hoy
Starring: Jon Lange, Kjartan Arngrim, Morten Holst

Film Science
Director: Steve Collins
Producers: Lars Knudsen, Anish Savjani, Jay Van Hoy
Starring: Courtney Davis, John Merriman, Macon Blair

My Electric Bill (Short) 
824 Pictures
Director: Chris Ohlson
Starring: Jeffrey Mills

A Scanner Darkly 
Warner Independent Pictures
Director: Richard Linklater
Producers: Tommy Pallotta, Jonah Smith, Erwin Stoff, Anne Walker-McBay
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane

Cremains (Short) 
Microcinema International
Director: Chris Ohlson
Starring: Steve Shearer

The Meat Market (Short) 
824 Pictures
Director: Chris Ohlson
Producer: Lilian Ojeda
Starring: Nathan Zellner, David Zellner, Paul

Sundance Channel
Director: Steve Collins
Starring: John Merriman, Courtney Davis

Moonlight by the Sea 
SRS Cinema
Director: Justin Hennard
Producer: Gonzalo Gonzalez
Starring: Sean Allen, Mylinda Royer, Kingsly Martin

I Love You (Short) 
824 Pictures
Director: Chris Ohlson
Producers: Jose Lauro Mata, Lilian Ojeda
Starring: David Zellner, Erin Franklin

The Astronomer (Short) 
Hypnotic Films
Director: Lance Meyers
Starring: David Blackwell Norton


God Save Texas
HBO Documentary Films
Director: Richard Linklater, Iliana Sosa, Alex Stapleton
Producers: Nell Constantinople, Danielle Mynard, Meghan O’Hara

Take Pains, Be Perfect
Director: Kristi Frazier
Producers: Kristi Frazier, Keith Munley

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
Greenwich Entertainment
Director: Elizabeth Carroll
Producers: Gina Abatemarco, Dan Braun, Elizabeth Carroll, David Koh Starring: José Andrés, Gabriela Camara, Diana Kennedy

Happy Jail 
Director: Michele Josue
Producers: Michele Josue, Liam McNiff, Linda Karn, Arleen McGlade, Craig Trudeau

The Journeyman 
Contrabando LLC
Director: James Crowley
Producers: Brunson Green, Bryant Jackson, Daniel J. Shaw
Starring: Brad Hunt, Daniel Lapaine, Dash Mihok

The Secret Life of Lance Letscher
Director: Sandra Adair
Producers: Sandra Adair, Kristi Frazier
At the Fork Crossover Productions
Director: John Papola
Producers: Cristina Colissimo, Jordana Glick-Franzheim


Starving the Beast 
Railyard Films
Director: Steve Mims
Producer: Bill Banowsky

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny 
Arts and Labor
Director: Louis Black
Producers: Karen Bernstein, Dawn Cooper Johnson
* 2016 Sundance Film Festival Premiere

The Diplomat 
Director: David Holbrooke
Producer: Stacey Reiss
Starring: Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Bill Clinton

21 Years: Richard Linklater 
Wood Entertainment
Director: Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood
Producer: Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood

A Single Frame 
Spiral Films
Director: Brandon Dickerson
Producer: Jeff Bowden, Ginger Sledge, Laura D. Smith

Incendiary: The Willingham Case 
Yokel, LLC
Director: Joe Bailey Jr., Steve Mims
Producer: Reid Nelson

This Place 
Walkie Talkie Productions
Director: Kala Philo
Producer: Worth Kilcrease

All About Tesla: The Research 
Maxim Film
Director: Michael Krause
Producer: Peter Roloff

Nobelity (Additional Music)
FFM Media
Director: Turk Pipkin
Producers: John McCall, Christy Pipkin
Starring: Wangari Maathai, Turk Pipkin, Joseph Rotblat

One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming ‘A Scanner Darkly’ 
Eric Matthies Productions
Director: Eric Matthies
Starring: Philip K. Dick, Tommy Pallotta, Isa Dick Hackett

The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales 
Eric Matthies Productions
Director: Eric Matthies
Starring: Tommy Pallotta, Shane F. Kelly, Richard Linklater


Out of Her Mind
Directors: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine
Producers: Catherine Gosling Fuller
Starring: Sara Pascoe, Juliet Stevenson, Fiona Button

Day 5 
Rooster Teeth Productions
Creators: Matt Hullum, Chris Demarais, Josh Flanagan
Producers: Burnie Burns, Ezra Venetos
Starring: Jesse C. Boyd, Walker Satterwhite, Stephanie Drapeau

Up to Speed 
Cnetic Media/Hulu
Creator: Richard Linklater
Producers: Alex Lipschultz, Richard Linklater, John Sloss
Starring: Timothy “Speed” Levitch