Mark Hadley

Mark Hadley


Mark Hadley is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose work lives at the intersection of the synthetic and the organic, evoking mystery, wonder, and awe through a mesmerizing mix of electronic and analog elements. Rich with subtle movement and harmonic intricacy, his film scores (and his solo work, released under the moniker Hark Madley) run the gamut from textured ambient soundscapes to industrial minimalism, often dealing with cataclysm and the threatening realities of modern life, all while retaining an eternal optimism rooted in deep compassion and empathy.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Hadley got his start working for composer Gabriel Mann on television series like ABC’s Modern Family and Twisted (which earned him an ASCAP Film & Television Music award) while at the same time racking up tens of millions of streams with his indie-pop group, More Giraffes, which recorded a series of widely praised singles and EPs. Hadley has since gone on to soundtrack releases from major studios and brands like Apple, Netflix, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon, A24, the NBA, and Lexus, in addition to composing focus music for the popular mental health app Headspace.

In 2020, Hadley launched his own boutique commercial music library, Repository, and released his full-length Hark Madley debut, The Future Is The Question!, which landed a spot in Apple’s official iPhone 12 Pro launch film. That same year, he composed scores for the supernatural horror thriller Double Walker and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark: My Valentine. In 2022, Hadley was tapped to score the feature film Linoleum, which starred Jim Gaffigan and premiered at SXSW, and made his orchestral concert debut with the National Orchestra of Costa Rica, conducting an original symphonic work titled “33.”

Hadley’s latest solo EP, 2023’s Joy—released with an accompanying short film created in collaboration with award-winning Japanese-English animator Kohana Wilson—captures the composer at his most adventurous and experimental, celebrating the liberating power of art with a gleeful sonic collage inspired by the simple pleasures of uninhibited creativity. 

Originally from Rochester, NY, Hadley currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, where he continues to compose and produce original music for film and other visual media in addition to regularly recording and performing as Hark Madley.

Selected Credits


Into the Dark: My Valentine
Blumhouse Television / Hulu
Director: Maggie Levin
Producers: Tevin Adelman, Lauren Downey, Alexander Kruener 
Starring: Britt Baron, Benedict Samuel, Anna Lore

Circle 9
Director: Melora Donoghue, Kimberly Stuckwisch
Producers: Geeta Bajaj, A.J. Del Cueto, John H. Lang
Starring: Bridget Regan, Alain Uy, Joanne Kelly

Shout! Studios
Director: Colin West
Producers: Chadd Harold, Dennis Masel, Chad Simpson
Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn, Katelyn Nacon

Double Walker
Good Deed Entertainment
Director: Colin West
Producers: Sylvie Max
Starring: Sylvie Max, Justin Rose, Quinn Armstrong

Survival Skills
Cranked Up Films
Director: Quinn Armstrong
Producers: Michael Orion Downing
Starring: Stacy Keach, Vayu O’Donnell, Spencer Garrett


Relationship Status
Director: Suzi Yoonessi, Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, Greg Hunter
Producers: Christopher Boyd, Katie Christian, Todd Cohen, James Frey
Starring: Kristen Gutoskie, Christine Ko, Rita Volk

The Exes
TV Land
Director: Andy Cadiff
Producers: Matthew Conner, Keith Cox, Michael Hanel
Starring: Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche


Isis Hair Salon (Documentary)
Director: Nicholas Coles
Producers: Nicholas Coles, Alexis Spraic

Can (Additional Music)
Director: Kailee McGee
Producers: J.P. Bolles, Kaillee McGee

Four Nights and a Fire
Director: Alex Nystrom
Producers: Jeremy Charles, Rudy Jones, Matt Leach, Cary McQueen
Starring: Benny Wayne Sully, Clem Sully

The Shortlist: Gutterball
Director: Charles Ingram
Producers: Carly Reeve, Jesse Schiller, Kristen Tallon
Starring: Thomas Silcott, Susan Slome, John Druska

Look Like
Director: Colin West
Starring: Maika Carter, Sylvie Mix

The Person I Am When No One Is Looking
Director: Kailee McGee
Producers: Rich Costales, Rose Curry, Kailee McGee
Starring: Kailee McGee, Arianna Afsar, Thomas Carroll

Here & Beyond
Director: Colin West
Producers: Quinn Armstrong, Nick Benjamin, Michael Orion Downing
Starring: Sisa Grey, Christine Kellogg-Darin, Greg Lucey

Beyond Reel Productions
Director: Eric Kleifield
Producers: Eric Kleifield, Michael Rich
Starring: Blaine Vedros, Brianna Kellum

Play Violet For Me
Sunshine Boy Productions
Director: Matt Mercer
Producers: Matt Mercer
Starring: Najarra Townsend, Matt Mercer, John Paul Romeo

The House is Innocent
Director: Nicholas Coles
Producers: Nicholas Coles, Alexis SPraic, Max Velez
Starring: John Cabrera, Barbara Holmes