Brian Reitzell

Brian Reitzell

Composer/Artist/
Songwriter/Music
Supervisor


Since 1999, when he exploded on the scene with Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music supervisor Brian Reitzell has been on a mission to change the way people think about music in visual media.

Brian draws from his experience as a recording and touring musician with bands such as Redd Kross and Air, his massive referential knowledge of film music, and his technical ability to create new sounds from instruments of his own design, to create highly individual and diverse soundtracks.

Often acting as both music supervisor and composer, Brian enjoys blurring the lines between score, source music, and sound design. He wholeheartedly embraces the Brian Eno philosophy of the recording studio as his instrument.

Brian collaborates regularly with musicians outside the traditional Hollywood film composer network, including Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Air, Richard James (Aphex Twin), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Britt Daniel (Spoon), Explosions in the Sky, Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) and Daniel Lopatin (OneohtrixPointNever).

Reitzell was tasked by Director David Slade to provide music for Bandersnatch, the groundbreaking and emmy-winning interactive episode of Black Mirror, whichrequired hundreds of minutes of music that could be manipulated by the audience based on their choices. Reitzell has also been a long-time collaborator with Sofia Coppola, having supervised and provided music for The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation (for which he received a BAFTA award nomination), The Bling Ring, and Marie Antoinette. His work with Explosions in the Sky on the original film version of Friday Night Lights redefined the way music is played against picture in sports films and even televised sporting events. His widely admired work on NBC’s Hannibal provided audiences with some of the most sophisticated electronic music to be heard on television and was a showcase for his amazing one-of-a-kind collection of instruments.

He produced and co-wrote the final episode closing song “Love Crime” with the song’s performer, Siouxsie Sioux. Other film projects include the Will Ferrell comedy Stranger Than Fiction, Thumbsucker, The Brothers Bloom, Beginners, Red Riding Hood, and Tribeca Film Festival opener Kicks. His television work includes the cult favorite Starz episodic Boss (which featured an end finale Reitzell remix of Robert Plant’s Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down), National Geographic’s Mars (season 2) and the premiere season of another Starz series American Gods, for which Reitzell composed the score, produced and wrote songs and collaborated with artists including the above mentioned Lanegan, Deborah Harry, and Shirley Manson (Garbage). Reitzell’s video game credits include his critically acclaimed score for THQ’s Red Faction: Armageddon and Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs.

Reitzell lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Stephanie, and daughter, Hazel.

Selected Credits


FILM

Dark Harvest (Upcoming, Composer)
MGM
Director: David Slade
Producers: David Manpearl, Matt Tolmach
Starring: Emyri Crutchfield, Dustin Ceithamer, Casey Likes

God’s Time (Upcoming, Composer)
Topic
Director: Daniel Antebi 
Producers: Reid Hannaford, Andrew Hutcheson, Emily Korteweg 
Starring: Jared Abrahamson, Christiane Seidel, Dion Costelloe

Untitled Chef Trotter Documentary (Upcoming, Composer) 
Oak Street Pictures
Director: Rebecca Halpern 
Producer: Holly Meehl

Us Kids (Co-Composer)  
Greenwich Entertainment
Director: Kim A. Snyder 
Producers: Lori Cheatle, Maria Cuomo Cole, Kim A. Snyder
Starring: David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, Jaclyn Corin

Relic (Composer) 
AGBO 
Director: Natalie Erika James 
Producers: Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Riva Marker, Jake Gyllenhaal 
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Robyn Nevin 

Kicks (Composer) 
Focus Features 
Director: Justin Tipping 
Producers: David Kaplan, Joshua Astrachan, Frederick W. Green 
Starring: Jahking Guillory, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Mahershala Ali 
* 2016 Tribeca Film Festival – U.S. Narrative Competition Opening Film

The Bling Ring (Composer, Music Supervisor) 
Zoetrope Studios 
Director: Sofia Coppola 
Producers: Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, Youree Henley 
Starring: Katie Chang, Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga 

Promised Land (Music Supervisor) 
Focus Features 
Director: Gus Van Sant 
Producers: Chris Moore, Michael Sablone, Drew Vinton 
Starring: Matt Damon, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Krasinski 

Goats (Songs) 
Red Crown Productions 
Director: Christopher Neil 
Producers: Eric Kopeloff, Shannon Lail, Daniela Taplin Lundberg 
Starring: Vera Farmiga, David Duchovny, Will Arnett 

Red Riding Hood (Co-Composer) 
Warner Bros. Pictures 
Director: Catherine Hardwicke 
Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Ireland, Julie Yorn 
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman 

Beginners (Composer) 
Northwood Productions 
Director: Mike Mills 
Producers: Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Jay Van Hoy 
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent 

 

FILM (CONTINUED)

Shrink (Co-Composer, Music Supervisor) 
Ignite Entertainment 
Director: Jonas Pate 
Producers: Kevin Spacey, Braxton Pope, Dana Brunetti 
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Saffron Burrows

Peacock (Composer, Music Supervisor) 
Mandate Pictures 
Director: Michael Lander 
Producers: Nathan Kahane, Nicole Brown, Barry Mendel 
Starring: Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy

The Brothers Bloom (Music Supervisor) 
Endgame Entertainment 
Director: Rian Johnson 
Producers: Ram Bergman, Douglas Hansen, Wendy Japhet, James D. Stern 
Starring: Adrian Brody, Rachel Weisz, Mark Ruffalo 
* 2008 Toronto Film Festival Selection 

30 Days of Night (Music Producer, Music Supervisor and Composer) 
Sony Pictures 
Director: David Slade 
Producers: Nathan Kahane, Sam Raimi 
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Danny Huston, Melissa George

Marie Antoinette (Music Producer, Music Supervisor) 
Sony Pictures 
Director: Sofia Coppola 
Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Ross Katz, Sofia Coppola 
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn

Stranger Than Fiction (Co-Composer, Music Supervisor) 
Sony Pictures 
Director: Marc Forster 
Producer: Lindsay Doran 
Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman 

Friday Night Lights (Music Producer, Music Supervisor) 
Universal 
Director: Peter Berg 
Producer: Brian Grazer 
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Tim McGraw

Thumbsucker (Music Supervisor) 
Sony Pictures Classics 
Director: Mike Mills 
Producers: Anthony Bregman, Anne Carey 
Starring: Vincent D’Onofrio, Keanu Reeves, Tilda Swinton 

Lost in Translation (Music Producer, Music Supervisor) 
Focus Features 
Director: Sofia Coppola 
Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos 
Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Farris 

CQ (Music Supervisor) 
MGM 
Director: Roman Coppola 
Producer: Gary Marcus 
Starring: Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Giancarlo Giannini 

The Virgin Suicides (Music Supervisor) 
Paramount 
Director: Sofia Coppola 
Producers: Fred Fuchs, Francis Ford Coppola 
Starring: James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst

TELEVISION

Back Mirror: Bandersnatch (Composer) 
Director: David Slade Netflix 
Producers: Russell McLean, Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones 
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Craig Parkinson, Asim Chaudhry 
* Winner, Outstanding Television Movie – 2019 Emmy Awards

The Serpent Queen (Composer) 
Starz 
Director: Stacie Passon, 
Producers: Willa Whalen, Justin Haythe, Francis Lawrence, Erwin Stoff
Starring: Amrita Acharia, Barry Atsma, Nicholas Burns

Red Bird Lane (Composer – Pilot) 
John Wells Productions
Director: David Slade                                                                                        Producers: David Slade, John Wells, Sara Gran, Erin Jontow 
Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Crispin Glover, Fiona Dourif

American Gods (Composer, Music Supervisor) 
Starz 
Producers: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, Neil Gaiman 
Starring: Emily Browning, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane

Mars (Season 2) (Composer) 
National Geographic 
Producers: Tommy Turtle, Meredith Kaulfers, Ildiko Kemeny 
Starring: Jihae, Alberto Ammann, Anamaria Marinca 

Breaking2 (Composer) 
National Geographic 
Director: Martin Desmond Roe 
Producer: Kathlyn Horan 

Hannibal (Composer, Music Supervisor) 
NBC 
Producers: Bryan Fuller, Jesse Alexander, Katie O’Connell 
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen 

Boss (Composer, Music Supervisor) 
Starz 
Producers: Gus Van Sant, Peter Giuliano 
Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Jeff Hephner, Thomas Kosik

Awake (Pilot) 
NBC 
Producers: Howard Gordon, Valerie Joseph, Kyle Killen 
Starring: Jason Isaacs, Wilmer Valderrama, B.D. Wong 

INTERACTIVE 

Watch Dogs Ubisoft 
Red Faction: Armageddon THQ 
Dead Rising 3