David Majzlin

David Majzlin

Composer


David Majzlin is an Emmy®-nominated composer and music producer whose eclectic, genre-bending approach to scoring spans across a myriad of styles unique to each project. Film credits include multiple Emmy-award-winning film The Loving Story (HBO), multi-award-winner and audience favorite, Herb and Dorothy, (AFI Docs, Hamptons), award-winning doc Althea (American Masters / PBS), Youth Knows No Pain (HBO), Emmy®-nominated doc Sins Of My Father (HBO), Stille, (Winner – Best Score – Avignon Film Festival), Being Reel, (Winner – Grand Prize – Project Greenlight Competition), multi-award-winning doc Angel of Nanjing, and Shenandoah (Louverture Films, Netflix), directed by Pulitzer Prize-Winning photographer, David Turnley.

He also wrote and conducted the trailer music for Is Anybody There?, starring Michael Caine (Big Beach Films), additional music for Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (Samuel Goldwyn Films, Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival), Sunshine Cleaning (Nomination – Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival) – starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, and Alan Arkin, as well as source music for The Ghost Writer (dir., Roman Polanski, starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Catrall), All Good Things (dir., Andrew Jarecki, starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella), and The Joneses (starring Demi Moore, David Duchovny, and Lauren Hutton).

His music has appeared in countless television shows and promos including HOUSE OF CARDS, PARENTHOOD, PERSON OF INTEREST, ANIMAL PLANET, UGLY BETTY, CSI, THE GHOST WHISPERER, GREYS ANATOMY, THE TONY AWARDS, CNN, CNBC, A&E, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, and 60 MINUTES. David’s commercial compositions have earned a Telly, Caddy, the First London International Advertising Award, and the International Monitor Award.

Theater credits include MANIGMA (starring Michael Aronov (The Drop, Hedwig and the Angry  Inch), Lily: Her Life, His Music (DiCapo Opera Theater) starring mezzo-soprano, Audrey Babcock, and The Winter’s Tale with Omar Metwally (Miral, Munich), a rock musical produced for The Rude Mechanicals Theater Company.David has also worked as a consultant with actors on set who are playing musicians for such films as The Music Never Stopped (Sundance / Essential Pictures), starring J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormand, and Lou Taylor Pucci, and Greetings From Tim Buckley, starring Imogen Poots and Penn Badgley. He was also commissioned to compose original works for HELIOS DANCE COMPANY, whose BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS premiered at UCLA in Royce Hall (choreographer, Laura Gorenstein Miller) and Labyrinth Dance Theater (choreographer, Sasha Spielvogel). He has written for animation with director Chris Miller (Puss In Boots, Shrek The Third) and director Rania Ajami (JUMPING PAGES), as an orchestrator with composer Paul Cantelon (Diving Bell and The Butterfly) and as a programmer and arranger with recording artist Lou Reed, bassist Fernando Saunders and violinist Daisy Jopling of prodigal string trio Trilogy.

Selected Credits


FILMS

Jonah 
Balance Films
Director: Frank Ferendo
Producers: Jordan Horowitz, Jeff Solema
Bel Canto A-Line Pictures
Director: Paul Weitz
Producers: Caroline Baron, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder
Starring: Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ken Watanabe

Burden of Genius (Documentary) 
Laura Davis Productions
Directors: Laura Davis, Tjardus Greidanus
Producers: Laura Davis, Carl Kurlander

Bird of Prey (Documentary)
Director: Eric Liner
Producer: John Bowman
Deej (Documentary)
Director: Robert Rooy
Producers: Robert Rooy, David James Savarese

Painless 
Ambrosino/Delmenico
Director: Jordan Horowitz
Producers: Anthony Ambrosino, Nicholas Delmenico, Jordan Horowitz
Starring: Joey Klein, Kip Gilman, Evalena Marie

A Whale of a Tale (Documentary) 
Fine Line Media
Director: Megumi Sasaki
Producer: Megumi Sasaki
Doubting Thomas The Long Way Home
Director: Anthony O’Brien
Producer: Mark Sayre
Starring: Jack Dimich, Joseph Oliveira, Evalena Marie

Angel of Nanjing (Documentary) 
Balance Films
Director: Frank Ferendo, Jordan Horowitz
Producers: Frank Ferendo, Jordan Horowitz

Deej 
Rooy Media/ITVS
Director: Robert Rooy
Producer: Anna de Mare
Althea (Documentary) Rexpix Media
Director: Rex Miller
Producers: Derek Britt, Nancy Buirski, Elisabeth Haviland James

Las Marthas (Documentary) 
Undocumented Films
Director: Cristina Ibarra
Producer: Erin Ploss-Compoamor

Catching the Sun (Documentary) 
ITVS
Director: Shalini Kantayya
Producer: Cédric Troadec
Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (Documentary) Crest International
Director: Megumi Sasaki
Producers: Megumi Sasaki, Lily Bright, Sanley Buchtal
Starring: Paula Antebi, Robert Barry, Lisa Bradley, Chuck Close

Shenandoah (Documentary) 
Louverture Films
Director: David Tumley
Producers: Joslyn Barnes, Danny Bennett, Ted Sarandos

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (Additional Music) 
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Producers: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Magnus Anderson, Ron Curtis
Starring: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey
* Venice Film Festival; Toronto Film Festival

Greetings From Tim Buckley (On-set acting consult) 
Focus Features
Director: Daniel Algrant
Producers: John Hart, Amy Nauiokas, Patrick Milling Smith
Starring: Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots
* Tribeca Film Festival

A Bird of the Air 
Paladin
Director: Margaret Whitton
Producers: Steven Tabakin, Raine Hall

Starring: Rachel Nichols, Jackson Hurst, Linda Edmond, Buck Henry

8:46 
Virgil Films
Director: Jennifer Gargano
Producers: Jennifer Gargano
Starring: Mike DiGiacinto, Buzz Roddy

The Loving Story (Documentary) 
Icarus Films
Director: Nancy Buirski
Producers: Elisabeth Haviland James
* Emmy-Nominated

The Music Never Stopped (Score Programmer, On-set acting consult) 
Essential Pictures
Director: Jim Kohlberg
Producers: Greg Johnson, Peter Newman, Julie W. Noll
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Lou Taylor Pucci, Julia Ormand
* Sundance Film Festival

FILM (CONTINUED)

Living River: The Ganges 
Jeridoo Productions
Director: Vinit Parmar
Producers: Linda Brieda

All Good Things (Source Music) 
Magnolia Pictures
Director : Andrew Jarecki
Producers: Michael London, Bruna Papandrea, Marc Smerling
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kirstin Dunst, Frank Langella

The Ghost Writer (Source Music) 
Summit
Director : Roman Polanski
Producers: Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jon Bernthal, Tim Preece

Sins of My Father 
HBO
Director : Nicolas Entel
Producers: Ivan Entel
Starring: Pablo Escobar, Luis Carlos Galán
* Nominated: Outstanding Music – Emmy®

The Joneses (Source Music) 
Roadside Attractions
Director : Derrick Borte
Producers: Doug Mankoff, Andrew Spaulding
Starring: Demi Moore, David Duchovny

Asylum Seekers 
Shoreline Entertainment
Director: Rania Ajami
Producers: Molly Conners, Alex Twersky, Gill Holland
Starring: Pepper Binkley, Bill Dawes, Judith Hawking

Fresh (Documentary) 
Ripple Effect Films
Director: Ana Sofia Joanes
Producers: Ana Sofia Joanes

Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain (Documentary) 
Cinema Libre Studio
Director: Mitch McCabe
Producers: Linda Sophie Chiu, Kathleen Rosenbloom, Sheila Nevins
Starring: Sherry Lee Mecom, Lisa Airan, Julia Allison

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist (Documentary) 
ParnassusWorks
Director: Carole Rifkind
Producers: Richard Rifkind

Herb & Dorothy
Arthouse Films
Director: Megumi Sasaki
Producers: Megumi Sasaki, Lily Bright, Sanley Buchtal
Starring: Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry

Sunshine Cleaning (Additional Music) 
Overture Films
Director: Christine Jeffs
Producers: Jeb Brody, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtleaub, Glenn Williamson
Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin

Scallop Pond 
CGF Films
Director: Carlos Gil Ferrer
Producers: Gil Ferrer
Starring: Alexandra Buckley, Brian Carson, Jonathan Beatrice

One Night
Director: Kunle Junaid
Producers: Dorothy Atabong
Starring: Dorothy Atabong, Kareem Ferguson, Dunle Junaid

SHORT FILMS

Luciela
Director: Erin Ploss-Campoamor
Producers: Sharis Delgadillo

JAMIE
Director: Frank Ferendo
Producers: Chelsea Lopez, Sprague Grayden, Priscilla Barnes

Decisions (Documentary) 
Electus/Insurgent Media
Director: Mark Monroe, Hayden Paul, Fisher Stevens
Producers: Rebecca Chaiklin, Kelly Hefner

Speed Grieving 
2 Wonder Full To Be
Director: Jessica Daniels
Producers: Dasha Snyder
Starring: Alysia Reiner, James Naughton, Lucy DeVito, David Alan Basche

Getap! 
Independent
Director: Kosuke Furukawa
Producers: Ade Richardson
Starring: Jun Naito, Joseph Wiggans

SHORT FILMS (CONTINUED)

The Arab 
Pecorella Productions
Director: Boris Wexler
Producers: Bobby McCarthy
Starring: Richard Forkin, Doug Lamoreux, Joe Mack

Happily Ever After 
Scared Mouse Productions
Director: Lidia Sheinin
Starring: Kevin J. Kelly, Emily Maya Mills

The Lucky One 
Independent
Director: Brett Levner
Producer: Matthew J. McCue
Starring: Fiona Dourif, Rock Kohli, Mark La Mura, Stu Richel

Para-Normal 
Corrosive Pictures
Director: Lauren Timmons
Producer: Sean Cassity
Starring: Kit Williamson, Alana DiMaria, Thomas Blake Jr.

Stille 
First Gaze Films
Director: Susan Schwarzwald
Producers: Werner Bargsten
Starring: Meret Oppenheim, Stephen Rappaport, Wynn Rose
* Winner: Best Score – Avignon Film Festival

Being Reel 
Independent
Director: Brett Levner
Producers: Steven Sole

Earl & Puppy 
Sweetwater Films
Director: Jeffrey B. Seymann
Producers: James Werme
Starring: Nicolas Andreano, James Baker, Ian Blackman

Sueños 
Dreamriver Productions
Director: Rio Puertollano
Starring: Philip Generoso Buiser, Adriana Gaviria

Virgin Larry 
Pescador Productions
Director: Timothy Leupp
Starring: Mark Lacy, J. Richey Nash, Sabrina Gennarino

ANIMATION, INTERACTIVE & GAMES

The Caged Bird (Composer)
Director: Chris Miller

Pip’s Island (Composer, Songwriter)
Director: Rania Ajami
Jumping Pages, Inc.

The House That Went On Strike (Composer)
Director: Rania Ajami
Jumping Pages, Inc.

David & Goliath (Composer)
Director: Rania Ajami
Jumping Pages, Inc.

Maggie and Her Magical Glasses (Composer)
Director: Rania Ajami
Jumping Pages, Inc.

Adopt A Sloth (Composer)
Director: Rania Ajami
Jumping Pages, Inc.

DANCE

Beautiful Monsters 
Helios Dance Company

Noor 
Labyrinth Dance Theater

No Way Out But Through 
Labyrinth Dance Theater

Dark Angel 
Labyrinth Dance Theater

TRAILERS, TELEVISION, and PROMOS
Mozart In The Jungle
Is Anybody There?
Marina Abromovic: The Artist Is Present
The Cleaner (source music)
AFI Salutes
CSI
The Ghost Whisperer
Grey’s Anatomy
Ugly Betty
Boston Legal
20/20
Desperate Housewives
Medium
The Today Show
Late Show With David Letterman
The Tony Awards