Nicolas Errera

Nicolas Errera

Composer


Nicolas Errèra is a French composer and musician working all over the world. He comes from a family of artists. An only child, his father is a playwright and his mother a set designer.  He majored in science to attain his baccalaureate and also studied philosophy. 

When he was a teenager he joined the group of the English theatre director PETER BROOK, under whom he featured in 3 plays. Alongside his studies he took lessons in piano and composing at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, studying under SERGE PETIGIRARD (piano) and MAX DEUTSCH (composing). Here he was awarded his first prize for composing. He also studied Harmony and Counterpoint with the composer JEANNE RICHER. A short time later he joined the acousmatic music class in the France’s National Higher Conservatory for Music and Dance. There he discovered another way of composing music, based on the dematerialisation of the sound source (making music with computers, synthesizers and so on). This opened his mind to a new artistic landscape. The originality of his compositions comes from his taste for eclecticism, mixing genres, assembling textures and developing melody. He creates composite music that is both erudite, sensitive and accessible. His musical world encompasses classical music and down tempo, musique concrète and electronica.

In 1998 he set up the electro pop group GRAND POPO FOOTBALL CLUB and in 2002 he created the group ROUGE ROUGE. Both groups went on to be associated with the ‘FRENCH TOUCH’ genre.

The success of his songs “EACH FINGER HAS AN ATTITUDE”, “MEN ARE NOT NICE GUYS” and “L’AMOUR” earned him invitations to play in clubs and concert halls all over the world.

Making music for movies was a natural progression. The music he composes for films can enhance viewers’ experience while also conveying a classical and melodic sensitivity and introducing contemporary tones and emotions. THE DEEPLY VARIED PORTFOLIO OF FILMS FOR WHICH HE HAS COMPOSED MUSIC, ALONG WITH HIS UNUSUAL AND INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL CAREER, REFLECT HIS COMMITMENT TO COMPOSING PIECES THAT CELEBRATE AND EMBRACE DIVERSITY.

CINEMA 
He has composed music for more than 60 French and international films, including KALINKA (AU NOM DE MA FILLE) by VINCENT GARENQ, THE CONFESSION by NICOLAS BOUKHRIEF,  SLEEPLESS NIGHT by FRÉDÉRIC JARDIN (SELECTED AT TIFF 2011, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL),  THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF THE FAKIR & STICKY FINGERS by the Canadian director KEN SCOTT,  THE LOOKOUT by the Italian director MICHELE PLACIDO, NOCTURNA by Spain’s VICTOR MALDONADO and ADRIAN GARCIA, (selected at MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DI VENEZIA, won in 2007 GOYA AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM). LA PERSONNE AU 2 PERSONNES (Me two) by NICOLAS ET BRUNO starring ALAIN CHABAT and DANIEL AUTEUIL.

In 2008 the success in China of the film THE BUTTERFLY with MICHEL SERRAULT (which was watched by more than 12 million people) led to a meeting with the Hong Kong director BENNY CHAN. This paved the way for him to work in Asian movies, as he composed the soundtracks for three of Chan’s films –  THE WHITE STORM (CLOSING FILM OF ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAl , NOMINEE GOLDEN HORSES 2014, HONG KONG FILM AWARDS 2014), SHAOLIN and CONNECTED

In 2015, He composed the music for MOUNTAIN CRY directed by LARRY YANG (CLOSING FILM AT BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) . In 2018, he composed the music for the movie HIDDEN MAN directed by JIANG WEN. (selected at TORONTO TIFF 2018, NOMINEE GOLDEN HORSES 2018– Hidden Man has been chosen by China AS ITS NOMINEE FOR OSCAR 2019

TELEVISION 
As with his work for the cinema, Nicolas Errèra wrote the music for fictional TV Series such as XIII, the French-Us-Canadian series adapted from the graphic novels by William Vance and Jean Van Hamme, showrunner ROGER AVARY. AUX ANIMAUX LA GUERRE (The War Beasts), tv series by ALAIN TASMA starring ROSCHDY ZEM. NE M’ABANDONNE PAS (Dont leave me) by XAVIER DURRINGER (EMMY AWARDS 2017 BEST TV FILM) and many more.

THEATRE 
In 2008 Errèra met JOHN MALKOVICH. He composed the music for two productions directed by the American, namely: GOOD CANARY by ZACH HELM, directed by John Malkovich in the Théâtre Comedia , Paris and 2016 Rose Theatre, London. DANGEROUS LIAISONS (2012), directed by John Malkovich in the Théâtre de l’Atelier (Paris) and the Lincoln Center Theatre (New York) .

ADVERTISING 
In 2006 Errèra met the photographer and director JEAN-BAPTISTE MONDINO, with whom he regularly collaborates on music for promotional films for prestigious brands (including YVES SAINT-LAURENT, CHANEL, GIVENCHY, DIOR and many more). 

RADIO 
In 1999 he met JEAN-FRANÇOIS BIZOT, the founder of Actuel magazine and Radio Nova. 
2004-2018 he has been producing and hosting a programme on RADIO NOVA entitled Le Pudding (every Sunday from 8pm). 

This is a cultural show that takes the form of an open, wide-ranging conversation with a range of guests (philosophers, sociologists, writers, ethnologists, etc.), none of whom are trying to sell anything but all of whom have plenty of interesting things to say. 

AWARDS 
2014: GOLDEN DEER ,12TH CHANGCHUN CHINA FILM FESTIVAL- FOR THE MOVIE “THE WHITE STORM” 
2016 : UCMF AWARD – BEST COMPOSER FOR THE MOVIE “DON’T LEAVE ME” 2017 : JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARDS FOR THE MOVIE “MOUNTAIN CRY”

Selected Credits


2014 12th China Changchun International Film Festival 
* Winner, Best Original Music Score – The White Storm

FILM 

My Night (Upcoming) 
Macassar Productions
Director: Antoinette Boulat
Producers: Alain Benguigui, Marie-Jeanne Pascal
Starring: Lou Lampros, Tom Mercier, Carmen Kassovitz

Raging Fire
Well Go USA 
Director: Benny Chan
Producers: Benny Chan, Donnie Yen
Starring: Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Lan Qin

Tigger Roberts
Director: Yu Li
Producers: Li Fang
Starring: Sui-Man Chim, Li Fang, Li Ma

Adoring
CMC Pictures
Director: Larry Yang
Producers: Victoria Hon
Starring: William Wai-Ting Chan, Wallace Chung, Yi Ding

When He Comes Back  
Imagespring Group 
Director: Keith Chen Producers: Celine Li, Fan He, Lu Yu Starring: Mark Headley, Dorothea Aunger, Lisa Skvarla

Hidden Man 
Gravity Pictures 
Director: Wen Jiang Starring: Wen Jiang, Eddie Peng, Fan Liao 

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir 
Brio Films 
Director: Ken Scott 
Producers: Aditi Anand, Luc Bossi, Saurabh Gupta 
Starring: Erin Moriarty, Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi

My Other Home 
Beijing Forbidden City Film 
Director: Larry Yang, Zi Yang 
Producers: Victoria Hon, Jeffrey Sharp, Brian Yang 
Starring: Frankie Faison, Cassandra Freeman, Godfrey Gao

L’incident 
Director: Alain Tasma 
Starring: Pierre Andrau, Clotilde Courau, Hippolyte Girardot 

The Confession 
Nebo Productions 
Director: Nicolas Boukhrief 
Producers: Nicolas Jourdier, Clément Miserez, Matthieu Warter 
Starring: Romain Duris, Marine Vacth 

Au nom de ma fille AKA Kalinka 
Arena Multimedia Group 
Director: Vincent Garenq 
Producers: Hugo Bergson-Vuillaume, Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont 
Starring: Sebastian Koch, Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze

Mountain Cry 
Village Roadshow Pictures Asia 
Director: Larry Yang 
Producers: Ellen Eliasoph, Victoria Hon 
Starring: Yueting Lang, Ziyi Wang, Jin Guo 
* Winner – Best Score for a Feature Film, 2017 Jerry Goldsmith Awards 
* Closing Film, 2015 Busan International Film Festival

The John Malkovich Paradox 
Arimage Productions 
Director: Pierre-François Limbosch 
Producers: Clara Pasi, Jeremy Banster 
* Official Selection, International San Sebastian Film Festival

The White Storm 
Bona International Film Group / Universe 
Director: Benny Chan 
Producers: Daniel Lam, Stephen Lam, Benny Chan 
Starring: Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung 
* Best Original Music Score, China Changchun International Film Festival 
* Opening Film, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 
* Closing Film, Rome Film Festival 
* Nominee, Golden Horse Festival, Hong Kong Film Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards

The Lookout 
Babe Film 
Director: Michele Placido 
Producers: Fabio Conversi, Eric Tavitian 
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Mathieu Kassovitz, Olivier Gourmet 

Sleepless Night 
Chic Films 
Director: Frédéric Jardin 
Producers: Lauranne Bourrachot, Marco Cherqui, David Grumbach 
Starring: Tomer Sisley, Lizzie Brocheré, Birol Ünel 
* Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 
* Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival

Shaolin 
Emperor Motion Pictures 
Director: Benny Chan 
Producers: Benny Chan, Nga-Bok Lee 
Starring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Bingbing Fan 
* Nominee, Hong Kong Film Awards

Sticky Fingers 
Caramel Film 
Director: Ken Scott 
Producers: André Rouleau 
Starring: Roy Dupuis, Claude Legault, Jean-Pierre Bergeron 
* Nominee, Genie Awards and Jutra Awards

Divorces! 
Pan Européenne 
Director: Valérie Guignabodet 
Starring: François-Xavier Demaison, Zinedine Soualem, Brigitte Catillon

Connected 
Emperor Motion Pictures 
Director: Benny Chan 
Producers: Tao Jiang, Nga-Bok Lee, Kevin Yung 
Starring: Louis Koo, Siu-Wong Fan, Nick Cheung 
* Winner, Audience Award – Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival 
* Nominee, Hong Kong Film Awards Nicolas Errèra (continued) 

Par suite d’un arrêt de travail… 
Alicéléo 
Director: Frédéric Andréi 
Producers: Patrick Godeau 
Starring: Charles Berling, Dominique Blanc, Sophie Quinton 

Me Two 
Chez Wam 
Director: Nicolas Charlet, Bruno Lavaine 
Producers: Amandine Billot, Alain Chabat 
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Alain Chabat, Marina Foïs

FILM (CONTINUED)

Nocturna 
Filmax Entertainment 
Director: Adrià García, Víctor Maldonado 
Producers: Julio Fernández, Philippe Garrell 
Starring: Imanol Arias, Joe Lewis, Molly Malcolm 
* Winner, Best Animated Movie – Barcelona Film Festival 
* Winner, Best Animated Movie – Goya Award 
* Official Selection, Venice International Film Festival (Mostra) 

Au suivant! 
EuropaCorp 
Director: Jeanne Biras 
Producer: Virginie Silla, Luc Besson 
Starring: Alexandra Lamy, Clovis Cornillac, Mini Anden

The Over-Eater 
Film Par Film 
Director: Thierry Binisti 
Producer: Jean-Louis Livi 
Starring: Eric Cantona, Rachida Brakni, Richard Bohringer

Quelqu’un de bien 
Canal + 
Director: Patrick Timsit 
Producer: Alain Sarde 
Starring: José Garcia, Patrick Timsit, Natacha Lindinger

The Butterfly 
Alicéléo 
Director: Philippe Muyl 
Producers: Patrick Godeau 
Starring: Michel Serrault, Claire Bouanich, Aurélie Meriel 
* Winner, Audience Award – Jeonju Film Festival (South Korea)

Cravate club 
Alicéléo 
Director: Frédéric Jardin 
Producer: Patrick Godeau 
Starring: Charles Berling, Edouard Baer

Les frères Soeur 
Canal + 
Director: Frédéric Jardin 
Starring: José Garcia, Denis Podalydès, Edouard Baer

TELEVISION 

Le Mensonge (Miniseries) 
FR2
Director: Vincent Garenq
Producers: Stéphane Moatti
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Charlie Bruneau, Gregoire Bonnet

Bad Boy (TV Film) 
Film & Picture
Director: Xavier Durringer
Producers: Simone Harari Baulieu, Christophe Louis
Starring: Richard Anconina, Isabelle Renauld, Alexandre Desrousseaux

D’un monde à l’autre (TV Film) 
Klim Production / France 3 
Director: Didier Bivel 
Producers: Pierre Dufour, Serge Hugon, Philippe Schirrer 
Starring: Yorick Adjal, Sylvie Batby, Julien Boissier-Descombes

La mort dance lâme (TV Film) 
En Voiture Simone / France 2 
Director: Xavier Durringer 
Producers: Laurent Ceccaldi, Caroline Solanillas 
Starring: Hugo Becker, Didier Bourdon, Isabelle Renauld

Aux animaux la guerre 
Europacorp Television/France 3 
Director: Alain Tasma 
Producer: Philippe Delest 
Starring: Olivia Bonamy, Éric Caravaca, Ludovic Berthillot 

Le viol (TV Film) 
France 3 
Director: Alain Tasma 
Producer: Sabine Barthélémy 
Starring: Bérangère McNeese, Camille Santerre, Pierre Andrau

Rappelle-toi (TV Film) 
France 3 
Director: Xavier Durringer 
Producers: Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller 
Starring: Line Renaud, Anne Suarez, André Oumansky

Ne m’abandonne pas (TV Film) 
Scarlett Production 
Director: Xavier Durringer 
Producer: Joëy Faré 
Starring: Sami Bouajila, Marc Lavoine, Samia Sassi

Au nom du fils (TV Film) 
Pierre Javaux Productions 
Director: Olivier Péray 
Producer: Pierre Javaux 
Starring: Pascal Demolon, Lola Naymark, Gabriel Garnier

Jaune Iris (TV Film) 
Astharté et compagnie 
Director: Didier Bivel 
Producer: Sophie Deloche 
Starring: Patrick Chesnais, Camille Panonacle, Natacha Régnier

Rouge sang (TV Film) 
France 2 
Director: Xavier Durringer 
Producers: Joëy Faré 
Starring: Sandrine Bonnaire, Bernard Le Coq, Eric Savin 
* Opening Film, La Rochelle International Film Festival

L’héritière (TV Film) 
Europacorp Television 
Director: Alain Tasma 
Producers: Thomas Anargyros, Edouard de Vésinne 
Starring: Anne Marivin, Patrick Mille, Alice Isaaz

Rendez-vous en terre inconnue (Documentary Series) 
France 5 
Producers: Frédéric Lopez, Yves Darondeau, Emmanuel Priou 
Starring: Frédéric Lopez, Muriel Robin, Patrick Timsit 

La source 
France 2 
Director: Xavier Durringer 
Producers: Laurence Bachman, Clementine Dabadie 
Starring: Christopher Lambert, Clotilde Courau, Maruschka Detmers

TELEVISION (CONTINUED)

Alias Caracalla, au coeur de la Résistance 
France 3 / Arte 
Director: Alain Tasma 
Producer: Georges-Marc Benamou 
Starring: Éric Caravaca, Nicolas Marié, Jules Sadoughi

XIII: The Series (Seasons 1 & 2) 
Europacorp Television / Canal + 
Showrunner: Roger Avary 
Producers: Edouard de Vesinne, Vanessa Piazza, Wanda Chaffey 
Starring: Stuart Townsend, Greg Bryk, Stephen McHattie

XIII: The Conspiracy (Miniseries) 
NBC / Prodigy Pictures / Canal + 
Director: Duane Clark 
Producers: Thomas Anargyros, Justin Bodie, Frédéric Bruneel 
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Caterina Murino, Greg Bryk

Meeting in an Unknown Land (Documentary Series) 
France 2 
Producers: Frédéric Lopez, Yves Darondeau, Emmanuel Priou 
Starring: Frédéric Lopez 
* Winner, Albert Khan Foundation International Award

Emma (TV Film) 
Europacorp TV / France 2 
Director: Alain Tasma 
Producers: Thomas Anargyros, Edouard de Vésinne 
Starring: Julie Gayet, Éric Caravaca, François Civil 
* Official Selection, La Rochelle International Film Festival 

Good Canary (TV Film)
France 2 
Director: Patrick Czaplinski 
Producers: Jean Marc Ghanassia, John Malkovich, Maurice Molina 
Starring: Cristiana Réali, Vincent Elbaz, Ariel Wizman

Agathe contre Agathe (TV Film) 
GéTéVé / France 2 
Director: Thierry Binisti 
Producers: Christian Charret, Bertrand Neff 
Starring: Thomas Jouannet, Féodor Atkine 

Pierre qui roule (TV Film) 
Arte / France 3 
Director: Marion Vernoux 
Starring: Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Marine, Benoît Régent 

Le bureau (Miniseries, the French version of “The Office”) 
Canal + / Elzévir Films 
Director: Nicolas Charlet, Bruno Lavaine 
Producers: Denis Carot, Marie Masmonteil 
Starring: François Berléand, Benoît Carré, Jérémie Elkaïm

THEATER 

Dangerous Liaisons 
Written by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 
Director: John Malkovich 
Producers: Jean Marc Ghanassia, John Malkovich 
Starring: Sophie Barjac, Yannik Landrein, Julie Moulier 

Good Canary 
A play by Zach Helm 
Director: John Malkovich 
Producers: Jean Marc Ghanassia, John Malkovich 
Starring: Cristiana Réali, Vincent Elbaz, Ariel Wizman 
* Winner, Best Play – Molière Award 

Mon Ami Louis 
A play by Gilles Gaston Dreyfus 
Director: Nicolas Boukhrief 
Starring: Gilles Gaston Dreyfus 

SHORT 
Les parallèles 
Director: Nicolas Saada 
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Jonathan Zaccaî, Géraldine Pailhas 
* Nominee, César Best Short Film 
* Official Selection, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Cannes) 

A ta place 
Director: Agathe Teyssier
Starring: Dominique Frot, Jean Pascal Abribat 
* Winner, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival Award 

COMMERCIALS 
Chanel (Rouge Coco) 
Director: Jean Baptiste Mondino 
Starring: Vanessa Paradis 
Yves Saint Laurent (Perfumes: La Parisienne & Cinéma) 
Director: Jean Baptiste Mondino 
Givenchy (Absolutely Irresistible) 
Director: Jean Baptiste Mondino 
Starring: Liv Tyler 
Armani (Armani Code) 

REMIX 

Le Samouraî 
Film by Pierre Melvillle, music by François de Roubaix 
Producer: Universal 

Fantomas 
Film by André Hunebelle, music by Michel Magne 
Producer: Universal 

ALBUMS 

Grand Popo Football Club (electro/disco/pop) 
Albums: Shampoo Victims (2000), Venom in The Grass (2010) 
Notable Singles: Men are Not Nice Guys (2001), Each Finger Has An Attitude (1999) 
Label: Universal, BMG UK 

Rouge Rouge (electro lounge) 
Albums: Ce soir après diner (2002), featured on Hôtel Costes, Vol. 5 (2002) 
Notable Singles: L’Amour (2002) 
Label: Wagram Music, Pschent