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Mychael Danna


B: September 20, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mychael Danna received a degree in music composition at the University of Toronto, winning the Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship in 1985 just before working with Atom Egoyan on one of his first films, Family Viewing. He was involved in Toronto`s electronic music scene playing with ensembles like the Electronic Orchestra and he spent five years as the Composer-in-residence at Toronto’s now closed McLaughlin Planetarium. Not immediately drawn to film composing, he has become one of the most successful and prolific film composers in Canada. In October of 2011 he was nominated for an Hollywood Music in Media Award for his score for the film, Moneyball. Mychael Danna was given an Academy Award for his score for the film Life of Pi.

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Features & TV Movies:
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Metal Messiah (1978)

Family Viewing (1987)
Caribe (1987)
Blood Relations (1988)
Murder One (1988)
Cold Comfort (1989)
Without Work: Not by Choice (1989)
Termini Station (1989)
Speaking Parts (1989)
One Man Out (1989)

Still Life (1990)
Johann’s Gift to Christmas (TV-1991)
Montréal vu par… (1991, En passant segment)
The Big Slice (1991)
The Adjuster (1991)
Hush Little Baby (TV-1993)
Gross Misconduct (TV-1993)
Ordinary Magic (1993)
Narmada: A Valley Rises (1994)
Exotica (1994)
The Darling Family (1994)
Dance Me Outside (1995)
Lilies (1996)
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story (TV-1996)
The Ice Storm (1997)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Regeneration (1997)
At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story (TV-1998)
The Confession (1999)
8MM (1999)
Felicia’s Journey (1999)
Ride with the Devil (1999/I)
Don’t Think Twice (1999)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Bounce (2000)
Green Dragon (2001)
Stranger Inside (TV-2001)
Chosen (2001)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
The Matthew Shepard Story (TV-2002)
Ararat (2002)
The Guys (2002)
Antwone Fisher (2002)
The Making of Ararat (TV-2003)
Shattered Glass (2003)
The Snow Walker (2003)
Vanity Fair (2004)
Being Julia (2004)
Aurora Borealis (2005)
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Capote (2005)
Water (2005)
Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Tideland (2005)
Sohni Sapna (2005)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Lonely Hearts (2006)
The Nativity Story (2006)
Migration (2007)
Breach (2007)
Fracture (2007)
Chacun son cinéma (2007, Artaud Double Bill segment)
Surf`s Up (2007)
Al-mor wa al rumman (2008)
Trucker (2008)
Adoration (2008)
Stone of Destiny (2008)
Heaven on Earth (2008)
Management (2008)
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
8 (2008, How can it be? segment)
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
New York, I Love You (2009, Mira Nair segment)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
Chloe (2009)
Cooking with Stella (2009)

Love Beyond Words (2010, documentary short)
Going the Distance (2010)
The Whistleblower (2011)
Moneyball (2011)
Life of Pi (2012)
Devil’s Knot (2013)
The Captive (2014)
The Good Dinosaur (2015, with Jeff Danna)
Storks (2016)
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)
The Breadwinner (2017)
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Guest of Honour (2019)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Road to Avonlea (1995, 1996)

Opening Night (2005)
New Amsterdam (2008)
Dollhouse (2009)

Camelot (2011)
World Without End (2012, mini-series)
Alias Grace (2017, mini-series)