COMPOSER FOR FILM / TELEVISION /
Stefan French is an award winning Irish film composer providing original music for film, television, and commercial media.
His film credits include I’d Kill For You, The Tattoo, An Ode to Love, Arden's Wake, and The Guarantee, among others. Previous commercial projects have included clients such as Intel, HP, Symantec, ShiSeido, Workday, Avaya, Align Technology, Miwadi, and TV3 Ireland, as well as the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 spots for CableLabs' - The Near Future campaigns.
In 2018, Stefan was nominated for the prestigious SABAM Award for 'Best Young International Composer' at the 18th World Soundtrack Awards, and his score for The Tattoo received a nomination for 'Best Original Music' at the Fastnet Film Festival. He is a recipient of the ‘Steve Kaplan Film and TV Award’, presented to him by the ASCAP Foundation in recognition of his talent and achievements as a film and TV composer.
Stefan has recorded and conducted his work on a number of the worlds leading scoring stages, including the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, and the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios, in Los Angeles. He has worked with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra, the Helix Collective, the Irish Film Orchestra, and the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, among others. His scores have been mixed and mastered at Windmill Lane Studios and Screen Scene Post Production in Dublin, and at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
Stefan is a Fellow of the 2018 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive, founded by David Newman and Angel Velez, and featuring guest faculty members Conrad Pope, William Ross, and Jorge Mester (ex Head of Conducting at The Juilliard School). He is an alumnus of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles, the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Program in New York, the IMRO/RTE Film Scoring Program, the Hollywood Music Workshop in Vienna, and the 'Composition for Film and TV' online course at Berklee Music in Boston. He holds an MA, with first class honours, in Scoring for Film and Visual Media (with the support of the 'Conrad Pope Scholarship'), and a BA in Music Composition - both from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Stefan is a proud member of the Irish Film and Television Academy (member of the jury for Best Original Score 2014), the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland, and IMRO. He is currently represented for commercial media in Ireland by Silverstream Music Ltd.
Film / Television:
Caitlín, short film, Dir. Emer Conroy, Brainstorm Productions
Smother, short film, Dir. Steve Kenny, RTE/Revolution Films
Finding Charlie, short film, Dir. Claudia Hoey
The Tattoo, short film, Dir. Ian Power, IFB
Arden's Wake, VR film, score arranger, Penrose Studios
I'd Kill For You, feature film, Dir. Monika Wesley, Sobini Films
The Guarantee, feature film, Dir. Ian Power, John Kelleher Media, IFB/BAI/TV3
The Great Wide Open, short film, Dir. Ciarán Dooley, RTÉ/Galway Film Centre
An Ode To Love, short film, Dir. Matthew Darragh, Brown Bag Films, RTÉ/IMRO
Into The Gyre, feature documentary, Dir. Scott Elliot, 590 Films
I've Been A Sweeper, short film, Dir. Ciarán Dooley
Dog Eat Dog, short film, Dir. Gavin McDonnell
Unfold, short film, Dir. Steven Daly
Miracles or Manipulations, documentary, CAS Productions
Nocturne Passage, short film, Dir. Amy Joyce Hastings, 22:22 Productions
The Red Bear, short film, Dir. Ricardo Deakin
Seventeen, documentary, Dir. Lesley Ann Doughan
Fractional, feature film, Dir. Malcolm Deegan, Totality Pictures
The Nation Held It's Breath, short film, Dir. Emmet Vincent
ShiSeido Cosmetics, online spot, Step Japan
CableLabs - The Near Future 2019
CableLabs - The Near Future 2018
Workday/Year Up mini doc, Workday
Irvine Company 'Workplace Trends' online spot
Workday 'Global Talent' spot, Workday
CableLabs - The Near Future 2017, Ivory Worldwide
CableLabs - The Near Future 2016, Ivory Worldwide
Miwadi TVC, A Splash of Life, Brilliant Productions/Cawley Nea
Britney Spears Intimate Collection 2015, Eris
Workday/Wounded Warrior Project online spot, Workday
HP - 'Application Defender - See What Others Cannot Even See', GB Films
Breast Aware App TVC, Breast Cancer Ireland/TV3
Symantec - Datacane, GB Films
Intel - Mobile Business Solutions, Pedersen Media
Align Technology, Invisalign, Pedersen Media
Avaya - The Hunt, Pedersen Media
Intel - Mooley Eden Keynote Opening Film - IDF 2011, Pedersen Media
Agent (Commercial Media - Ireland)