• Adrian Ellis

    Photo credit: Scott Murdoch

    Adrian really understands how to extract what he needs from a director to understand the needs of the project, and then deliver exactly that. I knew going in that his product would be good, but it was the process that will draw me to want to work with him on every project I can.

    Jonathan Robbins, Creator/Director, “Clutch” – Mojopro Films

    Adrian is an award winning composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist with a background in both music and fine art.  Canadian by birth, he grew up partly in Germany where his father played french horn in the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra.  This musical environment and the rich dramatic tradition of the opera shaped his passion for storytelling early on.  He went on to study classical and electric guitar as well as visual art, and eventually found his calling as a screen composer, a profession which utilizes his visual, dramatic, and musical sensibilities.

    Adrian first came to note with for the music of the hugely popular Canadian Screen Award nominated series Out With Dad.  Recent feature film credits include his hybrid score for The Scarehouse (D Films/NBC Universal), the dark orchestral Definition of Fear (directed by James F. Simpson (Merchant of Venice) and featuring Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez).  He works in the burgeoning world of web-series, most recently producing an award winning electronic score for the sci-fi noir series Haphead.  Television credits include themes for Discovery’s Daily Planet (2010-14), huge orchestral cues for The CFL and International Hockey (TSN), as well as work on Canada’s long running morning show, Canada AM.

    Adrian is the Vice-President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.  An advocate of the value of screen music and the importance of the filmmaker/composer relationship, he is a regular speaker at international events and festivals including TIFF and Hot Docs.