About

  • 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 and multi-instrumentalist who studied in Canada and Germany.  He is best known for his themes and music packages for Discovery Canada’s flagship Daily Planet, Canada AM, and both IIHF and CFL on TSN.  He first came to note with his award winning score for the Canadian Screen Award nominated series Out With Dad, and his work as a producer for Late July, whose sophomore album was called “a work of art from beginning to end” by Spill Magazine. He has produced everything from solo artists to live orchestral scores, and appears on numerous recordings and live performances as a musician, arranger, and producer.

    Also busy in media and music communities, he has developed, moderated, and appeared on panels for festivals such as TIFF, Hot Docs, Reel World and the Canadian Film Center.  He currently serves as secretary on the board of directors of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, where his focus is on industry outreach and communication, and the importance of the filmmaker/composer relationship.
    When not making music, you can find Adrian writing his blog “The Music Creative”, and coaching Karate.