Andrew Simon McAllister is an multi-award winning and nominated composer, capable of creating scores in a variety of styles - from full orchestra to electronic, pianistic, rock and experimental.
He began his musical journey at an early age, playing the cornet at age 6 before progressing to play trumpet and horn. By age 15 he had become an accomplished guitarist, his guitar playing gaining him a prestigious Berklee scholarship.
Andrew received a Royal Televison Awards nomination for the BBC series "37 Days" starring Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars), Tim Pigott-Smith (Spooks, Bond), Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire).
Andrew won Best Soundtrack at the International Film and Music Awards and was nominated at the World Music and Film awards for the feature film "My Lonely Me".
Film 'Macropolis' won an IFTA for Best Animation with Andrew's score being described as a masterpiece.
Education and Training
Andrew attended Queens University where he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, specialising in electro-acoustic composition.
He relocated to the U.S. to enhance his knowledge of writing to picture. Here he attended Berklee, graduating Summa Cum Laude (Top) in Film Scoring. Andrew started writing and producing music professionally and gained valuable industry experience in LA before returning to work in the UK.
His professional background of composing music for screen includes national wide cinema released feature films, television series for broadcasting giants such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, HBO, National Geographic, Discovery, Sky, MTV, Nickelodeon and video games.
Andrew is currently scoring the feature “Zoo” starring Penelope Wilton (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pride & Prejudice, Downton Abbey), Toby Jones (Captain America, Hunger Games, Harry Potter) and Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones, San Andreas, Dracula Untold).
Andrew loves collaborating with directors to help craft an unique score that ultimately helps to tell the story.
Representation / Agent
Please direct all scoring enquires to Chantelle Woodnutt or Laura Nakhla at
Air Edel Associates Ltd
18 Rodmarton Street
London, W1U 8BJ
Tel: +44 (0)207 486 6466
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