“Music is my language. I use it to tell stories.”
Aaron Symonds has always been passionate about both film and music. Specialising in animation and drama, his scoring combines a sensitivity to the drama of a scene with a strong cinematic sensibility, musically telling a story that brings out the emotions and characterisations of the film.
His most recent project was Dreamtopia; a re-imagined animated Barbie movie for MATTEL which premiered on NICKELODEON and is going to series. Other projects include the feature films I’d Like to Be Alone Now with Christopher Masterson, David Fynn and Jack McGee, I Can, I Will, I’ll Do with Selenis Leyva (Orange Is The New Black), Senior Project with Vanessa Marano (Switched At Birth), Lovemakers, a romantic comedy with Daryl Hannah and Billy Zane. Imaginary Friend, a psychological thriller for LIFETIME, starring Lacey Chabert, Ethan Embry, Amanda Schull and Paul Sorvino.
Aaron has also provided music production for studio projects such as Despicable Me 2 (NBCUniversal), The Smurfs (SONY), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (DISNEY), Curious George 2 (NBCUniversal), George of the Jungle 2 (DISNEY), Exorcist: In The Beginning (WARNER BROS), Coach Carter (PARAMOUNT), and the DREAMWORKS / TNT mini-series Into The West for executive producer Steven Spielberg.
Aaron’s versatility is matched only by his love of classic music scores, and both are on captivating display in his music for a wide range of subjects — which, even divorced from the multimedia it supports, makes compelling listening on its own.
We came to Aaron with a ridiculously tight deadline and enormously big expectations, but Aaron handled it all with grace (& a whole lot of calm) and he gave us and the film something beautiful. Aaron was incredibly collaborative and easy to work with. I would gladly work with him on our next project.