Anne Nikitin is an Ivor Novello nominated composer best known for her work on Bart Layton’s BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER, and his critically acclaimed heist drama AMERICAN ANIMALS, nominated for 11 British Independent Film Awards including Best Score and an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Film Score.
Last year she scored Matt Palmer’s BAFTA-winning film CALIBRE, starring Jack Lowden and Martin McCann, which was lorded by Stephen King and won Best Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The score was brought to the attention of presenter Andrew Collins on Classic FM’s Saturday Night at the Movies who named her ‘2018 Composer to Watch’.
Anne has just completed FOUR KIDS AND IT, a children’s fantasy movie based on Jacqueline Wilson’s novel starring Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Matthew Goode, and Paula Patton; and is scoring LOST GIRLS, a Netflix thriller starring Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne and Dean Winters.
Other recent productions include the BBC drama MRS WILSON, starring Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen and Keeley Hawes; SULPHUR AND WHITE, directed by Julian Jarrold starring Anna Friel, Mark Stanley and Emily Beecham; and the 2019 Sundance feature documentary UNTOUCHABLE about Harvey Weinstein, directed by Ursula MacFarlane and produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn.
In 2016 she wrote the music for Damien Hirst’s acclaimed exhibition in Venice and accompanying feature film TREASURES FROM THE WRECK OF THE UNBELIEVABLE. The score was performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra and nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award.
Anne enjoys writing in a variety of styles but has an affinity for dark, moody, atmospheric music, growing up on heavy doses of bands such as The Cure, Sonic Youth, and Radiohead, and artists ranging from Bjork, Arvo Part and Steve Reich to avant-garde composers such as Morton Feldman, György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis.
From sweeping orchestral scores to dirty guitars, mesmeric synths and delicate piano refrains, Anne is known for creating unique sound worlds spanning a wide range of genres.
A bit of background…
Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up in various countries around the world.
She immersed herself in avant-garde music while studying Composition at McGill University in Montreal, and was awarded a SOCAN prize for Young Composers of Canada.
She completed her Master’s in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London.
In 2006, she won the BBC New Talent, New TV Composers scheme and went on to compose scores for major UK and US broadcasters.
Anne is a member of PRS Creator Voice, a programme that seeks to promote the understanding of copyright and the value of works by creators and publishers whose livelihoods are under threat in the digital age.
She played guitar and synths with The Six who released PROJECTIONS – a cinematic post rock album.
Anne works from her studio in North London.