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ABOUT

Anne Nikitin is an Ivor Novello and Emmy-nominated composer known for her versatile approach in creating unique sound worlds spanning a wide range of genres across film and television. She was named Classic FM’s “Composer to Watch” and Film 4’s “composer who should be on your radar”.

Recent credits include the Starz/Lionsgate period drama DANGEROUS LIAISONS; the Netflix nature series OUR UNIVERSE; the Netflix young adult fantasy series FATE: THE WINX SAGA; and the Emmy-winning Hulu/Disney+ series THE DROPOUT starring Amanda Seyfried as notorious Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

Recent movies include MOTHERS’ INSTINCT starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathway; the Sci-Fi thriller I.S.S. starring Ariana DeBose; and the NETFLIX feature documentary THE MYSTERY OF MARILYN MONROE: THE UNHEARD TAPES.

She is best known for her collaborations with director Bart Layton on his critically-acclaimed heist movie AMERICAN ANIMALS and his BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER. Other credits include Matt Palmer’s CALIBRE starring Jack Lowden and lauded by Stephen King; LOST GIRLS starring Amy Ryan and Gabriel Byrne; the family fantasy movie FOUR KIDS AND IT based on Jacqueline Wilson's novel starring Sir Michael Caine and Russell Brand; UNTOUCHABLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN which garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Score; and the Sky Drama series LITTLE BIRDS based on the erotic stories of Anaïs Nin, for which she won a Music+Sound Award.

In 2017, Anne scored artist Damien Hirst’s high-concept feature documentary TREASURES OF THE WRECK FOR THE UNBELIEVABLE to accompany his acclaimed exhibition in Venice, for which Anne also composed music.

From sweeping orchestral scores to dirty guitars, mesmeric synths and delicate piano refrains, Anne enjoys writing in a variety of styles but has an affinity for dark, moody, atmospheric music, growing up on heavy doses of indie rock, goth, and 90s electronica such as The Cure, Sonic Youth, Depeche Mode and Björk, as well as classical avant-garde composers such as György Ligeti and Arvo Pärt who have all inspired and influenced her music.

Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents, and grew up in various countries around the world including South Africa, Taiwan, New Zealand and The Netherlands. She immersed herself in books, films and contemporary music while studying English Literature and Music 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 where she studied with Dario Marianelli, Gabriel Yared and assisted George Fenton.

Her lucky break came in 2006 when 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 voting member of BAFTA, The Ivors, and The Academy of Motion Pictures.

AWARDS

DANGEROUS LIAISONS

2022

HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AND MEDIA - BEST ORIGINAL TV TITLES THEME - NOMINEE

THE MYSTERY OF MARILYN MONROE: THE UNHEARD TAPES

2022

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE - NOMINEE

Little Birds

2021

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION FILM + TV PROGRAMME TITLES - WINNER

Little Birds

2021

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION TELEVISION SCORE - FINALIST

Four Kids and It

2021

IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE - NOMINEE

Untouchable: the Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

2020

EMMYS - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - NOMINEE

Untouchable: the Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

2020

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION FEATURE FILM SCORE - FINALIST

The Pale Horse

2020

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION FILM + TV PROGRAMME TITLES - FINALIST

American Animals

2019

IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE - NOMINEE

American Animals

2019

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION FEATURE FILM SCORE - FINALIST

Mrs Wilson

2019

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION TELEVISION SCORE - FINALIST

Untouchable: the Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

2019

HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AND MEDIA - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE DOCUMENTARY - NOMINEE

American Animals

2018

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (BIFA) - BEST FEATURE FILM SCORE - NOMINEE

Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable

2018

JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARDS - BEST DOCUMENTARY SCORE - NOMINEE

This Beautiful Fantastic

2017

HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AND MEDIA - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM - NOMINEE

This Beautiful Fantastic

2017

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION FEATURE FILM SCORE - FINALIST

Revelation: the End of Days 

2015

MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION TELEVISION SCORE - FINALIST

The Imposter

2013

CINEMA EYE HONORS - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE - FINALIST

BBC New Talent

2006

BBC NEW TALENT, NEW TV COMPOSER - WINNER

SOCAN

2001

SOCAN - YOUNG COMPOSERS OF CANADA, GODREY RIDOUT 2nd PRIZE

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