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ABOUT

Anne Nikitin is an Emmy and two time Ivor Novello-nominated composer known for her versatility in creating bold and inventive sound worlds spanning a 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 scores include the Apple TV+ hit series HIJACK starring Idris Elba; the high-octane space thriller I.S.S. starring Ariana deBose currently in cinemas; MOTHERS' INSTINCT, a psychological drama starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway; and ONE DAY, a 14-part NETFLIX series based on David Nicholls' beloved novel, premiering on 8th February.

She has recently collaborated with Tom Hanks on THE MOONWALKERS, which has transformed London's LIGHTROOM into an epic immersive voyage to the Moon based on the NASA Apollo missions and future Artemis launches.  The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Bulgarian Choir, and narrated by Hanks.  The exhibition runs in London's King's Cross until 24th April 2024, before being taken to International venues.

She has completed the Paramount+ movie LITTLE WING starring Brian Cox and Brooklynn Prince as well as the NETFLIX film SCOOP, a collaboration with Hannah Peel starring Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell, and has been announced as composer on Polly Steele's FOUR LETTERS OF LOVE starring Pierce Brosnan, Helena Bonham Carter and Gabriel Byrne, and CHECKPOINT ZOO, a feature documentary directed by Josh Zeman.

Anne is best known for her collaborations with director Bart Layton, scoring his BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER and his critically-acclaimed heist movie AMERICAN ANIMALS, which received Ivor Novello and BIFA nominations for Best Score. Other movie credits include Matt Palmer’s CALIBRE, starring Jack Lowden and lauded by Stephen King; FOUR KIDS AND IT a family fantasy movie based on Jacqueline Wilson's novel starring Sir Michael Caine; LOST GIRLS starring Amy Ryan and Gabriel Byrne; THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC starring Andrew Scott and Jessica Brown Findlay; and UNTOUCHABLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN which received an Emmy nomination for Best Score.

Other recent television credits include the Emmy-winning series THE DROPOUT (Hulu/Disney+) starring Amanda Seyfried as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes; the nature series OUR UNIVERSE (NETFLIX)the young adult fantasy series FATE: THE WINX SAGA S1 & S2 (NETFLIX); the period drama DANGEROUS LIAISONS (Starz/Lionsgate+); the feature documentary THE MYSTERY OF MARILYN MONROE: THE UNHEARD TAPES (NETFLIX); and the drama series LITTLE BIRDS (Sky) based on the erotic stories of Anaïs Nin, for which she won a Music+Sound Award.

In 2017, Anne wrote the music for Damien Hirst’s breath-taking, critically acclaimed exhibition in Venice entitled TREASURES OF THE WRECK FOR THE UNBELIEVABLE and scored the accompanying feature documentary.

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, 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 was introduced to the world of classical and avant-garde music by her school teacher Andrew Wright and composer Vanessa Lann who inspired and encouraged her to pursue her dream.  She immersed herself in books, films and contemporary music while studying English Literature and Music Composition at McGill University in Montreal under the tutelage of composers John Rea and Brian Cherney, 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, cutting her teeth on long running shows such as Nat Geo's LOCKED UP ABROAD and BBC's THE NATURAL WORLD.

Anne is a voting member of BAFTA, The Ivors, the Grammys, 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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