ABOUT

Anne Nikitin is a two-time Ivor Novello and Emmy-nominated composer, best known for her work on Bart Layton’s critically acclaimed heist movie AMERICAN ANIMALS and BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER.  She was named Classic FM ‘Composer to Watch’ and ‘composer who should be on your radar’ by Film4.

 

Recent projects include the Sky movie LAST TRAIN TO CHRISTMAS starring Michael Sheen; LITTLE BIRDS, a Sky/Starz miniseries based on the erotic stories of Anaïs Nin starring Juno Temple and Hugh Skinner for which she won a Music+Sound Award; MARILYN MONROE: THE UNHEARD TAPES to be released on Netflix in 2022; and FATE: THE WINX SAGA, a young adult fantasy series created by Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries), which was Netflix's #1 most watched show worldwide during its opening weeks. 

Anne has been scoring THE DROPOUT, an upcoming American miniseries starring Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, Elizabeth Marvel and William H. Macy that follows the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, and is set to score DANGEROUS LIAISONS, an 8-part period drama for Starz starring Alice Englert, Nicholas Denton and Paloma Faith.

Her diverse body of work includes the fantasy movie FOUR KIDS AND IT based on Jacqueline Wilson's novel starring Sir Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Matthew Goode, and Paula Patton which earned her an Ivor Novello nomination; Agatha Christie’s THE PALE HORSE for BBC/Amazon Prime starring Rufus Sewell which was nominated for a Music+Sound Award; UNTOUCHABLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN for which she was nominated for an Emmy; and SOULMATES, an anthology series for AMC created by William Bridges (Black Mirror, Stranger Things).

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, as well as contemporary artists ranging from Björk to Arvo Pärt, and avant-garde composers such as György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis.  From sweeping orchestral scores to dirty guitars, mesmeric synths and delicate piano refrains, she creates unique sound worlds spanning a wide range of genres.

Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up in various countries around the world.  She immersed herself in books and avant-garde music while studying Composition and English Literature 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

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 

2021

IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE - NOMINEE

Untouchable: the Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

2020

EMMYS - NEWS & DOCUMENTARY - 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