BC SMITH - Composer
From the powerful blend of orchestra and contemporary Native American sensibility in his first film score SMOKE SIGNALS (Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award and Filmmaker Trophy winner) to the terrifying otherworldly sonic confection of horror master Tobe Hooper's final film DJINN, to the hypnotic minimalist strings and electronics in Steven Cantor's / Vulcan production Hulu documentary BALLET NOW, BC Smith is one of those rare composers firmly entrenched in a world of diverse and eclectic musical styles.
Whether working with modular synthesizers, multifarious ensembles, large orchestras, peyote singers, aleatorics or bespoke electronics, BC believes that film scoring is an evolving art form and he approaches every film from its own unique perspective. He believes audiences crave new sounds and is passionate about creating an original sonic pallet and score that is truly born from the story, psychology and aesthetic of each film.
Notable projects include Chris Eyre's award-winning films, SKINS, EDGE OF AMERICA and the Robert Redford produced Tony Hillerman detective series (THIEF OF TIME, SKINWALKERS, COYOTE WAITS), MGM's MOD SQUAD, the John Cusack and Emma Roberts starred ADULT WORLD, and AMANDA AND JACK GO GLAMPING staring Amy Acker and David Arquette and Netflix's Ryan Koo drama AMATEUR.
His love of pushing boundaries has led to his current ongoing collaboration with Nine Inch Nails / How To Destroy Angels multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini under the nom de guerre ACBC. Together their unique blend of electronics and analog defy any pre defined genre. Winners of a bronze Clio and silver Eurobest Cannes Lion for their music, their international projects include Gus Van Sant and Martin Werner directed campaigns for BMW, the award-winning 8 part Woodkid directed films for Rihanna's album ANTI and the firefighting documentary BURN, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival's Audience Award.
Currently, he is delivering his score to the sci-fi film ALT starring SALEM'S Elise Eberle and Sloane Morgan Siegel, collaborating with Steven Cantor again for the documentary HOOD RIVER and attached to score the family autism drama LANGUAGE ARTS.
BC is also an accomplished amateur magician and member of the Academy of Magical Arts world famous Magic Castle. He specializes in intimate curated evenings of haunted artifacts and paranormal entertainment.
His wife is a commercial airline pilot and when he's not scoring films, they travel globally with their five-year-old son.