BC SMITH – Composer
Composer, BC Smith is a unique talent and a profound musical storyteller. From his very first film score, Chris Eyre and Sherman Alexie’s SMOKE SIGNALS (Sundance Film Festival Audience Award & Filmmaker Trophy winner) to horror master Tobe Hooper’s final film DJINN, and recently Steven Cantor’s Hulu documentary BALLET NOW, BC’s music continues to enhance an incredibly diverse and eclectic collection of films.
Whether working with modular synthesizers, orchestras, multifarious ensembles, peyote singers, or bespoke electronics, BC is one of those rare composers not bound by genre or convention. He approaches each movie from its own unique perspective to create an original sonic pallet and score that is truly born from the film’s story.
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, and COYOTE WAITS), MGM’s MOD SQUAD, the John Cusack and Emma Roberts starred ADULT WORLD, Stacy Sherman’s THE BREAK UP GIRL, 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 ongoing collaboration with Nine Inch Nails / How To Destroy Angels multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini under the nom de guerre ACBC. 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.
Recent projects include scores for director Cornelia Duryée’s autism drama LANGUAGE ARTS and SXSW premiere HOOD RIVER for director Steven Cantor and producer Robert Rodriquez.
BC is currently scoring sci-fi thriller THE STAIRS for director Peter “Drago” Tiemann.
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 close up magic and purportedly haunted artifacts. Come for the card tricks….. Stay for the demon summoning.