From his 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, to Steven Cantor’s Hulu documentary BALLET NOW, composer BC Smith’s unique talent as a musical storyteller has enhanced an incredibly diverse 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 and characters.
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, AMANDA AND JACK GO GLAMPING staring Amy Acker and David Arquette, and Netflix’s Ryan Koo drama AMATEUR.
BC’s love of pushing boundaries led to his ongoing collaboration with Nine Inch Nails 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.
BC’s recent projects include scores for National Geographic’s series EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN for Oscar winning FREE SOLO directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin and the thriller feature STOWAWAY for director Declan Whitebloom, director Cornelia Duryée’s autism drama LANGUAGE ARTS, documentary HOOD RIVER for director Steven Cantor and producer Robert Rodriquez, sci-fi thriller THE STAIRS and the hyper immersive VR Experience, UNCONTAINED.
A Demon In Fun City is BC’s band with Richard Kadrey, NY Times best selling author of the Sandman Slim book series. Described as a gateway to uncharted territories of music, their debut album was released in June 2023 and is available on all streaming services.
BC is also an accomplished magician, specializing in close up magic with purportedly haunted artifacts. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts world famous Magic Castle and the co-creator of Two Headed Dreams, a live stream experience featuring some of the worlds best magicians including Zabrecky, Penn & Teller and Michael Carbonaro.