Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary

  • Birthday: 1979-02-17
  • Place of birth: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Biography

Emmy Award winning composer Bear McCreary was first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, that was lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV today.” It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com ranked McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, and recently WIRED Magazine declared him one of only five “Secret Weapons” of the television industry. McCreary was recently voted “Composers’ Choice Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers in ASCAP, the first award of its kind. Bear has conducted orchestral performances of his music throughout North America and Europe, appearing at Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. In July 2014, his music was performed by the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Master Choraleat the Hollywood Bowl, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Attending the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Bear completed degrees in composition and recording arts. However, his professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mocking Bird). Bear was one of Bernstein’s select protégés, and learned the tools of the trade working with and orchestrating for the maestro. Bear spent his childhood immersed in film and television music; he is delighted now to contribute back to the genres that inspired him.

Filmography

Production

Chillerama

2011

As Director

Rest Stop

2006

As Original Music Composer

Battlestar Galactica: Razor

2007

As Original Music Composer

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

2009

As Original Music Composer

Europa Report

2013

As Original Music Composer

Digging Up the Marrow

2015

As Original Music Composer

Everly

2015

As Original Music Composer

Knights of Badassdom

2013

As Original Music Composer

The Boy

2016

As Original Music Composer

Rebel in the Rye

2017

As Original Music Composer

Unrest

2017

As Original Music Composer

Colossal

2017

As Original Music Composer

Colossal

2017

As Orchestrator

Revolt

2017

As Original Music Composer

Happy Death Day

2017

As Original Music Composer

Periphery, Texas

2002

As Music

Victor Crowley

2017

As Music Score Producer

Tau

2018

As Music

Hell Fest

2018

As Original Music Composer

Welcome Home

2018

As Original Music Composer

Pooka!

2018

As Music

I Still See You

2018

As Original Music Composer

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

2019

As Original Music Composer

Step Up 3D

2010

As Music

Child's Play

2019

As Original Music Composer

Happy Death Day 2U

2019

As Original Music Composer

Raising Kratos

2019

As Music

Rim of the World

2019

As Music

Chillerama

2011

As Original Music Composer

Eli

2019

As Music

Fantasy Island

2020

As Original Music Composer

A Holliston Halloween

2017

As Music

Ava

2020

As Original Music Composer

Freaky

2020

As Original Music Composer

Caprica

2009

As Music

10 Cloverfield Lane

2016

As Original Music Composer

Animal Crackers

2017

As Music

Ryze: Call of Power

2018

As Music

The Forest

2016

As Original Music Composer

The Shadow Hours

2018

As Music

Splinter

0000

As Music

Last Seen Alive

2022

As Music

Our Time

2022

As Original Music Composer

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

2022

As Original Music Composer

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

2022

As Music Score Producer

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