Holly Amber Church

Holly Amber Church

Music composer, music conductor and musician in Los Angeles, California

About Holly

Holly Amber Church was a finalist in the Turner Classic Movies National Young Film Composers Competition twice and took home the award for “Best Score” at the 2006 Shockerfest Film Festival for her orchestral, epic score for Berserker. Holly attended the University of Southern California’s prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program and prior to that studied music theory and composition at Pepperdine University. She was selected as one of just twelve participants in the 2014 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis.

Holly has scored many films including the viral hit and epic sci-fi short film Archetype created by concept artist, creature designer and director, Aaron Sims. She wrote the gritty score for Padraig Reynolds’ crime thriller/horror feature Rites of Spring, which was released by IFC Midnight and recently collaborated with Reynolds again on the thriller feature The Devil’s Dolls which was released in theaters in the U.S. by IFC Midnight and on DVD in the U.K by Studiocanal with Screamworks Records releasing the official score soundtrack on their label. Holly’s other recent projects include the horror film Clown Town, the suspenseful thriller The 6th Friend and the inspiring documentary Three Nights, Three Days: Endeavour’s Journey Through Los Angeles. She is also currently working on the action thriller Insight with director Livi Zheng and the horror film Ruin Me with director Preston DeFrancis.


Name: Holly Amber Church

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Music Composer, Music Conductor and Musician

Credits

  • Butterfly in the Typewriter

    Butterfly in the Typewriter (2017)
    Film (Biography) Composer The story of troubled author John Kennedy Toole and his struggle to bring his comic masterpiece "A Confederacy of Dunces" to print.

  • Cross Wars

    Cross Wars (2017)
    Film (Action) Music department Callan (Brian Austin Green) returns to the scene with his team in order to oppose the return of the evil Gunnar (Vinnie Jones); his path crosses again with Frank Nitti (Tom Sizemore) detective under the city of Los Angeles.

  • The 6th Friend

    The 6th Friend (2017)
    Film (Horror) Composer In this slasher film with a paranormal twist, six college best friends throw their own private graduation party when the stoner of the group orders in a psychedelic from her drug dealer, who sticks around to join in their fun. Drugged and disoriented, the girls' special night quickly becomes a dark, foggy nightmare of blood and violence. Five years later, the girls gather together once again in hopes of rekindling that close friendship that they once had, only to find themselves being hunted by who, or what, they do not know. Written by Jamie Bernadette

  • King Cake: A Big Easy Story

    King Cake: A Big Easy Story (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Composer Journey back in time and witness the rise of "America's Most Interesting City". On May 7, 1718, French explorer Bienville founded La Nouvelle-Orleans (New Orleans) in honor of the Duke of Orleans. Napoleon sold Louisiana to America via the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Since then, Mardi Gras has become synonymous with "The City That Care Forgot". Art mirrors life with tragedy and pain. New Orleans has known both, the Vieux Carre fire (1788), the Battle of New Orleans (1815), hurricane Katrina (2005). From this pain comes inspiration. The invention of Jazz in New Orleans is a reflection of the city's hardships. Fat Tuesday, a springtime celebration of life, the Romans knew as Saturnalia and the Greeks knew as Kronia. Humanities' need to celebrate life has brought millions to New Orleans to enjoy "the greatest free show on Earth"! New Orleans turns three hundred in 2018. Her tradition of creativity and love bind "The Crescent City" in a way one can only understand if you visit. To all whom... Written by Will Hess

  • Glass Ceiling

    Glass Ceiling (2016)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy, Crime and 1 More) Composer Two contract killers seek revenge when they discover that they've been underpaid because they're both women.

  • They Watch

    They Watch (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Composer In an alternate future, an idealistic teen fights to expose the secrets of a corrupt system, unaware that someone is always watching.

  • A New Wrinkle

    A New Wrinkle (2016)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Ruin Me

    Ruin Me (2016)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Composer Welcome to Slasher Sleepout: The Ultimate Horror Movie Experience that combines camping, a haunted house, and an escape room into one extreme 36-hour event.  Six strangers are hooded, dropped in the middle of the woods, and must survive a simulated horror movie.  Alexandra, the only participant who has never even seen a horror film, reluctantly tags along with her boyfriend.  But when the other campers start to die before their eyes, Alex becomes the star of her own worst nightmare.

  • ClownTown

    ClownTown (2016)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Composer A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly deserted small town and find themselves stalked by a violent gang of psychopaths dressed as clowns.

  • The Devil's Dolls

    The Devil's Dolls (2016)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Composer In the aftermath of the hunt for a serial killer, an ancient curse consumes a city, causing a series of brutal murders and pitting a detective against the clock to save his daughter's life.

  • The Lost Soul

    The Lost Soul (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery and 1 More) Composer The Lost Soul, a fantasy mystery work of art, a film created by an amalgamation of unique talents --- Livi Zheng, feature films director and producer originally from Indonesia and Jeff Caroli writer and Cinematographer originally from Chicago.

  • Wraith

    Wraith (2016)
    Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Composer Jessica is tormented by the ghost of a little girl, that threatens both her relationship with her boyfriend Mike, and her very way of life.

  • Three Nights, Three Days: Endeavour's Journey Through Los Angeles

    Three Nights, Three Days: Endeavour's Journey Through Los Angeles (2015)
    Film (Documentary, Short and News) Composer The California Science Center wins the bid to become the new home of the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour. Through an immense coordinated effort the Shuttle is transported through twelve miles of urban streets. During its journey the city is unified as the Shuttle inspires the next generation of explorers. Written by Anonymous

  • Delta Justice: The Islenos Trappers War

    Delta Justice: The Islenos Trappers War (2015)
    Film (Biography) Composer A little-known historical event that happened in South Louisiana in 1926, The Trappers War was a blood feud that erupted between local Islenos (original Canary Island immigrants) and Leander Perez, a powerful politician who tried to usurp the valuable fur-trapping land for his own agenda. The Isleno Trappers had been "squatting" on marshland for many years, trapping muskrat and mink, and when fur prices shot up, Perez made a shrewd land deal that enabled him to jack up the rent on the land. When the Trappers balked, Perez tried to push them off the land right before trapping season. He brought in mercenaries from Texas to enforce his eviction order, and violence erupted. One St. Bernard sheriff's deputy was killed in the gunfire, and Perez never set foot in St. Bernard Parish again.

  • Dignity

    Dignity (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Dealing with the Death with Dignity Act, the film follows the last three days in the life of a young woman.

  • Clew

    Clew (2015)
    Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer 'Clew' is the story of Jack Hadrian, a painter living in the mid-twenty-first century who contracts for the purchase of a Muse, a genetically engineered bioform designed to be his perfect mate, after his fiancée disappears mysteriously.

  • Strange Blood

    Strange Blood (2015)
    Film (Horror) Composer When a brilliant but obsessive scientist goes to extremes to develop a universal cure for all disease, he finds himself infected with a bizarre parasite that begins to transform him into a bloodthirsty madman. Time running out, he must find a way to stop the monster that is growing within and prevent the rest of the world from being "cured." Written by Anonymous

  • Tribute to Fluffy

    Tribute to Fluffy (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Composer With his relationship on the brink of collapse, Vegas based stand-up comedian Jackson Gilbert faces the painful decision to fight for his girlfriend, or pursue his emerging comedy career.

  • Alien Battlefield

    Alien Battlefield (2013)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Composer On a desperate quest to find her missing brother, Marianna reluctantly picks up a mysterious stranger with no memory, John. Together they must get to a rendezvous point on the west coast where a shadowy figure awaits them. Unbeknownst to them a black-ops splinter cell team is tracking John. They send in special agent Thomas Dockins, a highly trained and brainwashed military assassin, to kill John and the woman he is traveling with. As they struggle for their lives, John and Marianna discover that they are caught in the middle of a sinister extra-terrestrial plot. Written by Anonymous

  • The Storm

    The Storm (2013)
    Film (Short, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer A remote arctic station is overrun by its own monstrous experiment, leaving the survivors no choice but to face what they've created.

  • Bayou Tales

    Bayou Tales (2013)
    Film (Horror) Composer 5 Tales set in and around New Orleans that capture the sexual, supernatural, and strange nature of the city's unique people and culture, all infused with a darkly comedic sense of justice. Written by David DuBos

  • Kitaru

    Kitaru (2012)
    Video Game (Sci-Fi) Composer In the war for dominance, the only thing maintaining order is Saph's team of deadly assassins led by prodigy Akai. As she petitions for greater freedom, Saph's ruler insists Akai prove herself first. As she sneaks off for a taste of real action, she uncovers a plot by the rival Rham syndicate to traffic weapons into the city of Taifa Major under Saph's nose. Is this Akai's chance to prove herself or is she in way over her head? To what cost will her pride and impatience take her? Written by Lisa Palenica

  • Realitory: Welcome to the Machine

    Realitory: Welcome to the Machine (2012)
    Film (Short, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer Matt Crawford is a successful game system developer who just invented the optimum gamer experience. When their 10 year old daughter is abducted and murdered by a released sex offender and the justice system fails them, Matt sets out to re-invent his machine for the ultimate revenge. Written by Anonymous

  • Ninah's Dowry

    Ninah's Dowry (2012)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Family) Composer Ninah is a runaway wife whose husband finds out she is pregnant and he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take home the woman he owns. By any means necessary.

  • Wholly Guacamole

    Wholly Guacamole (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Musical and Mystery) Composer Cohen has one thing on his mind... belonging. When he hooks up to join a mysterious club of murderers, Cohen struggles with the meaning of friendship, while the club prepares to kill off their most daunting murder to date. A man hot on their heels - the infamous Detective Mortimer. Written by Anonymous

  • Sara at the Studio

    Sara at the Studio (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Composer A French African musician remembers his love and loss with a beautiful American girl in Los Angeles.

  • The Night Thieves

    The Night Thieves (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer A young thief, corrupted by her domineering pimp, breaks into a church at midnight, only to be caught and tied up by the resident preacher. Determined to save the girl from her wicked ways, the fiery preacher wages a battle of wills against the even more fiery girl, all the while holding some dark and shameful secrets of his own. As the night wares on and the girl and the preacher slowly grow closer, developing an oddly heartfelt bond, the threat of the pimp returns, fighting to reclaim the girl as his property in a final dramatic showdown. Written by Super Troop Entertainment

  • Rites of Spring

    Rites of Spring (2011)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Composer This movie is about Rachel and her friend who are taken by someone while in a car park while changing a tire. They wake up in a strange barn tied up and frightened. They know that things are going to get worse. The reason why they are abducted becomes clear as there is a horrible secret in the town where girls have gone missing each Spring for many years, and this year is no different. Meanwhile a group of kidnappers are plotting to take the child of a prominent business man and his wife. They take the child and go to a farm where they wait to get their ransom. The two groups collide when Rachel escapes but is chased by a stranger wearing a mask of some sort. She runs to the farm where the kidnappers are and all hell breaks loose. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

  • The Girl in the Road

    The Girl in the Road (2011)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Composer A man (David Prescott) finds a badly injured young girl (Caleigh Le Grand) in the middle of a country road at 2 in the morning. Before he and his wife (Natalie Kulesza) can help her the situation gets much worse and all their lives are soon in danger. Written by Anonymous

  • Archetype

    Archetype (2011)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Composer Robot named RL7, starts to doubt his actions. He understands that something is wrong with his memory and he is determined to do something about it.

  • Lost & Found

    Lost & Found (2010)
    Film (Documentary, Short, Drama, Family and 1 More) Composer In a small nation with over 130,000 orphaned kids, many living on the streets - one program is turning their lives around. Cynthia and her partner, Victor, take to the streets of Botswana twice a week offering orphans and kids unwanted by their families an opportunity to abandon the harsh and sometimes dangerous life on the streets. They provide these kids with an education and a stable home. Written by Jonathan Formica & Kiah S. Jones

  • The Grass Is Never Greener

    The Grass Is Never Greener (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and History) Composer When drafted for the Vietnam War, a young surfer is forced to face the reality of his decisions and the consequences they come with.

  • With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

    With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
    Film (Documentary and Biography) Music department A feature length documentary on the life and creations of Stan Lee. Stan Lee is the co-creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and over 200 other characters that can be found in comic books, movie screens, and in retail stores around the world. Written by Anonymous

  • We Are Douchebags

    We Are Douchebags (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Add a Plot »

  • The Nice Girl

    The Nice Girl (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Composer What are the chances that you would meet a stranger one day that could kill, kidnap, test, hurt, or hug you? That's what happened to Kate. After a terrible day at work, Kate is accosted by Jack, a stranger, who leads her on a quick journey, one that can change her, if she plays her cards right. Written by The Creative Post

  • Welcome to Shady Pines

    Welcome to Shady Pines (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Welcome To Shady Pines is a short video by Estelle Getty, real estate agent for the up and coming neighborhood Shady Pines. Estelle takes us on a tour to meet her fabulous residents and see how great life is in Shady Pines. Estelle sells more than houses, she sells dreams. Estelle doesn't discriminate either, even if you don't have credit, a job, collateral, or a down payment, she will find a home for you! Written by V.K. Shah

  • The Cheapest Man in the Room

    The Cheapest Man in the Room (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Ross Carter lives a normal life - for a guy on a budget. Some people call him thrifty, or economical, or even a money saver - Ross is all of those and more. He is surrounded by hilarious people, including his cheap old mentor Harold, his all-knowing roommate Dwayne, and the glamorous lady at the Country Time Senior Center - Geena. Life is good for Ross and his coupons, 2 for 1 sales, and free car washes, but that all changes when he meets the lovely Jenny Shree, an intelligent young woman and world traveler. Jenny is not impressed with Ross's cheap ways - which includes bringing a bag of old wine to a date - and she challenges Ross on his cheapness. Written by V.K.

  • Eastern State: Living Behind the Walls

    Eastern State: Living Behind the Walls (2008)
    Film (Documentary) Music department Eastern State: Living Behind the Walls is a chilling exploration of one of America's most notorious prisons. It opened it's doors in 1829 and operated for 142 years, closing in 1972. This film explores how the revolutionary experiment of solitary confinement was nothing more than psychological torture and how the desire to rehabilitate criminals gave way to financial realities not unlike those facing our modern day prison system. Written by Anonymous

  • Plates

    Plates (2008)
    Film (Short, Drama and Music) Composer Plates is the story of the inspirational bond formed between a third grade teacher and his "quietest" student. Forced together by a mother with more professional skills than parenting abilities, Mr. McCloskey (Sam R. Ross) and Izzy (Kennedy Noel) embark together on a journey of self discovery. Izzy finds the nurturing and compassionate adult that she has always needed while Mr. McCloskey finally learns the importance and power of being a teacher. Written by Dew85

  • Last Call Before Sunset

    Last Call Before Sunset (2007)
    Video (Horror) Composer The patrons and staff of a strip club join forces to battle vampires who are hiding out from the sun.

  • Opening Night

    Opening Night (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Ms. Cableknit is determined to get her students into gear and "make that audience roar with excitement!" However, she meets her demise when a mysterious and unsuspecting villain sabotages the show! Meanwhile, Prissy and her "Momager" Dina-Lynn will stop at nothing to make Prissy an over-night star, only to have a bit-part actress steal the spotlight! Written by Anonymous

  • Restorationists

    Restorationists (2006)
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  • Gettin' It

    Gettin' It (2006)
    Film (Comedy) Composer Silver, a teenage boy desperate to score with his long time girlfriend Sheila is pursued by many women in the community when an erroneous rumor circulates about his prowess.

  • Zombie Prom

    Zombie Prom (2006)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Musical) Music department A teenage romance between a good girl and a bad boy spirals out of control leaving a trail of nuclear waste.

  • Service for Four

    Service for Four (2005)
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  • Berserker

    Berserker (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Set in medieval Scandinavia. Berserker is the story of a Viking boy with aspirations to become a fishing boat captain who is thrust down the path to become a Berserker, the most feared of Viking warriors.

  • Table 6

    Table 6 (2004)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Moving in reverse, the courses of a meal represent the different stages of relationships.

  • Ragtop Daydream

    Ragtop Daydream (2004)
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  • Bill the Intern

    Bill the Intern (2003)
    Film Composer Only once in a lifetime does a film like this come along. BILL THE INTERN is a story about a naive guy named Bill, a thirty year old Hollywood intern, who's just trying to get on the lot. This is a story that makes fun of Hollywood's exploitative ways and a ludicrous system where one can get fired without ever being paid. Written by William Lawrence Hess

  • I Am David

    I Am David (2003)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Twelve-year-old David escapes from a Communist concentration camp with little more than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread, and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark. David is thrust into the free world for the first time as he travels across Europe. His spiritual voyage of discovery, where David slowly loses his instinctive mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust and ultimately, love, addresses the cruelties, politics, and suffering of warfare while celebrating the unbreakable spirit of a child. Written by Anonymous

  • Dead Like Me

    Dead Like Me (2003)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toilet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the butt in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

  • Tail Sting

    Tail Sting (2001)
    Film (Horror and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Prepared for a routine flight across the Pacific, lonely widower and pilot Jack Russell maneuvers his jet into the sky and unknowingly tightens the gap between his passengers and doom. Lying dormant in the craft's hull is a secret shipment of genetically engineered Scorpion fetuses, the creation of Dr. Jennifer Ryan and her team of biochemists for the purpose of discovering a vaccine. At the same time, Yaffi and his brother Sudan sneak onto the airplane speaking in hushed tones about a conspiracy of their own; to smuggle themselves into America. One of Jennifer's most trusted colleagues uses this opportunity to break into the cargo hold and steal the Scorpions. Each fetus sleeps submerged in a jell liquid inside its own glass container. While transferring the fetuses from their secure metal unit the scientist is discovered by security. A desperate fight ensues, containers break, and the Scorpions open their ugly black eyes. Written by <mail@shorelineentertainment.com>

  • Bandits

    Bandits (2001)
    Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Romance) Music department Two convicts, one charismatic (Willis) and the other a hypochondriac (Thornton), break out of prison and immediately start a bank robbing spree, kidnapping bank managers, spending the night with their families, then going with the managers in the morning to rob the banks. Using a dim-witted stunt man as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off several jobs (even gaining the attention of a television show about American criminals), and become known as "The Sleepover Bandits." Things are going great until the bank managers begin to realize that the robbers are non-violent and therefore no threat to them or their employees, changing the game for the Bandits. To add to the complications, a bored & unhappy housewife (Blanchett) ends up in the hands of the criminals, and begins to have romantic feelings for both Willis and Thornton, causing a sticky love triangle. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Awards

  • Best Score for "Berserker" at the Shockerfest Film Festival
    (2006)

Education

  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)

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