Score for LIONSGATE's TWILIGHT “The Storytellers: Consumed” • Score for HBO Project Greenlight finalist & Greenie Award winner “Lily In The Grinder” • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE award for feature film “But Not For Me” • Nominated for BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN COMPOSER @ World Soundtrack Awards • Score for “A Trip Down Market Street” - Official Selection of MoMA Film Festival • Nominated for EUROPEAN TALENT AWARD @ Soundtrack Cologne • Selected for BERLINALE TALENTS
Name: Rafael Leloup
Lives in: West Hollywood, California
Occupation: Music Composer
Unique traits: Accordion & new sound textures
An inner conviction
Film (Documentary and Short) Composer A man who fled Africa because of his sexual orientation, asks for asylum in Belgium. To obtain this protection, he will have to convince that he is indeed homosexual.
Bodies of Water
Film (Short) Composer It's 1982, Marsh is 24 years old, and struggles with a tormenting secret. One random night, he crosses paths with Rivers, a stranger so striking that Marsh is instantly smitten. Marsh pursues Rivers until an opportunity presents itself for him to take the boldest risk of his life. Written by David Lykes Keenan
Television (Comedy) Composer Add a Plot »
Film (Short and Drama) Composer Recently, Tristan and his husband had a little girl together. But when he arrives to the nursery, Tristan realizes that not everyone sees his paternity the way he does.
The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam
Film (Crime) Composer The story of the "Son of Sam" murders chronologically retold through local newscasts, home movies, and police footage.
The Lost Tapes: LA Riots
Film (Documentary and History) Composer The city of Los Angeles erupted into chaos on April 29, 1992, after four white LAPD officers were acquitted for beating African American motorist Rodney King. Over the next six days, television and radio reports, home video, and police footage captured the turmoil that led to 54 deaths, nearly 12,000 arrests, and over $1 billion in damages. Using these recordings, we take a look at one of the biggest periods of civil unrest in American history as if it were all unfolding in real time. Written by Smithsonian Channel
Film (Drama) Composer When Mara returns to her childhood home of Belize for her father's 70th birthday, she brings her new lover Aaron and hopes to reconnect with her estranged father and brother Ben who both live there. She is surprised when Linda, her father's protégée, picks them up; Linda tells Mara that her father has just died. Mara is upset but lies about calling Ben. Linda brings them to a gathering in honor of her father and Mara and Aaron sleep alone at his house. Furious he wasn't informed, Ben barges in on Aaron and Mara there, and tensions build between the three of them. Mara runs off for a tryst with Aaron, and Ben overdoses on their father's medications, forcing Mara to care for him. The wake starts, an all-night affair, and Mara, drunk, reveals buried secrets about her father, changing irrevocably the relationships of those closest to him.
The Lost Tapes: Pearl Harbor
Film (History) Composer The 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a detailed account taken straight from original sources captures moment by moment.
James Franco Is My Boyfriend
Film (Short and Comedy) Composer A mockumentary following Daisy, Maya, Shannon and Skip and their single commonality... they all claim that James Franco is their boyfriend.
Film (Short and Mystery) Composer Add a Plot »
Film (short) by Shom Ghosh (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Composer Against the backdrop of a cold, indifferent city, in an an interwoven series of violent, explosive encounters, a young man struggles with deciphering his obsessions, dreams, memories, & differentiating them between his actual reality. as the silences between him & the object of his obsession grow more potent & threatening, the rambling, overlapping voices that ricochet off the walls of his mind become the only words in the world, & the truth seems determined to disrupt his fantasy. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Maja Fernqvist Composer The origin story of Jane and Alec and the life they had before they became the vampires we know from the Twilight series. Consumed unravels Jane's story, showing a sweeter and softer side of Jane before she was tainted by the Volturi
But Not For Me
Film by Ryan Carmichael (Comedy, Drama and Music) Composer Will is a young writer, living in the big city, barely scraping by on his copywriter's salary. When he meets Hope, his beautiful and enigmatic new neighbor, he is certain he has found the inspiration and the validation he's been seeking. But as he struggles to find his way, Will learns he must reconcile his youthful vision of life with the complexities of the real world in order to find true fulfillment.
Film (short) by Jim McMahon (Action, Comedy and Romance) Composer Cassie thinks she's found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately he's also her therapist.
Lily in the Grinder
Film (short) by Michael Morgenstern (Drama, Fantasy and Music) Composer Ryan struggles to find meaning in his provisional existence, exploring sex and death and the idea of 'becoming something.' This surreal film, enveloped in a classical string quartet piece, is a rumination on death, time, and the nature of existence. It posits the idea of a human life as a static, four-dimensional entity that exists at a specific moment in time and cannot be said to truly begin or end. Written by Anonymous
Film by Mohamed Amin Benamraoui (Drama) Music department In 1975, 10-year-old Amar lives in a village in northern Morocco with his violent uncle, waiting for the unlikely return of his mother, who has left for Belgium. He finds a friend in Carmen, his neighbor, who is a Spanish exile and who works as an usher at the village cinema. Carmen helps him discover a world previously unknown to him. Written by company
Film (short) by Aimee Long (Thriller) Composer A young man asks his father's former colleague to try the mind-control program he created just before his death.
Film by Jonas D'Adesky (Drama) Composer Vitaleme, Pierre and Mikenson are twelve years old and live in a home in Port-au-Prince. They are friends and do everything together. Vitaleme is haunted by his memories as a child servant and obsessed by the idea of freedom. He tries to convince his two friends to leave the home and live as they will. When the town is struck by an earthquake, all three of them find themselves on the street... Written by Anonymous
Un café pour l'Amérique
Film (short) by Jossy Mayor (Crime, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Composer Pierre is a very shy man in his sixties, with no family or friends and who just retired. What will he do now?
Le médaillon maudit, une aventure deHarry White
Film (short) by Pierre Puget (Adventure) Composer
Berlinale Talent @ Berlinale Film Festival
"Best Original Score" Award for Ryan Carmichael's But Not For Me @ Brooklyn Film Festival
nominated for "Best Young European Composer" @ World Soundtrack Awards
nominated for "European Talent Award" @ SoundTrack Cologne 7.0
Belgian Vocation Foundation Award
Prix du Patrimoine du Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
Prix du Patrimoine du Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
New York University (New York, NY)
Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
Conservatorio di Musica di Bologna
Conservatoire Royal de Mons