James Regan is an east coast native who now finds himself oddly confused by the location of the ocean. When he’s not being led astray by his nautically dependent sense of direction, James is a composer for film and video games in Burbank, California.
James moved to Los Angeles to attend USC’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, and to pursue his career in film music. Before USC, he lived in London for two years after graduating magna cum laude from Towson University in Composition. There he also studied and performed on classical guitar, a continuing endeavor. James’ passion for music started at an early age with the dulcet tones of the alto sax (not unlike that of a feral goose), which then transitioned over to classical guitar. But to find the drive for creating music, we must visit the turn of the century, where James was introduced to an early version of music notation software.
It was then that James made a brilliant deduction.
“Wait a minute,” he exclaimed to himself, “people can actually write music?!”
One does not come across a mind of such superlative deductive reasoning very often, and it is a moment to be treasured. Since then he has spent every day writing, practicing, and performing, striving to learn something new and continue improving. All for the goal of bringing worlds and stories alive on screen with his music.
In Los Angeles, James has worked on studio and indie projects of all types, composing, producing, editing, and recording scores for nearly all genres and styles. He has conducted and led recording sessions and live performances of Hollywood studio musicians and has worked in film, television, video games, and digital projects on both the creative and technical sides of music creation.
In his spare time James authors the webcomic James of No Trades, and enjoys eating, sleeping, and writing about himself in the third person.
The Dark Tower
Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror and 2 More) Music department The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Love's Last Resort
Film (Romance) Music department After Eric and Chloe's breaking up, something happens in their lifes.
Film (Drama and Fantasy) Music department After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy's abduction and an encounter that will change his life forever.
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
TV Movie (Drama and Family) Music department An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly's life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee. Written by NBC
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Film (Documentary and Comedy) Music department Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia's outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.
Film (Action and Adventure) Music department RACHEL, a Jewish-American doctor, and JAKE, an Arab-American government bureaucrat, go on a goose chase across the Middle East trying to solve the mysterious death of Rachel's treasure hunting brother. From Los Angeles to the deserts of Jordan and the ancient city of Petra, they find themselves hunted by a doomsday group called the Armageddonites who believe Rachel and Jake possess the missing Dead Sea Scroll that could bring about the end of days. Caught in the middle of a plot to hasten the end of mankind, Rachel and Jake need to solve the murder, find the scroll and find trust in each other. Written by Anonymous
Video Game Music department A nameless scuba diver explores the depths of the ocean.
Film (Comedy) Music department Amy has a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, over-achieving kids, a beautiful home and a career. However, she's overworked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities - going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence - putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms. Written by STX Entertainment.com
The Banner Saga 2
Video Game (Adventure) Music department The sun has stopped in the sky, and the gods are dead. After the destruction of Boersgard, and the impossible defeat of the immortal Sundr, Bellower, men and varl flee westward towards the human capital of Abberrang. Meanwhile, the human menders Juno and Eyvind race to stop a giant serpent, and mysterious darkness from consuming the world.
Film (Comedy) Music department A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Film (Comedy, Family and Romance) Music department Still working in her parents' Greek restaurant, Toula Portokalos' daughter, Paris, is growing up. She is getting ready to graduate high school and Toula and Ian are experiencing marital issues. When Toula's parents find out they were never officially married, another wedding is in the works. Can this big, fat, Greek event help to bring the family together? Written by Nanciejeanne
Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Music department The products at Shopwell's Grocery Store are made to believe a code that helps them live happy lives until it's time for them to leave the comfort of the supermarket and head for the great beyond. However, after a botched trip to the great beyond leaves one sausage named Frank and his companion Bun stranded, Frank goes to great lengths (pun intended) to return to his package and make another trip to the great beyond. But as Frank's journey takes him from one end of the supermarket to the other, Frank's quest to discover the truth about his existence as a sausage turns incredibly dark. Can he expose the truth to the rest of the supermarket and get his fellow products to rebel against their human masters? Written by halo1k
Television (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Music department The war is over and almost everyone has experienced a loss. Agent Peggy Carter has lost the love of her life. To top it off, when billionaire Howard Stark is accused of Treason, he secretly employs her to clear his name. With the help of Stark's butler, she embarks on a whimsical journey full of deceit, murder and controversy with a side of wise-cracking roommates. Written by Chris Greenleaf
Television (Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy and Musical) Music department Galavant is a dashing knight who is on the quest to reclaim both his reputation and the love of his life, Madalena, who was stolen away from him by the evil King Richard. In this musical comedy TV adventure, Galavant is assisted by Princess Isabella, and Sid, his squire. Meanwhile, King Richard tries to win over the affections of his captured love, Madalena. The show follows Galavant's journeys through medieval times creating countless hilarious twist and turns plus a wealth or original new musical numbers. Written by DeAlan Wilson - www.ComedyE.com
The Cardboard Artist
Film (Documentary and Short) Composer "The Cardboard Artist" is a short documentary about Calder Greenwood, an LA-based street artist who creates elaborate cardboard and paper mache installations throughout the city. Through exploring ephemeral art and coming to know one of its creators, this film reveals how there's great beauty in realizing some things must come to an end. Written by Luka Fischer
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Video Game Music department In 1868, at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, with the Assassin Brotherhood all but eradicated, twins Jacob (Paul Amos) and Evie Frye (Victoria Atkin) leave Crawley for London and arrive to find a city controlled by the Templars, with both the Church and the Monarchy losing their power. Raised as Assassins to follow the Creed, Jacob and Evie aim to take back the city from Templar control by infiltrating and uniting London's criminal underworld, aided by notable figures of the era such as novelist Charles Dickens and biologist Charles Darwin. Written by sean villagran
Film (Short, Drama, History and War) Composer During World War II, three Japanese holdouts who have been living on a remote Pacific island for years are now faced with a choice when they receive news that the War is over. Private Ito is happy at the news, but his commanding officer, Lt. Takeda, believes the news to be an American trick, attempting to lure them out from hiding, and demands that they continue living on the island. Caught in the middle of their feud, Shima must chose between obeying his commander or believing in the possibility that the war might truly be over. This film is inspired by true events, in which Japanese soldiers held out on islands for several years, even decades, after World War II had ended. Written by Anonymous