Scott Benzie’s versatile career includes dozens of theatrical productions, short films, commercials and several feature films that range from cult classics to experimental productions.
Scott’s first feature film score was done in 2002 for Jim Groom’s Room 36, where the Bernard Herrmann-inspired noir score put the finishing touches on a film 11 years in the making –Randall D. Larson a titan among film music historians has publicly announced about the CD of Room 36 ‘The score sounds tremendous... ‘
In the same year, Scott also wrote the stiff-upper-lips score for Michael Hapeshis’ comedy Shoot Out. The adventures of an abandoned film crew marked the beginning of a string of collaborations between Scott and the Cypriot architect / film director. Their works together include the short films Resurrection, Mrs. Sparks and more recently the feature-length Dinner with My Sisters, a psychological drama about a Greek-Cypriot family.
In addition to working with his established contacts, Scott also actively seeks out projects, some of which have lead to his best scores. He first became aware of Nick Calder’s Fear Eats the Soul during the film’s massive internet campaign and his first online contact with the filmmakers lead to a truly frightening, atmospheric underscore which was composed without meeting the director in person. Neil Oseman’s Soul Searcher is another good example of Scott’s talents in creating an uplifting, emotional score.
The composer’s credits include Ross Boyask’s Ten Dead, Sean Candon’s Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders and its sequel, Mark Macready Underworld Tales. Don Fearney’s recently completed Grave Tales is a retro- flavored anthology, The Royal Yachting Associations web series on their Olympic challenge and the DVD release of Nazi Zombie Death tales, alongside Neil Osemans most recent film, Stop Eject.