Paul Sumares

Paul Sumares

Music composer in Hollister, California

About Paul

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Paul studied classical piano for 18 years, beginning at the age of 7. From age 20 to 25 he was a pupil of the great master, Adolph Baller, and was considered by him to be among his top students. Paul received a B.A. in Jazz Piano Performance from San Jose State University, studying under George Cables, Tom Coster (former keyboard player for Carlos Santana) and film industry veteran, Dan Wyman.

Paul spent several years working in his home studio on various pop song writing and arranging projects, and in that time scored the music for several short student films, including an early animation work called "My Dog Zero" by Joe Murray (who would go on to produce "Rocko's Modern Life" and the Emmy Award winning "Camp Lazlo" series). More than one of the student films earned multiple awards at various national and international film festivals.

After taking a decade off to begin a family, working in the Silicon Valley computer industry as a software engineer, Paul returned to song-writing, arranging, and now film scoring. He is currently working with several up-and-coming classical-crossover artists, looking to create songs with the right sound for their albums, and has already licensed a co-written song to the parents of classical-crossover sensation, Jackie Evancho.

His natural ability for capturing a storyline in music has been praised by top video game composer, Tim Larkin (audio director at Valve: worked on titles such as "Middle-earth", "The Incredibles", "Pariah", "The Lord of the Rings", "Prince of Persia" and "Dota 2"), and Emmy Award winning L.A. composer, Jeff Beal ("House of Cards", "Monk", "Ugly Betty", "Appaloosa", and more). Paul is poised to bring a sparkling, mature new voice to the world of film making and film music in particular. He is currently seeking short film projects to begin building up his portfolio of work.


Name: Paul Sumares

Lives in: Hollister, California

Occupation: Music Composer

Credits

  • The Secret Princess - awards include: Golden Camera Short Film Festival in Hamburg Germany 1996 Silver Camera Award, 1995 CINE Eagle Award, plus 8 other film festivals world wide.

    The Secret Princess - awards include: Golden Camera Short Film Festival in Hamburg Germany 1996 Silver Camera Award, 1995 CINE Eagle Award, plus 8 other film festivals world wide. (1994)
    Film (short) by Mike Rabehl Music Composer

  • Game - screened at San Jose's Cinequest IV film festival; awarded: Best of the Festival Shorts (Virginia Festival of American Film), 2nd Place Student Category (Smokey Mountain Media Festival). Also screened at Rochester International Film Festival.

    Game - screened at San Jose's Cinequest IV film festival; awarded: Best of the Festival Shorts (Virginia Festival of American Film), 2nd Place Student Category (Smokey Mountain Media Festival). Also screened at Rochester International Film Festival. (1993)
    Film (short) by Rod & Rob Meyers Music Composer

  • My Dog Zero - screened at Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation in San Francisco.

    My Dog Zero - screened at Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation in San Francisco. (1992)
    Film (short) by Joe Murray Music Composer

  • Bucky's Secret Life - 3 minute animation, picked up for distribution by Mello Manor Productions. Screened at Spike & Mike's 1993 Film Festival of Animation.

    Bucky's Secret Life - 3 minute animation, picked up for distribution by Mello Manor Productions. Screened at Spike & Mike's 1993 Film Festival of Animation. (1992)
    Film (short) by Paul Naas Music Composer

  • Instant Replay - awards include: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Collegiate Emmy Award, the National Assoc. of College Broadcasters U Festival Award, & Rochester International Film Festival Trophy Award. Screened in Austria and Belgium Festivals.

    Instant Replay - awards include: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Collegiate Emmy Award, the National Assoc. of College Broadcasters U Festival Award, & Rochester International Film Festival Trophy Award. Screened in Austria and Belgium Festivals. (1991)
    Film (short) by Ross Guidici Music Composer

Education

  • San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
    (1997-2000)

  • San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
    (1983-1987)

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