Nathaniel Smith grew up in Madison, WI before moving to Chicago to pursue a passion for underground house music and DJing. For years he dabbled in music creation but his passion for film music was sparked when asked to write for a friend’s short experimental film. The result was a resounding failure in both style and form, but it started Nathaniel on the path to writing music for film professionally. After obtaining a master’s degree in music composition for film and television he bid farewell to Chicago and moved to beautiful Los Angeles. Hollywood welcomed Nathaniel with open arms, enthusiastically offering endless unpaid internships and projects paid in “copy and credit.” Over the past 6 years Nathaniel has had some incredible luck to meet and work with Hollywood’s most talented and dedicated young filmmakers. He has had work screened at nearly every major film festival. His music has been placed in shows airing on MTV, CBS, ABC, and other important acronyms. He would love to write music for your film or broadcast television project in exchange for some of your hard earned money.
Name: Nathaniel Smith
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Music Composer
A Horse Tail
Film by Brad Keller (Family) Composer
Film (short) by Carey Williams (Drama and Thriller) Composer A mentally unstable ex-boyfriend makes an uninvited return.
Call to Heroes
Film (short) by John Wynn (Action, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Composer In this action-packed superhero short featuring comic book legend Stan Lee, teenage siblings are left homeless after the worst superhuman terror attack in history. But they have one last chance for survival - The Forge Academy - the most prestigious superhuman training institution in the world.
Film by Hannah Rosner (Comedy) Composer PARK CITY is the story of a filmmaking team that loses their movie and their minds. JOEY, an ambitious and jaded director, and HANNAH, a savvy producer, hit the road to the Sundance Film Festival with the 35mm film print of their movie, HEARTS AND CASH, in the trunk of Joey's battered Prius. They've invited along their melodramatic lead actress, JILL, who insists upon bringing her cat everywhere she goes; as well as their glorified production assistant, DAVE, who documents their Sundance Adventure on his iPhone. The team hits a few road blocks along the way, running out of gas in the middle of the desert and too strapped for cash to afford a hotel room in Vegas. When they arrive in Park City, they attempt to mingle at an industry mixer where Hannah is scheduled to meet a Hollywood producer, Mr. Cohn. He's less interested in her pitch as he is in Jill, who quickly seduces him as a means to earn some star power. Disillusioned by their failure to fit in at the party, Hannah, Joey, and ... Written by Violet Samms
Film (short) by Josef Geiger (Comedy and Romance) Music department, Composer Opposites attract, until they don't. Connor is a meticulous, bland, coffee snob; Melissa a playful, fun creative. Their relationship is at a crossroads, but neither will admit it. At their morning coffee stop, Connor tests his coffee tasting skills by guessing the origin or type of his drink. The baristas write the coffee's name on the bottom of his cup. Up until today, Melissa would tell him if he was right or wrong, but when the message changes from coffee type to a cryptic message for her, she turns Connor's coffee tasting experiment into an entirely new type of game. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by John Wynn (Action and Sci-Fi) Music department, Composer In a futuristic city, a young woman attempts to rescue a child from a secure skyscraper only to discover she's the one who is trapped.
Film (short) by John Wynn (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Music department, Composer A mysterious woman, a missing child and an ominous past converge on two detectives in this frightening tale.
Film (short) by Luke Guidici (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Composer They may look like Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tubemen, but in reality they are a captured alien race struggling for freedom.
Film by Carl Rinsch (Action, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Music department While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. Written by Immanuel A.
Film (short) by Gareth Dunnet Alcocer (Crime, Drama and Family) Composer Struggling to care for his younger brother, a teenage boy seeks community in a Salvadoran gang but learns he will have to sacrifice everything in order to belong.
Call of Duty: PTSD
Film (short) by Matthew Vaughan (Comedy) Composer
A Man for All Seasons
Film (short) by Therese Solone (Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Composer A Man for All Seasons' tells the tale of Charlie & Lucy, a young couple sinking into the unsettling depths of a failing relationship. As the steadfastly loyal Lucy stands by her man, Charlie turns increasingly eccentric, leading the viewer down an epic temporal spiral, by turns comic and horrifying. Written by Anonymous
Film by Shawn Ku (Drama) Music department Bill and Kate are in an emotionless marriage with their only son away at college. They knew he didn't sound happy but then comes the news that he was the mass murderer at his school killing 17 professors, fellow students and himself. They try to move on with their lives but they are held back by their own grief and the fact that the media and everyone around them view them as monsters. The more they fight it, they realize they only have each other. Written by napierslogs
The Pillars of the Earth
Television (Drama, History, Romance and Thriller) Music department The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. Follett masterfully weaves these stories through political turmoil of 12th century England, creating a relevant and viable world for today's audience and for generations to come. Written by Anonymous
Television by Michael Hirst (Drama, History, Romance and War) Music department This costume drama features England's splendid Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII. Beginning in Season 1 when Henry VIII was growing desperate for an heir and growing distant from his first wife, the series moves quickly to the period when Anne Boleyn became his obsession. During this time Cardinal Wolsey rose to become the power behind his throne, ruling ruthlessly and nearly absolutely while Henry (played by Johnathon Rhys Meyers) for the most part followed the Cardinal's advice, maneuvering through a series of betrayals and plots against him. When Anne Boleyn plays much harder to get than any woman ever has, Henry begins to search for a way out of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he can make Anne his wife. Needing a divorce, Henry turns to Wolsey, who promises to help him create waves of backlash from the church, as well as the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and its overseas empire. Against this background gyrate the private lives and political intrigues of several ... Written by KGF Vissers and Ayla Slessor
Film (short) by Niles Maxwell (Comedy) Composer
Forget Me Not
Film (short) by Matt Hyland (Comedy and Drama) Composer Walter's fear of dying a forgotten man looms closely when, nearing retirement, his life's story is rejected from the Federal Archive of Autobiographies' shelves. He attempts to find a place for his his only remaining legacy while struggling with the strange bureaucracy he's devoted his life to serving. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Lindsay Mackay (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Composer Clear Blue tells the haunting story of Simon, A young lifeguard working his first few days at a community pool. The mundane quickly becomes mysterious, when Simon notices Flova, an older woman with an exceptional capacity to stay submerged under water. As Simon follows Flova into the pool he makes a startling discovery. What follows is a story of temptation and pursuit. Clear Blue is a tale of impossible love and ultimately, its harrowing consequences. Written by Anonymous
A Short Film About Love
Film (short) by Hsin Yin Sung (Drama) Music department A street cleaner, whose job is cleaning the sidewalk of a boutique, always keeps his head very low. He only sees people's shoes passing by, not their faces. Nobody seems to care about him-except a pretty young woman. She always smiles at him friendly. When the woman's high heels appear, the cleaner will raise his head to watch her. The woman will give him a beautiful smile and then look at a pair of expensive shoes displayed in the window, as if she is looking at her lover. One day, the street cleaner sees her crying. To cheer her up, the street cleaner decides to give her a gift-the shoes she always watches in the window of the boutique. Written by HsinYin Sung
Hungry for Attention
Film (short) by Matt Hyland (Comedy and Drama) Composer Plans for a Valentine's Day dinner shift from romance to retribution when Kate, a failed chef, discovers evidence of her boyfriend's affair.
I'll Be Your Sailor
Film (short) by Hannah Rosner (Drama) Composer 'I'll Be Your Sailor' follows Anna through her turbulent and passionate affair with Robert, a younger man from her apartment building. After Anna leaves Robert's apartment, Robert witnesses an argument in the hallway, and discovers then that she is married. The two of them decide to continue their affair, even after Anna's husband nearly catches the lovers in the act. Robert's jealousy takes over and he exposes the affair by planting a note in her home for her son to give to her husband. Anna attempts to end the affair, but it is too late when John comes home and confronts the lovers. Anna leaves the apartment building with her son and drives away to seek a new life on her own. Written by Anonymous