Brian Ralston is an award winning composer and conductor, based in Los Angeles, CA where he lives with his wife Heather and new baby daughter. Brian recently completed scoring the first mainstream Hollywood movie about lacrosse, Crooked Arrows (20th Century Fox). Brian conducted his score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony orchestra. The inspirational sports film stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Gil Birmingham (Twilight) and is directed by Steve Rash (Buddy Holly Story, Can‘t Buy Me Love) and was released theatrically nationwide in 2012. The international theatrical release is occuring this summer 2013 with Sony Pictures. Of Brian‘s score, Daniel Schweiger of Film Music Magazine says, "It‘s this kind of constantly surprising depth and sense of sports adventure that will hopefully let "Crooked Arrows" fly Ralston straight, and deservedly into the big leagues with his terrific score that‘s seemingly shot out of from nowhere."
Working in Hollywod for over a decade, Brian has composed the scores for a wide range of films, including the gripping independent feature 9/Tenths Of The Law, for which Brian won a Gold Medal at the 2007 Park City Film Music Festival for best music in a Feature Film. 9/Tenths Of The Law was directed by Bob Degus (Pleasantville) and stars Gabrielle Anwar (Scent of A Woman, The Three Muskateers) and Henry Ian Cusick ("Lost", Half Light ). Brian also scored the Magnolia Pictures teen heist movie GRADUATION, starring Adam Arkin, Chris Marquette and Chris Lowell. In 2009, Brian scored the dramatic coming of age feature DON'T FADE AWAY directed by Luke Kasdan, starring Beau Bridges, Ryan Kwanten and Mischa Barton. Brian is also an award winning producer, having produced the award winning short film The Rece!pt for which Brian also provided the musical score. The Rece!pt won the "Best Comedy Award" at the largest short film festival in the world, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2005, the "Best Short Audience Award" at the 25th Breckenridge Festival Of Film 2005 and the "Gold Medal for Excellence" for Brian's score at the Park City Film Music Festival. Brian is also the winner of an Aurora Award for his score to The Receipt. The Aurora Awards are a film and video entertainment industry award judged by a jury of one's peers.
Brian studied film music composition and conducting at the University of Arizona under film/TV composer Jeff Haskell. In 2002, he completed graduate level work in the Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television program at the University of Southern California. Brian has studied with Christopher Young, Elmer Bernstein, David Raksin, Joe Harnell, Jack Smalley, George Burt, David Spear, Steven Scott Smalley and the late Buddy Baker. Brian has also composed additional orchestral underscore for the 20th Century Fox Television series "Angel" (1999/I) (exec. prod. Joss Whedon) as well as working on the 2003 staged musical SnEauX! - The New Sinsational Gothic Figure Skating Musical (dir. Andy Fickman, starr. Kristen Bell), where he served as orchestrator & arranger and composed the musical underscore. Sneaux! was nominated for six LA Weekly Theatre Awards including "Best Musical 2003".
Name: Brian Ralston
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Music Composer
Unique traits: Unique experiences both producing and composing. Very "production friendly."
Gold Medal for Excellence (9/Tenths) - Park City Film Music Festival
Platinum Aurora Award - Original Score for The Receipt (Short Film)
Private Dancer / Negotiating Identities
Theater by Decent Productions (Theatre Row, NYC) Composer / Orchestrator
Film by 20th Century Fox Composer / Orchestrator
Battle Of Los Angeles
Television by SyFy Original Movie Composer
Film by Magnolia Pictures (Dir. Mike Mayer) Composer
Film by Film Medici (Dir. Bob Degus) Composer
Don't Fade Away
Film by Dir. Luke Kasdan Composer
Angel (TV Series)
Television by 20th Century Fox Television Composer Additional Music
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)