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About Raphael

Raphael Fimm is an award-winning film composer from Germany. From an early age on he has been fascinated by the power of music and the art of creating emotions through it. Playing the piano since childhood, he soon got more interested in not only playing existing music, but started to write his own compositions. At the age of 16, he was so moved by the music of Ennio Morricone for Cinema Paradiso that his passion for film music was sparked.

After having done his A-levels in 2011 he interned with German film composer Gert Wilden Jr. in Munich, Germany from whom he learned a lot about the whole process of scoring a film. Realizing music being a very important language of the film, Raphael then studied Media Composition at the SET School of Entertainment & Technology in Cologne, Germany for which he received a full scholarship. He later deepened his knowledge by taking Orchestration and Film Scoring courses at Berklee College of Music.

Over the past years, Raphael has scored many films including the Austrian short Le Constructeur de Malheur (2015) for which he received an HMMA nomination and won the Global Music Awards Bronze Medal.

For him, film music must not only support the movie, but has to have an own character and be able to tell the story of the film in its own language. Using the variety of an orchestra, Raphael is anxious to give every film a unique and personal musical language that forms the perfect symbiosis of picture and music.

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  • Sarah's War

    Sarah's War (2018)
    Film (Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • The Sunrise Storyteller

    The Sunrise Storyteller (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Composer Kasha Sequoia Slavner, aka The Sunrise Storyteller, is an 18-year old filmmaker, photographer, entrepreneur, young global leader and peace advocate. As a concerned high school student, disillusioned and outraged by the negativity and powerlessness she felt as a consumer of mainstream media, Kasha was compelled to find an alternative narrative. On her 16th birthday on an ambitious mission to travel the world for six months with her mom, camera in hand and no clear road map, she finds herself intersecting with the lives of people determined to rise above adversity Through the eyes of a teenager, in search of what it means to be a global citizen, we are exposed to resilient human stories that serve as a beacon of hope for others to take action. Her epic journey across 7 countries introduces us to trailblazers who are finding sustainable and creative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. Upon return she meets and interviews Vietnam napalm bomb survivor Phan Thi Kim Phuc ... Written by Kasha Sequoia Slavner

  • Der Hoyer Wandert

    Der Hoyer Wandert (2017)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Composer Thorsten Hoyer is an extreme hiker who tries to walk the Lutherweg 1521 (Ostspange) from Worms to Eisenach - distance: 356 kilometers - in 70 hours. Take part in his journey and his thoughts. What kind of obstacles does he have to face along the way? Will he succeed?

  • Zulu Wedding

    Zulu Wedding (2017)
    Film (Romance) Composer Fiesty, choreographer Lungile (28) will do a lot to avoid falling in love. Even more to avoid going home to South Africa, where she's traditionally engaged to a king. However, when she meets her soulmate Tex she has to face her complicated past. Written by Eddy King

  • We Own the Sea

    We Own the Sea (2017)
    Film by Shannon Theule, Darwn Brooks (Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Composer Young girls stranded on a mysterious sea, must win a most unusual game to get back home. As they learn to work with each other they find themselves on a most extraordinary adventure.

  • Uebers Wasser

    Uebers Wasser (2016)
    Drama by Jan Heck Composer

  • Warum Wir Reisen

    Warum Wir Reisen (2016)
    Film (short) by Jacqueline Sophie Pawliczek Composer

  • Average Joe

    Average Joe (2016)
    Film by Girard Swan (Comedy) Composer A brick salesman in southeastern North Carolina discovers that his wife is a serial cheater and struggles to survive the aftermath and divorce.

  • Die Macht der Träume

    Die Macht der Träume (2016)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Music department Completely unexpectedly, the young actor and director Phillip Herzog is torn out of his active life. After a horse riding accident on 27 May 2002 paralyzed from the waist down, he shall be fighting for the rights of disabled people and is fighting with the help of his wife and daughter hard to be able to walk again one day. 14 years later: Young Emilia Heinrich discovers Phillip and his fight. The 16 year-old girl begins to suffer from depression and has only one true friend, Oliver. When he told her about Phillip she learns a lot more about him and inspired by his courage and willpower, she finds new will to live. She begins to write a novel that will have unforeseen consequences, since it will not only change her live, but Phillips and his familiy as well.. So they both meet and bond in a special way to each other, but will they manage to achieve their goals? Often both are about to fail despite all help, but like a famous man once said: "So many of our dreams at first seem ... Written by Stephan2205

  • The Fairy & the Princess

    The Fairy & the Princess (2016)
    Film (Animation and Short) Composer A little girl, princess of her imaginary kingdom, meets the fairy of her dreams on her birthday.

  • Le Constructeur de Malheur

    Le Constructeur de Malheur (2015)
    Film (short) by Philipp Gratzer, Kristin Müller, Manuel Preuss, Peter Affenzeller Composer The full-CG-animated graduation film tells the story of a crazy french scientist who wants to fly. So he builds different flying machines to realize his dream.

  • Groundless

    Groundless (2015)
    Film (short) by Anthony Timperman Composer Returning home and failing to save a long-distance relationship, a man struggles to conceive of his new world.

  • A Pill for Two

    A Pill for Two (2015)
    Film (short) by Larry Rosen Composer Jade has issues with anger and dealing with her feelings. Whether in group or with her boyfriend, she always feels everyone is against her. So she finally decides to confront her mother about the root of her problems.

  • Drei Nach Grimm

    Drei Nach Grimm (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Waltz of Gore

    Waltz of Gore (2014)
    Film (short) by Lars Schnell Composer

  • Imphal 1944

    Imphal 1944 (2014)
    Film (short) by Junichi Kajioka Composer A story about a war veteran who comes to London for reconciliation between the British and Japanese who fought in Imphal, the "Battle of Imphal" in 1944.

  • Mein Glücksbringer

    Mein Glücksbringer (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer A young boy is desperately seeking happiness.

  • Mein Gluecksbringer

    Mein Gluecksbringer (2012)
    Film (short) by Jacqueline Sophie Pawliczek Composer A young boy is desperately seeking happiness.

  • Killing Lionel

    Killing Lionel
    Film (Crime) Composer After double crossing local gangster Jack Crooks, abusive husband Lionel knows that the net is closing in on him. Henchmen Eddie Bell and Percival Sullivan have got him in their sights and it's only a matter of time before they 'turn his lights out' for good! His long suffering wife Peaches also has her mind set on his demise and with the help of her friend and the weird and eccentric Dr Henrick Oldcorn, she sets the wheels in motion for his eradication. Lionel knows that his days are numbered, but he isn't about to hang about to see who gets him first, and he quickly plans his escape. Written by Tim Thorne

  • Preacher

    Preacher
    Film (Western) Composer A former gunfighter turned preacher in post Civil War northern New Mexico territory leaves a life dedicated to the church and takes revenge after he is revisited by old rivals who murder his wife and kidnap his daughter.

  • Übers Wasser

    Übers Wasser
    Film (Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Global Music Awards Silver Medal - Best Original Score - Winner
    (2017)

  • Los Angeles CineFest (January Edition) - Best Film Score - Winner
    (2016)

  • Global Music Awards Bronze Medal - Best Original Score - Winner
    (2016)

  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards - Best Original Score - Independent Film - Nominee
    (2015)

Education

  • Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)
    (2016-2017)

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