Samuel Estes

Samuel Estes

Sonicsmiths

Sound designer, music composer and music conductor in Santa Monica, California

About Samuel

Created sounds and instruments for the scores of many of Hollywood's top films for the past 8 years. Works primarily as a Musical Sound Designer, crafting and composing sounds for film and television.


Name: Samuel Estes

Lives in: Santa Monica, California

Company: Sonicsmiths

Occupation: Sound Designer, Music Composer, Music Conductor and Musician

Unique traits: Drinks Yerba Matte without any sweeteners... Enjoys a fine single-malt, usually from Islay.

Credits

  • Black Mass

    Black Mass (2015)
    Film (Biography, Crime and Drama) Music department Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. Written by Gusde

  • A Path Appears

    A Path Appears (2015)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Music department Add a Plot »

  • All Hallows' Eve 2

    All Hallows' Eve 2 (2015)
    Film (Horror) Composer Alone on Halloween, a young woman finds a mysterious VHS tape on her doorstep-a tape that shows a series of gruesome and ghastly tales that appear to be all too real. But these terrifying glimpses of damned souls are not the only horrors that stalk her. A sinister, pumpkin-faced killer is using the videotape as a portal into our reality; and if he makes it through, this twisted trickster seeks only one "treat": blood. Written by RLJ Entertainment

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    Film by JunkieXL Instrument Design

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out (2015)
    Film by Michael Giacchino Music Sound Design

  • Ibrahim and the Dreamer

    Ibrahim and the Dreamer (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Based on stories collected from the people of Northern Ghana, Ibrahim and the Dreamer is a film about the power of stories to change lives, and how people in these remote, hard-to-reach parts of the world learn through story-based oral communication styles. When Ibrahim, a villager in Northern Ghana, and his brother, Osman, have a falling out, it seems that nothing can reconcile them and bring their family back together. But on his way to meet Osman to extract his revenge, Ibrahim meets a strange man, Wumbei, that he's seen only in his dreams. Late that night, around the campfire, Wumbei tells Ibrahim the story of another man, Joseph, who had dreams and was shunned by his brothers. Ibrahim is fascinated by the compassion that Joseph was able to show, but is unsure if he's able to show the same mercy. Ibrahim and the Dreamer is a story that explores the power of Bible stories in a place like the Islamic Sahel of West Africa, and shows how storytelling can change hearts, minds, and ... Written by Scriptures in Use

  • The Offering

    The Offering (2014)
    Film (short) by Storytellers Ink / Red4 Composer

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    Film by Michael Giacchino Instrument Design

  • Evidence

    Evidence (2013)
    Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Music department A detective hunts down a killer using video footage shot by the victims of a massacre at an abandoned gas station.

  • Revolution

    Revolution (2013)
    Television by Christopher Lennertz Sound and Instrument Design

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Music department Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. Written by WellardRockard

  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy and Family) Music department Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus. Written by Anonymous

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Music department Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen's immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman, to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he's being played and turns against the Queen's men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow's childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. Written by G.C. Bendixen

  • Fear Lives Here

    Fear Lives Here (2012)
    Film (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer Fear Lives Here is a psychological horror film about five college friends who go on a hiking trip in a remote area. What starts out as a beautiful sunny day, suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare. After an encounter with a strange boy, their car mysteriously dies in the night. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, they decide to wait until morning to find help. But not all of them make it through the night. As the remaining friends desperately search for the missing, they stumble upon the chilling truth that the mysterious boy has actually been dead for decades, and they are now unwilling participants in his deadly game. Written by Anonymous

  • American Horror Story

    American Horror Story (2012)
    Television by James Levine Sound and Instrument Design

  • Half The Sky

    Half The Sky (2012)
    Documentary by Blue Sky Films Additional Composition

  • Dark Knight Rises

    Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    Film by Hans Zimmer Sound and Instrument Design

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery and 1 More) Music department Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes' older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Simza (Noomi Rapace). Written by ABID NAZIR

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
    Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 1 More) Music department In the Valley of Peace, Po Ping is revelling in his fulfilled dreams as he serves as the fabled Dragon Warrior protecting his home with his heroes now his closest friends. However, Po and company learn that the murderous Lord Shen of Gongman City is threatening the land with a fearsome new weapon that could mean the end of kung fu. They attempt to stop him, but the panda is burdened with crippling memory flashbacks linked to this villain. Now with China in the balance, Po must learn about his past and find true inner peace against all opposition. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Music department Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

  • Crysis 2

    Crysis 2 (2011)
    Video Game (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Music department Set 3 years after the original game. Fight the aliens, following the protagonist in a new type of jungle; New York, the urban jungle.

  • Rango

    Rango (2011)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Music department Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water. Written by napierslogs

  • The Dilemma

    The Dilemma (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Music department A man finds out that what you don't say to a friend is just as important as what you do is this story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Ryder), are by their sides. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves into mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend. Written by Universal Pictures

  • The Sheol Express

    The Sheol Express (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Composer Tired of traveling the underworld, Owen Turner boards The Sheol Express, a fantastical train that ferries souls to their final resting place at the End of the Line. Once aboard, Owen must choose where to disembark: at the End of the Line or at the second-to-last stop near the alleged paradise of Araboth. Written by Anonymous

  • How Do You Know

    How Do You Know (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Music department Star softball player, Lisa, has just been cut from the national team; Scholarly business man, George, has just been indicted from his father's company. With everything that they know in their lives taken from them, Lisa and George attempt to find romance. Lisa's potential boyfriend, Matty, however, is as clueless and perpetually single as they come, and George's girlfriend just dumped him. A chance hook-up through mutual friends, Lisa and George may be able to form a friendship, or more, that can help them climb out of the piles of lemons that life has handed to them. Written by napierslogs

  • Megamind

    Megamind (2010)
    Film (Animation, Action, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Music department After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. Written by IMDb Editors

  • Johan Primero

    Johan Primero (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Music department Every day, Johan Puig drives 50 laps in an old 2CV around Camp Nou, FC Barcelona's stadium, to bring good luck to his team. Just like the old days, when his father would take him for this lap. And it works, because Barca's been doing great. Written by pieter kuijpers

  • De gelukkige huisvrouw

    De gelukkige huisvrouw (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Music department Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband's job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word 'emancipation' simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. arrives, she is a little traumatized at having to swap canapés for nappies. The result is a brave but hilarious story about a woman who fights to get her past - and her present - firmly back on track. Written by Holland Film

  • Inception

    Inception (2010)
    Film by Hans Zimmer Sound and Instrument Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
    Video Game (Action and Adventure) Music department Five years after the events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007), Russia is in political turmoil once again. Vladimir Makarov, a brutal leader and former associate of Imran Zakhaev, has set in motion a series of events that will threaten global security. After a series of vicious terrorist attacks, the situation is deemed dangerous enough for Task Force 141, led by Captain Soap MacTavish and Co., to be deployed all around the world, attempting to track down Makarov and restore peace. Written by David C. and callofduty.wikia.com

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes (2009)
    Film by Hans Zimmer Sound and Instrument Design

  • Angels and Demons

    Angels and Demons (2008)
    Film by Hans Zimmer Sound and Instrument Design

  • Blind

    Blind (2007)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Music department In late 19th century's Netherlands, an albino woman and a blind man develop an indiscriminate love for one another. Will love be blind?

  • DOA: Dead or Alive

    DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
    Film (Action and Adventure) Music department A number of fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. They travel to the tournament island by plane, until they have to jump out mid-flight with parachutes, and then have until sundown to reach the main island to be entered into the tournament. Fighters are then pooled against one another in a knock-out style tournament, with the loser of a battle sent home, and the winner progressing to the subsequent round. The plot revolves around four female fighters who begin as rivals, but subsequently find themselves teaming up against another force. Written by Wikipedia

  • The Substance of Things Hoped For

    The Substance of Things Hoped For (2006)
    Film (Drama) Composer After the death of her closest two friends, young Daphne Lessing suffers a loss of faith, then a lapse in memory. Confronted with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a pregnancy she neither planned nor is able to explain, Daphne is forced into a terrible choice: lose her child or lose her mind. "The Substance of Things Hoped For" traces Daphne's desperate search for the past she cannot recall, the father she never had, and the child she may never know. Written by Greg Morgan

Education

  • University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
    (2000-2005)

  • California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
    (1996-2000)

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