Award-winning film composer, Chris Thomas, is hard at work these days. He is currently composing music for feature films, video games, and is the resident composer for the upcoming Evermore Adventure Park. and THE VOID (4D video game experience). In 2013, his score for Grow Up, Tony Phillips was voted Best Soundtrack at SXSW film and music festivals. In 2010, Chris wrote music for the documentary, Woman Rebel. The film was short-listed for an Academy Award and nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2011, Chris won Best Film & TV Music at the eWorld Music Awards in Hollywood, and the Gold Medal Prize from the Park City Film Music Festival. In 2007, Chris was nominated for Best Orchestrator at the Academy of Film & TV Music Awards in Hollywood.
Lately, Chris has been in demand with the theme park industry. He is now the resident composer for the upcoming Evermore Adventure Park, and other Evermore-related attractions. He also founded Music For Haunts, and composed original soundtracks for many haunted attractions such as the Knott’s Scary Farm, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, Screamland (UK), Killers NYC, and Manormortis (UK).
In television, Chris briefly orchestrated and conducted on ABC’s hit show LOST. He has also composed special features music for CSI:NY. Recently, Chris composed commercial music for Samsung, Coca Cola, and Chevron.
In the concert world, Chris orchestrated and arranged large works for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale’s Easter Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. His own works have been performed and recorded by the Hollywood Studio Orchestra, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, University of Southern California Symphony, Angeles String Quartet, Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, Fear No Music ensemble, Willamette University Chamber Choir, Oregon East Symphony, A-Sharp Youth Symphony and various American festival ensembles.
After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Chris left for the prestigious Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television program at University of Southern California’s graduate school. There he connected with Hollywood’s A-list composers and filmmakers.
Chris currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two cats.
(Interested in film music? Visit Chris at: www.christhomasmusic.com)
What people say
Wow, you’re a really twisted f***er – Adam Schmidt (Church of Torment music mixer)
Damn, that’s some really evil s*** ! – Ellen Reid (vocalist for Child’s Nightmare)
Aaaaah, cover your ears! That evil clown music makes it too scary!! – A scared woman shouting on the LA Haunted Hayride