Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli has become a standout in the film and television scoring industry – garnering accolades and recognition for his work since going solo after numerous collaborations with Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski, Ridley Scott and David Koepp; writer/directors Peter Hedges and David Duchovny; producers Jeffrey Katzenberg and Jerry Bruckheimer; as well as actor/producer Tom Hanks. Zanelli wrote the score to Disney’s fantasy drama The Odd Life of Timothy Green starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, Lionsgate’s School Dance for director Nick Cannon, Last I Heard for director David Rodriguez, Louder Than Words for director Anthony Fabian and National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy. Zanelli also contributed additional music to Disney’s blockbuster The Lone Ranger. Zanelli’s most recent score can be heard in Lionsgate’s Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltro (co-scored with “Uptown Funk” artist Mark Ronson). Coming up next for Zanelli is the animated film Almost Heroes 3D and Relativity’s star-studded comedy Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.
Zanelli earned his first Emmy Award after scoring the original music for Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Into The West. A few years later, Spielberg once again tapped Zanelli to score HBO’s The Pacific, which earned him his second Emmy nomination. Other films include DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures’ Disturbia, 20th Century Fox’s Hitman, The Weinstein Company’s Outlander and Lionsgate’s Gamer, among many others. He also co-wrote the song “Don’t Make Me Wait,” for Disturbia.
Zanelli has contributed music to many feature films including Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; the Golden Globe-nominated scores for Warner Bros.’ The Last Samurai and Touchstone Pictures’ Pearl Harbor; Paramount Pictures’ Rango, MGM’s Hannibal, Columbia Pictures’ Angels & Demons, DreamWorks’ Antz, Chicken Run, Shark Tale and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, working alongside composers Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams and Steve Jablonsky.