Award-winning film music composer John Koutselinis, has composed high quality film scores with notable collaborations comprising of music written for producers and directors, such as Gary Kurtz (Star Wars IV & V),Brian Presley (The Great Alaskan Race), Richard Bazley (Disney, Warner Bros) Steve Stone (Entity) , Danny Wilson (Nephilim) and Mel Smith (Director of High Hills and Low Lifes, Radioland Murders - Story by George Lucas).


He has recently composed the score for the film ‘The Great Race’ by Director/Producer Brian Presley, also starring Henry Thomas (E.T., Legends of the Fall) and Treat Williams, amongst others. He also composed music for the films 'In Extremis' with David O'Hara (The Departed, Harry Potter) & Isabelle Allen (Les Misérables), Katherine of Alexandria (Peter O’Toole, Steven Berkoff & Edward Fox) and ‘Nephilim’ (John Savage - award-winning score, music performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra).

John has written music for numerous award-winning films including the multi-award-winning  animated film 'Nephilim', 'In Extremis', 'Centurion Resurrection' (Gary Kurtz -Producer, Richard Bazley - Director) 'We Are Angels' (featuring, Lisa Brenner-The Patriot- and Courtney Gaines -Children of the Corn & Back to the Future) and 'The Rocket Boy' (Official Selection-Sundance Festival) amongst others.

 
In addition, he has composed music for over 35 short films, including film scores for the short films by K&K Productions, which amongst others include Dragonball Z and The League of Legends, which have collectively generated over 15 Million views. K&K Productions have also created the film 'Cable: The Chronicles of Hope' which premiered at London Comic con. 
 
John is the recipient of 4 awards, including the 'Best Music Score' award by the Sydney Independent Film Festival for the original score of the film 'Nephilim', and the 'Best Music' award by the British Horror Film Festival for the original score of the motion picture 'In Extremis'. He is also the recipient of several nominations, including nominations by the prestigious Jerry Goldsmith Awards for the short film 'The Rocket Boy' and the concert work 'Denouement'.
 
His latest works include the music score for the motion picture 'The Great Alaskan Race', which was performed by members of 'The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra'. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album has been released by SONY MUSIC/MILAN in 2019.
 

'The Great Alaskan Race' is the first collaboration with Writer-Director Brian Presley which film saw its premiere in Los Angeles on the 17th of October 2019 and had its official theatrical release (USA) on the  25th October 2019.

2019 also saw the release of the Motion Picture 'In Extremis' (Steve Stone - Director), the creation of several compositions for trailers & short films and John's new original score for the motion picture 'The Orphan Train' by Writer/Director Brian Presley (Music Performed by Members of The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra').

Services & Awards and Nominations

Film-Scoring

Film scoring services can range from the delivery of a complete musical score via electronic means to recordings with a full symphony orchestra. 

 

 There are various orchestral packages that can suit any budget and configuration. 

 

They can feature orchestras of the highest quality and can ensure the use of some of the finest studios creating this way the best possible sounding score.  

 


Musical production and composition can also include electronic music only or hybrid (orchestral with electronic elements.) 

  


 

Awards & Nominations

Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival 2018 - Best Original Score - Katherine of Alexandria - Director's Cut -  Nominee 

British Horror Film Festival 2017 - Best Music - In Extremis - Winner 

Sydney Independent Film Festival 2017 - Best Music Score - Nephilim - Winner 

American Horror Film Festival 2017 - Best Music - Nominee 

London Ealing Film Festival 2015 - Best Music - Centurion Resurrection - Winner 

LA Webfest 2013 - Outstanding Composer Category- We Are Angels - Winner 

Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2012 - Denouement  -Nominee

Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2012 - Double Shortlist 

Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2011 - The Rocket Boy -  Nominee