Anne Nikitin is an award-winning composer for film and television. With an eclectic style derived from her love of contemporary classical, indie rock, and electronic music, Anne has scored a wide range of films including action-thrillers, emotional dramas, cutting edge documentaries and natural history.

RECENT WORK

Anne has recently completed the score for CAPTIVE – a dark and thrilling 8-part series for Netflix, by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Jonathan Chinn (American High). Earlier this year she scored THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC a modern day fairytale starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, and Jeremy Irvine set for worldwide release by Samuel Goldwyn in early 2017.

She is currently scoring a Damien Hirst feature film.

Anne writes in a variety of styles but has an affinity for dark, moody, atmospheric music, growing up on heavy doses of bands such as The Cure, Sonic Youth, and Radiohead, and artists ranging from Bjork, Arvo Part and Steve Reich to Kaija Saariaho and Toru Takemitsu.

The Guardian described her work on the BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER as a ‘classy score’. More recently, her music for the apocalyptic TV Movie thriller REVELATION: THE END OF DAYS II was nominated for an International Sound+Music Award for Best Television Soundtrack.

Her music has been described as ‘a beautiful eclectic mix of strings, guitars, percussion and sweeping orchestral arrangements – its own unique sound‘.

Other recent films include DARK HORSE, which won the Audience Award at Sundance and the Moet British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary; CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM, which premiered at Sundance and was released on Netflix; FREISTATT, a German drama shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film starring Gerald Alexander Held (Downfall, Schindler’s List); and THE PRINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA, a moving ‘30 for 30’ film about Team Foxcatcher.

She has composed scores for hit series such as PARANORMAL WITNESS and LOCKED UP ABROAD, described by the New York Post as ‘One of the most compelling, relentlessly riveting series TV has ever provided‘.

BACKGROUND

Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up around the world. She immersed herself in avant-garde music while studying Composition at McGill University, Montreal, and was awarded a SOCAN prize for Young Composers of Canada.

She completed her Master’s in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Dario Marianelli and Gabriel Yared.

In 2006 she won the BBC New Talent, New TV Composers scheme, and was commissioned to score a BBC Natural World film WHITE FALCON, WHITE WOLF, which won a merit award for music at the Missoula Wildlife Film Festival.

Since then she has written countless scores for feature films, TV dramas, documentaries and short films, with regular commissions from major American and European commissioners. She assisted George Fenton on the Ivor Novello nominated series Life, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Anne has been on various juries including BAFTA and Ivor Novello. She is a member of PRS Creator Voice, a programme that seeks to promote the understanding of copyright, and the value of works by creators and publishers under threat in the digital age.

She has played guitar, keyboard, and computer with ‘the six’ who released Projections – a cinematic post rock album available on iTunes.

Anne works from her studio in North London.