Belgian based composer Brian Clifton has scored more than 25 feature films and countless television productions in the US and Europe including movies of the week and long running series in Belgium. His latest Hollywood film is Everything But A Man, currently in post, directed by Nnegest Likké for Sneak Preview Entertainment, reuniting him with producer Steven Wolfe with whom he’d earlier worked on Northern Arts’ Bird of Prey. His other US films include Sony Picture’s The Kingmaker, Back in Business for PG Entertainment and Duet Entertainments’ Bayou Ghost. All combining his signature acoustic orchestration with electronics, sound design and programming.
His major Belgian/Dutch feature credits include Bingo, Bobby and the Ghost Hunters, Blinker En De Blixvaten, The Dark Diamond, Minder Dood Dan De Anderen, Tot Mijn Laatste Adem and De Kollega’s Maken de Brug! His German scoring credits include Ellektra and Trouble In Paradise. His many shorts include Joachim Huveneers’ Echo, Wish My Life, Speculuum, and Andromeda; Ghajaana, Drommmtijd, Badoir, and Over the Rainbow.
Marc de Bel is one of Belgium’s most internationally celebrated writers of children’s fiction and he and Brian met when he scored the film version of Blinker En De Blixvaten and became firm friends. Since which time they’ve collaborated on a number of projects including the hit youth stage rock musical The Kriegel’s, adapted from one of Marc’s books.
In spite of his international film scoring successes he is probably best known in his Belgium as the composer of Jupiler Proleague Hymne, a grand symphonic orchestral theme that since 2011 has been played before every premier league soccer game.
Once established in Belgium Brian moved with his family to London in 1990’s for several years working on film scores with a number of Brits including Sir George Martin and Lord David Puttnam who persuaded him to relocate to Los Angeles to further develop his career. There he crossed paths with his heroes Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, Bill Conti and John Barry from whom he picked up many valuable lessons including “don’t write film music, write music to picture!”. He returned to his Belgian base 3 years ago and like many European is fluent in English, German and French in addition to his native Flemish.