Bear was born to Laura Kalpakian (an author) and Jay McCreary (professor of University of Hawaii) in 1979. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but spent most of his early years in Bellingham, Washington. His career is graced by a degree from the famous USC Thornton School of Music in Composition and Recording Arts. He is a talented pianist of the classical genre and has taught himself to play to the accordion. His talent was polished and made better by the renowned legendary composer Elmer Bernstein for about a decade.

While studying under him, he recomposed Elmer’s famous Kings of the Sun by reconstructing it again. The complete score of the collaboration with his teacher, Elmer, is available as an album for the first time in decades. McCreary was one of Elmer’s select protégés. He taught him some fine tools and techniques as he worked and orchestrated for the maestro. His has contributed to his brother Brendan’s band, called Young Beautiful in a Hurry, by directing and producing several music videos, since his early works mostly include compositions for independent motion pictures. His main career began when he worked under Richard Gibbs for the background score of the miniseries of Battlestar Galactica.

He later became the primary composer of the show till it ended because Gibbs decided not to give all his time to this regular show. The soundtracks of the show were taken with great appreciation and the scores for seasons two and three made up to the list of Top 30 Music Sales on Amazon on their first day. He worked for two more assignments that were related to the Galactica series: one was the prequel to the series, called Caprica and the other was a two-hour movie called Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Bear made his mark by presenting one of the largest orchestras on TV for the series Human Target, which is based upon the comic book Human Target). He also brought together the largest orchestra for episodic TV for the last episode of the first season of Christopher Chance. He has had an Emmy nomination for the main title score of Human Target.

He has also composed scores for different series like The Walking Dead, The Cape, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D, etc. He has also been the producer of the orchestra for the rock opera named Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem. He began making film scores with the hit movie, Step Up 3D and has made many video features in Rest Stop, Wrong Turn 2 and Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back. His most recent feature filmed, called Knights of Badassdom, was his second film with the Wrong Turn director. He has also made several scores for video games like Dark Void Zero.

He has won several awards like the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for Da Vinci’s Demons and won the International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for Television twice for Human Target and Battlestar Galactica. He has also won the ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Television Series for Eureka. He is married to Raya Yarbrough, with whom he has a child. Raya is a singer and a songwriter, with whom he has worked on the score track Silent Night.

Rachel Portman English Actress

Rachel Portman

Rachel Portman is an English composer who was born is Haslemere town in England. Her parents were Berkeley Charles Berkeley Portman and Sheila Margaret Penelope Portman. She got married to Count Uberto Pasolini Dall'Onda on 25 February 1995. She has three children named Niky Joan, Anna Gwendolen, and Giulia Ginevra. She began to compose at a very young age of 14 years as she became interested in music. She pursued her education at Charterhouse School situated in Godalming. She studied music at Worcester College at Oxford University after finishing her school. While in college, she started writing music for student theatre and film productions and explored her interest by experimenting them. She started off with her career by writing music for Channel 4 and BBC films like “Four Days In July” directed by Mike Leigh and Jim Henson's Storyteller series and “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit”. She is best known to deliver the best film score. She wrote about 100 scores for theatre, television, and films like Manchurian Candidate directed by Jonathan Demme, Hart’s War by Greg Hoblit, Oliver Twist directed by Roman Polanski, The Legend of Bagger Vance directed by Robert Redford, Beloved by Jonathan Demme, Benny and Joon directed by Jeremiah Chechik, etc. She gave the performance in the movies The Cider House Rules and Chocolat, which are her all time best soundtrack compositions. Talking about her achievements, she became the first woman composer to win an Academy Award for Best Musical or Comedy Score in the year 1996 for Emma. She also got nominated for the Academy Awards in the year 1999 and 2000 for “The Cider House Rules” and “Chocolat” respectively. In the year 2010, she became the first female to win Richard Kirk Award at the Broadcast Music, Inc. Film & TV Awards. Also, in the same year, she received the New Year Honor of being appointed as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). She got the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special for her work on Bessie in the year 2015.

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Atticus Ross

Atticus Ross is a British musician, composer, producer, and audio engineer. His work with Trent Reznor is very well recognized. The duo worked for some award winning movies. Two of them are ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, and ‘The Social Network’.  Early Life:  Atticus Rose was born on 16 January, 1968, in Ladbroke Grove, Greater England. He was the son of Roxana and Ian Ross. His father, Ian Ross, was the founder of Radio Caroline. Atticus Rose’s family heritage got some well-known personalities, who are affluent as well. His great grandfather was a renowned Italian pathologist, Aldo Castellani, and his maternal grandfather was Miles Lampson, a British diplomat who was considered as the 1st Baron Killerearn. His sister, Liberty Ross, was a celebrated fashion model of this epoch. He graduated from Eton College, where he was regarded as the contemporary for David Cameron, the future Prime Minister of England. Career & Personal Life: Ross’ career started as a programmer for Tim Simenson’s Bomb the Bass album, where he worked on music production and remix works. Before forming his own band (12 Rounds), he actually programmed and produced ‘As Above So Below’, under a collaborative relationship with Barry Adamson. He then formed 12 Rounds alongside his future wife Claudia Sarne and Adam Holden. They worked for around three albums in total, from which two were released and one wasn’t finished. Two albums that released were Jitterjuice & My Big Hero, whereas from his third album, 3 songs which were made for the album were released through their official website. After traveling from UK to US in 2000, Ross worked as a programmer. He worked with bands like How to Destroy Angels, and Nine Inch Nails. He also brought out albums like The Slip, and Hesitation Marks, along with Year Zero, and With Teeth. The album, Ghosts I-IV, is also under his listing. He also produced some remix tracks alongside Grace Jones, Perry Farrell, and ‘Telepathe’. He then joined How to Destroy Angels, a band, which was created in collaboration with Reznor and his wife. From 1992 to 1999, Ross worked in 5 music bands. These bands were Tapeworm, 12 Rounds, and Nine Inch Nails, along with How to Destroy Angels, and Error. Career in Films: Until 2004, Ross’ career was only confined to bands and albums. In 2004, he grabbed an opportunity to work for Hughes Brother’s TV series, Touching Evil. After its success, Hughes Brothers gave Ross another opportunity to work on their franchises, which includes movies like New York, and I Love You. Another movie was The Book Of Eli, and the movie’s tracks were released through Reprise Records. They earned him a nomination, “Discovery of the Year", at the 2010 World Soundtrack Awards. 1 July, 2010, stood as a milestone for Ross’ career as his longtime friend Reznor announced that he and Ross were working on David Fincher’s film, The Social Network. The duo’s fantastic music earned them two awards. One was for the category of best original score, which won them an Oscar. The second was a Golden Globe Award. Reznor and Ross were then reunited again for David Fincher’s 2011 release, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and eventually won an award in the category of best score soundtrack for visual media. This award was the Grammy. Ross was roped in to work for Carl Rinsch’s samurai movie called 47 Ronin, in 2013, but was soon replaced by Javier Navarrete due to some unknown reasons. In 2014, Reznor and Ross reunited for David Fincher’s thriller movie, Gone Girl.

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Atticus Ross English Actor