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As an 8 year old growing up in South Australia, Ryan Leach started studying guitar so that he could play Beatles songs, which marked the beginning of a lifelong passion for music. Now an award winning composer for Film, TV and video games, his music has been heard on every major network and clients include MTV and Disney.
His most recent feature film is Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs, directed by Academy Award winning creature designer Tom Woodruff Jr. Other recent projects include Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future by Albert Chan, for which he won an honorable mention for Best Original Score, animated feature film The Dancing Pumpkin, and Rudy Dobrev’s short film The Emissary, starring Emmy award winning actress Margo Martindale, Law & Order: SVU’s Diane Neel, and edited by Richard Marizy (Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning film La Vie en Rose).
Before branching out as a freelance composer, Ryan earned a degree in Film Scoring from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and worked as assistant to veteran composer Michael A. Levine at Remote Control Productions, Hans Zimmer’s facility in Santa Monica. He has scored over a dozen feature films including Pastor Shepherd starring Danny Trejo (Robert Rodriguez’s Machete), Serbian film Skinning co-starring Bojana Novakovic (M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil), and Anacapa by writer/director Nicholas Tolkien.
He is currently composer for The Flipside, a narrative series for Rainn Wilson’s (The Office, Juno) SoulPancake directed by Ben Shelton. Guest stars on the series have included Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Heroes), Steven Weber (Wings), and John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory).
In 2010 Ryan won Best Original Score from the Maverick Movie Awards for his score to Devils Racecourse. Previous winners include Philip Glass and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.
Other credits include writing additional music for Jerry Bruckheimer’s hit shows Cold Case and Close to Home, technical score assistance on Bee Movie (score by Rupert Gregson-Williams), The Simpsons Movie, and The Dark Knight (scores by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard), and original music and arrangements for the Disney Princess homepage.
When he’s not writing music, you can find Ryan around the web:
Ryan currently lives in Los Angeles and can be contacted here.
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