018_JSPhoto_Ryan_Leach_020216As an 8 year old growing up in South Australia, Ryan 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 and TV, his music has been heard on every major network and clients include Disney, The California Lottery, MTV, Lowe’s and Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake. Before branching out as a freelance composer, Ryan earned a degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music and worked as assistant to veteran composer Michael Levine at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions.

He recently scored the Ben Shelton comedy Candy Jar starring Academy Award winning actess Helen Hunt, Christina Hendricks, and Uzo Aduba. Other recent projects include Fire City: End of Days, directed by Academy Award winning creature designer Tom Woodruff Jr., 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).

011_JSPhoto_Ryan_Leach_020216He 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. 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 library placements in Pawn Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and The Colbert Report, score assistance on Bee Movie, The Simpsons Movie, and The Dark Knight, and additional music for Cold Case, Close to Home and the Val Kilmer film Columbus Day (scores by Michael A. Levine).

Education & Training

Berklee College of Music
Bachelors of Music in Film Scoring

Remote Control Productions
Assistant to Michael Levine at Hans Zimmer’s studio.
Credits include assistance for The Simpsons Movie,
Cold Case and The Dark Knight

Awards & Honors

Best Music – Short Film for Carry On
Wild Rose Independent Film Festival

Best Original Score for Devils Racecourse
Maverick Movie Awards. Previous winners include
Philip Glass and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke

Honorable Mention – Best Original Score for
Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future

Asians On Film Festival

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