15 17 Oct '24

Cyril Morin

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Cyril Morin is a multi-faceted artist. Variety hails him as “a successful film composer, producer and musician....” He has scored over 120 soundtracks and done orchestrations for other artists. “I like to combine various sources of instruments, a mix of orchestra, traditional instruments and electronics. This creates a lot of different textures,” he says. His score for the critically acclaimed “Samsara” (directed by Pan Nalin with Christy Chung), won honors at AFI and fests in Santa Barbara and Melbourne. The soundtrack continues to sell internationally, garnering many dedicated fans, and has made Morin something of a cult composer. Morin’s many international accolades include two nods from the Auxerre International Soundtrack festival for “The Syrian Bride” (Directed by Eran Riklis with Hiam Abbas) and “Zaina” (with Simon Abkarian). He was nominated for a World Soundtrack Award and a European Film Award, and his score for “Little Jerusalem” (directed by Karin Albou with Elsa Zylberstein), which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, earned him two awards. He scored Pan Nalin’s “Valley of Flowers,” which won Best Jury Award at IFFLA LA. His music for “That day,” directed by Jacob Berger, was called “a wonderfully varied and evocative score...” by The Hollywood Reporter. Other projects include “Autumn” (directed by Ra’up Mcgee and awarded in Newport Beach), “A Simple Heart” (the Flaubert adaptation with Sandrine Bonnaire), “Ultimatum” (with Gaspard Uliel) and the Eran Riklis “Human Resources” (with Mark Ivanir). On the TV side, Morin has worked on political and historical films for Canal+ like “Operation Turquoise” and “October 17th, 1961” (directed by Alain Tasma with Clotilde Coureau), which was awarded the Emmy for best international TV film in 2006. His music from the TV series “Mafiosa” (directed by Louis Choquette with Hélène Filières) a thriller for Canal+ was critically acclaimed. He also worked on numerous international documentaries including “Ayurveda, Art of Being” (awarded in Los Angeles at IFFLA). The feature documentary “Unmistaken Child” (directed by Nati Baratz) earned him an award in Israel for best score – the film was also honored in Boston, Fullframe, Riverun and recently aired on PBS). Recently he composed the Tv series "Borgia " (by Tom Fontana, for Netflix), the Chinese feature film "I do" (directed by Zhou Sun), the two last movies directed by Eran Riklis, "Playoff" (with Danny Huston) and " Zaytoun" (with Steven Dorff), and the last two movies of Pan Nalin “Faith Connection” (Netflix). and “Angry Indian Goddesses” (Netflix). In addition to collaborating as orchestrator for a Madonna’s song “Paradise” off of her album “Music,” he’s worked with multi-platinum French rapper Kerry James, a “Voice USA” finalist. He also produced and composed for albums with Indian singer Vidya Rao (“Song for Shunyata”) and U.S. act Zera Vaughan (“The New Seed”). Also a solo artist, Morin’s “The Evolutionist” has been hailed a “cinematic journey” and “a beautiful fusion of sound” by critics. Cyril Morin continues his musical journey, composing for production based in Indonesia, Africa, Germany, France and in the US…

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