Bruno Coulais

Bruno Coulais's composing career has won him acclaim in France and the United States, with strong scores for such films as the 2004 drama "The Chorus" and the '09 animated feature "Coraline." Since his first full-length score, for Sébastien Grall's "La femme secrète," he has worked on over 100 features and television series. Originally forging a career in French TV, Coulais leapt into more features when he hooked up with documentarians Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou. "Microcosmos," their 1996 look at insect life, placed a heavy emphasis on Coulais's score, winning him his first Crèsar award and making him the most in-demand film composer in France. Soon, Coulais was working on multiple projects each year, returning to nature documentaries with 2001's avian adventure "Winged Migration," and receiving worldwide acclaim for his work on the schoolhouse drama "The Chorus," which won him a Crèsar, and was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA Award. Though around this time he said that he wanted to focus on non-film-related projects, such as a children's opera, Coulais's work was still heard in many movies, including the animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" and the 2010 documentary "Babies."