Jeff Danna

Canadian composer Jeff Danna found great success scoring television and films in his homeland until he blossomed in Hollywood, working with some of the world's great directors, including Terry Gilliam on the fantasy film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus." Though Danna began as a pianist at the tender age of 8, he found his true love, the guitar, at 11. His ambition was to play professionally, but he suffered a hand injury at the age of 15 and was unable to perform consistently. Following his brother Mychael, with whom he has collaborated on several Celtic albums, he threw himself into composing. After a move to Los Angeles in 1991 he began to compose for films and television, with his first major work coming on the ever-popular teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210" in 1997 and the Boston-based cult film "The Boondock Saints" in 1999. Soon Danna was finding work all over town, memorably on "The Kid Stays in the Picture," which charted the career of famed movie mogul Robert Evans. In the mid 2000s he worked on several video game adaptations of horror films, including "Silent Hill" and "Resident Evil: Apocalypse." Ironically, it was around this time that Danna began to win industry recognition and awards for his work on the children's animated series "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends." These accolades perked the ears of directors like Gilliam and Neil LaBute, and Danna scored the suburban thriller "Lakeview Terrace" for the latter.