Composer Anthony Willis has taken a running leap into the neverland of film scoring. A protege of Oscar-nominated composer John Powell, Willis has become a widely sought-after talent. As sole composer, Anthony’s credits include the ‘Sundance Selection’ It Happened in L.A. directed by Michelle Morgan, and David Yarovesky’s thriller, The Hive, where he collaborated with renowned DJ Steve Aoki. Willis recently stepped into the video game world as the composer for Sony’s action-platformer sequel, Knack II.
Working alongside Henry Jackman, Willis composed additional music and themes for Nate Parker’s 2016 Sundance winner, The Birth of a Nation, contributed additional arrangements to Harry Gregson-Williams’ acclaimed score for The Martian, and for renown composers John Powell & David Buckley Willis wrote additional music for their score to Universal’s Jason Bourne. His other additional music credits include How to Train Your Dragon 2, Rio 2 and Pan (for Powell) as well as Papa (for Mark Isham), Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (for Geoff Zanelli), Paramount Picture’s sci-fi adventure film Monster Trucks (for David Sardy) and Despicable Me 2 (for Heitor Pereira).
His latest score contributions can be heard on Blue Sky’s family animation Ferdinand (for John Powell) and The Elephant Queen (for Alex Heffes).