Bear McCreary has proven himself one of the most versatile and in-demand composers in the industry today. McCreary collaborates closely with producer J.J. Abrams having scored the Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot hit film 10 Cloverfield Lane as well as the recently released Netflix feature, The Cloverfield Paradox. He scored select episodes of Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on Amazon and the Netflix hit series Black Mirror. Bear is currently scoring AMC’s global phenomenon The Walking Dead, as well as Joss Whedon and ABC’s hit series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
McCreary’s film credits include the Universal/Blumhouse hit Happy Death Day, a $5 million dollar horror-comedy that made over $100 million dollars at the box office. He also scored the Anne Hathaway sci-fi-drama Colossal, the animated feature Animal Crackers, Danny Strong’s J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye, the critically-acclaimed documentary Unrest, and Disney’s Step Up 3D. His videogame credits include Sony Playstation’s God of War, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper, and the groundbreaking television/videogame hybrid Defiance.
McCreary’s scores can be heard in Paramount Pictures’ The Cloverfield Paradox, Netflix’s Tau and Eli, Happy Death Day 2U, Gregory Plotkin’s Hell Fest, the Lionsgate thriller I Still See You, and Welcome Home starring Aaron Paul. McCreary’s most recent work includes The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, Netflix’s adventure film Rim of the World directed by McG, the Warner Bros. action feature Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the classic horror remake, Child’s Play directed by Lars Klevberg.
In recent years, McCreary has become increasingly recognized for his musical innovation. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme for his theme to David S. Goyer’s epic historical fantasy Da Vinci’s Demons. McCreary also received Emmy nominations for his work on the pirate drama Black Sails, from executive producer Michael Bay, Outlander, Ronald D. Moore’s global-hit adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed novels and FOX’s Human Target. He has twice been awarded “ASCAP Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers.
Never content to work only in a darkened studio, McCreary has always enjoyed performing in concert. He has conducted performances of his music throughout North America and Europe, appearing at Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. He has composed concert commissions for the Calder Quartet and Getty Center, the Hagen Philharmonic and Ballet in Germany, the Television Academy, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra. In July 2014, Maestro Gustavo Dudamel conducted a suite of McCreary’s music with the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Master Chorale at the Hollywood Bowl.