Chris Bacon is a three-time Emmy nominated composer who recently co-composed the uniquely macabre score for the Netflix smash-hit series Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega, and scored the Sony Pictures sci-fi thriller 65 directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods starring Adam Driver. Chris earned his Emmy nominations for his underscore for the hit NBC musical series Smash, the massively popular thriller series Bates Motel for Carlton Cuse, and his infectious Main Title for The Tick. Other recent credits include co-composing score for the blockbuster Men In Black: International, scoring the hit Amazon series The Tick created by Ben Edlund, two episodes of the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and the ABC limited series When We Rise for Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black.
Chris first gained acclaim with his full-throttled score for Duncan Jones’s hit thriller Source Code. His previous feature film credits include Rob Reiner’s Being Charlie, the Fox feature Snatched directed by Jonathan Levine, Paramount’s animation-adventure feature, Sherlock Gnomes, co-composing the score for Disney’s Gnomeo and Juliet, scoring Kerry Bellessa’s thriller feature Immanence, and the sports drama Strong Enough for Gravitas Ventures. He has also composed the scores for several attractions in Disney theme parks around the world.
Chris first cut his teeth as a protégé of James Newton Howard – writing additional music on films like King Kong and Nanny McPhee Returns. Since then he has collaborated with Oscar-nominated Composer Danny Elfman on films including Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, directed by Sam Raimi, Universal Pictures’ family feature Dolittle, Disney’s adventure remake Dumbo directed by Tim Burton, Universal Pictures’ holiday animation feature The Grinch, David O. Russell’s Academy Award-nominated American Hustle, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron, Paddington produced by David Heyman, and Sony Picture’s Goosebumps. More recently, Chris has collaborated with Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, producing his score to the Howard documentary and contributing additional music to the musical sequel film Disenchanted.
Chris thrives in creative collaboration, whether with filmmakers, the composers who inspired him to pursue this career when he was younger, or the world-class musicians with whom he is privileged to record his music. He feels unbelievably grateful to be paid to do what he has always loved.