Christian Wibe is a diversely talented TV and film composer whose music has bolstered a wide variety of projects. Most recently, Christian scored Gold Run (Gulltransporten), which set viewership records for the Viaplay streaming platform. The film, which follows a group fighting to protect Norway’s goal against a Nazi invasion in early WWII, features over 110 minutes of original music highlighted by orchestra, custom made sounds, and folk instruments. Another recent success was Christian’s dark, raw and percussive-heavy score for Netflix’s The Trip, an action comedy horror directed by Tommy Wirkola.
One of Christian’s most celebrated projects is his score for Netflix’s acclaimed original film, What Happened to Monday, starring Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close. His music features big, orchestral driven emotional moments infused with electronics and was named a top 10 score by Film Score Magazine. Christian also scored fan-favorite Sony and WWE Studios film The Marine 6: Close Quarters, starring Mike “The Miz” Mizanin.
Christian has lent his musical talents to many genres and worlds, such as horror films Dead Snow and Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead; crime series Livstid and Tomme Tønner; comedic miniseries Hellfjord; a Kill Bill parody Kill Buljo 2; prestige CBS unscripted competition series The Challenge; and video game Porsche 911 Speedster 2019 by Epic Games. He also scored the surprise web series hit Skam, which has developed a huge cult following worldwide. Achieving a similarly ardent following, Christian scored both seasons of Snap original series Dead of Night, in which a girl, armed only with her phone, must escape a quarantined city full of zombies.
Christian has also been a frequent collaborator of Steve Jablonsky, working as a composer and synth designer on a number of projects. These include the Warner Bros’ animated feature DC League of Super-Pets starring Dwayne Johnson, Kate McKinnon and Kevin Hart; Sony superhero film Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel; Netflix comedy Game Over, Man!; and Universal Pictures thriller Skyscraper.
Born and raised in Norway, Christian has always been engrossed in music. He formed the cheeky hard rock band Animal Alpha in 2003, which amassed a huge following in his home country and was nominated multiple times for Norway’s version of the Grammys. Their successful sound is what landed Wibe at the doorstep of Dead Snow director and now frequent collaborator Tommy Wirkola and helped jump-start his career as a composer. He is known for creating unique scores that infuse interesting electronic sensibilities with orchestral swirls.
Upcoming for Christian is another collaboration with Wirkola and Rasmus A. Sivertsen, animated musical Spermagedon. For a full list of Christian’s credits, see his IMDB.