GIONA OSTINELLI has created a sensation crafting the mega-hit, THE WITCHER. The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album has surpassed 300 MILLION album streams worldwide, charted on Billboard’s Top 10 Soundtrack Albums, Top 20 Current Albums and Top 20 Album Sales, and rose to No. 1 on iTunes in every major territory in the world.
Ostinelli is the songwriter and music producer behind the album’s hit single, Toss a Coin to Your Witcher, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Song Sales chart and No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, and quickly became a viral sensation and a worldwide phenomenon garnering unanimous critical acclaim, amassing millions of listens and inspiring countless YouTube covers and remixes, as well as securing Ostinelli a coveted spot on Variety’s 10 Composers To Watch list.
Ostinelli headlined the 2021 Krakow Film Music Festival with The Witcher Suite performing with a symphony orchestra and choir to a cheering sold-out crowd, followed by the Suite’s official release via Sony Music.
Ostinelli is currently scoring the NBC drama THE THING ABOUT PAM starring two-time Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, and Judy Greer. Based on a true-crime phenomenon, the case was first examined on Dateline NBC, becoming one of the most popular podcasts to air.
Ostinelli’s previous projects include Amazon Studios’ THE ROMANOFFS, from Mad Men creator and nine-time Emmy-winner Matthew Weiner, featuring a star-studded cast: Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert, Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet, and Diane Lane; NBC Peacock’s SACRED LIES, created by Emmy-nominated Raelle Tucker and executive produced by Tucker and Blumhouse Television, starring Juliette Lewis; THE MIST, Paramount Network’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel, starring Frances Conroy; INSIDE MAN 2 starring Aml Ameen; Lionsgate’s REPRISAL starring Bruce Willis; LYING AND STEALING starring Emily Ratajkowski and Theo James; M.F.A., starring Francesca Eastwood, which earned Ostinelli a coveted spot on Taste of Cinema’s 10 Best Film Scores of 2017; breakout psychological thriller DARLING; Sundance and SXSW cult favorite CARNAGE PARK; SXSW Grand Jury Award nominee LIKE ME; David Mamet’s TWO-BIT WALTZ; among other series and films.
Variety names Ostinelli and his scoring partner Sonya Belousova “a unique composing duo,” while Entertainment Weekly praises them as “legendary composers.”