Holly Amber Church
Composer Holly Amber Church, who’s been lovingly nicknamed the “Scream Queen of Scoring,” was recently featured on a composer panel for Fangoria where she and other composers discussed their music for horror films. Holly was also interviewed for the book “Scored to Death 2: More Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers” by author J. Blake Fichera. Her soundtrack album for the psychological thriller OPEN 24 HOURS (now streaming on Shudder) was released on vinyl and is currently available on the famed pop culture collectibles site Mondo. Other recent and upcoming releases of films scored by Holly include the sci-fi thriller BAD IMPULSE, the thriller THE SINNERS, the beautiful documentary A BAND TO HONOR, the creature feature DARK LIGHT (now streaming on Netflix) and the supernatural horror film THE TOYBOX, starring Denise Richards and Mischa Barton. Besides being able to write some truly thrilling and suspenseful music, Holly also likes to write music for many different genres. She recently finished the score for the drama THE RUNNER and has signed on to score the documentary about Donn Beach, THE DONN OF TIKI.
Holly won two best score awards in 2021 for her score for A BAND TO HONOR and won the award for Best Original Score at the 2020 Women in Horror Film Festival for her score for FELLOWSHIP. Her score for RUIN ME was also nominated at the inaugural Women in Horror Film Festival in 2017. She won the Gold Remi Award for her music for the film WRAITH at the Worldfest International Film Festival and was a finalist in the Turner Classic Movies National Young Film Composers Competition twice. She’s a member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers and an alumni of USC’s Screen Scoring program, the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop and the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive. With several films released in the past few years and several upcoming projects she’s attached to, Holly has proven she is a reliable, inventive, hard-working and creative collaborator.
Besides her love for film scoring, Holly also loves anything to do with tiki, monsters and ghosts!