Miles Hankins has composed music for some of Hollywood’s most notable films and television series, lending a distinctive and versatile voice to the cinematic musical landscape.
He recently completed scoring the highly anticipated Hulu series “Nine Perfect Strangers,” starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, working with frequent musical collaborator Marco Beltrami. Miles’s score for the critically acclaimed HBO series “Being Serena” received a Sports Emmy nomination for best composition and musical direction in 2019. Other scores include the Lionsgate feature “Long Shot” starring Charlize Theron, the Netflix animated series “LEGO Elves,” and the Columbia Pictures holiday comedy “The Night Before,” starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie. Miles has contributed music to many blockbuster film scores including the upcoming Columbia/Marvel release “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” the hit Paramount horror franchise “A Quiet Place Part 1 and 2,” Lionsgate’s dystopian action thriller “Chaos Walking” starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, and Twentieth Century Fox’s summer tentpoles “Fantastic Four” and “Hitman: Agent 47.”
As much a student of film as of music, Miles grew up shooting home movies with friends and studying piano, violin and composition from an early age. He began sequencing and producing electronic music in his teens and focused on jazz piano through much of his academic career. He has studied at the University of Miami School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and privately with Daron Hagen in New York. Miles was awarded by Hans Zimmer in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition and received ASCAP’s Steve Kaplan award as a selected participant in the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. As a score reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic he worked alongside many music and film luminaries such as John Williams, Joshua Bell, and Stanley Donen.