Anne Nikitin

Anne Nikitin
London, UK
+44 (0)1303 840049

Anne’s debut into film came when she scored the “jaw-dropping” BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER by director Bart Layton, which premiered at Sundance. The Guardian described her work as “a classy score”, while Indiewire dubbed it “a cosmic score”.

She is currently scoring Bart Layton’s latest heist movie AMERICAN ANIMALS starring Evan Peters (X-Men) and Barry Keoghan (‘71).

Anne has worked most recently with the London Contemporary Orchestra on her score for Damien Hirst’s concept film TREASURES FROM THE WRECK OF THE UNBELIEVABLE to compliment his current exhibition in Venice.

She has also finished scoring CALIBRE, Matt Palmer’s feature debut – a joint venture by Creative Scotland and Creative England starring Jack Lowden (War & Peace, Dunkirk) and Martin McCann (The Survivalist).

In 2015, she composed the score for THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC, a modern day fairytale starring Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) set for worldwide release by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Her score was nominated for a Music+Sound Award.

Last year she scored CAPTIVE, a thrilling 8-part series billed as Netflix’s Latest True Crime Series, produced by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Jonathan Chinn (American High).

Anne writes in a variety of styles but has an affinity for dark, moody, atmospheric music, growing up on heavy doses of bands such as The Cure, Sonic Youth, and Radiohead, as well as artists ranging from Bjork, Arvo Part and Steve Reich, to avante-garde composers Morton Feldman, Kaija Saariaho and Iannis Xenakis. Her music has been described as ‘a beautiful eclectic mix of strings, guitars, percussion and sweeping orchestral arrangements – its own unique sound’.

Other recent films include DARKHORSE:THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF DREAM ALLIANCE, which won the Audience Award at Sundance as well as Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards; CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM, which premiered at Sundance and was released on Netflix; FREISTATT, a German feature film shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film starring Gerald Alexander Held (Downfall, Schindler’s List); and the apocalyptic TV Movie thriller REVELATION: THE END OF DAYS II, which was nominated for a Music+Sound Award for Best Television Soundtrack.

Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up in various countries around the world. She immersed herself in avant-garde music while studying Composition at McGill University, Montreal, and was awarded a SOCAN prize for Young Composers of Canada.

She completed her Master’s in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Dario Marianelli and Gabriel Yared. In 2010 she assisted George Fenton on the Ivor Novello nominated series LIFE, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Since then she has gone on to score numerous films for broadcasters such as BBC, C4, National Geographic Channel, PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, CNN.

Anne is a member of BAFTA and has been on various juries including BAFTA and Ivor Novello. She is a member of PRS Creator Voice, a programme that seeks to promote the understanding of copyright, and the value of works by creators and publishers under threat in the digital age.

Anne works from her studio in North London.

The Imposter
This Beautiful Fantastic
BBC New Talent: New TV Composer Award
SOCAN prize for young composers of Canada
Music+Sound Award Nomination-Best Original Composition in a Feature Film Score (This Beautiful Fantastic)

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