SHAUN DREW is an LA-based music composer, producer and arranger of distinction. His multi-colored and modern sound palette is marked with sophistication and maturity, and by an ability to harmoniously balance technical prowess with a visceral, emotive, often spiritual quality. Shaun's love for many genres of music has made him particularly versatile and adept at composing for a wide range of projects--from comedy to superhero animation, documentary, drama and horror/thriller feature films.
Shaun is known for his work composing for film and TV projects, and for his collaborations with various LA-area artists and bands as an arranger, producer and engineer. His works have been utilized in national ad campaigns, hit series and major motion picture trailers. A prolific writer for strings, Shaun often infuses his signature style with the orchestral sound by employing guitars, drums, keyboards, bass, ambient textures, and percussion, Shaun's primary instrument. Catchy, often haunting melodies and intricate rhythmic phrasings are among the hallmarks of his compositional style.
From 2015 to 2019, Shaun served as the composer for DC Super Hero Girls, the original animated franchise, which developed into a billion-dollar brand for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Shaun composed and produced nearly 600 minutes of original music for the brand's TV special, Superhero High, plus multiple video releases, a TV and Internet series and on-demand content. In their first few seasons, the YouTube shorts accumulated over 150 million views. Shaun also composed the music for the 75th anniversary DC Comics documentary, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics. He created over 80 minutes of orchestral score in less than three weeks for the project. Additionally, he provided music for the marketing campaign for one of Disney/Pixar's high-grossing animated films, Brave. Shaun also contributed the main musical themes for Gloves of Stone (Maya Entertainment), a bilingual boxing drama starring Martin Sheen and Michael Madsen, which was partially shot in Mexico City. His first solo recording effort, an ambient album called The Great Dissolve, was met with positive critical reviews, garnering comparisons to pioneering electronic composers Brian Eno and Wendy Carlos. The record was honored as a finalist by the Independent Music Awards, and a Billboard staff writer summarized the project succinctly as "a powerful cascade of melody".
Shaun scored The Vault, a bank heist and horror genre mash-up film starring James Franco, Taryn Manning and Francesca Eastwood. A US and UK theatrical release of the film occurred in September of 2017.