Gil Talmi

Creative Director &
Composer

For more information visit www.giltalmi.com

Gil Talmi is a an EMMY nominated composer, producer and recording artist with a passion for socially conscious films.

Blending his traditional orchestral background with tasteful modular electronics and eclectic world music sensibilities, Talmi has created a signature sound that can be heard in many award winning productions worldwide.

Some of Gil’s most recent work includes Chavela (Aubin Pictures), Tre Maison Dasan (Hello World/PBS Independent Lens), Building The American Dream (Panda Bear Films), Man On Fire (Fendelman Films/PBS Independent Lens), Dykes, Camera, Action! (Caroline Berler Films), Straight/Curve (Epix) and the opening theme to the CBS News: 50 Years of 60 Minutes special.

Gil’s score for Backyard Wilderness (Archipelago Film) was recently nominated for Best Original Score in the 2018 GSCA Awards. In 2017, Gil’s score for Chavela was nominated for Best Original Composition ­ Feature Film Score by the Music & Sound Awards. Gil was nominated for a National News and Documentary Emmy Award for his work on CBS Evening News and recently won Best Documentary for his score for Tales Of The Waria (PBS).

Gil has scored the Peabody Award winning documentaries Between The Folds (PBS Independent Lens), Who Killed Chea Vichea? (PBS) and New Year Baby (PBS Independent Lens), winner of the Amnesty International ‘Movies That Matter’ Award.

Other work includes music for Food Chains (Illumine Films), Entre Nos (IndiePix), winner Best Film at the Traverse City film festival, Bill W. (Page 124 Productions), Forgotten Ellis Island (PBS) and Daisy Bates: First Lady Of Little Rock (PBS).

Talmi’s 1700 square foot scoring facility with inspiring views of Manhattan is located inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard (a stone’s throw away from Steiner Studios). The studio’s unique location, ambiance, and state of the art equipment work together to complement the innovative, high quality scores that Talmi creates for studio and indie films alike.

Awards

2019
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
Nominated, Golden Reel Award
Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing for Special Venue for Backyard Wilderness (2018)

2018
Giant Screen Cinema Association
Nominated, Film Achievement Award
Best Original Score for Backyard Wilderness (2018)
Konsonant Music

2017
Music + Sound Awards, International
Nominated, Best Original Composition
Feature Film Score for Chavela (2017)
Konsonant Music

2012
The Soundtrack Geek
Winner: Best Original Soundtrack

1991
News & Documentary Emmy Awards
Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music Composition for 1991: A Year to Remember (1991)

Selected Filmography

BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM (2019)
Panda Bear Films
DIRECTOR: Chelsea Hernandez
PRODUCERS: Chelsea Hernandez, Marisol Medrano, Mario Troncoso, Iliana Sosa

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! (2018)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Caroline Berler
PRODUCER: Caroline Berler

TRE MAISON DASAN (2018)
Hello World
DIRECTOR: Denali Tiller
PRODUCERS: Craig Pilligan, Rebecca Stern, Denali Tiller

MAN ON FIRE (2018)
Fendelman Films
DIRECTOR: Joel Fendelman
PRODUCER: Joel Fendelman

BACKYARD WILDERNESS (2018)
Archipelago Films
DIRECTORS: Susan Todd & Andrew Young
PRODUCERS: Susan Todd & Andrew Young

CHAVELA (2017)
Aubin Pictures
DIRECTORS: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
PRODUCERS: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

STRAIGHT/CURVE (2017)
Epix
DIRECTOR: Jenny McQuaile
PRODUCERS: Jenny McQuaile, Yael Melamede, Jess Lewis

JACK AND JILL (2017)
Bowery Arts + Science
DIRECTOR: Nikhil Melnechuk
STARRING: Melissa Jackson, Ellen Hollman

BLANK CANVAS (2017)
The jUsB Movement
DIRECTOR: Steven Bennett
STARRING: Chris Chalk, Julianna Robinson

THE MEMORY OF FISH (2016)
Reelblue
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Galvin
PRODUCER: Jennifer Galvin

THE LOST ARCADE (2015)
26 Aries
DIRECTOR: Kurt Vincent
PRODUCER: Irene Chin

ALL RISE (2015)
Cinema Capital
DIRECTOR: Jay Shapiro
PRODUCER: Jeffrey Saunders

LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS (2015)
Blueberry Hill Productions
DIRECTOR: Laurie Kahn
PRODUCER: Laurie Kahn

DESERT MIGRATION (2015)
Best Revenge Productions
DIRECTOR: Daniel F. Cardone
PRODUCER: Marc Smolowitz

REMITTANCE (2017)
Greenmachine Film
DIRECTORS: Joel Fendelman & Patrick Daly
PRODUCERS: Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly, Frank Hall Green, Prema Menon

FOOD CHAINS (2014)
Illumine Group
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Eva Longoria & Eric Schlosser
DIRECTOR: Sanjay Rawal
NARRATION: Forest Whitaker

LOS JETS (2014)
NUVOtv
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jennifer Lopez
DIRECTOR: Mark Landsman

SAVANNAH (2013)
Unclaimed Freight Productions
DIRECTOR: Annette Haywood-Carter
STARRING: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Shepard, Bradley Whitford

666 PARK AVENUE (2012)
ABC
DIRECTOR: Robert Duncan McNeill
STARRING: Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley
SONG: “You Think You Got Me”

DAISY BATES: FIRST LADY OF LITTLE ROCK (2012)
PBS | Independent Lens
DIRECTOR: Sharon LaCruise
NARRATION: Angela Bassett

BILL W. (2012)
Page 124 Productions
DIRECTOR: Dan Carracino & Kevin Hanlon

ULTIMATE MARS CHALLENGE (2012)
PBS | NOVA
DIRECTOR: Gail Willumson
NARRATION: Lance Newman

SHELTER ME (2012)
Steven Latham Productions
DIRECTOR: Steven Latham
HOST: Katherine Heigl

400 MILES TO FREEDOM (2012)
Seventh Art Releasing
DIRECTOR: Avishai Mekonen

BIRDS OF BROOKLYN (2012)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Joel Fendelman

DAVID (2012)
Ruth Diskin Films
DIRECTOR: Joel Fendelman
STARRING: Maz Jobrani, Muatasem Mishal

WHO KILLED CHEA VICHEA? (2011)
Loud Mouth Films/ITVS
DIRECTOR: Bradley Cox
PEABODY AWARD

TALES OF THE WARIA (2011)
PBS | Global Voices
DIRECTOR: Kathy Huang
BEST DOCUMENTARY SCORE OF 2012 AWARD

AUCTION PACKED (2011)
National Geographic Channel
WRITER: Joshua Alper
NARRATION: Stephan Cox
Multiple Licenses

SECRETS OF STONEHENGE (2010)
PBS | NOVA
DIRECTOR: Gail Willumsen
NARRATION: Jay O. Sanders

TAPEWORM (2010)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Margaret Laney

BETWEEN THE FOLDS (2009)
PBS | Independent Lens
DIRECTOR: Vanessa Gould
PEABODY AWARD

THE PERFECT TIME (2009)
Kevin Spacey/Triggerstreet Productions
DIRECTOR: Jason Klein
STARRING: Edie Schweighardt, Alex Emanuel

NEEDLE THROUGH BRICK (2009)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Patrick Daly

ENTRE NOS (2009)
IndiePix Films
DIRECTOR: Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte
STARRING: Paola Mendoza, Sarita Choudhury

THE FAIRY PRINCESS (2009)
Confounded Films
DIRECTOR: Stephen Lyman

DAUD (2009)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Joel Fendelman
STARRING: Muatasem Mishal

NEW YEAR BABY (2008)
PBS | Independent Lens
DIRECTOR: Socheata Poeuv
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
MOVIES THAT MATTER AWARD

MAMA (2008)
Toma 78
DIRECTOR: Andres Muschietti
STARRING: Victoria Harris, Berta Ros

FORGOTTEN ELLIS ISLAND (2008)
PBS
DIRECTOR: Lorie Conway
NARRATION: Elliot Gould

THE TABLE (2008)
Steven Latham Productions
DIRECTOR: Steven Latham

UNSPOOLED (2008)
Necessary Nomad Films
DIRECTOR: Keir Moreano
STARRING: Nicole Vicius, Norm Golden

THE DRIVE: A DRIVING TOUR OF POST KATRINA NEW ORLEANS (2008)
New Orleans Video Access Center
DIRECTOR: Tim Ryan

TABITHA’S AQUARIUM (2008)
Aquarium Productions
DIRECTOR: Jason Klein
STARRING: Margaret Laney, Eugene Mirman

TED: THE FUTURE WE WILL CREATE (2007)
Steven Latham Productions
DIRECTOR: Steven Patham & Daphne Zuniga
FEATURING: Daphne Zuniga, Al Gore, Bono, Peter Gabriel

ELEVEN CANDLES (2007)
Sol Pictures
DIRECTOR: Joel Fendelman

GALAPAGOS (2006)
BBC
WRITER: Gail Willumsen
NARRATION: Tilda Swinton

THE MUMMY WHO WOULD BE KING (2006)
PBS | NOVA
DIRECTOR: Gail Willumsen
NARRATION: Stacy Keach

MENTOR (2006)
BMore Pictures
DIRECTOR: David Langlitz
STARRING: Rutger Hauer, Matthew Davis, Dagmara Dominczyk
Song: “Sailing Through Time”

THE LAST GREEKS ON BROOME STREET (2005)
Kastro Productions
DIRECTOR: Ed Askinazi

BAND OF SISTERS (2005)
Fendelman Films
DIRECTOR: Joel Fendelman

THE MILLION DOLLAR RECIPE (2005)
NBC
DIRECTOR: Elise Pearlstein

THE GOLDDIGGER’S RUSH (2004)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Lucas Peltonen
STARRING: Sean Gullette, Jake Robards, Audrey Rosenberg

TV REVOLUTION (2004)
Bravo
DIRECTOR: Elise Pearlstein & Marijane Miller

PELICAN ODDYSEY (2003)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

ENEMIES FOR LIFE (2003)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

CRY OF THE WOLVES (2001)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

FABULOUS FENWAY: AMERICA’S LEGENDARY BALLPARK (2000)
Tribute Films
DIRECTOR: Lorie Conway
FEATURING: Kevin Costner

STRUGGLE FOR THE NIGHT (2000)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

THE NEW LORDS OF RAMON (2000)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

LOVE IS STRANGE (1999)
Lifetime
DIRECTOR: Annette Haywood-Carter
STARRING: Kate Nelligan, Ron Silver, Julie Harris

TOUGH AT THE TOP (1998)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

SHANIM TRUFOT (1997)
Zavit Productions
DIRECTOR: Ilana Tsur

JORDAN: THE RIVER OF LIFE (1996)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

THE CROWDED DESERT (1996)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

ALONG THE SEA ROAD (1996)
Independent
DIRECTOR: Moshe Alpert

1991: A YEAR TO REMEMBER (1991)
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
EMMY AWARD NOMINATION

Featured scores

Please find a selection of projects by Gil Talmi below. For more information on this Emmy nominated, award winning composer, visit his website