Michael Neilson's career as a composer started in London, England working on a spin-off of the cult classic “Doctor Who” series. His work on the series entitled “Adventures in Time & Space” was described by Doctor Who Magazine as “…an Atmospheric Masterpiece”.
Soon after, he was working with indie filmmaker Ian David Diaz (The Killing Zone, Dead Room and Bad Day). After that it was back home to Vancouver, where his work on the Mark A Lewis film “Ill Fated” gained him a Leo Award nomination. Variety magazine said, “…Michael’s Burwellian style makes the Coen brothers connection”.
In addition to series, documentaries and games, Michael has scored almost 40 features and movies for Hallmark, Lifetime and SyFy. In 2010, Ghost House Underground released “The Thaw” starring Val Kilmer on DVD and Blu-Ray. The anticipation of the release catapulted the science fiction thriller to #37 on IMDb overnight.
Michael develops great working relationships with all of his collaborators and sees himself not just as a composer, but as a filmmaker. His goal is to find a sound that enhances the picture or project, whatever musical style it may be.
Visit Michael's Vimeo Channel to watch video demo reels of his work.