Clinton Shorter was hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the “Young Composers to Watch.” His original music to the blockbuster, DISTRICT 9 was described by film critic Kirk Honeycutt as a “magnificent score.” With almost a dozen feature films to his credit Clinton has also worked on over 300 episodes of television including the CBS medical drama CODE BLACK, debuting September 2015.
The Award winning Vancouver native, developed a love for music at a young age. Clinton entered college as a music major specializing in Jazz Studies, but left to pursue writing music with an experimental rock trio only to return years later to study music composition and synthesis.
Clinton’s first break came when he landed a job as an assistant to a prolific Canadian Film and Television composer. After several years of honing his skills Clinton left to pursue projects of his own. His first film entitled COME TOGETHER turned out to be an indie hit and led to more work on the indie scene in Vancouver, including a short directed by Neill Blomkamp entitled ALIVE IN JOBURG which was the catalyst for DISTRICT 9. Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson saw the short and came in as the producer of the feature with Blomkamp set as director. Peter Jackson referred to Shorterʼs music as a “brilliant score.”
Shorter followed his DISTRICT 9 success with the score to the Mark Wahlberg box office hit CONTRABAND, 2 GUNS starring Wahlberg and Denzel Washington and POMPEII starring Kit Harrington and Carrie-Ann Moss. In 2014 he turned his attention to television with the CBS series INTELLIGENCE and the Showtime series HOUSE OF LIES. His television work also includes the upcoming USA series COLONY, the upcoming Syfy series THE EXPANSE, numerous commercials, and original music for the Olympics.
Clinton Shorter currently resides in Los Angeles.