Freddy Sheinfeld is a Venezuelan composer with more than a decade of experience writing music for film and television. You can listen to his music on hundreds of TV episodes of shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and all the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. His score for David Attenborough’s documentary Kingdom of Plants 3D won the Best Documentary Score award at the International Film Music Festival as well as a nomination from the International Film Music Critic Association for Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature.
His work on film includes music for Escobar: Paradise Lost (Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson), several IMAX 3D Documentaries by David Attenborough like: Conquest of the Sky 3D, Galapagos 3D and Kingdom of Plants 3D, the blockbuster Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie and the action fillm La Hora Cero, which in 2010 became the highest grossing Venezuelan film. Freddy’s versatility as a composer can also be heard on Anthony Zuiker’s (CSI) Cybergeddon, a heart-pounding electronic action series starring Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful), Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue) and Kick Gurry (Speed Racer).
His unique compositions and diverse influences ranging from orchestral music, rock and Latin sounds to experimental electronic music always strive to capture the imagination of his audiences. Freddy’s deep understanding of dramatic film storytelling and his love of filmmaking translate in great and long lasting relations with directors and producers.
In addition to TV and film, his music accompanies permanent museum exhibits including: Simon Wiesenthal’s Tribute (a multimedia presentation on the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal) and In Our Time, which can be seen at the Los Angeles’ Museum of Tolerance and at the New York Tolerance Center. His music features the beautiful voice of singer Lizbeth Scott (Avatar, Transformers, Shrek) and Chris Bleth’s duduk (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Up, X-Men, Pirates of the Caribbean).
Besides his dramatic film work, Freddy is also a passionate electronic music artist. He participated in The C-Sound Book, a seminal textbook of computer music published by MIT, and recently released a record of his music under the alias Space Within.
Freddy majored in Film Scoring and Music Synthesis at Berklee College of Music, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 2001, he received the “Robert Moog Award” for achievements in electronic music and after graduation, Freddy won the first prize of a nationwide annual competition sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, leading him to the Academy’s Internship Program, where he worked with TV composers Alf Clausen (The Simpsons), Steve Branson (JAG, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) and Jonathan Wolf (Seinfeld, Will and Grace).
Currently, Freddy lives and works in Pasadena, California.