Emmy® Award-winning composer Frederik Wiedmann has compiled an interesting and varied résumé, with over 40 titles to his name encompassing all genres of film and television. Wiedmann is currently composing the music for two animated series (ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND), has become a mainstay in the DC animated universe, and continues to score dramatic feature films.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Wiedmann has been inspired to film composition since he first heard John Barry’s score for DANCES WITH WOLVES at the age of 12. Wiedmann attended the Berklee College of Music to learn the craft before moving to Los Angeles.
In 2007 he scored his first feature RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (produced by Joel Silver) and in the ten years since, his résumé includes horror films like THE HILLS RUN RED, HOSTEL PART III, MIRRORS, THE DAMNED and INTRUDERS. His dramatic work can be heard in the epic civil war drama FIELD OF LOST SHOES (directed by Sean McNamara) and Paul Schrader’s recent feature DYING OF THE LIGHT (starring Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin).
In 2016 Wiedmann earned his first Emmy Award for “Outstanding Original Song” (with lyricist Mitch Watson) on the song “True Bromance” for the Dreamworks Animations series ALL HAIL KING JULIEN.
Twice Wiedmann has collaborated with DC mastermind Bruce Timm, first on GREEN LANTERN – THE ANIMATED SERIESSeries (which earned him 2 consecutive Annie nominations) and later with his twisted take on Batman, Superman and Wonder Women in JUSTICE LEAGUE – GODS AND MONSTERS. He has also composed the music for DC Animation’s made-for-DVD movies JUSTICE LEAUGE – THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX, SON OF BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE – THRONE OF ATLANTIS, and WB’s latest Batman TV Series BEWARE THE BATMAN.
Wiedmann’s recent credits include the German TV mini-series DUELL DER BRüeDER and the documentary short film SPECTRUM: A STORY OF THE MIND. He currently lives in LA with his wife – and conductor – Hyesu Yang and their two wonderful children.