Max Aruj is a composer born and raised in Los Angeles. Aruj composed the score for Eytan Rockaway’s psychological thriller The Abandoned, as well as Sandu Negrea’s dark romance Stefan + Christy. This past year, he wrote additional music on The Crown for Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams, and served as score producer on Lorne Balfe’s score for The Lego Batman Movie.
Aruj studied at the USC Thornton School of Music, earning a Bachelor’s in Music Composition . Currently, he is the composer for Well Played Studios’ Virtual Reality gaming platform, which debuts April 2017. Also this year, Faraway Features’ horror/thriller Wichita will be released, for which Aruj composed the original score.