Nuno Malo

Portugal’s most respected and also busiest film composer, NunoMalo has worked on 15 feature films including Amália, which earned him the title “Breakout Composer of the Year 2010” from the IFMCA (International Film Music Critic’s Association).  Three of Malo’s films became the #1 movie of their respective years in Portugal.

In addition to Amália, Nuno composed the music for The Celestine Prophecy, (the #1 NY Times best seller by James Redfield), Filme Da Treta (the #2 all-time box office earning film of Portugal), and the upcoming No God, No Master, directed by Terry Green, starring David Strathairn, Mariana Klaveno, Sam Witwer and Ray Wise. His latest film is LUV directed by Sheldon Candis (starring Common, Dennis Haysbert, and Danny Glover), and will be one of the films in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the US Dramatic category.

He is a unique composer who blends seamlessly elements from classical, modern music, and ethnic music. His balanced command of the old and new techniques of film scoring make him an original combination that breathes an emotive sound into his film scores. In a 5-star review of his soundtrack, John Mansell says “his gift for melody is astounding and in many instances dazzling, plus his scores radiate an aura or atmosphere that is infectious” and sums up his score as “meticulous, mesmerizing, graceful and superb”.

In addition to being selected the “Breakout Composer of the Year” by the IFMCA in 2011, Amália was nominated by the IFMCA for “Best Original Score For a Drama Film” alongside Black Swan, The King’s Speech, True Grit and The Karate Kid.

Nuno lives in in Los Angeles with his pianist wife, Ivana.