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Return to Space

June 8 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PDT

Composers

MYCHAEL DANNA

HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS

MODERATED BY MARK SMYTHE (Composer)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 

Wednesday, June 8, 6:30PM (PT)

Return to Space follows Elon Musk’s and SpaceX engineers’ two-decade mission to send NASA astronauts back to the International Space Station and revolutionize space travel. TV-MA |128mins

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturally inspired 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi as well as Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Ride With the Devil. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as his long time collaborator Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, Moneyball, and Capote with director Bennett Miller, Monsoon Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Being Julia, Deepa Mehta’s Water and Girl, Interrupted. He won an Emmy Award for outstanding music composition for the 2012 mini-series World Without End. Often collaborating with his brother Jeff, they have scored The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Terry Gilliam, The Breadwinner (Annie Nomination), The Addams Family 1 and 2, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and Onward (2020). Television scores include Alias Grace (Emmy Nomination), Tyrant, (3 Emmy Nominations), and Camelot, (Emmy Nomination). Recent scores are for Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater starring Matt Damon, and Cinderella, co-scored with Jessica Rose Weiss. 

Latest projects for Mychael include his first musical partnership with his friend and colleague composer Harry Gregson-Williams for the documentary Return to Space directed by Oscar-winning directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. As well Mychael scored Where the Crawdads Sing starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and directed by Olivia Newman for Sony Pictures which will be released on July 15, 2022, in theaters. Among Mychael’s other awards are the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing (2013), the World Soundtrack Awards for Film Composer of the Year, and Best Score of the Year (both 2013), and the Hollywood Film Award for Composer of the Year (2016). 

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FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Wednesday, June 8, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.