Reza is a composer and film producer raised in London and living in LA. Prior to working in film, he was a Universal Music songwriter and record producer/engineer with work spanning from pop (Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears) to underground (Freestylers, Ms Dynamite). He is a co-founder of UK indie label Illa State records, among the pioneers of UK urban music, meshing hip hop and electro, with MOBO award winning artist Akala.
Influenced by Beethoven and Nine Inch Nails in equal parts, Reza’s textured approach to composing fuses orchestra with contemporary music production and sound design. He is always fascinated by exploring soundscape as much as harmony and melding the two to serve the image in a tactile way. This sound can be heard in films like the “Filly Brown” blurring the lines between hip-hop and orchestra, and the Stephen King adaptation “Mercy”, combining earthy Appalachian string arrangements with tweaked electronics.
As a film-maker Reza is developing a film, TV and trans-media slate, as well as executive producing projects such as Michael Winterbottom’s “The Face of an Angel”, starring Daniel Bruhl and Kate Beckinsale, which recently premiered at TIFF.