London-born film score composer and classical music arranger David C. Hëwitt recently finished scoring Beheading Buddha, a film featuring Brian Blessed (Star Wars, Family Guy) and Jenny Agutter (An American Werewolf in London, Child's Play 2). One of his career highlights is the epic score for a modern version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Anthony Head (Buffy, Little Britain). David's work can most recently be heard on The Driving Dead starring Michael Rooker from TV's The Walking Dead (directed by Gale Anne Hurd - Terminator, Aliens).
David's song "Visions of Passacaglia" is the winner of our Editor’s Choice Award for November 2012 for its stunning Gypsy passion and vision of hope, love, and longing. Featuring soaring violin melodies and sublime female vocals, this song touches the heart and soul of audiences, adding a searing reality and raw emotion to epic tales of life and love.
Films scored: Romanian Crises documentary (Score), Solid State (Additional music), Winner Takes All (Additional music), Birthday Boy (Score), Hard Attack (Score), A Carousel Film (Score), Ducks (Additional music + DVD Theme), SafeHouse (Score), Operation Malcom's Garden (Score), One Night at the Curtain (Score), Russian Front (Score), Readings from the Ah-Beer (Score), Tout le monde a des raison d'en vouloir à sa mère (Additional music), Fashionaires (Underscore), Who Am I? (Score), Candid (Score), The Adventures of Dave (Score), The Voyeur (Score), Viking Nightmare (Score), Grief (Score), Dark Eden (Score), A Love Entwined (Score), Support score for 'Dark Knight Rises' Movie Premier, Author Inside (Score), The Diana Clone (Additional Score), Voodoo Magic (Trailer Score), The Last Line (Additional Music), Nocturnal Cove (score), Invasion of the Not Quite Dead (score in production), Sentry (trailer), The Driving Dead (score).
TV music: Awkward, Byzantium (BBC), American Pickers (History), Jersey Shore, 90210, Homicide Hunter Lt Joe Kenda, Pawn Stars, Martin (MTV2), and more.
Very Batman! James Newton Howard & Hanz Zimmer inspired. Classic analog synthesizer moves to moody string & menacing SFX. Perfect trailer for murder mystery, low-key bad guy action, plotting, planning & a smack-down attack! Stormy sea chase, pirates, armies on the move, chase, bank heist, espionage, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
This is instantly recognizable ... A scary, ominous & famous choir cue!
Big drums and thrilling strings add to the power in this piece, if you need to scare your audience then look no further. Great for a blockbuster trailer and regularly heard on shows like the 'X Factor' this is THE requiem. Mixed Vocals, Dangerous, Dark Music, Giuseppe Verdi
HANZ ZIMMER BATMAN style fight scene music. Not a pretty piece or a song but this percussion driven music is designed to accompany tense action and fighting. Modern in style it has that 'sequenced' sound that all the top filmmakers are hankering after! Long intro to get your audience in the mood. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
EPIC MODERN TRAILER MUSIC. Rock guitars & bass build with a rock drum kit before an explosive choir comes in. Perfect key change towards the end! Excellent for trailer work there is also a version with no choir and more strings - get 'em both! Mixed Vocals, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Very Batman! James Newton Howard & Hanz Zimmer inspired. Classic analog synthesizer moves to moody string & menacing percussive FX. Perfect trailer for murder mystery, low-key bad guy action, plotting, planning, criminal activity, pirates, armies on the move, chase, bank heist, espionage, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Similar to THE DARK NIGHT Hanz Zimmer James Newton Howard. An epic dark intro to your film or trailer, or as credits roll or ads for your film. Large drums, strings and ticking sequences lend this piece its signature. Heavy and serious, cautious, good for tracking shots and also scene transitions. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Imagine the moments before the big heist, the scene where the story lines begin to converge towards an explosive finale. The clock is ticking, hearts are racing & things are about to change! Tense orchestral strings & rocking drums drive this to perfection... Robbery, espionage & crime thrillers. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
A SLOW SORROWFUL modern orchestral film score for your delight. Piano and strings intertwine while the emotion is heightened using a boy's haunting soprano voice. Great montage of narrative clips or during a long tracking shot. EMOTIONAL and CONTEMPORARY, mysterious, moody, murder in the mansion. Male Vocals, Dramatic, Sad Music
EPIC TRAILER MUSIC. It begins with a Linkin Park like piano motif then builds with a Clint Mansell like string sound and rock drum kit before an explosive choir comes in. Perfect key change towards the end! Excellent for trailer work, try cutting 4 bars before the key change for ultimate impact! Mixed Vocals, Dangerous, Dark Music
SCARY/SPACE cue starts with scary strings/brass as slow deep woodwinds build to a solo trumpet on the 'discovery', we then have a rush of orchestra and it drifts into its own cinematic world. Excellent for where the dialogue is paramount. Good for Sci Fi/Space docs, skittering chaos, freaky evil, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Apocalyptic trailer great for moments when the Zombies are eating us! Epic brass & percussion drive this tense music to an explosive climax. Lots of noise and action happening on screen? This fills those gaps between the foley ... Crush your audience into submission. Military, Evil Battles, Psy Ops, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
SCARY MUSIC CUE. This piece has an ominous growling threatening vibe. Bending brass notes and strange orchestral effects give way way to an insistent & spooky analog synth sequence with brass effects and violin scrapes & scratches. Spook your audience with this frightening terror music. Instrumental, Horror, Contemporary Thriller
You know in MATRIX 2 where Mr. Smith clones himself & fights Neo in the playground? This music is like that! Drum kit & orchestra tense strings, brass stabs. Fight scenes, car chases, high tension aerial pursuits, sword fights, ninjas, Sci Fi space war, intense battle. And a thrilling jumpy climax! Instrumental, Action, Impending Orchestral
Similar to THE DARK KNIGHT by Hanz Zimmer & James Newton Howard. Epic trailer music builds in tension with various crescendos that you can time with your action to heighten the fear and terror! Lots of sections mean there are many editing possibilities. Tense Strings + Big Drums. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Sweeping Drama. An ever changing dramatic orchestra & insistent synthesizer line give this piece a timeless & contemporary feeling. Modern films covering the Ballet, War & Magic, Fantasy, Mystery, Medical Drama. Castle chase, period documentary, Masterpiece Theatre, British melodrama, soap opera. Instrumental, Action, Theme Power Play
A SOMBER FOREBODING LOVE SCENE? Is your film in need of a sorrowful piece of music? Slow strings and mellow brass create an atmosphere of tainted love, this piece turns down a notch at the end into the depths of despair then reaches an ominous climax. MEANINGFUL HEARTFELT & OMINOUS ... try it out. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music