BEHIND THE MUSIC OF
SAMUEL JOSEPH SMYTHE
Sam is a composer for films, video games and television. He has been writing original music in LA’s entertainment industry since 2008, after graduating from the University of Southern California's Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television graduate program.
Most recently his music can be heard in many of EA’s Star Wars video games including the recent Star Wars: Squadrons as well as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Battlefront I & II and Star Wars: The Old Republic. These games include music that he has written and orchestrated for a full orchestra and choir which have been recorded in London’s Abbey Road Studios and Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios. Additionally, his game work includes music for Microsoft’s Halo Wars 2, Disney’s Epic Mickey I & II and Activision’s Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions.
In addition to his orchestral game work, Smythe’s original film scores have given him the opportunity to showcase a wide variety of styles. He has scored many of Status Media and Entertainment’s film productions including the recently released horror film The Call (2020), Western-style films Traded (2017) and The Outsider (2019). As well as a Morricone-inspired jazz score for Gangster Land (2017), a horror score for The Final Wish (2018) and a hybrid electronic/orchestral score for Silencer (2018).
Sam's television work includes music for NBC’s drama Revolution (2013), FX’s quirky comedy Wilfred (2011), the CW’s medical drama Emily Owens M.D. (2012) and DreamWorks’ animated Neighbors from Hell (2010). He has written music for the Oscar-nominated short film Buzkashi Boys (2012) and original award-winning scores for short films Boo (2019) and Buttons in the Ground (2011).