Gary Marlowe

2022 by garymarlowe.com

Biography

A musical storyteller, who became known for his unusual combinations of Electronica and Orchestra, the award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Gary Marlowe works primarily for films.

His latest works are Spanish Oscars candidate “Planeta 5000”, “Tatort: Der Welten Lohn” (audience more than 10 Million viewers), and the Science Fiction feature “Everything Will Change” (featuring Wim Wenders).

Among his recent recognitions are a nomination for Best Music at the 6th German Documentary Film Music Awards 2018, and a nomination for the renowned Grimme Preis 2019.“Tatort: Für immer und Dich” won the German Television Movie Award 2019. In 2020, Marlowe was nominated for Best Music at the Crystal Pine Awards, with his score for “Alcohol”, and “Planeta 5000” won the Premios Simón in Spain.

Marlowe began playing piano at four, shared the stage with Iggy Pop and The Ramones, became a No.1 hit songwriter, and an award-winning producer. Following studies in Ethnomusicology in Berlin, he studied Composition for Film in Siena, Italy, with Oscar winners Luis Bacalov and Nicola Piovani, winning the Emma Contestabile Award in his final year.

More awards include five nominations at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards, nominations at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (2012), and at the Max Ophüls Preis (2017).

Gary Marlowe leads his own band Lotus Thieves, and plays concerts. He also develops music installations, with international exhibitions including the Biennale di Venezia.

In 2018, Gary Marlowe officially received the title “Steinway Artist”.

Marlowe is lecturing as a docent in various academies, such as the SAE Institute. He is a Berlinale Talent Alumnus, a member of the World Soundtrack Academy, and the European Film Academy.

Film

Everything will change, 2021
Directed by Marten Persiel

Tatort - Der Welten Lohn, 2020
Directed by Gerd Schneider

Alkohol, 2019
Directed by Andreas Pichler
Nomination Crystal Pine Award 2020 (Best Original Score, Documentary)

Tatort - Für immer und Dich, 2019
Directed by Julia von Heinz
Nomination Deutscher Fernsehkrimipreis 2019
Winner Baden-Baden Festival of TV Films 2019

Planeta 5000, 2019
Directed by Carlos Val
Best Film IX. Premios Simón de la Academia del Cine Aragonés 2020

Al-Hadira - The Hangar, 2019
Directed by Eyas Al Mokdad

Pete’s Last Dance, 2018
Directed by Benjamin Teske

The Milk System, 2017
Directed by Andreas Pichler
Winner 11th International Fünf Seen Film Festival
German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award, NaturVision Filmfestival 2018

When Paul came over the Sea
, 2017
Directed by Jakob Preuss

Winner 20th Shanghai International Film Festival
Nomination Best FilmMusic 38th Max Ophüls Preis Festival
Nomination 6th German Documentary Music Award 2018
Nomination Grimme-Preis 2019

Strawberry Bubblegums
, 2016

Directed by Benjamin Teske

Schrotten!
(Scrappin'), 2016
Directed by Max Zähle

Winner 37th Max Ophüls Preis Festival


Sex & Crime, 2016
Directed by Paul Florian Müller

Treffen sich zwei
, 2016

Directed by Ulrike von Ribbeck

Winnetous Sohn
, 2015

Directed by André Erkau
Winner 31st Warsaw International Filmfestival

Escape
, 2015

Directed by Dieter Primig

Altersglühen
, 2014

Directed by Jan Georg Schütte
Grimme Preis 2015

Mordsfreunde
, 2014

Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller
Nomination Best Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2015

The Old, the Young and the Sea, 2013
Directed by Mario Hainzl
Winner Surffilmfestival Cologne & Munich
Winner Cape Town Wavescape Film Festival
Nomination Best Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2014

Houston, 2013
Directed by Bastian Günther
additional music
Winner Hof International Film Festival, Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino

Jedes Jahr im Juni
, 2013

Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller

Sogar die Nacht, 2013

Directed by Paul Florian Müller
Nomination Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2013

Inside the Stones
, 2012

Directed by Alessio Jim Della Valle
UNESCO webseries with music by Nine Inch Nails, Gary Marlowe and Moby

1949, 2011
Directed by Paul Florian Müller
FBW-Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll
Nomination Shortcutz Berlin Awards

Stubbe – Querschläger
, 2011

Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller

Heisse Spur, 2009
Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller

A Place Called Los Pereyra, 2009
Directed by Andrès Livov-Macklin
Nomination Best Film Music Documentary Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2010

Das Echo der Schuld
, 2008

Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller

Schuld und Unschuld, 2007
Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller
3 Nominations Film&TV Music Awards Los Angeles

Kunstfehler, 2006
Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller
Nomination Film&TV Music Awards Los Angeles

Celebration Of Flight
, 2006

Directed by Lara Juliette Sanders
Best Foreign Film Gloria Festival, Best Documentary Thin Line Festival, U.S.A., Documentary Film Award Festival de Dijon

Lautlos ('Soundless'), 2005
Directed by Mennan Yapo
Winner Cognac Festival du Film, Special Jury Prize WorldFest Houston: Platinum Award

FILMSCORE

EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE

Directed by: Marten Persiel
Music: Gary Marlowe

In a dystopian 2054, three young rebels go on a journey to find traces of the long lost beauty of nature, hoping to discover what happened to their planet. The answer lies in the past and when they find the key to a decade – the 2020s – when a colourful future was still possible, everything changes. In this unusual road movie, fiction meets scientific fact to explore the most pressing question of our time: extinction.

Opening film of the 43rd Filmfestival Max Opüls Preis January 2022

FILMSCORE

ALCOHOL - THE MAGIC POTION

Directed by: Andreas Pichler
Music: Gary Marlowe

Alcohol is the world’s most powerful drug. Four billion people drink it regularly and the number is rising. Of the world’s 30 countries with the highest per capita alcohol consumption, no fewer than 26 are in Europe. Big business, with 3 million victims each year. But who profits from all this?

Gary Marlowe's music was nominated for a Crystal Pine Award 2020 (Best Original Score, Documentary)

Theatrical Release (Germany): January 2020

FILMSCORE

TATORT - FÜR IMMER UND DICH

Directed by: Julia von Heinz
Music: Gary Marlowe

A man and a teenager are driving through the night. Are they a couple? Father and daughter maybe? When all of a sudden the notebook is stolen from out of their car, the man chases the young thief who ends up in a ditch with his moped. The man takes his notebook and leaves the scene. The police begin their investigation and discover a connection to a case from two years ago when Emily Arnold disappeared. The investigators join forces to solve both cases …

World Premiere on October 25, 2018 at Hof International Film Festival
Nomination Deutscher Fernsehkrimipreis 2019
Winner Baden-Baden Festival of TV Films 2019

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FILMSCORE

THE MILK SYSTEM

Director: Andreas Pichler
Music: Gary Marlowe

There's one thing milk stands for — health. It's seen as natural and nutrient-rich. But is it really that healthy? We set out to take a critical look at the milk system. Along the way we'll meet farmers, dairy owners, politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, scientists. Each has their own views on the value and consequences of an industry with worldwide impact. Whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, milk is the allegorical model of streamlined-for-growth global food production. The film uncovers surprising truths behind the system. Who profits at whose cost? Does the system have a future and are there alternatives?

Winner 11th International Fünf Seen Film Festival
German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award, NaturVision Filmfestival 2018