about the artist
BRYAN E. MILLER
Bryan E. Miller is a creative film composer whose goal is to help maximize the emotional impact of visual media by creating powerful, evocative film scores.
Bryan studied at the Grove School of Music and the UCLA Extensions Film scoring program.
Bryan went on to found Sensory Overload Music where he has composed and produced music for hundreds of projects, creating over 100 albums of tracks which he licenses to movies, television, commercials, documentaries, and DVD features. His clients include Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, NBC Universal, CBS, ABC, A&E and The Style Network. You’ve probably heard his compositions on American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Boston Legal, The Big Bang Theory, Next Top Model, The Shield, General Hospital, Southland, and Access Hollywood.
Miller was chosen to compose the score for best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza’s film ‘AMERICA: IMAGE THE WORLD WITHOUT HER‘. ‘America’ was produced by Academy Award-winner Gerald Molen (Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park). Bryan signed with Milan Records which released the soundtrack album.
Bryan has since gone on to score D’Souza’s subsequent films, including the landmark hits ‘2000 MULES‘ and ‘POLICE STATE‘. Bryan also composed the score for the independent psychological thriller film, ‘NEFARIOUS‘, written and directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon and based on Steve Deace’s novel, ‘A Nefarious Plot’. The film was very well-received by movie-goers, achieving a 96% fresh audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and earning $12.5 million between box office and digital revenue.
With extensive experience and musical versatility, Bryan contributes to a wide range of projects. For feature film, ‘TE ATA‘ (Q’orianka Kilcher of The New World and Gil Birmingham of the Twilight series), Bryan’s original score presents members of the OK Philharmonic and sounds of Native American flute, percussion, choir, and a Jazz band, reviving the 1920’s while accompanying the true tale of Te Ata; accomplished entertainer and teller of Native American stories.
For “MONTFORD: THE CHICKASAW RANCHER“, Bryan set out to musically capture the full spectrum of emotion that characterizes Montford’s highly compelling story, from heartache and loss to triumph against all odds. Bryan employs his full range of sonic palettes to conjure the bleakest of dirges to the sweetest warmth of authentic, down-home Americana. Bryan traveled to the heart of Oklahoma to work with local musicians, capturing genuine bluegrass harmonica and fiddle and also native Chickasaw vocalizations and percussion. Miller was also privileged to work with celebrated local singers Ben McKenzie and Josh Meloy whose rugged, soulful voices help to make Montford’s story come alive in songs which are the flagship of the soundtrack. Miller was honored with the Western Heritage Award, AKA “The Cowboy Grammy”, for Outstanding Traditional Western Music Album. The film can now be seen on Netflix.
Though primarily a composer of dramatic and narrative films, Miller loves the documentary genre, and frequently takes time to compose music for charities and humanitarian organizations like St. Jude Children’s Hospital, World Vision, Best Friends Animal Rescue, and The Museum of Tolerance. Bryan’s view: “It’s a wonderful feeling when you can be part of a passionate team that wants to bring positive change to the world.”
Bryan E. Miller is a rising star in Hollywood who is refreshingly un-Hollywood. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Bryan now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 3 children. Bryan is equal parts pragmatist and idealist. He gets the job done in an efficient and ego-free way, all the while striving to create music that “stirs the soul” and “connects us to something bigger than ourselves.”