Staying Grounded in Hollywood with Denise Santos
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David catches up with film and TV composer Denise Santos about her work, creative process and development. They discuss:

  • The importance of representing diverse stories
  • Staying strong and authentic in a male-dominated industry
  • Getting the most out of collaboration
  • Cultivating a healthy working routine

Denise is an Emmy-winning Filipino musician and composer based in Los Angeles. Having previously worked as in-house composer at Hans Zimmer and Sony/ATV's Bleeding Fingers Music, her music has been heard in a multitude of movies and TV shows, most recently in Island of the Sea Wolves (Netflix), Eden: Untamed Planet (BBC America), and Primates (BBC One/PBS).

Largely influenced by classical, orchestral, rock, and pop music, Denise loves to blend these different genres to create uniquely powerful compositions that help uplift diverse stories, filmmakers, and creators.

Find out more about Denise on her website / follow her on Instagram

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Music and production by David Mackenzie

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