From his first film score, Chris Eyre and Sherman Alexie’s SMOKE SIGNALS (Sundance Film Festival Audience Award & Filmmaker Trophy winner), to horror master Tobe Hooper’s final film DJINN, to Steven Cantor’s Hulu documentary BALLET NOW, composer BC Smith’s unique talent as a musical storyteller has enhanced an incredibly diverse and eclectic collection of films.
Whether working with modular synthesizers, orchestras, multifarious ensembles, peyote singers, or bespoke electronics, BC is one of those rare composers not bound by genre or convention. He approaches each movie from its own unique perspective to create an original sonic pallet and score that is truly born from the film’s story.
Notable projects include Chris Eyre’s award-winning films, SKINS, EDGE OF AMERICA and the Robert Redford produced Tony Hillerman detective series (THIEF OF TIME, SKINWALKERS, and COYOTE WAITS), MGM’s MOD SQUAD, the John Cusack and Emma Roberts starred ADULT WORLD, AMANDA AND JACK GO GLAMPING staring Amy Acker and David Arquette, and Netflix’s Ryan Koo drama AMATEUR.
His love of pushing boundaries has led to his ongoing collaboration with Nine Inch Nails / How To Destroy Angels multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini under the nom de guerre ACBC. Winners of a bronze Clio and silver Eurobest Cannes Lion for their music, their international projects include Gus Van Sant and Martin Werner directed campaigns for BMW, the award-winning 8 part Woodkid directed films for Rihanna’s album ANTI and the firefighting documentary BURN, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Audience Award.
Recent projects include scores for director Cornelia Duryée’s autism drama LANGUAGE ARTS and 2020 SXSW premiere HOOD RIVER for director Steven Cantor and producer Robert Rodriquez and sci-fi thriller THE STAIRS for director Peter “Drago” Tiemann.
BC is also an accomplished artist and magician, specializing in close up magic with purportedly haunted artifacts. (Come for the card tricks… stay for the demon summoning.) He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts / Magic Castle and is the co-creator of Two Headed Dreams, an interactive streaming magic experience that premiered September of 2020 featuring the talents of Zabrecky, Penn & Teller and Michael Carbonaro.