Michelle DE VRIES – music supervisor

Michelle is a very experienced international music supervisor and has excellent credits on both sides of the Atlantic spanning a 20 year career in music. She covers all aspects of the role from recommending tracks, negotiating and finalising licensing deals to booking orchestras, recording studios and working with composers to deliver the finished score. She is also able to draw on her contacts as Head of A &R at Hit & Run Music Publishing in London and New York and has regularly secured music publishing deals and soundtrack releases for her clients.

Her current projects include Stefan Elliot’s Flammable Children starring Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce; and Trendy directed by Louis Lagayette; recently she supervised two feature documentaries about tracks superstars Usain Bolt, I Am Bolt, directed by Ben Turner and Gabe Turner and Mo Farah – No Easy Mile, both for Fulwell 73/Universal Pictures.

Other recent feature credits include Iboy, starring Maisie Williams and Miranda Rchardson and Level Up, both directed by Adam Randall; Billy Zane’s White Island, directed by Ben Turner; A Few Best Men, starring Rebel Wilson and Easy Virtue, starring Colin Firth, Jessica Biel and Kirstin Scott Thomas, both directed by Stephen Elliot. Also two major feature documentaries The Class of ’92, the iconic story the rise to global sporting prominence of six young Manchester United heroes – Beckham, Butt, Giggs, Scholes and the Neville brothers – and The House of the Flying Arrows about the world darts championships.

She worked on the tv series The Jack Whitehall Show, The Sarah Milican Show, The Joe Lycett Show and the earlier Mo Farah documentary The Race of his Life. Other notable credits include clearing all the Nat King Cole tracks for the film The Life of Nat King Cole and she supervised the multi-award winning Citibank 200th Year Anniversary project.

She worked with Blur’s David Rowntree on his 60 mins XFM radio show series researching new releases, up and coming bands, booking the weekly guest artists and putting together the questions for the music general knowledge competitions.

Michelle was born in the Bahamas, largely brought up in London and attended Queens College in Westminster. She has travelled extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East and contributed several chapters for the definitive book about the Kuwaiti resistance during the Gulf War, The Edge of War, as well as writing pieces for international magazines. She’s a keen photographer, a human rights activist and member of Amnesty International.

Michelle’s IMDb page

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