Award-winning composers Dean Valentine and Dan Baboulene have joined forces in what is set to be one of the year’s most exciting composer alliances. Energised by the considerable musical chemistry they discovered while working together on two LA based projects currently under wraps.
Dean and Dan are expanding their partnership, fusing their influences and instincts to create fresh, boundary-pushing scores for TV and film. As well as film and TV projects, Dean and Dan have composed music for some of Hollywoods most iconic trailers.
As a solo composer Dean has enjoyed great success across film, television and game soundtracks.His recent work includes the feature Putin, HBOs Baby God, cult game score Rune II, big budget epic Viking, Tiger Raid, the multi-award winning film Violet and Gerry Gregg’s award-winning trilogy of feature films about a Holocaust survivor, I Was A Boy in Belsen, Condemned to Remember, and Close to Evil. For his trailer scores Dean won the Clio Key Art Award (American Sniper) and the Golden Trailer Award (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire). His iconic track ‘Sharks Dont Sleep’ [Captain America: Civil War] was recently released as an EP. Other trailer credits include The Shape of Water, Dunkirk, The Mule, Interstellar and The Lord of the Rings franchise.
Classically trained pianist Dan brings an innovative and unique compositional voice to each and every project he takes on, from feature films to shorts to trailers. His recent work includes award winning feature Eaten By Lions, Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunchbreak, BBC 2’s Brexit documentaries with Laura Kuenssberg, Escape From Pretoria [trailer], Ernie and Pavement. Earlier this year, Dan’s score for The Playhouse was described as an ‘extraordinary classic’ in Terror Magazine, and Jason Wingard’s feature In Another Life won a BIFA award and Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival.
Dean and Dan also connected through their various charity work. Dean donates time and music to various animal charities and Dan volunteers to help the homeless, working for the Brighton-based Choir with No Name.