Dean Valentine is an award winning composer, his signature sound and approach brings an extraordinary edge to his film, tv & game scores.
He is a self-taught composer who loves to record, combine [and sometimes mangle] live instruments with bespoke electronics and manipulated samples to create his unique sound.
So far in 2021 Dean delivered the score for Hopscotch, a 52-part animation series for Ink And Light Films. Three solo albums for BMG/Immediate Music are due for public/industry release imminently.
2020 highlights included the feature Baby God [HBO/Loki Films], film festival favourite The Lucky Man [10000 HRS films], his epic game score RUNE II [ESDF/Epic Games] was re-released to coincide with the relaunch of the game.
Notable projects include the award-winning animation special Hopscotch & The Christmas Tree (Ink And Light Films) featuring live brass ensemble (aired in 200 cinemas across France), the award-winning Russian feature Viking (Direktsiya Kino) Tribeca Film Festival favourite Tiger Raid (Dixon Baxi Evans Films), the multi-award-winning animation, Violet with Aidan Gillen, the hard-hitting feature doc, Putin (SDG Pictures) and the acclaimed trilogy of feature documentaries about Holocause victims, Til The Tenth Generation, Close To Evil (winner of the IFTA award) and Condemned To Remember (RTE). Dean is especially proud of these three features as they directly led to the formal investigation of a former SS guard and are now a permanent part of the Holocaust archives. His latest album Ventricular Beats was also released on vinyl. Dean has also composed the scores for numerous 26 & 52 part live-action & animation series for clients such as Disney, Brown Bag Films, Marvel, Ink And Light Films and RTE.
2021/20 has also been the year of collaborations for Dean, as he teams up with award-winning artists & composers for film and tv projects plus two new album projects featuring live strings and electronics. Dean has also ventured into the world of composing and producing bespoke sample libraries alongside the incredible artists Swann aimed at music producers/composers and filmmakers. Two bespoke sample libraries are being released by Infinite Samples.
As well as film, tv and game Deans music can be heard on some of Hollywood’s biggest movie trailers [winning him numerous awards along the way, including the Clio Key Art award for American Sniper and the Golden Trailer Award for Hunger Games: Catching Fire. His iconic track Sharks Don’t Sleep for Captain America: Civl War was recently released as an EP. Other trailer scores include; Halloween Kills, The Mule, The Balkan Line, Union Of Salvation, Skyscraper, The Shape Of Water, Dunkirk, Fury, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Prometheus, The Martian, Interstellar, Bridge of Spies and Lord Of The Rings. His trailer tracks ‘Dark Matter‘ and ‘Now I Take Everything From You‘ have received mass critical acclaim, notching up a billion hits online.
Dean is also an avid animal rescuer who spends his spare time saving / helping animals around the world by raising awareness/funds and donating music to animal welfare/rescue promo videos.