Award-winning composer, Dean Valentine’s 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 2024, Dean continues to work on an amazing 80-part series for five-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated studio, Cartoon Saloon, as well as producing a number of original songs for the project.
In 2022, comedy feature, The Art of Love was released on Netflix after a slew of awards including Best Feature Film at The Ferrara Film Festival, and the Audience Award of the German Fünf Seen Filmfestival. An album of the soundtrack’s live orchestra recording was subsequently released.
Other album releases of his brilliant scores include award-winning historical epic, Viking (Direktsiya Kino), and Tribeca Film Festival favourite, Tiger Raid (Dixon Baxi Evans Films), as well as three solo albums for BMG/Immediate Music to great acclaim.
Other notable projects include documentary feature, Baby God [HBO/Loki Films]; film festival favourite, The Lucky Man [10000 HRS films]; epic game score, RUNE II [ESDF/Epic Games]; 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 Holocaust victims, Till 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.
Dean’s music also features in some of the biggest motion picture trailers for clients such as Marvel, (Captain America: Civil War) Disney/Lucasfilm (Rogue One), and Netflix (The Power of the Dog, The Lady in the Window)
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.