Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Darren Fung is a three-time Canadian Screen Award nominated film composer. He caught the composing bug at age fifteen when he wrote a piece for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composer Project. After finishing his degree at McGill and living and loving Montreal for twelve years, Darren is now based out of Los Angeles.
Amongst his credits, Darren recreated Canada's second national anthem, the beloved Hockey Theme, for CTV and TSN. Every weekday morning his music is heard on CTV’s flagship morning news program, Canada AM. His work was the focus of Bell Canada’s Orchestra spot, run during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and was voted as Canada’s top commercial by readers of The Globe and Mail. His much-lauded score to The Great Human Odyssey, recorded with members of the Edmonton Symphony and Pro Coro Canada and released on the prestigious Varèse Sarabande label. It was nominated for an International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Documentary Score and won the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Score Non Fiction Program or Series. His feature and short film scores have been heard at prestigious film festivals around the world, including Toronto, Cannes, and Sundance.
In addition to his full time composing career, Darren currently serves as the Second Vice President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, and acts as a Program Advisor for the Canadian Film Centre's Slaight Music Residency. He is an alum of the Action Canada Public Policy Leadership development program and sits on the Creative Ecologies Advisory Board for the Banff Centre’s Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute. He is represented by Maria Machado of the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.