Paul Brill’s compositions for numerous award-winning films, TV series and commercials, NPR program themes, and several acclaimed CDs of original and innovative songwriting show that youthful adventures as an herbal smokes salesman, street performer, valet, corporate errand boy, and a marine biology instructor can serve the creative spirit well.
Paul has received 3 EMMY AWARD nominations for his scores for the films, "Full Battle Rattle" (National Geographic), "The Devil Came on Horseback" (Break Thru Films), and "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" (HBO), which was hailed by Variety as “memorably chilling, sounding notes of purest dread.” Young American Recordings recently released the Hunt soundtrack, curated by Brill, featuring selections from his score and contributions by Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Califone, and Mark Kozelek among many others. Paul recently won the 2011 Best Music Award from the International Documentary Association for his score for the film, “Better this World.”
Brill recently collaborated with Rock legends U2 on the HBO film, "Burma Soldier," composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic song, "Walk On." He scored the hit documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" (IFC), the recently released “Page One: Inside the NY Times” (Magnolia), as well as Christy Turlington Burns' directorial debut, "No Woman, No Cry" (OWN), on which he collaborated with songwriter Martha Waignwright, and the film adaptation of the best-selling book, "Freakonomics" (Magnolia). He is also the composer for dozens of TV series and films for A+E, MTV, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and PBS, among others.
Paul Brill the first 48 is one of the most amazing tv series ever done in history and you are one of the key elements of the extraordinary and remarkable craftmanship involved in it.. Your music is just womderfully awesome.