Michael John Mollo - Original Music for Film, Television and Video Games
Michael John Mollo was brought up in rural Bloomsburg, PA. At a young age he discovered his father's record collection and fell head first down the rabbit hole into the abyss of rock & roll and the blues. As a teen Mollo taught himself the guitar and…
Michael John Mollo was brought up in rural Bloomsburg, PA. At a young age he discovered his father's record collection and fell head first down the rabbit hole into the abyss of rock & roll and the blues. As a teen Mollo taught himself the guitar and spent some time touring the east coast as front man for many bands. He eventually pursued an education in classical music and jazz and has recieved multiple music degrees including a Master's of Music from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and an advanced certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from the University of Southern California.
In 2007, Mollo relocated to Los Angeles, CA to compose music for film, television and video games. After spending some time with Hans Zimmer and his team at Remote Control Productions, Mollo joined legendary film composer John Powell. Since then, he has contributed music to many blockbuster films including the Oscar nominated score for Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon," 20th Century FOX's "Rio" and "Dr Suess' 'The Lorax'".
Mollo has also developed a reputation in the Los Angeles scoring community as a talented synth programmer. Recent collaborations include, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' with Oscar winner Michael Giacchino, and 'Think Like A Man Too' for the composer Christopher Lennertz. Most recently Mollo completed his score for the Capcom's reboot of the game franchise 'Strider.' as well as the existential horror film, 'The Divine Tragedies'.
Mollo currently serves as CEO of Q6 Studios Inc. a collective of talented composers he founded with colleagues from USC. He continues to work on projects both large and intimate where he can explore new avenues of musical expression.