Craig Richey - Composer

 
 

A native of North Carolina,

Craig received his musical training as a classical pianist at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School. After graduating from Juilliard, Craig turned his attention to singing and songwriting, producing, and film composing. His first score, When It’s Over, written and directed by Rich Mancuso, received critical acclaim in the LA Weekly after the film’s premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Since moving to Los Angeles, Craig has scored numerous films working with:

 

directors 

Lee Wilkof

Jeremy Leven

Miranda Bailey

RJ Cutler

Ned Farr

Josh Goldin

Seth Gordon

Damian Harris

Nicole Holofcener

Matthew Leutwyler

Marshall Lewy

Rich Mancuso

actors

Jennifer Aniston

Tom Arnold

Brenda Blethyn

Matthew Broderick

Gabriel Byrne

Frances Conroy

Dane Cook

Joan Cusack

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Greg Germann

Zach GIlford

Barbara Hershey

Jake Gyllenhaal

Catherine Keener

Nathan Lane

John Malkovich

Francis McDormand

Elizabeth Mitchell

Emily Mortimer

Dermot Mulroney

Erik Palladino

Troy Ruptash

Dreya Weber

Craig is a Sundance Fellow, having been invited to participate in the 2006 Sundance Institute Composer’s Lab. His films have premiered at the Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and Tribeca Film Festivals, among others. The Gymnast won over 26 festival awards including either (and sometimes both!)  the Audience Award and Grand Jury prize at Outfest, Newfest and Frameline. A Marine Story followed in its foosteps with a nearly identical record of festival awards, most impressively winning the Grand Jury, Audience, and best actress awards at Outfest 2010.


As a songwriter, Craig currently has three songs featured in Jeremy Leven’s Girl On A Bicycle, and has had songs appear in  Lovely and Amazing, Friends With Money, The King of Kong, Greenlit, and Answers To Nothing. He and his band present an annual Christmas show, featuring Craig’s original Christmas songs, to benefit children affected by HIV (see Christmas tab above). ‘Mother & Child, Songs of Christmas’ is available on iTunes as are several of his soundtracks.