Composer's Biography

Paul Brill's compositions for numerous award-winning films, TV series, 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, Dead Prez, Califone, and Mark Kozelek among many others.

Brill recently collaborated with Rock legends U2 on the HBO film, BURMA SOLDIER, new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic hit, "Walk On." He scored the hit documentary, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK (IFC), as well as Christy Turlington Burns' directorial debut, NO WOMAN, NO CRY, on which he collaborated with songwriter Martha Waignwright, and FREAKONOMICS (Magnolia Pictures), the film adaptation of the best-selling book. 

Brill is currently the composer for the acclaimed A+E television programs THE FIRST 48 and STEVEN SEAGAL: LAWMAN and dozens of films for MTV, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and PBS, among others.