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Allison Cantor
Birth name Allison Geatches [1]
Born

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Genres Film music
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 2009–present
Website allisong.com

Allison Cantor is an American film and television score composer. She is also an orchestrator, copyist, score coordinator [2] and vocalist. [3]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cantor began playing piano at age 4 and composed her first piece of music at age 5. She attended Gettysburg College, studying music composition, religion and German, and performing in several vocal ensembles.[3] She studied film composition at Columbia College Chicago [4] and recorded her thesis film score at Capitol Studios. After moving to Los Angeles, she met her long-time mentor Mark Isham, with whom she has collaborated for several years.[3] She is married to fellow composer Lucas Cantor.[2]

Her first feature film work was as a copyist on Dolphin Tale[3] and she has contributed to several full runs of television shows as composer, orchestrator and copyist, including Once Upon A Time, American Crime, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Mob City.[2]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Composer[edit | edit source]

Year Title Director Notes
2014 Airhead Jason Lane Fenton Short; Project Greenlight semi-finalist [5]
2013 A Vegan Taste of Chinatown Our Hen House Short [6]
Living Online Jake Isham Short
2012 Philter Jason Lane Fenton
Spice of Life Scott Acornley Short
2011 Pearls Tyler Harris Short [7]
2010 Kaledaitis Rasa Aliukonyte Short
Setting the Agenda Sebastian DiNatale [8]
Back to Life Timmy Osoba Short
2009 Homekeeper Rasa Aliukonyte Short

Additional Music Composer[edit | edit source]

Year Title Director Studio
2017 Instrument of War Adam Thomas Anderegg Kaleidoscope Pictures
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992 John Ridley Lincoln Square Productions
Sun Dogs Jennifer Morrison Apartment 3C Productions
2016 The Accountant Gavin O'Connor Warner Bros
Mr. Church Bruce Beresford Cinelou Films
2014 Beyond the Lights Gina Prince-Bythewood Relativity Media
2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete George Tillman Jr. State Street Pictures
2012 Stolen Simon West Millennium Entertainment

Other[edit | edit source]

Year Title Director Studio Role
2018 Duck Duck Goose Chris Jenkins Original Force Music production coordinator and music preparation
2017 Megan Leavey Gabriela Cowperthwaite LD Entertainment Music production coordinator
2016 Mechanic: Resurrection Dennis Gansel Millennium Films Assistant to composer
Fallen Scott Hicks Mayhem Pictures Assistant to composer
A Family Man Mark Williams Zero Gravity Management Assistant to composer
2015 The Longest Ride George Tillman Jr. Fox Music production coordinator
Septembers of Shiraz Wayne Blair Millennium Films Music production coordinator
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Bob Yari Yari Film Group Music production coordinator
The Great Gilly Hopkins Stephen Herek Arcady Bay Entertainment Assistant to Composer
2013 42 Brian Helgeland Warner Bros Assistant to composer
Homefront Gary Fleder Millennium Films Assistant to composer
2011 Dolphin Tale Charles Martin Smith Alcon Entertainment Music preparation

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Network Role
2018- Cloak & Dagger Freeform Additional music composer
2011-2018 Once Upon A Time ABC Additional music composer, orchestrator, music production coordinator, assistant
2017 Dirty Dancing (2017) ABC Additional music composer
2013-2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland ABC Additional music composer, orchestrator, music production coordinator, assistant
2013 Mob City TNT Assistant to composer
2012 Beauty & the Beast (2012 TV series) The CW Assistant to composer - pilot

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "New Name, New Website!". Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 IMDb. "Allison Cantor". Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mike Baker (2017-02-28). "Allison Geatches '09: Making music for the movies". Gettysburg College. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  4. Lexcee Riley (2016-06-07). "Allison Geatches:Composer". DaisyLight Productions. Retrieved 2018-04-07. 
  5. Refocused Media. "12 Films That Made The Project Greenlight Top 200". Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  6. Our Hen House. "A Vegan Taste of Chinatown". Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  7. Tyler Harris. "Pearls". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  8. a. "Composing & Additional Music". Retrieved 2018-04-07. 


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