Kelvin Galloza

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Kelvin Galloza
Background information
Birth nameKelvin J Galloza
Born (1987-09-01) September 1, 1987 (age 34)
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Genres
  • Film Score
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active2009-Present

Kelvin Galloza (born September 1, 1987) is an American/Puerto Rican composer, musician and producer, known for his films, television and video game scores. Galloza is known for his original music for ad campaigns for films such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice[1] and Spider-Man: Far From Home. He has been awarded a special recognition award by the municipality of Aguada, Puerto Rico. Galloza has also been involved in productions for the Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson [2]. Galloza joined the Board of Directors for the International Film Festival Enfoque [3] in 2019 and has since introduced the Best Film Score Award to the festival.

As a producer he has worked alongside many Grammy Award-winning producers such as Tom Weir and JJ Blair.

Life and career[edit]

Kelvin was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and raised between New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Both his mother Maria and his late father Teofilo are both Puerto Rican. He is the youngest of 6 siblings. He began music lessons at a young age and went to graduate from University of California, Los Angeles Music for Media program. Growing up, he was always interested in the film industry, taking videocameras and making short films with his neighborhood friends and then scoring them.

Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Galloza met John McCarty, son of Clifford McCarty (McCarty, one of the most respected authorities in the field of film music for more than half a century) who encourage him to pursue a career in the industry. He began as an assistant for several Hollywood composers. Shortly after he got to score the short film Aden's Route (2009) and later landing the first blockbuster spot for Jonah Hex.

In 2011, he was hired to make the premier trailer music for the video game Rayman Origins, where he had to integrate ethnic voices and instruments. Later he met filmmaker Faith Granger and got involved in her film Deuce of Spades as a composer for additional music with which went on to win over 7 awards including best picture at the Automoto Film Festival.In the same year his music traveled around the world to the production of Mijn vader is een detective: De wet van 3 and its sequel The Battle (2012) where he served as an additional composer.

In 2014/15, he took a shot at the horror movie world working on films such as Tice (short film) and feature film Classroom 6[4] directed by Brazilian Jonas Odenheimer[5]. This year he also joined Emmy Award winning film and TV composer Rich Dickerson and together went on to score several cartoon shows for studios such as Spindo TV, ABC Learning and Fox Studios.

In between 2016 and 2019 his music can be found of motion pictures such as The Current War, Ataraxia, The Judgment of Kyle Noble and The Outrider.

In February 2020 his score for The Outrider will be available in all digital platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music

Galloza has been announced to compose the film score for the upcoming film Say Goodbye, directed by Aaron Carlson and written by Chuck Lawson, set to release in October 2020 and Escape Inutil set to release in 2021.

Discography[edit]

Film, TV and digital series[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2009 Aden's Route Jennifer Pattison Short Film
2009 Jungle Lights Cameron Thomas Short Film
2010 Jonah Hex Jimmy Hayward N/A
2010 Elimination Juan Carlos Vargas N/A
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Michael Apted N/A
2011 Deuce of Spades Faith Granger N/A
2011 Mijn vader is een detective: De wet van 3 Will Wissink Nederland
2012 Mijn vader is een detective: The Battle Will Wissink Nederland
2012 Wholly Guacamole David Alan Ruben Short Film
2013 Galactic Sandbox Matthew S. Rodgers N/A
2013 No Time To Sleep (Russell Wilson) Matthew S. Rodgers N/A
2014 Tice Kathryn Mallinson Short Film
2014 Zane and the Steampunk Riders Bob Holmes N/A
2014 Humboldt Hillbillies Animax Entertainment N/A
2015 Classroom 6 Jonas Odenheimer N/A
2015 The Flower Robber Hassan Shoob N/A
2015 20th Century Fox Christmas Special Rich Dickerson N/A
2015 Norman & Murphy ABC Learning N/A
2015 Detention 7 Rich Cando N/A
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder N/A
2016 Ataraxia Eric Norcross N/A
2017 The Current War: Director's Cut Alfonso Gomez-Rejon N/A
2018 The Judgment of Kyle Noble Danilo Dayani N/A
2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home Jon Watts N/A
2019 The Gift of Friendship Emanuel Lopez, Alexis O. Mendez Short Film
2019 Ashanti Carolina Roman Short Film
2019 The Outrider Aaron Carlson N/A
2020 Los Bandidos Fran Mendez Short Film
2020 Cafe con Lluvia Emanuel Lopez Short Film
2020 Say Goodbye Aaron Carlson N/A
2021 Escape Inutil Eb Alers N/A

Video games[edit]

Year Title Notes
2011 Rayman Origins N/A

References[edit]

  1. "Kelvin Galloza on Moviebuff.com". Moviebuff.com. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  2. Russ Wilson[citation to reliable source, print or e, goes here]
  3. "ENFOQUE International Film Festival". ENFOQUE Film Fest... Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  4. Noble, Barnes &. "Classroom 6". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  5. Filmcourage (2015-10-10). "I Always Find Serenity Through Cinema by CLASSROOM 6 Filmmaker Jonas Odenheimer - Now on iTunes!". Film Courage. Retrieved 2020-02-09.

External links[edit]


Category:Composers


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