Rhian Sheehan is an award-winning music producer and screen composer from New Zealand. Known for his fusion of cinematic-post-rock with electronics and chamber music, he has released 6 albums and 2 EP’s on Loop Recordings (NZ/Aus), Darla (US), Preco (Japan).
His work as a screen composer is diverse, actively writing scores for a wide variety of film, television, documentary, advertising, multi-media exhibits, and Planetarium dome show projects around the world. Having worked on projects with luminaries including Tim Allen, David Tennant, Martin Scorsese, Rupert Grint, Andy Serkis and Jared Leto. He has written music featured on many notable TV shows and channels, including Top Gear (UK), the hit HBO series Silicon Valley, BBC Horizon, CNN, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel, America’s Got Talent, and has written music featured during The US Super Bowl, and The Academy Awards.
Sheehan has composed music for various multimedia installations and exhibits around the world, including UK’s National Space Centre, The Kennedy Space Center, London’s Natural History Museum, and Weta Workshop. His score for the 12-part prime-time series The Cult won him a Qantas Film & TV Award (Best original music in a TV series), and he also wrote the score for the Emmy Award winning web-series Reservoir Hill. Sheehan’s music was used extensively during NBC’s prime-time coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, and he has written music featured in a variety of commercials, including spots for Google, Nike, GoPro, American Express and Facebook. He has worked with Hans Zimmer’s custom music company Bleeding Fingers and Extreme Music. More recently Sheehan wrote the score for Magic Leap’s mixed-reality game, Dr Grordbort’s Invaders.
He has written numerous scores for UK and US produced Planetarium 3D Full-dome shows, most notably, We Are Astronomers, We Are Aliens, We Are Stars (for which he was awarded Best Original Score at the Fiske Planetarium Awards), and Back To The Moon For Good, which was produced by Google XPRIZE, the UK National Space Centre, and Robert K. Weiss (producer of The Blues Brothers). Narrated by Tim Allen (Toy Story), Back To The Moon For Good is one of the most popular and watched Planetarium Dome shows ever made; having screened in over 450 Planetariums across the world.
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