Laurent Perez del Mar started playing the piano at a very early age. He studied
music at the Conservatoire and majored in composition. On top of
his musical curriculum, he also studied medicine and became an MD.
With music his first calling, he moved to Paris where he was very quickly scouted
by major advertising agencies (Publicis, TBWA, Ogilvy, Young&Rubicam to name
a few) and started working with them.
After scoring more than twenty short films and forty commercials (Bronze Lion in
Cannes for BETC Euro RSCG) along with various TV shows, he wrote his first feature
film score in 2007 for FEAR OF THE DARK by Prima Linea.
This underground animation movie was released to critical acclaim.
He recently wrote the score for feature animation ZARAFA, by award-winning
director Rémi Bezançon (3 Césars for THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR
LIFE) and award-nominee Jean-Christophe Lie (2011 Césars for L’HOMME A
LA GORDINI). Zarafa was nominated for the César 2013 of best animated movie.
In 2013, he wrote the scores of WOLFY, THE INCREDIBLE SECRET by Eric Omond and Gregoire
Solotareff, which won the César 2014 of best animation movie, and THE BROTHERHOOD OF TEARS by Jean-Baptiste Andrea.
In 2014, he writes the score of NOW OR NEVER by Serge Frydman (North West Productions).
In 2015, EVOLUTION MAN by Jamel Debbouze, A LOUCURA ENTRE NOS by Fernanda Vareille, ANTIGANG by Benjamin Rocher with Jean Reno
His current slate includes upcoming feature film THE RED TURTLE, by Oscar winner Michael Dudok De Wit, produced by Why Not, Prima Linea, Wild Bunch, and Miyazaki Ghibli Studios.