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
In 2016, THE RED TURTLE, by Oscar winner Michael Dudok De Wit won the special prize of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in the "Un certain regard" category, and has been nominated at the Oscars and the Cesar, produced by Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, Why Not and Prima Linea.
Laurent nominated for best original soundtrack at "Lumières" awards 2016
Laurent nominated for outstandind achievement, music in an animated feature production at the Annie awards 2016
Laurent wins best original score at Festival de la Baule 2016 for The Red Turtle
THE RED TURTLE won the special prize of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, official selection, "Un certain regard"
"Wolfy, the incredible secret" wins the 2014 Cesar of best animation movie !
Zarafa nominated for 2013 Cesar !
Laurent Perez Del Mar nominated for best original music at the Music Creation Price