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Biography

Laurent Perez del Mar is critically acclaimed for his work on the score for the Academy nominated feature film The Red Turtle, produced by the famous studios Ghibli. His score is awarded numerous times, including at the prestigious International Films Critics Association in 2017 and he is also nominated for an Annie Award and for the Prix Lumières in the best music category. He becomes a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in 2017.

He is as comfortable composing for animated films (he wrote scores for Zarafa, nominated for the César in 2012, for Wolfy the incredible secret which won the César in 2014), as he is for feature films ( My son by Christian Carion, featuring Guillaume Canet and Melanie Laurent, Antigang featuring Jean Reno, Carole Matthieu featuring Isabelle Adjani…).

Born in Nice, Laurent Perez Del Mar started playing the piano at a very early age. He studied music at the Conservatoire and majored in music composition. Nowadays, Laurent Perez Del Mar resides in Paris.

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

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