Mark Smythe is a New Zealand-born, LA-based composer known for his film, choral, and classical music. Recent movie scores include THE REEF: STALKED (2023 SCL Awards nomination), 2021’s THE POSSESSED and 2018’s BOAR. Interspersed among these thrillers was the romcom LOVE YOU LIKE THAT and UNFALLEN, a war drama starring Michael Madsen.
Mark’s concert music includes the regularly aired "Moto Mojo" for harp and delay pedal, several choral works and a popular arrangement of Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” for harp and female choir. In 2022 he wrote “Korimako Bells” for Nikau Harp Trio, who featured it in their South Island concert tour of New Zealand. LA Choral Lab will be performing a selection of Mark’s works for choir/choir and electric guitar in April 2023.
Mark is a four-time Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee and twice won Best Original Score at the Australian Screen Industry Network Awards. He holds a Grad. Dip. (Distinction) in Screen Composition from the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS). When Mark first moved to LA in 2013, he was mentored by Jeff Cardoni (CSI: MIAMI). He's a regular contributor to the SCL Score Magazine and is emerging as a popular moderator for awards season Q&As.