Darryl John Hannan is a 25 year old, award winning, professional film and media composer from Norwich, England; a member of PRS. He is a graduate of the University of Hertfordshire achieving First Class Honours for a BSc (hons) degree in Music: Commercial Composition and Technology; achieving second in his class. His musical roots are deep set in rock music and he first started writing music in bands at the age of twelve. Through a decade of combined musical training, Darryl has since gained extensive knowledge of classical music and orchestration. This juxtaposition of classical and rock techniques gives his music distinction. He has a very unique sound. Drawing eclectic influence from Danny Elfman through Holst to Dream Theater. In regards to film music, his main influences are: Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Bernard Herrmann, Howard Shore and John Keane. He always tries to be different and push boundaries. Since his first encounters with film scores almost ten years ago, he has been hooked. He is vehemently ambitious and truly cannot be deterred. He dreams of one day winning an Oscar for Best Original Score.
Darryl has spent the last three years building his portfolio and gaining industry experience in film and television, working with very talented directors and producers. He is seeing real progress and rising fast. This, he intends to continue.
He has achieved placements for two tracks, ‘Racing Pulses’ and ‘The Return of the Heir’ on the American cable TV show ‘Rush Outdoors’. The show is broadcast across 7 channels, the most notable is Time Warner Sports Channel. Episodes featuring Darryl’s tracks were aired in the state of New York and Ohio between Oct 2014 and Feb 2015. In 2014, Yella Belly Films’ entry to the Action Film Challenge, ‘Grimsby: RV’, won Fourteen awards including ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Soundtrack’; for which Darryl John Hannan and Phil Daine won the award.
Darryl has also been featured in MyM Magazine in the December 2014 issue. A full page interview was conducted, with a worldwide audience. He has also been accepted onto the extremely selective website ScoreAScore.com, who work with such clients as Disney, Universal, NBC and many more. Darryl hopes to soon work his way through the hierarchal nature of the site and work with clients of this stature.
In 2015, Darryl has become a client of the immensely experienced agent John Doyle; affiliated with Innovation Arts and BOM Media. Working closely with Doyle, Darryl has a very busy remainder of the year ahead!
Grimsby: RV (2014) - Award Won for Best Original Soundtrack
Trout Pout (2014) (Theme Music)
Dear Detective (2014)
Talk To Me (2015)
Rush Outdoors (TV Credit) (2014/2015)
Twenty Five (2015)
Grimsby: RV Extended Cut (2015) (In Production)
Seastar 5 (2015) (In Production)
Name TBC (2015) (TV Theme) (Pre Production)
Old Times Sake (2015) (Pre Production)
Lilly of Killarney (2015) (Pre Production)
Nuit (2015) (Pre Production) (Additional Music)
Sandow (2015) (Pre Production)
Parallel (2015) (Pre Production)
Brothers In Law (2016) (Pre Production)