A musical storyteller, who became known for his unusual combinations of Electronica and Orchestra, the award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Gary Marlowe works primarily for films.
His latest works are “Planeta 5000”, “Tatort: Der Welten Lohn” - with 10 Million viewers watching the prime time TV premiere -, and “Everything Will Change” (feat. Wim Wenders, 2021).
Among his recent recognitions are a nomination for Best Music at the 6th German Documentary Film Music Awards 2018, and a nomination for the renowned Grimme Preis 2019.“Tatort: Für immer und Dich” won the German Television Movie Award 2019. In 2020, Marlowe was nominated for Best Music at the Crystal Pine Awards, with his score for “Alcohol”, and “Planeta 5000” won the Premios Simón in Spain.
Marlowe began playing piano at four, shared the stage with Iggy Pop and The Ramones, became a No.1 hit songwriter, and an award-winning producer. Following studies in Ethnomusicology in Berlin, he studied Composition for Film in Siena, Italy, with Oscar winners Luis Bacalov and Nicola Piovani, winning the Emma Contestabile Award in his final year.
More awards include five nominations at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards, nominations at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (2012), and at the Max Ophüls Preis (2017).
Gary Marlowe leads his own band, Lotus Thieves, and plays concerts.
He also develops music installations, with international exhibitions including the Biennale di Venezia.
In 2018, Gary Marlowe officially received the title “Steinway Artist”.
Marlowe is lecturing as a docent in various academies, such as the SAE Institute. He is a Berlinale Talent Alumnus, a member of the World Soundtrack Academy, and the European Film Academy.
2020 “Everything Will Change” (dir. Marten Persiel)
“Tatort: Der Welten Lohn” (dir. Gerd Schneider)
“Planeta 5000” (dir. Carlos Val)
WINNER BEST MOVIE, PREMIOS SIMÓN 2020
2019 “Alkohol” (dir. Andreas Pichler)
NOMINATION CRYSTAL PINE AWARDS 2020
“Tatort: Für immer und Dich” (dir. Julia von Heinz)
WINNER DEUTSCHER FERNSEHFILMPREIS 2019
“Al-Hadira - The Hangar” (dir. Eyas Al Mokdad)
2018 “Pete ́s Last Dance” (dir. Benjamin Teske)
2017 “The Milk System” / “Das System Milch” (dir. Andreas Pichler)
WINNER 51st German Economy Film Award (2018)
WINNER German Environment and Sustainability Film Award (2018)
WINNER 11th International Fünf Seen Film Festival
“When Paul came over the Sea” (dir. Jakob Preuss)
NOMINATION GRIMME PREIS (2019)
WINNER 20th Shanghai International Film Festival
NOMINATION BEST FILM MUSIC 38th Max Ophüls Preis Festival
NOMINATION BEST FILM MUSIC, 6th GERMAN DOCUMENTARY FILM MUSIC AWARDS 2018
2016 “Strawberry Bubblegums” (dir. Benjamin Teske)
“Schrotten!” (“Scrappin´ “) (dir. Max Zähle)
Winner 37th Max Ophüls Preis Festival
“Sex & Crime” (dir. Paul Florian Müller)
“Two People Meeting” (Treffen sich zwei”) (dir. Ulrike v. Ribbeck)
2015 “Winnetous Sohn”. (dir. André Erkau)
Winner 31st Warsaw Film Festival
“Escape” (dir. Dieter Primig)
2014 “Altersglühen” (dir. Jan Georg Schütte)
Winner Grimme Preis 2015
“Mordsfreunde” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
Nomination Best Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2015
2013 “The Old, the Young and the Sea” (dir. Mario Hainzl)
Winner Cologne & Munich Surf Film Festivals
Winner Cape Town Wavescape Film Festival
Nomination Best Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2014
“Houston” (additional music) (dir. Bastian Günther)
Winner Hofer Filmtage, winner Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino
“Jedes Jahr im Juni” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
“Sogar die Nacht” (”Even the Night”) (dir. Paul Florian Müller)
Nomination Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2013
2012 “Inside the Stones” (dir. Alessio Jim della Valle)
UNESCO web series with music by Nine Inch Nails, Gary Marlowe and Moby