"Rarely does a soundtrack play such a major supporting
role as Kays Al-Atrakchi's beautifully moving score."
Adam Lopez, Festival Director - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

About
Kays

Two decades of experience composing award winning music for
some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Kays Al-Atrakchi

Music Composer/Producer

With a career spanning two decades, music composer Kays Al-Atrakchi has received an impressive amount of press, industry accolades and awards.


Born in Florence, Italy; Kays discovered a passion for music composition at an early age under the tutelage of accomplished classical music tutors. After graduating Cum Laude with a Film Scoring degree from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Kays rapidly became one of the key creative forces in the emerging Florida film and music scene of the mid 90’s. Along with a prolific songwriting partnership with Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty, Santana), Kays rapidly connected with visionary filmmaker Dan Myrick (Blair Witch Project) with whom he continues a creative relationship to this day.

A Los Angeles resident since the mid-2000’s, Kays' unique creative approach has resulted in a number of well received film scores such as for the thriller Cutting Room (Anthem Films) which earned the Best Soundtrack award at the Milan International Film Festival, Burned (PUSH Films), The Bros. (Lions Gate), Believers and Alien Raiders (Warner Bros.) The Objective (IFC), Midnight Son (FearNet) and many other critically acclaimed features and documentaries.

The innovative compositional methods that utilize bleeding edge technology paired with an uncompromising work ethic and dedication have kept Kays’ talent in demand with directors and producers world-wide. Kays' music can be heard on a number of shows like American Idol, True Life, The Apprentice, World War II in HD, So You Think You Can Dance, Jerseylicious, The Dog Whisperer, Mob Wives, Celebrity Fit Club, Unique Whips, Pimp My Ride, as well as many theatrical feature film trailers, commercials and on-air promos.




KUDOS

"Rarely does a soundtrack play such a major supporting role as Kays Alatrakchi's beautifully moving score to the dramatic vampire thriller Midnight Son"
Adam Lopez, Festival Director - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

"Best contribution is the otherworldy score by Kays Alatrakchi."
Alissa Simon - Variety Magazine

"Set in the eerie, furtive realm of cult followers to a bewitching music score by Kays Alatrakchi..."
Margaret Walsh - Movies On Line

"...respect [is] shown for the culture by Kays Alatrakchi's superb indigenous score."
Howard Feinstein - Screen Daily

"...a great score that keeps you appropriately on edge."
Uncle Creepy - Dread Central

"The original score daftly created by Kays Alatrakchi is one of the saving graces."
Christy Bharath - Weekend Movie Reviews

"The brooding score blended into the dreary cinematography gives nerve to each and every scene."
Brad Miska - Bloody Disgusting

AWARDS

Crystal Reel Award (2010)
FMPTA Crystal Reel Award for Best Music
Project: "Star Wars: The Solo Adventures" (Animated Series)

Instant Films Award (2009)
Instant Films Award for Best Music
Project: "Shut Up!" (Short Film)

Crystal Reel Award (2008)
FMPTA Crystal Reel Award for Best Music
Project: "Tofu the Vegan Zombie: Zombie Dearest" (Animated Feature)

MIFF Award (2006)
Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Music
Project: "Cutting Room" (Feature Film)

Telly Award (2005)
National Telly Award for Best Music
Project: "Siemens Medical: Everest" (Advertising Campaign)

Crystal Reel Award (2004)
FMPTA Crystal Reel Award for Best Music
Project: "The Marionette" (Children Program)

Addy Award (1999)
Addy Award for Best Music
Project: "Four Rooms" (Advertising Campaign)

Addy Award (1995)
Addy Award for Best Music
Project: "The Bolles School" (Documentary)

Ellis Award (1995)
Ellis Award "Special Recognition" for Best Music
Project: "The Bolles School" (Documentary)

Crystal Reel Award (1994)
FMPTA Crystal Reel Award for Best Music
Project: "UBU" (Advertising Campaign)

Crystal Reel Award (1993)
FMPTA Crystal Reel Award for Best Music
Project: Tickits (Short Film)

"The brooding score" blended into
the dreary cinematography
gives nerve
to each and every scene."
Brad Miska - Bloody Disgusting

Selected
Credits

A small sample of some of my proudest achievements

Mayor Cupcake

Feature Film (2011)

Directed by Alex Pires Starring Lea Thompson, Judd Nelson, Dorian Harewood.

So You Think You Can Dance

FOX reality series

Music for several episodes of the show through various seasons.

The Objective

Feature Film (2010)

IFC Directed by Daniel Myrick Starring Jonas Ball, Vanessa Johansson, Jon Huertas.

American Idol

FOX reality series

Music for several episodes of the show through various seasons.

Awaken

Feature Film (2015)

Archstone Entertainment Starring Daryl Hannah, Robert Davi, Vince Jones, Edward Furlong.

WWII in HD

History Channel TV Series

Various music cues on several episodes and on-air promos.

Pimp My Ride

MTV reality series

Music for several episodes of the show through various seasons.

Battle of Los Angeles

Feature Film (2013)

The Asylum/SyFy Channel Directed by Mark Atkins Starring Nia Peeples, Kel Mitchell, Darin Cooper, Robert Pike Daniel.

Unique Whips

Speed Channel reality series

Main Opening Theme music.

Midnight Son

Feature Film (2011) FEARNet

Directed by Scott Leberecht Starring Tracy Walter, Larry Cedar, Arlen Escarpeta.

The Apprentice

NBC reality series

Music for several episodes of the show through various seasons.

The Dog Whisperer

NatGeo reality series

Music for several episodes of the show through various seasons.

Jerseylicious

Style Network reality series

Music for several episodes of the show through various seasons.

True Life

MTV reality series

Music for several episodes of the show through various seasons.

Life After Pi

Feature Doc (2014)

Directed by Scott Leberecht.

Star Wars: The Solo Adventures

Animated Pilot (2010)

Directed by Daniel L. Smith featuring the voice of John Armstrong.

Alien Raiders

Feature Film (2009)

Warner Bros. Directed by Ben Rock Starring Carlos Bernard, Matthew St.Patrick, Courtney Ford, Rockmond Dunbar.

Believers

Feature Film (2008)

Warner Bros. Directed by Daniel Myrick Starring Johnny Messner, Daniel Benzali, Jon Huertas, John Farley.

Star Wars Droids: The Jawa Adventure

Animated Pilot (2012)

Directed by Brad Murphy featuring the voice of Tom Kane.

The Bros

Feature Film (2007)

Lions Gate Starring Joey Fatone, Shaquille O'Neal, Carrot Top, Ludacris, Vanilla Ice, Cindy Margolis, Arielle Kebbel.

"Best contribution is the otherworldy score
by Kays Al-Atrakchi."
Alissa Simon - Variety Magazine

Work

The quality of my music is what ultimately matters,
please enjoy these selections for your consideration.

Believers

Moody and Thematic (Audio)

"Believers Main Theme"

Appntmnt

Moody and Thematic (Audio)

"Appntmnt Main Theme"

Alien Raiders

Science Fiction/Horror (Video)

"Tension on Isle 5"

Anthro

Science Fiction/Horror (Video)

"Hunted by Anthro"

The Objective

Science Fiction (Video)

"The Village"

Midnight Son

Moody and Thematic (Audio)

"Midnight Son Main Theme"

Burned

Moody and Thematic (Audio)

"Burned Main Theme"

Searching For Answers

Moody and Thematic (Video)

"Modern Terrorism"

Mayor Cupcake

Comedic (Video)

"Spilling the Beans"

Wide Scream

Moody and Thematic (Video)

"The Investigation Progresses"

Epic Adventure Theme

Fantasy/Adventure (Audio)

"Beyond the Pillars"

Future Theme

SciFi/Adventure (Audio)

"Androidome"

Romantic Theme

Dramatic/Romance/Vintage (Audio)

"Scarlett May"

The Bros.

Comedic (Video)

"On The Right Path"

Believers

Tense and Creepy (Video)

"A New Truth"

Electronic Anthem

Action Futuristic (Audio)

"FutureEVO"

111

Dramatic and Romantic (Audio)

"Main Theme from 111"

Pest Control

Comedic (Video)

"The Right Solution"

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Awaken

Fantasy Adventure (Audio)

"Main Theme from Awaken"

Train Ride

Dramatic and Thematic (Audio)

"Train To Sunrise"

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Implosion

Action Adventure (Audio)

"Implosion"

Believers

Tense and Suspenseful (Video)

"The Gas Station"

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"A great score
that keeps you appropriately on edge."
Uncle Creepy - Dread Central

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  • Kays Al-Atrakchi
    Music Composer and Producer
    Los Angeles, CA - USA