Film and Television Composer
She Loves Me Not
Original Score Composed by Paul Cristo
Paul has written the score of the feature film She Loves Me Not starring Carey Elwes. The film cleverly and engagingly genre hops throughout, moving from drama to thriller to romantic comedy all in the same ninety minutes. Elwes plays a reclusive novelist struggling to find romance and meaning in his life despite disastrous and comedic circumstances.
She Loves Me Not is currently making its rounds in the festival circuit.
"Who the hell are you?"
She Loves Me Not ->
Original Score Composed by Paul Cristo
Locker 13 is an anthology feature film comprised of five vignettes. Each story is connected by a mysterious locker 13. The film features a long list of recognizable faces including Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite), Ricky Schroder (NYPD Blue), and Jason Spisak (The Vampire Diaries). Paul has written the score for two of the vignettes in very disparate styles.
Locker 13 will be making its debut in 2014.
"Main Title to Locker 13"
"Locker 13 Main Theme"
Locker 13 ->
SyFy Channel's Warehouse 13:
Listen to some cues from this season's episodes:
"Is He Asleep?"
Hollywood Music in Media Awards
Best Original Score Nomination
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards encompass A-List Composers, Producers, Songwriters, Music Supervisors, Technology Companies and Music Legends who are honored for their contributions in Film, TV, Video Games, Movie Trailers and other visual mediums! The HMMA is the premiere destination prior to the traditional awards season.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards ->
Paul has finished work on his second film with director Jeremey Lanni. Heal Thyself is a "sick" little satire starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts as a morally challenged doctor thriving in America's profit-driven health care system. Roberts' hilarious turn as the cynical Dr. Cash is complimented by stellar performances from Edie McClurg, Peter Jason, Sarah Glendening, Cory Scarborough and Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey.
Visit NobleSavage Productions to learn more! ->
Listen to the Main Title music:
"Heal Thyself Main Title"
SyFy Channel's Warehouse 13:
Of Monsters and Men - Webisodes
Paul has finished work along side Edward Rogers on the first season of the Warehouse 13 webisodes Of Monsters and Men. The musical score blends an old-school, orchestral approach with the familiar sound of the show to match the unique animation style of the webisodes.
Watch all twelve episodes on SyFy.com! ->
Listen to a cue from one of the episodes:
"On the Front"
MGM's Species: The Awakening
Featuring the score by Paul Cristo, MGM's Species: The Awakening is avaible DVD and can be ordered from Amazon.com.
Listen to the main title and theme from Species:
"Species: The Awakening"
The movie follow Jack as he bleaches his hair, goes to Santa School, works as a sidewalk Santa, makes home visits, rides the Polar Express Train and heads a parade. Along the way he learns about the benefits of belief, the history and origin of Santa and the ordinary people keeping the spirit alive.
You will believe... again.
Listen to a cue from the movie:
In the film, Susan suffers from delusional schizophrenia and over the course of three decades is interrogated for double murder. She forcefully affirms her innocence, but cannot speak for her multiple personalities.
Listen to the Main Title to the film:
A Reuben By Any Other Name
Paul composed the score for this hilarious short from Jeremy Lanni at Noble Savage Productions. It is a humorous look at the differences between Orthodox Judaism and Reform Judaism presented in terms of the Reuben sandwich.
Listen the theme:
"A Reuben By Any Other Name"
Featuring music written by Paul, Fixation The documentary follows single speed cyclists through The Bay Area and Los Angeles, and for the first time covering all aspects: City Riders, Messengers, Velodromes, Freestyle, Bike Shops, Bike Polo, Brakeless and more. Discover the passion, freedom and excitement behind only having one gear.
Fixation is screening at several festivals around the United States and is gaining much popularity especially amongst the riding community.
Listen to a cue from the film:
Festa Ballet available on CD
A review from the Tulsa World called it
"...so well put together that it seemed to fly by and end far too quickly."
Listen to a movement from Festa:
"Movement V: Motherly Inspection"
Species: The Awakening
An Interview with the Composer
Hear an interview with Paul discussing his work on Species: The Awakening conducted by Robert Daniels for Visions In Sound, an award-winning radio program about film and television music and its composers.
Or listen to the interview here:
"Species: The Awakening Interview"
Tulsa Ballet Company Commission
Paul Cristo has been commissioned by the world-renowned Tulsa Ballet Company to compose a ballet entitled Festa for their Spring 2009 season. The ballet is an abstract exploration of the cultures around the Mediterranean Sea and will specifically feature melodies and harmonies inspired by the rich Hellenic culture.Ma Cong, the award-winning choreographer for Mediterranea, has danced and choreographed for countless ballet companies around the world and was named "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine.
Paul's film music career began with an academic background from the renowned Berklee College of Music. There he studied the composition of music in a multitude of styles ranging from orchestral, chamber, and jazz. He also immersed himself in numerous opportunities writing music to picture, honing skills and experience necessary to excel in the world of film music.
Paul has since been composing film music for over a decade, working on a wide range of projects such as MGM's "Species: The Awakening", the SyFy Channel's "Warehouse 13" and the Heineken's Red Star Award winning "The Appearance of a Man". He has also developed a relationship with the Tulsa Ballet and looks forward to creating more concert music for them.
Paul currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to compose for feature films and television as well as orchestrate and conduct for other various projects.
- • 2012 - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
Heal Thyself - Best Original Score Nomination - Indie Film Category
- • 2011 - Pixie Awards
Warehouse 13: Of Monsters and Men - 2 Pixie Gold Awards
- • 2011 - Maverick Movie Awards
Singularity - Nominated for Best Score
- • 2011 - Ovation Film Contest
A Reuben by Any Other Name - Best Top Comedy
- • 2011 - San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Fixation - Best Short Documentary
- • 2008 - Heineken's Red Star Award
The Appearance of a Man
Paul's Contact Information:
Telephone: (818) 564-6412
Email: paulcristo [at] gmail.com
Download: my credit list
Additional Music - 2009-current
Composer - 2011-current
Additional Music - Season 4
Additional Music - Season 7
[Ma Cong, choreographer - Tulsa Ballet Company]