Award-winning composer Tom Howe has only just moved to the US recently, but has kept quite busy. He has been working on Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon (Shaun 2) for Aardman, due out in 2019, as well as an ABC TV movie “Whiskey Cavalier.” He also scored another Aardman production, “Early Man,” in 2018, as well as another orchestral animated score for Shrek spinoff film “Charming,” (from acclaimed Shrek producer John Williams). Prior to that, Tom scored a fantastic drama piano score for Sony Pictures’ 1920’s period film “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” starring Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall, which came out in Sept 2017. This is not counting his other TV work!
Despite his young age, in addition to his film success, Tom has also scored over 60 Emmy and BAFTA-winning dramas and documentaries, such as “The Liquid Bomb Plot,” “Autopsy,” “The Vatican Saints,” and “Finding Jesus. As if that weren’t enough, Tom has performed guitar with an internationally touring rock band, Feeder, and has also written several international top 40 hits as a songwriter published with Sony ATV.
Tom’s abilities as a multi-instrumentalist, his fluency with large scale orchestral scores, combined with his talents in writing pop and rock music, electronic sound design, and his use of modern production techniques have given him an advantage few other composers can boast when scoring film, TV and other media.
After establishing himself for years in the UK as the go-to composer at the BBC as well as Channel 5, Tom moved to Hollywood, and his talents were recognized immediately by Harry Gregson-Williams, who brought him in to write additional music for several major motion pictures, including Disney’s “Monkey Kingdom” “Alien,” and Fox’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Tom also followed up by writing for WB’s “Tarzan” as well as “The Do-Over” and “Open Season 4.” Tom quickly built on this career arc by booking several important US television programs, including the highly acclaimed “Finding Jesus” for CNN, PBS’ “The Brain,” “Paranormal Witness,” and most recently, Discovery Channel’s “The Vatican: Saints.”
Tom has also recently completed work on films “Lost and Found,” “In Your Pocket,” “Hate From a Distance,” (co-composed with Harry Gregson-Williams) and “A Most Peculiar Man.” He also recently scored a Disney series called “The Lodge”, which will continue into next year. In the past, Tom has also arranged and composed additional music for George Fenton across the BBC’s award-winning Natural History series, and films such as Ken Loach’s “Angel’s Share”.