John Mc Phillips


John McPhillips is an Irish Film and Television Composer. A classically trained pianist and accomplished guitar player, he graduated from University College Dublin where he played in various bands before beginning writing for picture. His film credits include “Spin the Bottle” for which he won the Irish Film & Television Award in 2003 for Best Music in Film, “Handsome Devil” (2016) and the upcoming “Metal Heart” (2018). In 2012 he scored the Academy Award nominated short film, “Pentecost” and also wrote music for the Academy Award shortlisted “The Terms” (2000).

He has scored over a hundred and fifty half hours of television drama and comedy including the series “Finding Joy” (RTÉ/Treasure Entertainment), “Showbands” (RTÉ/Parallel Productions) and “Trivia” (RTÉ/Grand Pictures) as well as several global animated shows including the series “Hero: 108” (Moonscoop) for Cartoon Network International and “Teenage Fairytale Dropouts” (Homeplate Entertainment), on both of which he had the opportunity of working closely with animation veteran Bill Schultz (The Simpsons).

Most recently he has completed work on John Butler’s latest feature “Papi Chulo” (2019) starring Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer due for release later in 2019.




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