Maurice Seezer is a musician, songwriter and composer for film and theatre.
Film-scores written or co- written by Maurice include ‘Angel Baby’ (1995), ‘The Boxer’ (1997), ‘Disco Pigs’ (2000), ‘In America’ (2003), ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2006), ‘The Pier’ (2011)
He has collaborated on 3 albums with Gavin Friday for Island Records from 1989 until 1995. “Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves”, Adam ‘n’ Eve and ‘Shag Tobacco’
Since the early 90’s he has contributed original songs to soundtracks for Jim Sheridan, Baz Luhrmann and Michael Rhymer . (‘In The Name Of The Father”, “The Boxer”, “In America” ‘Romeo And Juliet’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ among others).
He was a proud member of “The Mohawks”, Billy Hatchett’s backing band in Neil Jordan’s “Breakfast On Pluto” where he made his onscreen speaking debut with the key line “Wumba Wumba Wumba”.
Collaboration and production credits include work with Bono, Gavin Friday, Maria McKee, Andrea Corr, Camilla Griehsel, Sinead O’Connor, Interference (Fergus O’Farrell) and Colin Vearncombe (aka Black).
Composition work for theatre include original scores for Corcadorca’s October 2012 production of “Romeo & Juliet” in Cork Opera House and Corcadorca / Cork Opera House’s October 2013 joint production of Patrick McCabe’s play “The Big Yum Yum”, both directed by Pat Kiernan.
A founding committee member of the Fastnet Short Film Festival, Schull, Maurice was Chair and Artistic Director of the festival for three years until September 2013. He now curates a “Music In Film” section for the festival.(www.fastnetfilmfestival.com )
He contributed to Talents Guadalajara at FICG 29, Guadalajara, Mexico, March 2014 as an interviewer, and was a member of the Ibero American Short Film Jury there. In 2015 he was a jury member for the Sardinian Film Festial. (https://www.ficg.mx/29/index.php/en/jurado-ci/1660-maurice-seezer)
He has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe (1994, 2004), twice for an Ivor Novello Award (1995, 2004), once for a Broadcast Film Critic’s Association Award (2004).
In July 2014, IMRO & ASCAP presented an award to Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer in recognition of the ongoing success of their film compositions in the USA.