Biography

Christian Heschl is a multi-award-winning film & TV composer and musician located near Vienna. His diverse repertoire ranges from live-recorded epic full orchestral scores to pure production music or small intimate ensembles.

To date, he has composed music for numerous projects featured on international networks. These include National Geographic, DiscoveryChannel, SonyUK, NBC/SyFy, SWR, ARD, WDR, ARTE, SRF, and many more.

He is best known for scoring the highly acclaimed NBC/SyFy documentary “Like Hell I Won’t”. It tells the captivating story of comic artist legend “Todd McFarlane”, the creator of ”Spider-Man”, “Venom” and “Spawn”. He also scored the German TV documentary-drama „Unbekannte Helden“ on ARD/SWR, depicting the last gruesome weeks of WW2 in South-West Germany.

For his work on the beautiful nature documentaries “Frozen Warriors” and “Okavango” Christian won several awards for “Best Original Score” at the LA Film Awards, the LA Short Awards, the New York Film Awards, and the CineFest LA. Both were directed by Sony Ambassador & NatGeo filmmaker Chris Schmid and were showcased worldwide on National Geographic.

Over the last years, he attended several masterclasses and workshops hosted by Oscar-winning A-list composers including Alexandre Desplat, James Newton-Howard, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Lunn, and many more. There he built a strong network of composers, musicians, orchestrators & studios with whom he regularly collaborates for the production of film scores.

Christian also freelances for various music production companies. These include Hans Zimmer’s Emmy nominated “Bleeding Fingers”, “Extreme Music”, “Atom Music” and others.

Furthermore, he teamed up with Sandra Tomek’s “Tomek Productions” (World of Hans Zimmer) as a co-curator and “creative brain” on her high-end concert productions. There he’s creating programs & concepts for international concerts. Among them are “Two Steps From Hell Live” and “Hollywood in Vienna” which feature Oscar-winning composers like Gabriel Yared, Alan Menken, Hans Zimmer, James Newton-Howard, and many more.

Awards

2019 New York Film Festival

Best Original Score

OKAVANGO (June Edition)

2019 New York Film Festival

Annual Nominee - Best Original Score

OKAVANGO

2019 Festigious International Film Festival

Best Original Score

OKAVANGO (June Edition)

2019 Festigious International Film Festival

Annual Nominee - Best Original Score

OKAVANGO

2019 Los Angeles Film Awards

Honorable Mention

OKAVANGO (June Edition)

2019 LA Short Awards

Best Original Score

Jamil

2018 Los Angeles Film Awards

Honorable Mention Best Original Score

The Frozen Warriors

2018 LA Short Awards

Best Original Score

The Frozen Warriors

2018 CineFest LA

Best Original Score

The Frozen Warriors

2017 Global Film Festival Awards LA

Best Original Score

Iceland - A Breath of Nature

Press & Recommen­dations

„The score for OKAVANGO is the work of composer Christian Heschl, and it is a score that I will here and now recommend that you seek out and add to your collection.“

JOHN MANSELL(Filmmusic Journalist, Writer for The International Filmmusic Critics Assosiation), 2019

„Whether „National Geographic“ animal film or Marvel documentary: Christian Heschl is just starting a promising career as a film composer.“

Die Presse, 2019

„Best Film Score“ at the Global Film Festival Awards in Los Angeles. For his current work „The Frozen Warriors“ he holds four awards so far.“

Kurier, 2018