Dan Baboulene is a film and television composer known for his work on Eaten By Lions (2018), BBC 2's Brexit documentaries with Laura Kuenssberg (2019) In Another Life (2017), Playhouse (2020) and Paul Dood's Deadly Lunchbreak (2021.) Dan is an Oxford Graduate, with a Masters in music from St Catherine's College, and is a member of the BAFTA Crew (UK.)
In 2021 Eaten By Lions (music by) won the National Television and Film Award for Best Comedy, as well as the Audience award at LIFF. Paul Dood's Deadly Lunchbreak (music by) premiered at SXSW festival, featuring Dan's soundtrack inspired by 80's textures and sounds. The Playhouse (music by) premiered at London Frightfest festival, and Terror Magazine described his soundtrack as an 'extraordinary classic.' 'He accompanies us at all times, without disturbing us excessively, but without which the film would have been a totally different one.' Dan also wrote the theme tune for James Acaster's new television show 'The Island,' due to premiere in January 2022. Dan is currently co-composing for comedy-sci fi feature The Art of Love, due to release next year, and Can I Help, starring Mark Strong and Nicholas Pinnock. He is about to start work with Tim Williams on a feature film, and is currently assisting David Schweitzer on a big nature series for Netflix. News to be announced!
In 2020 Dan scored Paul Dood's Deadly Lunchbreak, starring Jonny Vegas, Kris Maxwell, Mandeep Dhillon, and Katherine Parkinson. He also scored 'Laura Kuenssberg, The Brexit Storm Continues,' (dir. Toby Paton) which played in January on BBC 2 to millions of viewers.He also scored the trailer for Daniel Radcliffe's latest feature film, Escape from Pretoria, and two of the films from the Uncertain Kingdom anthology, working with director Jason Wingard on a film called Pavement, and working with Ray Panthaki on a film called Ernie, starring Paul Kaye. The anthology was given four stars in The Guardian.
In 2019 Dan scored The Watts Brothers debut horror feature The Playhouse and VICE''s documentary on Brexit 'The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg's Inside Story,' which received four stars in the Guardian. Dan also assisted Blur's David Rowntree on BBC One's hit drama The Capture, working on all six episodes. His soundtrack for Jonny Dry's Third Quarter won Best Score at the New Rennaissance Film Festival. Harry Lighton's short film Leash (music by) also featured as Best Short at London Film Festival.
In 2018 Dan worked for double Ivor Novello winner Joris de Man assisting with the recording sessions at Air Studios in London for the recording sessions for Horizon Zero Dawn, The Frozen Wilds. Dan also assisted Ilan Eshkeri on multiple projects including Informer, Vanity Fair, Watership Down, Farming, and Playstation game The Sims 4. Dan also wrote his soundtrack for Eaten By Lions, starring Jonny Vegas, which had a cinema release in 100 Odeon and Cineworld screens around the UK. Dan's music was also featured on BAFTA Cymru nominated short Only Child, dir Andy Toovey. The film won the Best Score award at Top Shorts Film Festival. Dan also assisted Pete Davison with his score for Strike.
In 2017 Dan scored Jason Wingard's debut feature In Another Life, and it won a BIFA award, as well as Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival. The film was shown at festivals around the world, and had an independent cinema run in the UK. Dan also interned at Henry Jackman's studio in LA, on site at Hans Zimmer's studio, Remote Control Productions. He also worked as an assistant copyeditor on Joris de Man's score for Animortal feature Chuck Steel, Night of the Trampires.