I love telling stories through images and music.
David James Nielsen was born in Calgary, AB, Canada, and currently resides in Apopka, FL, USA. David has made several short films since the late 90's, and is also a film composer and a graduate of the prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program from the University of Southern California.
David has scored or provided music for several film and television productions including SUPER SCIENCE SHOWCASE, THE GUEST LIST, ANNABELLE HOOPER AND THE GHOSTS OF NANTUCKET, RECLAIMING THE BLADE, DATED, TALL SHIPS: THE PRIVATEER LYNX, A TIMELESS JOURNEY, TALES FROM BEYOND, HAUNTING VILLISCA, OVERLAP, THE BIG TABLE, MAN VS. WOMAN, THE LITTLE DOCUMENTARY THAT COULDN’T, and the television series ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER. In 2008, David won the Gold Medal of Artistic Excellence Award for his score to the film MAN VS. WOMAN, and the Bronze Medal for Excellence Award for his score to the film TALES FROM BEYOND at the Park City Film Music Festival. David also has worked in various roles ranging from music score programmer and orchestrator, to additional composer. Some of these titles include the TV series STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (music score programmer), the television movies SILENT WITNESS (music score programmer), THE TENTH CIRCLE (music score programmer, orchestrator), FLIGHT 93 (music score programmer), FAITH OF MY FATHERS (music score programmer, additional composer), and the National Geographic Special EDEN AT THE END OF THE WORLD (additional composer).
Official Selection / Winner Best Soundtrack
AL AND THE METEOR
HEX After Dark Film Festival (Halloween and Entertainment Expo)
Calgary
2021
Official Selection
Day Dreaming
Holidays 365 International Film Festival
Orange,
2021
Official Selection
Day Dreaming
Alder International Short Film Festival
Chicago
2020
Quarter-Finalist Selection
AL AND THE METEOR
MonsterFlix Awards
Official Selection / Platinum Award for Best WTF Film
AL AND THE METEOR
Fortean Film Festival
Gloucester
Official Selection
AL AND THE METEOR
OTB - Only the Best Film Awards
Miami
Best Comedy Short Film - June 2021
AL AND THE METEOR
Cooper Awards
Best Comedy Short Film - June 2021
AL AND THE METEOR
Cotswold International Film Festival
Cotswolds
Gold Award - Director Super Short Film
AL AND THE METEOR
Hollywood Gold Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Day Dreaming
Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
Toronto
Semi-Finalist - November/December 2020
Day Dreaming
Aphrodite Film Awards
New York City
Official Selection
Day Dreaming
Kalakari Film Fest
DEWAS
College
University of Southern California
Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television
20022003
College
University of Calgary
B.A. in Music
19972001
High School
Sir Winston Churchilll
19921995
Birth Date
April 26, 1977
Birth City
Calgary
Current City
Apopka
I love telling stories through images and music.