Donny Walker is a co-owner of Mind Exchange Music, an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, musician, and foley artist. He’s performed and produced over 37 records, custom created 500+ fully mixed and mastered tracks, scored and produced total soundtracks for 4 feature films, 25+ short films, 3 theatre shows, 1 museum exhibit called ‘Art is Instrumental’ with the DuPage Children’s Museum, and he and his team represented original music for the nation of America in iMapp 2019’s worldwide winners round with creative genius George Berlin. His custom curated score for ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House Documentary,’ produced for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, won him most distinct original score with the 2019 Videographer Awards (a score he custom created in 12 days), and was in competition with 1500 other films; it can be streamed from WTTW PBS.
Upcoming projects include a live film scoring multimedia show for the 150 Media Stream and the Pritzkers, and a custom curated architectural projection mapping score for ‘Vivid Sydney,’ an Interactive Light Festival in Sydney Australia, also with creative genius George Berlin. Currently, he’s working on a 14 episode live music performance production film series through Mind Exchange Music LLC featuring 26 musicians and additionally he’s especially excited to produce the full soundtrack for Danny Villanueva Jr’s upcoming feature film ‘I Dream of a Psychopomp’. Walker’s scores and sheet music (originals, arrangements, adaptations, and editorials, etc.) have been placed in front of numerous symphonies, many well-known Chicago Arts Organizations, and Educational studies. He has performed on stage with national talent, including Aretha Franklin, HARPO, The O’Jays, The Dells, and many more.
  • Music Production Coordinator (6 Credits)
    Big Bad Wolf2020
    Music Video, Short
    Cowboy Boots2020
    Music Video, Short
    Do You Think of Me? 2020
    Music Video, Short
    Infinite Love2020
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Let The Rest Of The World Go By2020
    Music Video, Short, Other
    Mafioso In The Making 2020
    Music Video, Short
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    Big Bad Wolf2020
    Music Video, Short
    Infinite Love2020
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Let The Rest Of The World Go By2020
    Music Video, Short, Other
    Mafioso In The Making 2020
    Music Video, Short
  • Composer, Orchestrator & Producer (3 Credits)
    Big Bad Wolf2020
    Music Video, Short
    Infinite Love2020
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Mafioso In The Making 2020
    Music Video, Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Infinite Love2020
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Let The Rest Of The World Go By2020
    Music Video, Short, Other
    Mafioso In The Making 2020
    Music Video, Short
  • Executive Producer (3 Credits)
    Infinite Love2020
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Let The Rest Of The World Go By2020
    Music Video, Short, Other
    Mafioso In The Making 2020
    Music Video, Short
  • Executive Producer, Director, Composer & Orchestrator (2 Credits)
    Big Bad Wolf2020
    Music Video, Short
    Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Song Writer & Music Producer (1 Credit)
  • Director, Executive Producer, Music Arranger & Orchestrator (1 Credit)
    Cowboy Boots2020
    Music Video, Short
  • Executive Producer, Director, Orchestrator, Arranger (1 Credit)
  • Lyrics, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger, Producer & Project Supervisor (1 Credit)
    Stylistic Expansions2018
    Song, Film Score
  • Composer, Music Producer, Music Director & Multi Instrumentalist (1 Credit)
  • Producer, Director, Composer & Orchestrator (1 Credit)
    Let The Rest Of The World Go By2020
    Music Video, Short, Other
  • Trombone & Bass Trombone (1 Credit)
    Stylistic Expansions2018
    Song, Film Score
  • Producer, Director, Composer Orchestrator & Music Copyist: (1 Credit)
    Mafioso In The Making 2020
    Music Video, Short
  • Music Production, Performace & Licensing Coordinator (1 Credit)
    Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Songwriter, Composer, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Consultant & Music Editor: (1 Credit)
  • Bass Trombone (1 Credit)
  • Producer, Director, Composer Orchestrator & Music Copyist (1 Credit)
    Infinite Love2020
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Composer, Orchestrator & Music Producer (1 Credit)
    The Low End Soundtrack2019
    Film Score
  • Composer & Music Producer (1 Credit)
    Unknown Short Film Soundtrack2019
    Film Score
One Minute Film (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mafioso In The Making
Varese International Film Festival
Varese, Virginia
2021
Best Original Song (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Cowboy Boots
Love Winds Film Festival
Roselyn, New York
2021
Best Original Score (FINALIST)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
European Cinematography Awards
Amsterdam
2021
Best Short Film (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Southeast Regional Film Festival
Jacksonville
2021
Best: Music Video & Original Score (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Gold Movie Awards
London
2021
Best Music Video & Best Original Score (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2021
Best Music Video (SEMI FINALIST)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2020
Best Documentary (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
International Music Video Underground
Paris
2020
Golden Soundtrack (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Golden Short Film Festival
Rome
2020
Television - Pilot Program (OFFICAL SELCTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Best Shorts Competition
La Jolla
2020
Best Original Song (Gold)
I Could've Kissed You
IndieX Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Television - Pilot Program (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2020
Best Original Score (SEMI FINALIST)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Best Documentary Short (SEMI FINALIST)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Dumbo Film Festival
New York
2020
Best Original Score (SEMI FINALIST)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
IndieX Film Fest
Los Angeles
2020
Shorts Category (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Prince of Prestige Academy Awards
Land O' Lakes
2020
Best: Documentary, Music Video & Original Score (FINALIST)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Venice Film Awards
Venice
2020
Best Song (Gold)
I Could've Kissed You
Canadian Cinematography Awards
Canada
2020
Best Original Score (FINALIST)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Florence FIlm Awards
Florence
2020
Silver Award for best documentary (SILVER)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Hollywood Gold Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Best Music Video (GOLD)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Best: Film on Women, Music Video & Original Score (GOLD)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2020
Best Documentary Short (GOLD)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Creation International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Best Original Score (GOLD)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Five Continents International Film Festival
Anzoategui
2020
Best Original Score (GOLD)
Mind Exchange Music Presents: Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch Live Film Score
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2020
Best Micro Short (GOLD)
Mafioso In The Making
Dreammachine International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Best Song
Stylistic Expansions
New York International Film Festival
New Yor
2020
Best Original Song (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Cowboy Boots
International Sound & Film Muic Festival
Samobor
2020
Best Original Song (Finalist)
I Could've Kissed You
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
2020
Best Illinois Short & Best Music Video (FINALIST)
Cowboy Boots
Aladerri International Film Festival
Chicago
2020
Best Music Video & Best Original Song (GOLD)
Cowboy Boots
Florence Film Awards
Florence
2020
Film & Video (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Do You Think of Me?
The ChiTown Multicultural FIlm Festival
Chicago, Illinois
2020
Music Video (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Do You Think of Me?
F3: Frankly Film Fest
Cincinatti, Ohio
2020
Music Video of the Year (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Do You Think of Me?
Raleigh FIlm & Art Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
2020
Best Original Score/Soundtrack (GOLD)
The Low End Soundtrack
International Open FIlm Festival
Bangladesh
2020
Best Musical Short (FINALIST)
Do You Think of Me?
International Social Change Film Festival
Chicago
2020
Best Original Score (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
An Interesting Story About An Uninteresting Guy Soundtrack
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles, California USA
2020
Best Film Soundtrack (FINALIST)
An Interesting Story About An Uninteresting Guy Soundtrack
Wales International Film Festival
Swansea, Wales
2020
Best Music Score (GOLD)
An Interesting Story About An Uninteresting Guy Soundtrack
Indie Dance FIlm Festival
Long Beach, California
2020
Best Original Score (GOLD)
An Interesting Story About An Uninteresting Guy Soundtrack
Teraman Film Festival
Teraman, Italy
2020
Best Original Score (GOLD)
An Interesting Story About An Uninteresting Guy Soundtrack
Canadian Cinematography Awards
Toronto, Canada
2020
Best Film Score (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House Documentary Soundtrack
Southeastern International Film & Music Festival
Nashville, Tenessee, US
2020
Music Score for Film or TV (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House Documentary Soundtrack
Vegas Cinefest International FIlm Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
2020
FIlm Score (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House Documentary Soundtrack
Solaris Film Festival
Nice, France
2020
Best Original Score (GOLD)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House Documentary Soundtrack
Latitude Film Awards
London, UK
2020
Best One Minute Film (GOLD)
Mafioso In The Making
Tagore International Film Festival
Birbhum, West Bengal
2020
Best Film Score/Soundtrack (GOLD)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House Documentary Soundtrack
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2020
Performance of the Month (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Tracks Music Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Best Music Video Cover (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Utah Music Video Awards
Vineyard, Utah
2020
Best Music Video (SEMI FINALIST)
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Los Angeles Cinematography Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Best Song (GOLD)
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Best Musical/Dance Film (GOLD)
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles Film Awards
2020
Best Music (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Big Bad Wolf
San Diego International Kids Film Festival
San Diego
2020
Best Original Song (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Big Bad Wolf
International Sound & Film Music Festival
Samobor,
2020
Best Musical Film (GOLD)
Big Bad Wolf
Flicks Film Festival
London
2020
Best Music Video Director (GOLD)
Big Bad Wolf
Sweden Film Awards
Norrbottens
2020
1 Minute Short (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mafioso In The Making
Miama Independent Film Festival
Miami Beach, Florida
2020
Music Video (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mafioso In The Making
The Hollywood First Time Film Maker Showcase
Hollywood, California
2020
Best Arts & Culture (OFFICIAL SELECTION)
Mafioso In The Making
60 Second International Film Festival
Islamabad
2020
Music Category (SEMI FINALIST)
Do You Think of Me?
Colorado International Activisim Film Festival
Denver
2020
Original Music Score: Award of Distinction
Stylistic Expansions
2019 Videographer Awards 'Award of Distinction'
United States
2019
Award of Distinction
Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House Documentary Soundtrack
2019 Videographer Awards
Videographer Awards (online)
2019
Birth Date
October 28, 1984
Nickname
Donny Walker
Birth City
Madison
Current City
Chicago
Hometown
Waunakee
Height
6'1
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
Donny Walker's scores & sheet music (originals, arrangements, adaptations & editorials, etc) have been placed in front of: The Chicago Symphony, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Bari Symphony, Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Full Score Chamber Orchestra, Lake County Symphony Orchestra & many well known Chicago Arts Organizations as well. Educational studies include: DePaul University, Columbia College, Northeastern Illinois University, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Jazz Ensemble & The Lyric Opera and has performed on stage with national talent including: Aretha Franklin, HARPO, The O'Jays, The Dells and many more. He plays over 50 (challenging) instruments but has and uses hundreds in his film scoring practice.
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  • Donald Walker 2019 Professional Resume
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