Steffen Schmidt

Steffen Schmidt is a composer from Los Angeles, California. He is the recent recipient for Best Original Score from the Milledgeville & Eatonton Film Festival, recent composer on two VR projects directed by Chuck Chae, Buddy VR (Produced by Redrover Studios) and Follow The White Rabbit (Produced by Dexter Studios). Buddy VR was the winner for "Best VR Experience" at The 75th Venice Film Festival | La Biennale di Venezia. Follow the White Rabbit was showcased at Marche Du Film at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

Starting from a young age, Steffen was exposed to the orchestral sound and performed as a violinist and violist in youth symphonies in his home city of Portland, Oregon (USA), where he also toured Europe and China with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. He started conducting towards the later half of high school which was crucial towards his development as a film score composer later on, having conducted and/or produced small to larger ensemble groups in Los Angeles and around the world for his projects. Steffen is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (2013), where he studied film scoring and practiced his directed study with Hollywood composer George S. Clinton, as well as Silent Film with Sheldon Mirowitz.


See what others have said working with Steffen Schmidt

"It's not only about the musical arrangement skills, it's the emotions he carries in his heart that makes all the difference. "
Chuck Chae
Director - Winner "Best VR Experience" 75th Venice Film Festival (Buddy VR)
"I was fortunate to work with Steffen on my first short film and its been an amaaaaazing dream collaboration because he's so talented and intuitive and in sync with what I wanted. No matter the scale of what we worked on Steffen was always on board to creatively problem solve around deadlines and last minute tweaks."
Honey B. Singh
Award-Winning Director (Heer)
Steffen is hands down my favorite composer to work with! I don't have a lot of music knowledge, but he still understands what I want. He takes direction well but also has many great ideas to add. Steffen is very professional and is a great collaborator. I love having him on my team.
Lisa Belcher
Multi-Award Winning Director (The Gift, Guest of Honor, Every Tuesday)
"Music is always a BIG element in films. Steffen Schmidt delivers and brings that big movie feel to every project."
David William No
Actor | Stunts (Netflix's Altered Carbon, MARVEL: Jessica Jones, Blindsided: The Game)
"Steffen crafted an amazing score for our film Blindsided: The Game. He understood our needs and applied his own style, talking through every note with us along the way."
Eric Jocobus
Actor | Stunts | Youtube Personality (Blindsided: The Game, God of War)


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  • 310-905-7700
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