As a freelance and prize-winning film- and TV composer, he writes and produces for major European and American film productions, TV stations and commercials.
He is one of the very few composers in the world who consecutively won both the prestigious ASCAP Competition and BMI Award for Aspiring Film Composers in Los Angeles. As a result, he was asked to work with Mike Post on the US hit series Law and Order. Post, considered the most successful composer in television history, refers to Wunder as having “that special gift of writing music in a way that places him a cut above the rest in the field.”
In the international, Wunder-scored TV-documentary The Sound of Hollywood about legendary Austrian-born Hollywood composer Max Steiner (Gone With the Wind), he was featured alongside other prominent composers such as Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman.
The versatility of his compositional capabilities becomes evident in the breadth of projects he is involved with. From writing scores for independent movies that have gone on to win awards at international film festivals, his range equally covers music for well-known TV shows such as Dancing Stars and Starmania, the Austrian analogies to Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, and anthems for galas like the Romy or Save the World Awards. Various major TV Movies broadcasted on networks such as SAT1, BBC, ORF, 3Sat, SF1, ARTE, ARD, MDR, WDR, PBS, Discovery Channel, as well as commercials for companies such as Hewlett Packard or Amnesty International round up the list.
Wunder currently resides in Los Angeles, California. After working on music for the documentary Na Naia—Legend of the Dolphins featuring stars such as Kate Winslet, Daryl Hannah and Megan Fox, he is currently working on different international movie, trailer and TV projects.
official Website: www.gerritwunder.com