Film composer Ian Honeyman has written music for dozens of feature films, short films, and TV shows. He was trained formally at Peabody Conservatory, where he studied composition with renowned Chinese composer Chen Yi and British composer Nicholas Maw but soon became interested in the creative possibilities in film scores.
He relocated to Santa Monica, where he met composer Klaus Badelt. Honeyman collaborated with Badelt as a composer and arranger on films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, directed by Gore Verbinsky; Poseidon, directed by Wolfgang Petersen; Miami Vice, directed by Michael Mann; 16 Blocks, directed by Richard Donnar; Constantine; Ultraviolet; TMNT; and many others.
On his own, Ian has scored feature films such as Redline, the Disney film Lilly the Witch: the Dragon and the Magic Book, directed by Academy Award winner Stefan Ruzowitsky, which spent two weeks as the top box office earner in Germany; and Operation Endgame, which starred Ving Rhames, Maggie Q, Ellen Barkin, and Zach Galifianakis.
He is active outside of feature films and has scored several shorts, including Vartan, LLP, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won “Best Drama” at LA Shorts Fest 2007, and Charlie Thistle, which won “Best Short” at Sedona International Film Festival 2009 in addition to other awards.
Ian has also recently completed the scores for Triple Dog; the upcoming sequel in the widely successful Lilly the Witch series, Lilly The Witch: The Journey to Mandolan, director Jason Connery’s feature films, 51 and Philly Kid; and Jock of the Bushveld, starring Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt and Bryan Adams, which recently spent two weeks as the top box office-earner in South Africa.
Ian lives in Marina Del Rey, California with his wife Joanna and dog Maddy. www.ianhoneyman.com