Omar Fadel is a Los Angeles based composer for film, television, and video games.
A versatile multi-instrumentalist, Omar’s scores frequently feature him on a wide array of instruments, including piano, guitar, cello, drums, and percussion. Omar’s work can be heard in numerous films, television shows and video games, notably the Emmy award-winning documentary Belly of the Beast, the Peabody award-winning film The Judge, the massively successful Dungeons & Dragons-themed show Critical Role, the Netflix/MBC feature film Route 10, the Netflix/Telfaz 11 series Six Windows in the Desert, the widely acclaimed film Yomeddine, and the global game franchise Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Born in Houston and raised between the vibrant cultures of Texas and Dubai, Omar’s music reflects his rich global influences. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied film, music production and composition. Omar’s talent led him to Los Angeles, where he had the privilege of working with The Police’s iconic drummer, Stewart Copeland.
After several years of mentoring and dedication to his craft, Omar began scoring shorts and feature films. In 2010, Omar composed the score to the award-winning feature film The Taqwacores, which premiered to a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival. He then went on to score the critically acclaimed Lionsgate documentary Just Like Us. Notably, Omar was selected in 2011 to score the first-ever Arabic language, American studio feature film, The United, which was produced by Walt Disney Motion Pictures.
In 2012, Omar collaborated with composer, Erran Baron Cohen on the music to The Dictator. In 2016, Omar scored the Academy Award-nominated short film Day One. In 2017, he scored Erika Cohn’s documentary The Judge, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, was nominated for an Emmy and won a Peabody Award. In 2018, Omar composed the score for Yomeddine, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won the François Chalais Award. In 2020, Omar scored the Peabody nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary, Belly of the Beast. Also in 2020, Omar had the honor of composing the score for the series, Six Windows in the Desert, which was the first ever Saudi Arabian original programming for Netflix. In 2021, Omar entered the world of live-streaming content by composing the music for the widely popular Dungeons & Dragons-themed show, Critical Role.
In addition to his film work, Omar has scored several television shows, most notably, the Mike Judge-produced ABC animated series The Goode Family, and NBC’s Phenomenon. Omar’s music is also frequently licensed to unscripted television programming, including The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, X Factor, Dateline, Shedding for the Wedding, The Shahs of Sunset, and Millionaire Matchmaker.
In 2013, Omar entered the world of video games by collaborating with composer Brian Tyler on one of the industry’s largest franchises, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In 2016, Omar scored the award-winning Virtual Reality game, The Argos File, which competed at the Venice Film Festival.
That same year, the Sundance Institute awarded Omar a prestigious Fellowship at their Film Music Composer’s Lab.
With an impressive portfolio spanning multiple mediums, Omar Fadel continues to inspire audiences with his emotive compositions. A visionary storyteller through sound, Omar leaves an indelible mark on each project he touches.