Gavin Brivik is a film composer best known for his work on the 90th Academy Award Nominated, 2018 Student BAFTA Winning and 2018 Student Academy Award Gold Medal winning film MY NEPHEW EMMETT. Gavin is featured as one of the American Society of Composers and Publishers' "Film Composers to Watch," winner of the 2017 World Soundtrack Award for Best Composition by a Young International Composer, the recipient of the ASCAP Jimmy Van Heuson Film Composer Award, honored with the distinguished Elmer Bernstein Film Scoring Award, and with the Alan Menken Composer Award.
Gavin recently finished scoring The Netflix original film CAM with Blumhouse Productions (GET OUT, WHIPLASH, BLACKKKLANSMAN, THE CONJURING) which stars THE HANDMAID’S TALE Madeline Brewer. He also wrote music for the Showtime Series ACTIVE SHOOTER, and wrote additional music for the Netflix series DIRTY MONEY.
Gavin studied contemporary classical and electronic music composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he combined his roots as an indie rock and folk guitarist with orchestral and electronic instruments. Gavin went on to receive his Masters in Music Composition for Film and Multimedia at New York University. Currently, Gavin freelances for multiple advertising production houses including Found Objects Music, RockBox TV and SCORE A SCORE. He has written music for Nike, Adidas, MasterCard, Covergirl, Lysol, Crown Royal, Bing Search Engine, Sprint, AT&T, Version Fios, Citi Bank, Netflix's Fastest Cars, The Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Fan Experience, UNICEF's documentary series Jamaican Stories, and numerous narrative and documentary short films.