Gavin Brivik



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 prestigious Alan Menken Composer Award.


Along with scoring My Nephew Emmett, Gavin recently finished scoring his first feature film CAM with Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Whiplash, The Conjuring, The Purge) which stars The Handmaid Tale's Madeline Brewer. CAM had it's world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival where it won Best First Feature, Best Original Screenplay, and was bought by Netflix. CAM also screened at BFI, AFI Festival, Stiges, Brooklyn Horror, and was featured by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of their featured films to stream in November. Gavin’s score for CAM was released by Lakeshore Records. Gavin also wrote additional music for the film This is Home, which screened at the 2018 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Competition, wrote music for the Showtime Series Active Shooter, wrote additional music for the Netflix series Dirty Money, wrote additional music for Personal Statement, which opened the 2018 AFI Documentary Festival, and was the orchestrator for the Netflix original documentary One Of Us, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and is currently streaming on Netflix.


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 also received his Master in Music Composition for Film and Multimedia at New York University. Currently, Gavin freelances for multiple advertising production houses including Elias, 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.


While Gavin is known for his film and television work, He has always been passionate about writing music away from picture using unconventional instruments to craft a unique sound. Gavin recently finished writing his debut EP Fallen Between Cracks, which is now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.