Composer Amie Doherty has been recognized by the International Film Music Critics for her work on film scores.
Amie, from Ballinasloe, has been nominated in two categories at this year’s International Film Music Critics Awards. She is nominated for Breakthrough Composer of the Year and Best Original Score for an Animated Feature.
Amie’s music in Spirit Untamed faces incredible competition for the best original score. Other anime films in the category are Encanto, Luca and Raya The Last Dragon.
Amie said she was “delighted to be nominated for Breakthrough Composer of the Year and Best Original Score for an Animated Feature”.
The talented composer is based in Los Angeles and has worked on music for major television and film productions. She made history as the first female composer to compose music for a DreamWorks animated feature film with Spirit Untamed.
The animation is a sequel to “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” and the recent Netflix series “Spirit Riding Free.”
Amie also won “Best Score for an Animated Short Film” at the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. She worked as an orchestrator and conductor on Lady Gaga’s album Chromatica and performed with 50 Cent.
The Galway native studied music at Trinity College Dublin and earned a master’s degree in film, television and video game notation from Berklee College of Music. She became a Sundance Composer Fellow in 2016 and has lived and worked in London, South Korea, Vietnam, India and Spain.
Amie’s recent orchestrating and directing work includes the Picard and Star Trek: Discovery series, Emmy and Golden Globe winners Fargo and The Night Of, and Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.