Chris Ainscough

Chris Ainscough

Chris started his musical career playing piano, trumpet, and double bass, and by the age of 16, he was performing nightly at major clubs, and touring with various heavy rock tribute bands across Canada. Chris’ experience as a music performer was the catalyst that inspired him to pursue formal schooling in music and recording technology.

With a background in sound mixing and editing he soon made the jump to scoring and to date, he has scored over two dozen feature films, television series and documentaries and has 5 Leo Awards and Nominations, a Genie Nomination and a Golden Reel Nomination.   He's worked with eminent directors, Anne Wheeler (Suddenly Naked, Better Than Chocolate), Michael French (Jim Carrey: The Un-Natural Act), Bill Dear (Harry & the Hendersons), and Neill Fearnley among others.           

Recently, Chris received a Leo nomination for his score to "Heart of a Dragon", a Mark Gordon production, (The Patriot, Grey's Anatomy); Chris produced the score in consultation with 15 time Grammy Award winning composer, David Foster. “Heart of a Dragon” will see its much-anticipated release this year. Chris is also putting the finishing touches on “Taming the Dragon” – a ‘making of’ documentary of the film.

Last year, Chris scored "Wild Cherry" starring Rob Schneider, Rumer Willis and Tia Carrere. Chris’ latest large-scale event score was, “A New Day in Vancouver” the main screen show at the Vancouver Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.