Toronto based, multi-award winning composer Mark Korven has had his feet firmly planted in both the dramatic and documentary film and television worlds for over 20 years. He has 8 Genie Nominations, 14 Gemini Nominations, a Genie Award, a Gemini Award and recently won and a Canadian Screen Award for his score to “Omar Khadr: Guantanamo’s Child”.
Mark has worked with acclaimed directors Deep Mehta, Patricia Rozema and Vincenzo Natale and his music can be heard on networks and in theatres worldwide. In 2014 & 2015 he collaborated with director Robert Eggers on the smash cult hit THE WITCH. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive major distribution.
THE WITCH has been the subject of much praise in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Roger Ebert, and Indiewire:
"Not enough can be said by Mark Korven’s spine-chilling and atonal score that employs obscure instrumentation, from hurdy gurdys, nyckelharps and creaky fiddles, to its most disquieting advantage. Discordant, ghostly qualities send tremors through the heart, and the way Korven knowingly references the percussive chain-rattles of Krzysztof Penderecki’s feverish cues is intelligent and remarkably effective.”
-Indiewire’s The Playlist
Mark’s most recent feature film THE LIGHTHOUSE (also directed by Robert Eggers), premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight, where it received the Critics’ Choice Award – Best Film of the Festival.