Richard Bellis is an Emmy award-winning composer; author of “The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business”; is a past president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists; served on the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television course and UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring Certificate program: served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and for 21 years was host/mentor of the “ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis”.
Natasa Paulberg is an award-winning Australian/Irish composer who writes music for film, gaming, trailers, TV, advertising and the concert hall. Natasa received the Fulbright scholarship for UCLA’s Film Scoring Program in Los Angeles and scored the acclaimed The Hunger documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson. She won two Best Original Score awards for the film The Yellow Dress, and has been twice nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award in music for film and advertising. Natasa also lectures on the MA in Scoring for Film, TV, and Interactive Media at Pulse College.
Vasilis Milesis is a film composer, orchestrator and music technology professor. He is the first Greek national to receive a Master’s Degree from Berklee College of Music in Film Scoring, where he graduated with Summa cum Laude. Vasilis has won several awards for his work in scoring for films, including Best Score at Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, winner of the Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival and is a four times winner at the Global Film Festival Awards.
Composer, Sound Designer and Sound Editor
Henrik Lindström is a film composer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He began his film scoring career with the Swedish WWII feature film Beyond the Border (2011). Since then, he has scored both feature and short films, and jingles for both the Swedish National Television and National Radio.
Henrik has a Master of Fine Arts in Music for Motion Pictures and Contemporary Media from the European Academy of Fine Arts, where he also received the Mychael Danna Scholarship. Henrik won the Young Talent Award at the Krakow Film Music Festival in 2020 and in 2017 and was picked as the winner by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe on Nat Geo’s “Show Us Your Musical Genius” film scoring competition.
DR. GARRETT SHOLDICE
Dr. Garrett Sholdice is an Irish composer based in Dublin. His music has been described as possessing an “exquisite delicacy” (The Irish Times). Notable commissions include work for the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Ficino Ensemble, the National Concert Hall, the “840” concert series in London, and Irish filmmaker Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair. Sholdice is a co-director of Ergodos, a Dublin-based record label and audio production company. He has lectured in composition, composition for visual media, orchestration and score analysis at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Maynooth University and Pulse College. He is course director of the newly validated MA in Scoring for Film, TV, and Interactive Media at Pulse College.
Maria Zaharenia is an American/Greek media composer based in Athens, Greece and Sofia, Bulgaria. She studied music at The Ohio Conservatory in the United States, later moving to NYC to work with grammy-award winning musicians from bands Banda Magda and Snarky Puppy. Composing for filmmakers across the US and internationally she has worked in recording studios in both the US and Europe. Currently she lives in Athens, Greece working as a freelance media composer and as a production manager for remote recording sessions.
Sound Engineer, Videographer and co-owner of StudioTerra
With more than 20 years experience in audio engineering, Manos Psarris studied electronic engineering at Piraeus University of Applied Sciences and received his masters in piano from the Conservatory of Glyfada. His final thesis focused on Speaker Design & Acoustics and he attended and presented at seminars from Meyer Sound on "Sound System Design and Implementation". Manos is co-owner of the StudioTerra recording studio, and is a highly sought after audio engineer for live venues and studio recordings.