Composer Haim Mazar joins us for an in-depth look at his work for Disney Parks, where he orchestrated in six different cultural settings to bring the castle scenes alive. Haim also shares a lot about his workflow and thought process as he delves into his work in Sneakerheads, combining hip hop and trap samples with his orchestral background.
About Haim Mazar
Haim Mazar, a Hollywood-based film composer and a music producer, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Berklee College of Music. He has worked as a session musician, music producer, and arranger before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for film scoring. Haim is best known for his critically acclaimed score for “The Iceman,” a biopic thriller starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, James Franco, and Chris Evans. The film was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, and the Telluride Film Festival.
Haim’s versatility shines through his diverse range of projects. The past few years have been prolific and eclectic, as Haim scored legendary director Chuck Russell’s (“The Mask,” “Eraser,” “Nightmare on Elm Street 3”) action thriller “I Am Wrath,” starring John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, and Rebecca De Mornay; as well as the Bryan Singer-produced critically acclaimed horror hit “The Taking of Deborah Logan” for director Adam Robitel. Haim also arranged, produced and orchestrated multiple shows for the Disney Parks, including “Moana” for Hong Kong Disneyland and a one of a kind fireworks show which projected on all six Disney park castles around the world during a live ABC broadcast. Haim also composed the main title theme and score for the hit reality show “Chrisley Knows Best,” and MTV’s “Teen Mom,” and a regular collaborator with composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Mann (“Modern Family,” “Rectify”), with whom he scored two animated films for Mattel – “Barbie: Spy Squad” and “Team Hot Wheels,” both released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Since his arrival to Los Angeles in 2008, Haim also composed the score for “On The Inside” – starring Olivia Wilde and Nick Stahl. He co-produced and orchestrated the scores for Sony Screen Gem’s films “Legion,” and “The Roommate.” In addition to his film scoring work, Haim is a sought after professor at the prestigious Musicians’ Institute in Hollywood and Berklee College of Music where he enjoys teaching composition and orchestration.