Hannes De Maeyer is one of Belgium’s most versatile composers, best known for his collaboration with director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, recently listed among ‘Variety’s 10 Directors to watch’ with their third feature Gangsta (Patser) (BE release 24 Jan 2018 / FR release 21 Feb 2018).
His scores ranges from pure electronic to impressive symphonic instrumentation, as well as everything in between.
After obtaining his Master’s degree in ‘Music Production’ at the School of Arts of University College Ghent, Hannes starts working as composer assistant to Steve Willaert, one of Belgium’s most prolific screen composer, and starts composing for several project produced by A Team Productions such as Land of the Heroes and Baghdad Messi by worldwide praised director Sahim Omar Kalifa.
When Hannes meets the talented Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, they decide to collaborate for their first feature Image, quickly followed by Black, awarded with the Discovery Awards during the 40th edition of TIFF in 2015. For El Arbi & Fallah’s recently released flashy third feature Gangsta (Patser), De Maeyer created the perfect musical power shot, full of games vibes and inspired by both iconic 80s film scores and contemporary electronic influences.
His latest project, Rafaël, a Dutch romantic drama by award-winning filmmaker Ben Sombogaart, will be premiering at the Netherlands Film Festival 2018.
2018 Rafaël (post-production)
2017 Helden Boven Alles
2016 Helden van de zee
2015 Black (Discovery Award TIFF)
2016 Downside Up
2016 About the Boy Who Ate
an Oakwood Chair
2014 Baghdad Messi
(winner Tampere Int Shorts)
2011 The Land of the Heroes
2015-2016 Professor T.
2015 Voor Wat Hoort Wat
2014 De Applausman