Brandon Dalo is an American composer for film and television. After touring in bands and producing during his early years, Brandon found success in scoring films with the acclaimed documentary series “Small Town Monsters” of which he has scored nine films. His score for the “Boggy Creek Monster” documentary, in this series, earned him honors for “Best Film Score” from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Multiple films from this series have reached the top ten bestseller lists on Amazon, including the recent, “The Bray Road Beast”, which hit #1 in both the Documentary and Horror categories. They have collectively been viewed over 7 million times.
Brandon has developed a unique compositional style focusing on mixing traditional orchestral elements with modern electronic sounds and unconventional soundscapes. Along with documentaries, he has composed for short films and also scored movie trailers with esteemed music library companies such as Current Music. He also produces and writes additional music for bands, recently contributing to three songs on the new album “Gone Bad” from Ohio band “Absolute Hero” whom AP Magazine called one of their “12 Bands You Need to Know” in 2018.
Originally from the Cleveland area, Brandon lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Music Composition (Scoring for Visual Media) at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Brandon is a member of ASCAP.
Recent credits can be found here.
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“Brandon exceeded my expectations and I can think of no other that is as passionate about his craft to match the standard of his expertise with such drive. He is truly an outstanding individual who is both extremely loyal and polite in regards to the specific needs of each project and client - to which he continues to go above and beyond in his delivery.”
— Sam Shearon (Graphic designer and Artist for clients such as Stan Lee, Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Iron Maiden, KISS, The X-Files etc.)
“Brandon’s work on the [Boggy Creek Monster] score was not only timely and professional, but the resulting music perfectly suits the various moods and pacing of the narrative to make it an excellent - and award winning - film.”
— Lyle Blackburn (Professional musician, author, and TV personality)
“Brandon is never content to rest on his laurels and simply repeat the work he’s already done. Instead, he strives to find new and interesting ways to heighten the mood of our films. I am consistently impressed by Brandon’s natural ability to convey the feel of every story through the music he writes; his versatility never ceases to amaze me.”
— Seth Breedlove, Director of the Small Town Monsters documentary series