|Birth name||Louis Febre|
June 21, 1959 |
Saltillo, Mexico, Mexico
|Genres||Television score, Film scores, soundtracks|
Born in the city of Saltillo, Mexico, Febre composed his first works for the piano at age 8 while studying piano at a private academy in Northern Mexico. In 1973, his family moved to Los Angeles where he continued his study of the piano under the tutelage of Robert Turner and Francoise Regnat.
He is married to Lisa Febre, a Los Angeles-area multi-instrumentalist performer and teacher.
In 1992, Febre was employed by B-movie company PM Entertainment, where he discovered his true compositional passion: film scoring. In 1996, he met his mentor John Debney, a partnership that would produce successful collaborative efforts such as the movie Doctor Who in 1996 and led to Louis’ first television series The Cape which would earn him an Emmy in 1997 for Best Dramatic Underscore.
Febre has enjoyed success with the movies Swimfan (2000), Tower of Terror (Disney) and a set of Scooby-Doo straight-to-video movies in 2001. He earned an Annie Award nomination for his score for Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders. That same year, he won a Pixie Award for the independent short film: Revenge of the Red Balloon. According to some critics, his score for Alien Trespass transcended the tepid reviews of the film itself. Variety (magazine) compared it to the classic sci-fi scores of noted composer Bernard Herrmann.
In 2001, Febre collaborated with Steve Jablonsky on the first season of the hit television series Desperate Housewives. As an additional orchestrator, he worked again with John Debney on Cats & Dogs, Jimmy Neutron, the Disney film Chicken Little, Disney World Tokyo, and with Mark Snow on The X-Files (1998).
Febre is probably best known for his work on the hit television series Smallville. With the departure of Mark Snow from Smallville, Febre became the credited composer in season seven. His score reflected the maturation of the series' protagonist, Clark Kent: "as Clark grew emotionally and intellectually more complex, [he] found a need to comment musically on his growth, and as he drew closer to his Superman persona, it became obvious that a 'Superman' theme would be required."
Febre maintains a prominent presence in the Smallville fan community. He is a featured personality on fan sites where he blogs about his process for composing for the show, and several fan magazines have published interviews with him on the subject of score composition for Smallville.
In 2011, Smallville: Score From The Complete Series Vol. 1 with Mark Snow, was released.
|1997||Emmy Award - Best Dramatic Underscore: The Cape||Win|
|1998||BMI TV Music Award||Win|
|2001||Pixie Award - Best Music Score: Revenge of the Red Balloon||Win|
|2001||Annie Award - Best Music Score: Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders||Nomination|
|Desperate Housewives||Touchstone Television/ABC|
|Birds of Prey||Warner Bros./WB|
|The Fugitive||Warner Bros./WB|
|Medusa's Child||Topanga Productions/NBC|
|The Cape||MTM Television/CBS|
|LA Heat||PM Entertainment|
|Control||Tim Hunter||Millennium Films|
|Nine Lives||David Carson||Millennium Films|
|Bad Girls from Mars||Fred Olen Ray|
|Swimfan||John Polson||20th Century Fox|
|A Woman's A Helluva Thing||Karen Leigh Hopkins||Regent Entertainment|
|Jack and Gord||John Comri||C3 Productions, Inc.|
|Hobb's End||Philip David Segal||A.V.R.I.O. Filmworks/Avrio Filmworks/Polestar Entertainment Group|
Video Feature Films
|Scooby-Doo And The Cyber Chase||Jim Strenstrum||Hanna-Barbera Prod.|
|Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders||Jim Strenstrum||Hanna-Barbera Prod.|
|Scooby-Doo And The Witch's Ghost||Jim Strenstrum||Hanna-Barbera Prod.|
|The Force||Mark Rossman||Republic Entertainment|
|Last Man Standing||Joseph Merhi||PM Entertainment|
|Martial Outlaw||Karl Anderson||Image Organization|
|Private Wars||John Weidner||PM Entertainment|
|Rage||Youssef Kdiry, Joseph Merhi||PM Entertainment|
|Scanner Cop||Pierre David||Image Organization|
|Serial Killer||Pierre David||Image Organization|
|The Silencers||Richard Pepin||PM Entertainment|
|Two Bits & Pepper||Carey Michael Eubanks||Republic Pictures|
|Time Bomb||Steven Gyllenhaal||Viacom/CBS|
|Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life||Tom McLoughlin||Working Title/Lifetime|
|3: The Dale Earnhardt Story||Russell Mulcahy||Orly Adelson Prod/ESPN|
|Red Water||Charles Robert Carner||Sony Pictures/TBS|
|Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story||Peter Levin||Patriarch Pictures / Lifetime|
|Christmas Rush||Charles Robert Carner||Sony Pictures TV/TBS|
|Dead In A Heartbeat||Dan Sackheim||Shavick Entertainment / TBS|
|Hidden Target||Armand Mastroianni||Columbia TriStar TV / TBS|
|First Target||Armand Mastroianni||Columbia TriStar TV / TBS|
|Nowhere To Run||Armand Mastroianni||Columbia TriStar TV / TBS|
|Final Run||Armand Mastroianni||Columbia TriStar TV / TBS|
|First Daughter||Armand Mastroianni||Columbia TriStar TV / TBS|
|To Love, Honor and Betray||Peter Levin||Orly Adelson / CBS|
|My Father's Shadow||Peter Levin||Jaffe Braunstein Films / CBS|
|Tower Of Terror||D.J. McHale||Disney TV / ABC|
|Doctor Who||Geoffrey Sax||Universal Studios TV / FOX|
|The Secretary||Andrew Lane||Imagine / CBS|
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