Andrea Guerra (composer)

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Andrea Guerra is an Italian composer. He is noted for his film scores of Facing Windows (2003), Hotel Rwanda (2004), and The Pursuit of Happyness (2006).

Biography[edit]

Son of poet and screenwriter Tonino Guerra, Andrea Guerra was born in October 1961 in the northern Italian town of Santarcangelo di Romagna. After studying composition and arrangement under maestro Ettore Ballotta, he moved to Rome where he began his career composing music for nature documentaries. In the succeeding years he wrote several film scores for directors the Ferzan Özpetek, Roberto Faenza, Giuseppe Bertolucci, and others.

In 2015, he made his debut in Bollywood by composing the film score of the Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

In 2016, he composed the background score for the Shahrukh Khan-starrer Fan.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Directed by Notes
2017 Niente di Serio Laszlo Barbo pre-production
2016 Fan Maneesh Sharma
2015 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Sharat Katariya
2014 Do You See Me? Riccardo Milani
2014 Amici come noi Enrico Lando
2014 Ad esempio Silvio Governi Short film
2013 The Medicine Seller Antonio Morabito
2013 How Strange to Be Named Federico Ettore Scola
2013 The Referee Paolo Zucca
2013 Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue Giacomo Campiotti
2013 Welcome Mr. President Riccardo Milani
2013 Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno Riccardo Milani TV movie
2012 Playing for Keeps Gabriele Muccino
2012 Immaturi - Il viaggio Paolo Genovese
2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Roberto Faenza
2011 Violetta Antonio Frazzi
2011 L'amore fa male Mirca Viola
2011 Amici miei - Come tutto ebbe inizio Neri Parenti
2011 Atelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda Riccardo Milani TV movie
2011 The Immature Paolo Genovese
2010 Pope Pius XII Christian Duguay TV movie
2010 Goodbye Mr. Zeus! Carlo Sarti
2010 Letters to Juliet Gary Winick
2010 Genitori & figli:) - Agitare bene prima dell'uso Giovanni Veronesi
2010 Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire Christian Duguay TV movie
2010 Extraordinary Measures Tom Vaughan
2009 Nine Rob Marshall
2009 Top Secretaries Angelo Longoni TV movie
2009 Enrico Mattei: The Man who Looked to the Future Giorgio Capitani TV movie
2009 The Collegno Amnesiac Maurizio Zaccaro TV movie
2008 Dada's Dance Zhang Yuan
2008 Coco Chanel Christian Duguay TV movie
2008 BirdWatchers Marco Bechis
2008 Un giorno perfetto Ferzan Özpetek
2008 Pa-Ra-Da Marco Pontecorvo
2008 Tonino Guerra: A Poet in the Movies Nicola Tranquillino
2008 Heart of Fire Luigi Falorni
2008 Parlami d'amore Silvio Muccino
2008 The Accidental Husband Griffin Dunne
2007 Donkey Xote José Pozo
2007 The Man of Glass Stefano Incerti
2007 Caccia segreta Massimo Spano TV movie
2006 Il mio amico Babbo Natale 2 Lucio Gaudino TV movie
2006 Olé Carlo Vanzina
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness Gabriele Muccino
2006 Mafalda of Savoy Maurizio Zaccaro TV movie
2006 The Goodbye Kiss Michele Soavi
2005 Il mio amico Babbo Natale Franco Amurri TV movie
2005 Il ritorno del Monnezza Carlo Vanzina
2005 Cuore Sacro Ferzan Özpetek
2005 Alla luce del sole Roberto Faenza
2005 Briciole Ilaria Cirino TV movie
2004 Tu la conosci Claudia? Massimo Venier
2004 Hotel Rwanda Terry George Co-composed with Rupert Gregson-Williams and Afro Celt Sound System
2004 Nero Paul Marcus TV movie
2004 Ogni volta che te ne vai Davide Cocchi
2004 What Will Happen to Us Giovanni Veronesi
2004 The Jokes Carlo Vanzina
2003 Io no Simona Izzo and Ricky Tognazzi
2003 Soraya Lodovico Gasparini TV movie
2003 Take Me Away Tonino Zangardi
2003 Il vestito da sposa Fiorella Infascelli
2003 The Dog, the General, and the Birds Francis Nielsen
2003 Past Perfect Maria Sole Tognazzi
2003 Facing Windows Ferzan Özpetek
2003 Un posto tranquillo Luca Manfredi TV movie
2002 La leggenda di Al, John e Jack Massimo Venier and Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo
2002 I Am Emma Francesco Falaschi
2002 The Soul Keeper Roberto Faenza
2002 Angela Roberta Torre
2002 Respiro Emanuele Crialese
2002 La guerra è finita Lodovico Gasparini TV movie
2002 Semana santa Pepe Danquart
2002 The Angel's House Giuliana Gamba TV movie
2002 Appuntamento al buio Herbert Simone Paragnani Short film
2001 Belgrado Sling Riccardo Donna
2001 Empty Eyes Andrea Porporati
2001 Sailing Home Vincenzo Marra
2001 Ama il tuo nemico 2 Damiano Damiani TV movie
2001 The Ignorant Fairies Ferzan Özpetek
2001 Una lunga notte Ilaria Cirino TV movie
2001 Lo strano caso del signor Kappa Fabrizio Lori
2000 Alice dalle 4 alle 5 Jonathan Zarantonello Short film
2000 Qualcuno da amare Giuliana Gamba TV movie
2000 Medley - Brandelli di scuola Gionata Zarantonello
2000 First Light of Dawn Lucio Gaudino
1999 Indizio fatale Marcello Avallone TV movie
1999 The Protagonists Luca Guadagnino
1998 Femmina Giuseppe Ferlito
1998 Giochi d'equilibrio Amedeo Fago
1998 Men Behind Bars Giancarlo Planta
1997 Last Cut Marcello Avallone
1997 Il tocco - La sfida Enrico Coletti
1996 Gioco di squadra Claudio del Punta Short film
1996 Ulcera Mario De Candia Short film
1995 Afraid to Love Tonino Zangardi
1994 Italia Village Giancarlo Planta
1994 Troppo sole Giuseppe Bertolucci
1994 Honey Sweet Love... Enrico Coletti
1992 Narcos Giuseppe Ferrara
1991 Especially on Sunday Giuseppe Bertolucci
1990 Viaggio d'amore Ottavio Fabbri

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • European Film Awards 2005 - Best Composer (Hotel Rwanda)
  • Golden Satellite Awards 2005 - Best Original Song ("Million Voices", from the movie Hotel Rwanda, written by Andrea Guerra, Wyclef Jean and Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis )
  • Apex Award 2005 - Best Original Song ("Million Voices")
  • Ravello CineMusic 2004 - Best Original Song ("Che ne sarà di noi")
  • David di Donatello Awards 2003 - Best Composer (Facing Windows)
  • Globo d'oro 2003 - Best Soundtrack (Facing Windows)
  • Ciak d'oro 2003 - Best Soundtrack (Facing Windows)
  • Silver Ribbon 2003 - Best Song ("Gocce di memoria")
  • Italian Music Award 2003 - Best Song ("Gocce di memoria")
  • Italian Music Award 2003 - Best Arrangement ("Gocce di memoria")
  • Nino Rota Prize 2003 for the artistic quality of works
  • FIPA (International Festival of Audiovisual Programs) d'Or Biarritz 2003 - Best Soundtrack (La guerra è finita)
  • Flaiano Film Festival 2001 - Best Soundtrack (Le fate ignoranti)
  • Italian Music Award 2001 - Best Soundtrack (Le fate ignoranti)
  • Grolla d'oro 2001 - best composer (Tornando a casa)
  • Film Festival in Valencia 2001 - Best Soundtrack (Tornando a casa)

Nominations[edit]

  • David di Donatello Awards 2008 - Best Original Song ("Tear Down These Houses")
  • Grammy Awards 2005 - Best Song from the film ("Million Voices")
  • Golden Globe 2005 - Best Original Song ("Million Voices")
  • David di Donatello Awards 2005 - Best Soundtrack (Cuore sacro)
  • David di Donatello Awards 2004 - Best Soundtrack (Che ne sarà di noi)
  • Globo d'oro 2003 - Best Soundtrack (Prendimi l'anima)

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