The Newton Brothers
The Newton Brothers
|Birth name||Andy Grush|
Taylor Newton Stewart
|Occupation(s)||Film composer, orchestrator, arranger|
|Instruments||guitar, cello, piano,|
Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart, known collectively as The Newton Brothers, are film score composers, record producers, conductors, and multi-instrumentalists. Their works include scores for several films with director Mike Flanagan, having composed for every project of his since Oculus (2013), and various other films and television series.
Early on in their lives both Andy and Taylor were inspired to combine music and visuals and seek a career in film composition. They are both accomplished musicians and multi-instrumentalists who can play piano, guitar, bass, clarinet, flute, accordion, sax, harmonica, percussion, organ, kazoo and cello. Together they apprenticed under Hans Zimmer and co-scored with Danny Elfman on the Mike Flanagan thriller, Before I Wake.
The Newton Brothers have been scoring feature films together for over a decade, catching their big break scoring Tony Kaye's acclaimed drama, Detachment, which starred and was produced by Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody. In 2013 they began their work in horror films with Mike Flanaghan and Blumhouse Productions including Oculus, which The Irish Times said, "Andy and Taylor Newton's dynamic combination of simple melodic fragments, aleatory noise (broken glass, metal scrapes) and a solemn choir gradually inject the seriously spooky Oculus with nerve-shredding suspense and skin-crawling dread,"  and Ouija: Origin of Evil. They have since gone on to score multiple horror genre projects for film and television.
Awards & Nominations
- 2016 - BloodGuts UK Horror Awards, Nominated Best Soundtrack/Score for Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
- 2015 - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, 2nd place Best Score for Oculus (2013)
|2011||Detachment||Tony Kaye||Tribeca Film|
|Magic Man||Stuart Cooper||Raskin Productions/Hollywood Storm|
|Revolucion||Rodrigo Garcia||Canana Films/Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia/Mantarraya Producciones|
|2012||Diving Normal||Kristjian Thor||Round One Production|
|2013||Catch Hell||Ryan Phillippe||Palm Star Media/Twisted Pictures|
|Hair Brained||Billy Kent||Love Lane Pictures|
|Pawn Shop Chronicles||Wayne Kramer||Anchor Bay Films|
|Proxy||Zach Parker||Along The Tracks/FSC Productions|
|Chloe and Theo||Ezna Sands||Arctica Films|
|2014||Careful What You Wish For||Liz Allen||Starz|
|Life of Crime||Dan Schecter||Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions|
|See No Evil 2||The Soska Twins||Lionsgate|
|The Prince||Brian A. Miller||Lionsgate|
|The Road Within||Gren Wells||Troika|
|2015||Before I Wake||Mike Flanagan||Relativity|
|The Runner||Austin Stark||Alchemy|
|Vendetta||The Soska Twins||Lionsgate|
|2016||Amateur Night||Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse||Cinedigm|
|Blood in the Water||Ben Cummings & Orson Cummings||Level 33 Entertainment/SSS Entertainment/levelFILM|
|Ouija: Origin of Evil||Mike Flanagan||Universal/Blumhouse|
|2017||Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||Various||BBC|
|Gerald's Game||Mike Flanagan||Netflix|
|Open Water: Cage Dive||Gerald Rescionato||Lionsgate|
|The Bye Bye Man||Stacey Title||STX|
|2018||Escape Plan 2: Hades||Steven Miller||Lionsgate|
|Falling Water||Various||Universal / USA|
|Into the Dark||Paul Davis||Blumhouse / Hulu|
|The Haunting of Hill House||Mike Flanagan||Paramount, Netflix, Amblin, Intrepid|
|2019||Mary||Michael Goi||RLJE Films|
|Doctor Sleep||Mike Flanagan||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|2020||The Grudge||Nicolas Pesce||Sony Pictures Releasing|
- "The Newton Brothers Haunting Score for "The Bye Bye Man" Available on Sony Classical Records". 2017-01-10.
- "Detachment: Tribeca Review".
- "The Newton Brothers: Oculus".
- "'Ouija: Origin of Evil': The Newton Brothers Talk Their Horror Film Score". 2016-10-23.
- "The 2015 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Winners and Full Results!".