Award-winning composer ANDREA GUERRA (Music) has written more than 100 musical scores, working with internationally acclaimed film directors from across genres including Rob Marshall, Terry George, Griffin Dunne, Zhang Yuan, Ferzan Ozpetek, Giuseppe Bertolucci and Gabriele Muccino.
Recently completed projects include: the original soundtrack for Roberto Faenza's “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You,” featuring the hit single “Love is Requited,” performed by Elisa;“ ”Letters to Juliet,” starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave; “Extraordinary Measures,” with Harrison Ford; the Rob Marshall musical “Nine,” featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz and Sophia Loren; the rags-to-riches drama “The Pursuit of Happyness,” starring Will Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino; and “Hotel Rwanda,” starring Don Cheadle and Nick Nolte.
Among his many awards, Mr. Guerra was honoured in 2007 with a Top Box Office Films prize by ASCAP for his score to “The Pursuit of Happyness.” Guerra also won the European Film Award 2005 for Best Composerfor “Hotel Rwanda”; and was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award for “Hotel Rwanda's” closing song “Million Voices” which Guerra co-wrote with Haitian-American hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean and composer Jerry Duplessis.
Guerra was awarded the prestigious David di Donatello for his score to Ferzan Ozpetek's 2003 drama “Facing Windows.” The soundtrack album has sold more than 75,000 copies to date, earning a Gold Record Award, while the film’s original song “Gocce di Memoria, “written by Guerra and sung by Italian singer Giorgia, became a hit single in Italy. “Gocce di Memoria” also won a Platinum Record Award and Guerra earned two Italian Music Awards.
Guerra is also active in writing scores for numerous television movies and mini-series, many in his native Italy. Guerra began his career composing music for nature documentaries. His first film soundtrack was written for the 1990 movie“Viaggio d'Amore”starring Omar Sharif and Lea Massari.