The Chimaera Project is proud to announce that Bear McCreary will be providing a mentorship opportunity as a part of our SUPPORT.HER mentorship program. Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning composer Bear McCreary began his career as one of the final protégés of film music legend Elmer Bernstein, with whom he worked for nearly a decade. Bear burst onto the scene scoring the influential and revered series Battlestar Galactica. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme for Da Vinci’s Demons, a musical palindrome that sounds the same forwards and backwards. Bear also received Emmy Award nominations for his work on Black Sails, Outlander and Human Target, and has twice been awarded ASCAP Composer of the Year by his peers. His recent projects include: Universal Pictures / Blumhouse Productions’ Freaky; Netflix’s acclaimed documentary Crip Camp, produced by Barack and Michelle Obama; Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters; Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Films’ 10 Cloverfield Lane; Orion Pictures’ Child’s Play; Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions’ Happy Death Day; Netflix’s Animal Crackers; AMC’s The Walking Dead; Disney’s Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Vertical Entertainment’s The Professor and the Madman; Netlflix’s animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, produced by Kevin Smith; and Sony PlayStation’s video game God of War for which he received a BAFTA Award.
Bear has graciously offered two one-hour mentorship sessions over the course of three months. Once a mentee is selected, a Chimaera Project representative will facilitate the mentorship by providing assistance in coordinating schedules and providing a bridge between mentor and mentee. Due to COVID restrictions, all mentorships will be remote.
Bear is seeking to empower a woman or non-binary filmmaker in his mentorship. He is looking for candidates with some experience in music, indie filmmaking, and/or post-production.