Sean James Boyer is a Toronto-based composer who brings his love of music and storytelling into all of his projects. He is known for his exciting, imaginative, and adventurous approach to scoring, which he has brought to many projects including the Netflix animated series My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, as well as Amelia Parker (Superchannel), Mutant Weather (Cottage Life), Dog Tales Rescue (CTV), Etalk (CTV) , Daily Planet (Discovery), Newborn Moms (CBC), Haunted Case Files (T&E), Alone (History), Expedition Unknown (Discovery), 60 Days In Narcoland (A&E), Last Stop Garage (Discovery), Brojects: Built For The Weekend (Cottage Life Network) and countless other film and television programs airing internationally.
For his recent work in the Netflix 3D animated series My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, Sean created a sophisticated action adventure score using a mixture of orchestra and synthesized instruments to bring the magic, comedy and excitement back to Equestria. The score draws on bells, lush strings, and leaping woodwinds to create a fun action-packed adventure. Sean’s earlier work includes many diﬀerent genres such as the true crime series An Unexpected Killer (T&E/Oxygen). Sean created a haunting and unsettling soundscape, using bell and guitar sounds that he recorded and manipulated himself, along with custom modular synths and full orchestra, to lead the audience through the twisting and unpredictable plot turns of each episode. Earlier he scored the television series Paranormal Survivor, where Sean created an atmosphere of fear and unsettledness that drove the story forward by mixing the recorded sound of a Cessna airplane propeller with a rumbling and pulsing modular synth. In the film Age of Dinosaurs (SyFy), Sean’s orchestral fanfare took the audience on a magical journey of fantasy and danger.
After studying jazz guitar and music theory in college, Sean interned at an ad agency and, seizing the chance to use his passion for music to help tell stories, quickly found himself working on jingles and taking part in production of radio and TV commercials. This led to Sean creating his own music production company and scoring his first films, documentaries, and TV shows.
Sean was also selected for the Film Scoring Workshop at New York University in 2014 where he was mentored by, and had his music critiqued by, composers Mark Snow (The X-Files, Smallville), Sean Callery (24, Elementary, Homeland) and Ira Newborn (Ace Ventura, The Naked Gun) and recorded by members of the New York Philharmonic.