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John McCarthy is a composer for film and television. His music has been described as a hybrid of 'acoustical and electronic' elements. McCarthy's background includes extensive experience in classical, jazz, rock and world music.

McCarthy studied at The Royal Conservatory of Music and Humber College. He has recorded and toured with many bands including Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and Frozen Ghost. McCarthy's first film, Love and Human Remains, was directed by Academy Award winner Denys Arcand. The film is a dark comedy about a group of GenX twenty-somethings (one of whom is a serial killer) who are looking for love and meaning in a big city during the 1990s.

Most Notable Awards

2 Award Wins, 2 Nominations
Gemini Award 2 Nominations
Genie Award 1 Win

McCarthy's work in television includes scoring the CBS series Due South (created by Academy Award winner Paul Haggis)and the NBC series My Own Worst Enemy, starring Christian Slater. In 2010, McCarthy scored the short film Local Change, Global Impact. The film was produced by the International Peace Institute, a division of the United Nations, and narrated by Patrick Stewart. McCarthy is the younger brother of actress Sheila McCarthy. They have worked together on several movies including The Stone Angel, The Possession of Michael D and Virtual Mom.

Filmography List

2014 Molly's Method (Short)Original Music Composer
2012 Merry In-Laws (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2011 Luna (Short)Original Music Composer
2011 Faces in the CrowdOriginal Music Composer
2011 Shameless (TV Series) (2 episodes)Original Music Composer
2010 A Guy Called Dad (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2010 Stumped (Short)Original Music Composer
2008 My Own Worst Enemy (TV Series) (9 episodes)Original Music Composer
2008 Arctic: Change at the Top of the World (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2005-2007 Jonny Zero (TV Series) (7 episodes)Original Music Composer
2007 The Stone AngelOriginal Music Composer
2006 The Road to Christmas (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2006 Drive Time Murders (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2006 Round It Goes (Short)Original Music Composer
2005 The Reality TrapOriginal Music Composer
2005 Crazy for Christmas (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series) (1 episode)Original Music Composer
2004 Suspect ZeroOriginal Music Composer
2003 Hard to Forget (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2003 Wild Card (TV Series)Original Music Composer
2003 TempoOriginal Music Composer
2001 Another Day (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2001 Invincible (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2001 Zebra Lounge (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2001 DischordOriginal Music Composer
2001 Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (Video)Original Music Composer
2001 The Waiting Game (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2000 Harry's Case (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2000 Virtual Mom (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2000 East of AOriginal Music Composer
1999 Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1998 Kipper KidsOriginal Music Composer
1998 Recipe for Revenge (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1998 The Right to Express Yourself (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1998 Boy Meets GirlOriginal Music Composer
1997 Freaky Stories (TV Series)Original Music Composer
1997 The Danger Tree (TV Movie documentary)Original Music Composer
1997 Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My HomeworkOriginal Music Composer
1997 Spicy City (TV Series) (6 episodes)Original Music Composer
1996 Douglas Coupland: Close Personal Friend (Short)Original Music Composer
1996 The Man in My Microwave (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1996 Sweet Angel MineOriginal Music Composer
1994-1996 Due South (TV Series) (41 episodes)Original Music Composer
1995 Net Worth (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1995 The Possession of Michael D. (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1995 Soul SurvivorOriginal Music Composer
1994 Atomic Tommy (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1994 Flamingo Estates (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1994 Take Another Look (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1993 X-Rated (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1993 Paris, FranceOriginal Music Composer
1993 Love & Human RemainsOriginal Music Composer
1992 Borderline High (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1992 RSVP (Short)Original Music Composer

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