Darien Shulman is a composer of music for film and television.
He frequently collaborates with up-and-coming directors and producers – most notably, the creative team behind Woodhead Entertainment, with whom he worked to score the Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated Netflix original series, American Vandal. Working closely with Woodhead, Darien has provided the musical voice for the bulk of their digital shorts, many of which have amassed millions of views on YouTube, Vimeo, and Funny Or Die. In 2019, he teamed up with Netflix again to compose music for the series Trial By Media, to be released in 2020.
Darien has scored feature-length films, such as Funeral Kings, directed by the McManus Brothers (13 Cameras), which was highlighted at the SXSW and Fantasia film festivals, and also numerous short films, including “Lost On A Mountain In Maine” and “Goodbye Forever, Maybe”. His music is prominently featured in the animated series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, as well as in several segments of the show TripTank on Comedy Central. Darien has also composed music for a number of high profile television commercials, including spots for Snickers (which premiered during the 2016 Superbowl), Mercedes-Benz, Verizon, American Express, Kleenex, Comcast, Citi, and others. He has also composed for PRX’s podcast Things That Go Boom.
A graduate of Northwestern University (B.Mus) and The Juilliard School (M.Mus), Darien remains active as a concert music composer, with performances and recordings by various ensembles in his birthplace of New York City, where he continues to live and work.