Film composer Francesco de Donatis is a passionate musician, captivating audiences with his compositions for Film, TV and Video Games.
He composed music for over 300 commercials as
SUNOCO, REEBOK,TEQUILA 1800, GREY POUPON,ZZZQUIL,TIAA,PEUGEOT EUROPCAR,PHARMA TRANSPLANT, TRUNK CLUB, THE LUMINEERS, VISTA PRINT, SUBWAY RADIO, HELLO TOOTHPASTE, BON APPETIT PIZZA, GSBH, GSBH HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CASE STUDY, UMASS STOCK SEARCH, AMERISOURCE ANIMATION, INSPIRA etc etc
He composed music for LE IENE (Mediaset) for the commercial Vaporart.
In 2012, composed the Soundtrack of the documentary "Jet Set Quando L'aereoporto sembrava Via Veneto" by Antonello Sarno (MEDIASET) and he won the first prize of ROME FILM FESTIVAL 2012 with the screening of the documentary on all ALITALIA FLIGHTS from March 2013.
In 2012, won first prize at the Contursi Film Festival with the soundtrack for the shortmovie "FACCIA DA LADRO" by Alessandro Palminiello, ROSSELLINI PRODUCTION of Rome.
In 2015, won First Place “Best of Fest” at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival with the documentary “Time Capsule” BBC, Chris Summerfield, LA USA.
From his early childhood, de Donatis has proven to have a strong musical sensibility and unique talent as a composer. In 2003, he studied Composition and Vocal Performance at the Conservatory "Nino Rota" Monopoli (BA). Following in 2006, he won a scholarship to enter the Academy Chigiana, majoring in Composition for Film under the guidance of the Oscar Winner Maestro Luis Bacalov.
Francesco de Donatis graduated in Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game Music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston USA under scholarship and in Composition at University of Salford in Manchester UK under scholarship. He studied contemporary composition with the famous composer M Tibor Józef Pusztai, Orchestration with Richard Davis (Orchestrator for Robin Hood prince of thieves), film scoring with George S. Clinton (Austin Power Composer), Sheldon Mirowitz (The Nazi officer's wife, Odyssey of life etc.) Dario Eskenazi (My first wedding, To fool a thief etc) and music for videogames with Michael Sweet (Xbox 360 logo, Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, PlayFirst etc etc)
In 2022 get a Master in Film Scoring at Francesco Venezze Conservatory in Rovigo (Italy) and he studied with the Italian Film Composer and Premio of Donatello winner Marco Biscarini. He also studied with the Italian Film Composer Franco Piersanti and Giuliano Taviani
Currently Francesco de Donatis works as a film composer at several American House Productions such as Gratitude Sound, GMP, John Arms Production Music.
He is also:
Head of Department and Lecturer at Master in Film Scoring Online at Oxford Group Lecce
Head of Department and Lecturer at Master in Film Scoring, Master in Film Production and Master in Creative Writing at British School Group in Lecce
Teacher of Film Scoring (Musica Applicata alle Immagini) CODC/02 at Tito Schipa Conservatory in Lecce
In 01/07/19 composed music for the documentary "Memoria Nueva" by Stefano Petroni
Composed the music for two spots "Save the Olives"
Composed music for the show The Massive Spectacular (Las Vegas - USA)
Composed music for the play "NEMICI" by Robert Stainer, director Caterina Firinu
Founded Salento Productions and composed music for the commercials: Salento Productions Promo, Parrucchieri de Pascalis, Un Sorriso per Mimi', Castello Monaci, Cantieri Riuniti
Composed the Soundtrack for the Docu-Spot "Vaporart" by Matteo Viviani LE IENE Mediaset
Composed the Soundtrack for the shortmovie "The Brink" by Louisa Marie Juckes, Manchester UK.
Composed music for the documentary ULTIMATE BLACK SHEEP Alex Freke-Murin– Manchester, Unite Kingdom
In 2015, won First Place “Best of Fest” at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival with the documentary “Time Capsule”, Chris Summerfield, BBC, LA USA
Gratitude Sound: Commercial Work –Boston, MA Composed music for commercials “SUNOCO,TEQUILA 1800, PHARMA TRANSPLANT, REEBOK, TRUNK CLUB, THE LUMINEERS, VISTA PRINT, SUBWAY RADIO, HELLO TOOTHPASTE, BON APPETIT PIZZA, GSBH, GSBH…
Composed music for Alias Arts for the commercials: Zzzquil, Grey Poupon, TIAA, Paderno Health Revolution
Composed the Soundtrack for the videogames "Operation Overclock" by Jeffrey Chau, Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles USA.
In 2012, composed the Soundtrack of the documentary "Jet Set Quando L'aereoporto sembrava Via Veneto" by Antonello Sarno (MEDIASET) and he won the first prize of ROME FILM FESTIVAL 2012…
Won first prize at the Contursi Film Festival with the composition of the soundtrack for the shortmovie "Faccia da ladro "by Alessandro Palminiello Rossellini Production of Rome.
Composed the Soundtrack for the shortmovie "PALINDROME" by Ryan Cultrera Smalltown Picture – Los Angeles, CA
Worked at Combocut production (Milan-Italy) as composer for commercials (Pegeout Europcar, Unione Italiana, Reggia Regina Margherita).
Composed the Soundtrack for the advertising for "Blackswan" by Oscar Padi (Valencia Spain)
Composed the Soundtrack for the documentary "Don Tonino Bello Storia di un Uomo" by Alessandro Torsello Spiriti Bollenti Puglia Region.