French composer and musician
Born in 1972, Nathaniel Mechaly studied the cello, chamber music and electro acoustic composing in Paris, Marseille, and Boulogne National Academies of Music.
Nathaniel Mechaly signed his first cinematic score in 2004 with Raphaël Nadjari ‘s film AVANIM and later went on to compose music for many other films including REVOLVER by Guy Ritchie and contributed to the success of the TAKEN trilogy (1, 2 and 3) (music won 3 BMI AWARDS in London and L.A.).
Nathaniel Méchaly is also an accomplished composer in music for theatre and contemporary dance.
In 2014, he was granted with Shigeru UMEBAYASHI the BEST COMPOSER AWARD at the 8th Asian Film Festival and a BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AWARD at the 33th Hong-Kong Film Festival for their work on film THE GRANDMASTER directed by Wong Kar Wai,
Recently he had a very full year with Farren Blackburn’s feature film OPRESSION (SHUT IN) and JOUR POLAIRE (MIDNIGHT SUN) a French-Swedish Tv Series with actress Leïla Bekthi aired on Canal+. After working on season 3 of KABOUL KITCHEN, he teams up again in 2017 with WONG KAR WAI on his latest film, SEE YOU TOMORROW.
In 2018, he signs the score of the first French documentary TV series produced by Netflix 13 NOVEMBRE directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet. He also works with the director Madeleine Sackler to create the original score for her first feature film OG and composes the original music for the Sweden film SWOON directed by Måns Mårlind et Björn Stein.