Timothy Williams (WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK) is a multi-award winning composer and orchestrator of music for film, television, video games and theater. His films have earned over 58 awards. Most recently WALKING WITH THE ENEMY was named best film at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Born in England and raised in Canada, Williams is a trained concert pianist. He studied music at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He continued his studies at the National Film and Television School in England and later at UCLA Extension and the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop.
Williams moved to England to work at the BBC as a copyist and orchestrator. He would return to Canada later to write the musical NAPOLEON, which opened at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto in 1994, and at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End in 2000. A passion for film scoring brought him to Los Angeles in 2001.
He has written award-winning music for films including THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK, MULBERRY TREE, and LUTEFISK WARS. He scored the Tom Hanks produced documentary BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (starring Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Jennifer Garner) and has written additional music for such blockbusters as 300, SUCKER PUNCH, WATCHMEN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE BLACK FREIGHTER, SHARK NIGHT 3D and DOOMSDAY.
As an orchestrator, Tim has orchestrated over 63 films, including such major releases as GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 300, SUCKER PUNCH, WATCHMEN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL over 40 episodes of network TV, including the Emmy Nominated score for ABC' LAST RESORT and 8 Video Games such as GOD OF WAR, CALL OF DUTY, WILDSTAR and DOTA. He has orchestrated for composers including Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Tyler Bates, Trent Reznor, Robert Duncan, David Sardy and John Kavanagh.
Williams’ television work includes SYM BIONIC TITAN, Disney’s MADISON HIGH and additional music for the Emmy Nominated score for ABC’s MISSING. Video games music includes GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION and RISE OF THE ARGONAUTS. He has written and/or arranged over 30 shows for Disney, Universal Studios, Seaworld and numerous other independent attractions, earning 4 Thea Awards and a Brass Ring Award for his work.
Williams’ 2014 film releases including the award winning WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, starring Ben Kingsley and Jonas Armstrong, directed by Mark Schmidt, and recorded at Abbey Road Studios; RED SKY (Buena Vista), starring Rachel Lee Cook and Bill Pullman, directed by Mario Van Peebles; and DEBUG, starring Jason Momoa, directed by David Hewlett.