Hannes De Maeyer
Residence: Belgium
Biography: (Updated 2021-08-13)

Hannes De Maeyer (BE) is one of Belgium's most versatile composers, best known for his collaboration with director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Gangsta, Black). His scores range from pure electronic to impressive symphonic instrumentation, as well as everything in between.

After obtaining his Master's degree in 'Music Production' at the School of Arts of University College Ghent, Hannes started working as composer assistant to Steve Willaert, one of Belgium's most prolific screen composer, and starts composing for several project produced by A Team Productions such as Land of the Heroes and Baghdad Messi by worldwide praised director Sahim Omar Kalifa.

When Hannes meets the talented Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, they decide to collaborate for their first feature Image, quickly followed by Black, awarded with the Discovery Awards during the 40th edition of TIFF in 2015. For El Arbi & Fallah's flashy third feature Gangsta (Patser), De Maeyer created the perfect musical power shot, full of games vibes and inspired by both iconic 80s film scores and contemporary electronic influences.

His recent projects include Rafaël, a Dutch romantic drama by award-winning filmmaker Ben Sombogaart and one of nine films shortlisted to be the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards and the German feature Immenhof, an immensely popular youth film by Sharon von Wietersheim, which premiered in January 2019.

In 2019, Hannes composed the impressive symphonic score to Belgian war epic Torpedo for which he was awarded with the 2020 Best Original Score for a Belgian Production at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards and co-composes - in collaboration with French composer Eloi Ragot - the original score to nerve-wrecking tv-series Keizersvrouwen (Women of the Night), internationally distributed via Netflix.

He recently composed a score for De Stig, a moving and inspiring documentary about cyclist Stig Broeckx, and the Irish Tour de France drama The Racer, selected for last year’s SXSW.

Hannes is currently working on Adil & Bilall’s newest project Rebel, the animation series Ninja Express and the UK remake of crime drama series Professor T (ITV/PBS). Later this year, he will start composing for Immenhof – Das große Versprechen, the second feature from the popular German franchise.