Interview with Zacarías M. De La Riva
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Interview by John Mansell on 2012-05-20
Zacarías M. de la Riva studied at the Berklee College of Music (Boston) where he accomplished a double major in Composition and Film Scoring (1997). Back in Spain, he began his career with novel directors and composed his first scores for different short films, and his first feature film JAIZKIBEL (by Ibon Cormenzana). In 2000, he moved to Madrid and started his collaborations in the industry with Juan Bardem, Álex Martínez and Roque Baños. He worked as orchestrator in films such as THE MACHINIST, AL SUR DE GRANADA, 800 BULLETS, MORTADELO & FILEMÓN, THE BIG ADVENTURE
In 2006, he worked for Elías Querejeta and composed the music for his Spanish Civil War Film, NOTICIAS DE UNA GUERRA (directed by Eterio Ortega). After that, he composed the music for the short film COMING TO TOWN (Carles Torrens) winning the ‘Fotogramas Award 2007’ and being finalist in the HBO Comedy Film Festival in Aspen (USA).
His most recent project is Tad, the Lost Explorer, which will premiere in the fall of 2012.