Film.Music.Media: Podcast

All Access: Heitor Pereira (July 12, 2015) *Video Interview Available

September 15, 2017

[Watch the video interview on our YouTube Channel]

Our second episode of "All Access" finds us sitting with composer Heitor Pereira in his studio. We cover his approach to his colorful score to the worldwide sensation Minions, and how he tried to deconstruct his melodies from Despicable Me 1 & 2. Beyond that Heitor shares how he immigrated to the USA via a boat from Brazil all the way to New York City to begin his musical path. Other topics include his love for melodies, working with a temp, trying to break into other genres, and every angle of his unique approach to scoring. Heitor even breaks out a guitar to demo his melodic improvisation. We discuss the importance of hard work and support from the people around us as he tells us that his film music career wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the support of his friends and collaborators. Heitor is one of the most fun and passionate people in the world, and this in-depth and fascinating conversation opens up his world to us. Enjoy!

Produced & Presented By:
Kaya Savas

Special Thanks:
Heitor Pereira
Ray Costa
Albert Tello
Sarah Childers
Costa Communications