Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Christopher Willis (Composer: The Death Of Stalin)

January 2, 2019

Christopher Willis got his start working for composers like Rupert Gregson-Williams, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Henry Jackman. His talents as a storyteller can be heard in his scores for series like Veep (co-composed with Rupert Gregson-Williams), The Lion Guard and Mickey Mouse. His score for The Death Of Stalin gained critical praise along with the amazing film, which reunites Chris with Veep creator Armando Iannucci who co-wrote and directed the film. In this interview, Chris shares his path to becoming a composer including working with Rupert Gregson-Williams. We chat about the relationship Chris built with Armando Iannucci on Veep, and what that show needed musically. Chris then dives in and dissects his brilliant score to The Death Of Stalin and how he approached the music. Chris is an amazing talent and has demonstrated his wonderfully unique voice as a composer very early-on in his career.

Interview Produced & Presented By: Kaya Savas

Special Thanks: Christopher Willis, Andrew Cohen, Impact24 PR