Matt Hutchinson is an award-winning film, television, and commercial composer based in Los Angeles. His love of music dates back to the age of five when he acquired his first guitar – a gift from his grandfather. In the mid ‘90’s, Matt moved to Seattle and immediately immersed himself in the iconic Seattle music scene while also pursuing a degree in audio engineering. He later began to pursue his interest in music composition, studying under acclaimed composer and orchestrator, Hummie Mann, through the renowned Pacific Northwest Film Scoring program.
Matt’s slate of TV and film credits include ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ (NBC), ‘Little People Big World’ (TLC), ‘The Sagebrush Sea’ (Nature/ PBS), ‘Assassin’s Run’ (Christian Slater) and ‘Transit’ (Jim Caviezel). His music has been placed in 'Shameless' and used for trailers and promos for 'Ray Donovan'. Matt also scored short films ‘My Father’s Son’, one of the top 5 films at the Louisiana Film Prize in 2017, ‘Fanny Pack’, which won numerous awards including the Audience Favorite Award at the DC Shorts Film Festival, and ‘Butterflies’ starring John Malkovich, which was featured at the Cannes film festival. One of his earliest projects was the Emmy-nominated main title sequence for ‘The Grid’ (TNT).
Other work includes co-composing the documentary special ‘Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography’ and ‘Mike Tyson: Autobiography’ (A&E). He recently contributed music to ‘The War with Grandpa’ with composer Christopher Lennertz and composed original music for 'Just A Kid From Seattle', which premiered at Sundance.
Additionally, Matt writes and records music with his studio band, DORMARION, collaborating with vocalist Kevin Martin of Candlebox and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Dave Krusen of Pearl Jam. He also co-wrote and produced the single “You’ll Be King” with American Idol favorite Pia Toscano.
Matt’s roster of commercial clients includes NBCUniversal, Sony, Samsung, Amazon, Nike, BMW, Hershey’s, GM, HTC, Intel, Microsoft, Madison Square Garden, and more.