Hannes De Maeyer

— screen composer & producer

Picture by Sander Buyck

Picture by Sander Buyck



2019 Torpedo
2019 Immenhof
2018 Rafaël
2018 Gangsta
2017 Helden Boven Alles
2016 Helden van de zee
2015 Black (Discovery Award TIFF)
2014 Image

2016 Downside Up 
2016 About the Boy Who Ate
an Oakwood Chair
2014 Baghdad Messi
(winner Tampere Int Shorts)
2011 The Land of the Heroes


2019 Keizersvrouwen (in post-production)
2015-2018 Professor T. 
2015 Voor Wat Hoort Wat


2017 Stranger
2014 De Applausman

Picture by Sander Buyck

Picture by Sander Buyck


Hannes De Maeyer is one of Belgium's most versatile composers, best known for his collaboration with director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, recently listed among 'Variety's 10 Directors to watch' with their third feature Gangsta (Patser) (BE release 24 Jan 2018 / FR release 21 Feb 2018). His scores ranges 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 starts 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. 

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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 recently released 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.

Hannes just finished scoring Torpedo, a very ambitious adventurous submarine film by Sven Huybrechts and the Dutch tv series Keisersvrouwen.

Awards & nominations:

  • 2018: Music for commercial Oakley was awarded with Gold at the Ciclope Festival, Silver at the London International Awards and Bronze at the Epica Awards.

  • 2018: Best Music (nomination) @ De Ensors for Gangsta (Patser)

  • 2018: Golden Record for producing & arranging 'Back to Black', title song of Black by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah

  • 2017: Best Music Soundtrack @ Transilvania Shorts for About the Boy Who Ate An Oakwood Chair

  • 2016: Best Original Score (nomination) @ Magritte Awards for Black

  • 2015: Best Original Score @ Premio Cinematográfico Palena for Baghdad Messi

  • 2005: Best Young Belgian Composer @ World Soundtrack Awards

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