What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
My tastes are ecclectic and varied, depending on what I'm working on at the time.
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
NYC Metropolitan Area
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Winifred Phillips is an Interactive Achievement Award-winning composer. Her latest project is the "Victoria's Lab" and "Eve's Asylum" music for the videogame LittleBigPlanet 2, from Media Molecule / Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Released in January 2011, LittleBigPlanet 2 has received enormous critical acclaim.
Previously, Winifred composed the music for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - The Videogame from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, released in September 2010 alongside the film of the same name, directed by Zack Snyder (300, The Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead) and produced by Animal Logic (Happy Feet, visual FX for 300). Winifred's music from the Legend of the Guardians videogame has won a 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category "Best Original Song - Video Game". The music of the Legend of the Guardians videogame is currently nominated for an IFMCA Award in the category of "Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media" from the International Film Music Critics Association.
Winifred's other videogame credits include the following:
Spore Hero, from the "Spore" franchise, was a 2009 International Film Music Critics Award finalist.
SimAnimals, from the bestselling "Sims™" series.
Speed Racer was a tie-in to the film starring Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, John Goodman and Susan Sarandon. For her work on this project, Winifred was a Hollywood Music Awards finalist in 2008.
Shrek the Third was released to coincide with the blockbuster movie premiere. Winifred's music for this game was nominated for a Game Audio Network Guild award.
The Da Vinci Code™ was a videogame tie-in to the blockbuster movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released to coincide with the premiere of the film starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton (who personally approved all of Winifred's music for the game).
God of War was a smash-hit action-adventure game released by Sony Computer Entertainment America. For her work on this game, Winifred received an Interactive Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Scienc (Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition). The music she wrote for "God of War" also received four Game Audio Network Guild Awards, including "Music of the Year".
Winifred's film and television credits include the Canadian coverage of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the 15th Annual Critics Choice Awards on VH1, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the feature film "Violent Memories", and the TV series America's Most Wanted, among others.
From 1992 to 2003, Winifred was the producer / composer of the award-winning Radio Tales series, for which she wrote the musical scores for over one hundred music drama programs. The series was first aired via National Public Radio and is currently broadcast each week on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. For her work as a composer on this music series, Winifred is a four-time winner of the Gracie Award for artistic excellence and outstanding achievement from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.
In addition, Winifred is a New York Festivals WorldMedalist, and has been honored by the NFCB Golden Reel Awards and the Audio Publishers Association Awards.
For the past five years Winifred has served as a nominating committee panelist for the Best Original Score category of the Interactive Achievement Awards, presented by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Service on an Interactive Achievement Awards nominating panel is limited to the most accomplished video game professionals, and is a testament to career achievement in the interactive entertainment industry. Winifred is the owner of Generations Productions LLC, an award-winning music studio and production company.