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Simone Benyacar

Head of Music

Ant Farm

LOS ANGELES, USA // Simone Benyacar is the Head of the Music Department and the In-House Composer at Ant Farm, a top entertainment advertising agency in Hollywood.

Over the past thirteen years, Simone has been responsible for music supervision and original compositions for a wide variety of theatrical campaigns including: Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, Transformers, and more recently: The Wolf of Wall Street, Mission Impossible, American Hustle, Joy and The Big Short.

He has also worked on a number of industry-leading video games such as Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Mad Max, among many others.

Simone has been living and breathing music his entire life. He began as a classically trained pianist at the age of 4. From Italy he moved to the US to study music composition, where he graduated from UCLA in Composition and Musicology.

He has spent the past twenty years involved in the world of music in film and tv.

Simone’s passion and knowledge of music is put to use every single day in the trenches while creating ground-breaking trailers. Now more then ever, the challenge of capturing the attention of a busy audience relies heavily on music.

Whether it is finding the perfect song or score, or creating a unique composition, Simone is known for connecting with the audience and creating an emotional response that lasts long after the viewing experience is over.