Michael Connell

MUSIC EDITOR

Welcome

Michael Connell has worked as a music editor in feature films for the last 33 years with many composers, on some of the biggest International films.  He has been nominated by the MPSE several times for his work, and won two Golden Reels, The Butcher Boy and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Michael started out as a film editor and moved into music editing with his first film Lace in 1984.  His work involves being in charge of tracking and managing the different pieces of music used in the production, and working closely with the composer by handling all of the technical aspects of the film scoring process, as well as composition.  Most of the time, the music editing begins once principal photography is finished and the post-production process begins. However, depending on how much on-screen music there is, Michael may be called in during the filming (or taping) to assist with musical or sync issues.

It is also quite common for Michael to construct a “temp music” track, which is played along with early versions of the film before the actual music is written or chosen for the film.

Michael is a member of MPSE and World Soundtrack Academy.

Recent Work

Michael has started work on Sing 2, the sequel to Sing, which will star Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Nick Kroll, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly, reprising their roles from the first film.  Directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet, music by Joby Talbot.

Michael worked on Warner Bros’ animated film, Tom & Jerry.   It stars Chloë Grace MoretzKen JeongMichael Peña, directed by Tim Story, music by Mark Mancina.

Other recent work this year, includes: Four Kids and It, directed by Andy De Emmony, with Matthew GoodePaula PattonMichael Caine, music by Anne Nikitin;  The Secret Garden directed by Marc Munden;  The Aftermath, directed by James Kent, music by Martin Phipps and Mary, Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, music by Max Richter.

Sing 2

Sing 2

A sequel to the 2016 film Sing, which Michael worked one, due for release December 2021.

Tom & Jerry

Adaption of the classic Hanna-Barbera property, which reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry.

Four Kids and It

A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.

THE secret garden

A girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her uncle’s house.

THE AFTERMATH

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

CITY OF LIES

Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.