Pee-wee's Big Adventure Scene Re-Score*
Forrest Gump Scene Re-Score*
*Disclaimer, the music in the two videos above was written by me for projects at Berklee, and it is NOT the original music of these scenes. This was merely to showcase how my music can fit to a movie, but I am not claiming that I am the composer for these two movies. All rights for these scenes belong to their respective owners.
Franco Grimoldi Calo is a composer for visual media based in Boston, MA. He is currently an undergraduate student at the Berklee College of Music, pursuing a double major in Screen Scoring and Games and Interactive Media Scoring. His most recent work was being the voice director and one of the composers for Sword of Atlas.
His first proper introduction to music was at the age of 5 when he asked his parents for piano lessons after no longer being satisfied with banging on random notes at his grandparents’ house piano. Franco has been playing the piano since and was honored by being selected for a masterclass taught by Alex Lacamoire (orchestrator of Hamilton) at Berklee. His instrumental experience doesn’t stop with the piano, he's also been playing the viola since middle school and performed at the Lincoln Center with the Stratford High School Varsity String Orchestra.
While he is proficient at both of these instruments, it’s his work in music composition that satisfies him the most. He first started writing music in 2016, although some early improvisations date back to 2012. His style is very melodically driven, and he tends to write mostly for orchestral ensembles. This summer, he completed a 3-month internship in LA at Sparks and Shadows, Bear McCreary's studio.
Above all else, Franco strives to enhance the story of any visual medium with his music. If you would like to reach out to him for your project, feel free to send him a message in the Contact form or reach out to him through social media.