Film composer Nima Fakhrara is launching the Middle Eastern Media Composer Initiative & Mentorship Programme from 2022, with the free initiative aimed at promoting composers from the Middle East with a six-month mentorship.
Los Angeles-based Fakhrara (whose credits include horror-thriller The Night and 2014 movie The Pyramid) has been an instructor at UCLA for the last two years. Quoted in Deadline he said:” Being from Iran myself, I have always wanted to create something that brings light to the Middle East.
“The music in the region is not just duduk and dumbak – there are many instruments there that all have different stories to tell both on the screen and in music.”
The scheme includes bi-weekly check-ins, one on one meetings with industry leaders, and access to daily studio work as well as also covering composing for video games, 3D, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).