• Friday, May. 14, 2021
Music Notes
Groove Guild signs "Empire" composer Fil Eisler for spot representation
Fil Eisler
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Creative music agency Groove Guild has signed film and television composer Fil Eisler for commercial representation. His inventive scores and signature themes have enlivened some of television’s most popular series and notable films, including crafting the tension-filled orchestral cues for Fox’s Golden Globe-nominated drama series, Empire, and Sony’s action thriller, Proud Mary. The Czech-born, English-raised composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist works on a diverse range of projects spanning major studio action films to gritty independent films and hit network television shows.

Groove Guild founder Al Risi said, “Fil is an amazing addition to our Artist In Residence program. He is a total rockstar in the film and television music scene but has had limited exposure in the brand world. We are beyond excited to have his unique talents as part of our offering.”

Groove Guild creative director Paul Riggio added, “I was lucky enough to work with Fil way back when he was doing session guitar work. What he brought to that session will always stick with me. I felt like I was at a show. I managed to have him contribute some composition work to some ads here and there over the last couple of years and the work is again, a cut above the rest. It has been truly awesome to witness his rise into the position of A+ film composer.” 

Eisler shared, “I’ve been very fortunate to enjoy the career I have and that career really came about because of my desire to tell stories through music. The branded content space is no different. You have to find ways of getting a story across succinctly and quickly and that leaves no room for waste.”

Eisler spent his early career touring the U.S. as a guitarist with various bands before transitioning into film scoring. After being invited to participate in the prestigious Sundance Film Composer’s Lab in 2008, Eisler turned out projects that have garnered critical acclaim on the film festival circuit. Eisler has composed for shows like Amazon’s The Romanoffs, Lifetime’s UnReal, Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, and NBC’s Council of Dads. He has scored many shows across many genres, from comedy-drama to sci-fi and horror thriller. He has been the nominee and recipient of numerous awards including the World Soundtrack Awards New Discovery, SXSW Best Soundtrack Award, and multiple BMI awards. Eisler also composed the main title theme and served as co-composer and music director for Peabody-winning documentary Newtown, for which he organized and led an all-star line-up of over a dozen Hollywood composers, each of whom donated a piece of music for the film. Most recently he composed for the Warner Bros. feature comedy, Super Intelligence, starring Melissa McCarthy, and teamed up with them again on Netflix’s action-comedy feature “Thunder Force”.

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