My name is Chris Neal, and thank you for stopping by! I am a film score producer (“composer,” according to IMDb), independent web designer & developer, podcast host, and former 4-H president. A Pacific Northwest native, I’m a Washington State University alum, and a lifelong learner. I’ve been given some incredible opportunities over the past few years, and am truly humbled to have such generous people in my life.
At age 16, I scored my first independent film, “Dreamer: A True American Story,” and worked with brilliant & passionate director Jesse Salmeron. Dreamer received universal praise and a standing ovation at its premiere, held by the 2013 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. The theater sold out, and a line formed around the block. My music was received positively even by critics such as Brent Simon, writing, “composer Chris Neal’s music stirs great feelings of uncertainty.” It was a truly surreal experience, and one which I will never forget.
Five years later, I scored my second film, “Marcus Jansen: Examine & Report,” and worked with Emmy-award winning director John Scoular. The documentary will be screened in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. It is currently available to stream on Vimeo.
I also developed the official website for Dreamer alongside designer Bret Bussey. Using only a text editor and a web browser, I transformed multiple Photoshop mock-ups into one fully functional, interactive experience that has been seen by thousands.
Over the past decade, I’ve designed and developed dozens of websites for various organizations, even for local governments. Technical support and consulting are among other services I have provided. I’ve designed and donated hundreds of royalty-free music loops, and mentored other aspiring producers. I am also an advocate for artists rights (copyright/intellectual property protection) but also for fair use (as I have some experience with these issue).
I owe most of my success to those who have challenged me to push the limits over the past 10 years. I’m incredibly grateful to be in a position that allows me to explore the world at my own pace, and through my own lens.
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