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ABOUT

Pakk Hui is a natural storyteller. Pakk aims at the core of the human experience, which allows him to tell compelling stories, whether it is through the use of a large epic orchestra, an intimate ensemble or electronics.

Originally from Hong Kong, Pakk’s film music journey began as a young boy watching various film genres with his family. Completely immersed in American sci-fi, adventure and horror films, Hong Kong’s action comedies, as well as Miyazaki’s animations, Pakk quickly developed an intense passion for film and film music. A career in music, however, never felt like a real option for Pakk because his parents heavily pushed him to become a doctor. As a result, Pakk initially pursued a career in the medical field, earning a BS in Biology, an MS in Healthcare Management and and MBA in Health Systems Administration (all from Union College, Schenectady, NY). During this time, Pakk composed orchestral music as a creative outlet, and he realized that film music was where his passion truly lied. This inevitably led him to the world renowned Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) where he studied film scoring and composition.

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In 2005, Pakk relocated to Los Angeles. Pakk has contributed additional music to over 300 TV episodes (including Reacher, American Gigolo and Hawaii Five-0), and over a dozen blockbuster films (such as Big George Foreman, Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron). Furthermore, he has scored numerous projects on his own, including the feature film SWAY (dir. Rooth Tang), which was an official selection at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and the short film Tsuyako (dir. Hikari), which won over 30 awards from festivals all around the world. In 2021, Pakk was selected as one of eight composers to take part in the Universal Composers Initiative 2021-2023, NBCUniversal's one of a kind, advanced career development program for underrepresented composers. 

His first name is pronounced "PAHK", and last name is "HOO-way". He currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Will, and their miniature goldendoodle Daisy

ACCOLADES

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Universal Composers Initiative (2021-2023) 

Academy of Television Arts and Science Internship in Music (2006) - under W. G. Snuffy Walden & Alf Clausen 

The SCL Mentorship Program (2006-2007)

AWARDS

Platinum Award for Best Original Score (Independent Shorts Awards 2023) for "Dear Ernie"

Award of Outstanding Excellence - Composer (Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition 2023) for "Dear Ernie"

Best Original Score (Indie Short Fest September 2023) for "Dear Ernie"

Best Original Score (IndieX Film Festival September 2023) for "Dear Ernie"

Outstanding Achievement Award: Original Score (IndieX Film Festival August 2023) for "Roberta's Rules"

Award of Exellence (Union College 2014)  for "Tsuyako"

Outstanding Composer: Drama/Horror (LA Web Fest 2013) for "The Division"

Atlantis Award (Moondance International Film Festival 2009) for "Click"

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Academy of Television Arts & Science

Composers Diversity Collective

The Society of Composers & Lyricists

The Recording Academy

Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI).

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