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ABOUT

Pakk at School Farm Studios for a recording

PAKK HUI (he/his/him) is a Los Angeles-based composer who is best known for his cinematic blend of skillfully crafted melodies and emotive soundscapes. He has contributed music to nearly 400 episodes of television (including Showtimes' AMERICAN GIGOLO and the latest season of Amazon's hit show REACHER) as well as over a couple dozens of blockbuster films (such as FURIOUS 7 and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON). His most recent works include his award-winning scores to DEAR ERNIE and ROBERTA'S RULESHis debut feature film SWAY (dir. Rooth Tang) was an official selection at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The short film TSUYAKO (dir. Hikari) had won over 30 awards from festivals all around the world.

 

Pakk's passion for exploring a wide spectrum of timbre, textures and melodies permeates his music with a unique and compelling voice. His dedication to capturing the core of the human experience makes him a natural storyteller. 

In 2021, Pakk was selected as one of eight composers to participate in the prestigious Universal Composers Initiative, NBCUniversal's one of a kind, career advancement 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.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Universal Composers Initiative (2021-2023) 

Academy of Television Arts and Science Internship in Music (2006)

The SCL Mentorship Program (2006-2007)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Academy of Television Arts & Science

Composers Diversity Collective

The Society of Composers & Lyricists

The Recording Academy

Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI)

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"

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