Composer Germaine Franco kicked off 2015 by scoring the film Dope, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was the closing title at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. Her work includes scores for Margarita, directed by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert for HBO Canada and Telefilm, Tres Americas, directed by Cristina Kotz-Cornejo, A Crushing Love, directed by Sylvia Morales for Women Make Movies and Angry Birds Rio for Rovio and Fox Mobile.
Germaine began her ascent into the world of film music by working alongside John Powell on over thirty-five feature films providing additional music, orchestration, arrangements, music programming, or percussion performance on Happy Feet, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Rio 2, The Lorax, The Bourne Supremacy, and many others. She worked with Hans Zimmer on Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2, as an overdub music producer and orchestrator.
Franco has performed frequently as a percussionist with her own ensemble and with many international groups including the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Belgian Radio Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the World Orchestra. She performed with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton. She was a guest soloist with Sergio Mendes and Sheila E. at Disney Hall.