Adam Peters

Sundance Film: The Yellow Birds, ICARUS


Adam PetersBritish-born, L.A.-based composer ex member of Echo & The Bunnymen, Adam Peters, has composed the original score for two films that are being premiered at Sundance. ICARUS , an expose of the Russian Olympic doping story and the biggest scandal in sports history , and THE YELLOW BIRDS dir. by Alexandre Moors and starring Tye Sheridan and Jennifer Aniston. Adam also just recently completed scoring SNOWDEN for OLIVER STONE and SAND CASTLE due for release 2017 on Netflix, directed by Fernando Coimbra (NARCOS). Adam began life in Echo and the Bunnymen, playing keyboards, cello and writing the orchestral arrangements for the groundbreaking "Ocean Rain" in 1984. Much sought after as a musician, Adam became a crucial part of the UK post-punk music scene while still in his teens. He played keyboards with bands as diverse as SIouxsie And The Banshees, Beth Orton and The Triffids. After a spell in New York, Adam moved to Los Angeles, where the creative community embraced his individual skill set, sensibility and flair at writing music to picture. Oliver Stone was the first to recognize his talents and their partnership spans several years, 2 feature movies ( Savages and Snowden), two documentaries (South Of The Border and Mi Amigo Hugo) and a 10 part TV series (The Untold History Of The United States ). He also worked extensively on projects such as "Paddington", "Spider Man," "Rango," "Crazy Stupid Love" and "I Love You , Phillip Morris," These movies have enabled Adam to showcase his versatile and unique talents, from left field electronics to full orchestral writing. This last year saw the 30thanniversary of “Beat City”, one of the first songs Adam wrote as a teenager, which featured in the newly-reissued classic teen movie, 1986’s "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

2017 Sundace Film Festival