Dan Romer is an American music producer, songwriter and film composer based in Los Angeles.[1]

Dan Romer
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Background information
GenresFilm score, pop music
Occupation(s)Music producer, songwriter, film composer
InstrumentsPiano, accordion, guitar


As a film composer, Romer's scores include four-time Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beasts of No Nation, Chasing Coral, Gleason, Good Doctor and the Emmy-winning Jim: The James Foley Story.[2] Romer scored the Ubisoft video game Far Cry 5 released on March 27, 2018.

He has produced music for numerous artists including A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, whose single "Say Something," topped charts around the world, hit 6x Platinum, sold over seven million copies, and won a 2015 Grammy. Dan co-produced "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes which reached No. 1 on the iTunes chart and No. 3 on the US Top 40 pop radio charts in September 2016.[2] He was set to compose the James Bond film No Time to Die, but was reportedly replaced by Hans Zimmer due to "creative differences".[3] Romer composed the score to the Pixar animated feature film, Luca[4] and worked with Justin Paul on the incidental underscore for Stephen Chbosky's 2021 film adaptation of Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.[5]


Music producerEdit

Year Song Artist Certifications
2004 Coalmine The Woes
2005 Batten the Hatches Jenny Owen Youngs
2009 Transmitter Failure Jenny Owen Youngs
2009 Everybody Ingrid Michaelson
2010 Songs for a Sinking Ship April Smith and the Great Picture Show
2012 Safe Travels Jukebox the Ghost
2013 "Say Something" A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera RIAA: 6x Platinum, ARIA: 4x Platinum, MC: 6x Platinum, RMNZ: 2x Platinum, GLF: 2x Platinum, BPI: 1x Platinum, IFPI: 1x Platinum
2014 Is There Anybody Out There? A Great Big World The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 3.
Jukebox the Ghost Jukebox the Ghost
2015 When the Morning Comes A Great Big World US Billboard No. 75
2016 "Treat You Better" Shawn Mendes RIAA: 3x Platinum, MC: Platinum, ARIA: 3x Platinum, BPI: Platinum, FIMI: 3x Platinum
2018 "We Can Do Better" Matt Simons

As composerEdit


Year Title Director Awards Notes
2007 Death to the Tinman Ray Tintori Winner of 2007 Sundance Film Festival Short Filmmaking Award Short film
2008 Glory at Sea Benh Zeitlin Winner of 2008 Boston Independent Film Festival, Winner of 2008 CineVegas International Film Festival, Winner of 2008 SXSW Film Festival, Winner of 2008 Woodstock Film Festival Short film
2012 Sleepwalking in the Rift Cary Fukunaga Short film
2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin Nominated for 4 Academy Awards at the 85th Academy Awards
2014 The Organization Michael Lukk Litwak Short film
2014 The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger Michael Lukk Litwak Winner of 2014 First Run Festival, Winner of 2014 The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Short film
2014 The Last Season Sara Dosa Winner of San Francisco International Film Festival Documentary
2014 Tomorrow We Disappear Jim Goldblum, Adam M. Weber Winner of 2014 EBS International Documentary Festival, Winner of 2015 Florida Film Festival, Winner of 2014 Philadelphia Film Festival Documentary
2015 Beasts of No Nation Cary Joji Fukunaga
2015 Mediterranea Jonas Carpignano Winner of 2015 Gotham Awards, Winner of Istanbul International Film Festival, Winner of Munich Film Festival
2015 Stryka Emily Carmichael Short film
2015 Walter Anna Mastro
2015 Finders Keepers Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel Winner of 2016 Cinema Eye Honors Awards, Winner of Traverse City Film Festival, Winner of 2015 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Documentary
2015 Digging for Fire Joe Swanberg
2015 Napoleon in Exile Michael Lukk Litwak Short film
2016 Katie Says Goodbye Wayne Roberts Winner of 2016 Stockholm Film Festival, Winner of 2017 Manchester International Film Festival
2016 Gleason Clay Tweel Winner of 2016 SXSW Film Festival, Winner of 2016 Montclair Film Festival, Winner of 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Documentary
2016 Jim: The James Foley Story Brian Oakes Winner of 2016 Emmy for Exceptional Documentary Documentary
2017 A Ciambra Jonas Carpignano Winner of Europa Cinemas Label Award
2017 Chasing Coral Jeff Orlowski Winner of 2017 Sundance Audience Award: U.S. Documentary Documentary
2017 The Little Hours Jeff Baena
2017 Win It All Joe Swanberg
2017 Brimstone & Glory Viktor Jakovleski Winner of Golden Gate Award Documentary
2017 Shot in the Dark Dustin Nakao-Haider Documentary
2017 Freak Show Trudie Styler
2018 Zoe Drake Doremus
2018 Krystal William H. Macy
2019 Skin Guy Nattiv
2020 Wendy Benh Zeitlin
2021 Luca Enrico Casarosa
2021 Dear Evan Hansen Stephen Chbosky Incidental score; co-composed with Justin Paul


Year Title Director Awards Notes
2016 Easy Joe Swanberg Episodes "Controlada" and "Chemistry Read"[6]
2017 Atypical Michael Patrick Jann
Seth Gordon
Joe Kessler
2017–2018 The Good Doctor David Shore Winner of an ASCAP Screen Music Award
2018 Maniac Cary Joji Fukunaga
2020 Love Life Sam Boyd
2021 Superman & Lois Various

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Publisher Awards Notes
2018 Far Cry 5 Ubisoft [7]


  1. ^ "Dan Romer Keeps it Simple with the Portico 5012". Rupertneve.com. October 22, 2009. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Wacey, Rob. "Dan Romer Biography", AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  3. ^ ‘No Time to Die’: Hans Zimmer Takes Over as Composer on Bond Movie (EXCLUSIVE)
  4. ^ "We announce today Luca's music composer: the amazing Dan Romer". Twitter. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  5. ^ https://filmmusicreporter.com/2021/08/24/dan-romer-justin-paul-scoring-stephen-chboskys-dear-evan-hansen/
  6. ^ "Dan Romer filmography", IMDb. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Kelly, Andy. "The apocalyptic music of Far Cry 5", PC Gamer, September 28, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017.

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