Internationally-recognized composer Daniel J. Stimac draws from a unique background of diverse musical influences, having gained his writing and studio experience in Amsterdam, Turkey, Hawaii and Los Angeles. His experience across cultures and musical genres has placed him in demand as a composer, arranger, mixer and producer on a wide range of projects.
Daniel's song "Almost Had It All" was nominated for "Achievement in Music - Original" Song in the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television). "Almost Had It All" was featured in A Date with Miss Fortune, a romantic comedy feature film for which Daniel also wrote and produced the score. His music can heard on Spongebob, Kamp Koral, and The Patrick Star Show, and he recently arranged, orchestrated, composed, and produced music for the new Bruce Lee character in Tencent's Honor of Kings video game. He also recently completed his "80s orchestral rock" score for Ballloon Moose Games' Maximum Action, a high energy FPS video game. This soundtrack is now available here! Some of Daniel's past projects include the score for Spit: The Story of A Caveman and a Chicken, winner of the "Gold Kahuna Award" in the 2013 Honolulu International Film Festival. His orchestral and electronic arrangements also appear on many pop and rock albums, including Hakan Girit’s album “Rüzgar”, Goodbye Elliott’s “I’ll Never Let You Go” and “Summer”, and his own album, “We’re Gonna Make It”. His musicality is rooted in his experience as a seasoned performer, often picking up a guitar, ukulele, or bass guitar when needed in a recording session or concert.
Through assisting a score mixer for major film studios, Daniel learned the requirements of creating and producing music of the highest quality for film and TV. He combines his experience in the high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment of the entertainment industry with his wide knowledge of audio equipment and music software.
Rather than follow the compositional conventions of the industry, Daniel has developed a unique musical style
and approaches his work with originality and depth, often integrating the influences of his native Hawaii.
Daniel studied Film Scoring at UCLA Extension, and has worked with many of Hollywood's top musicians. He has
also been an active board member (since 2017) in the Academy of Scoring Arts a leading community of industry professionals dedicated to the art of scoring.