Zachary Greer is a New Brunswick based composer for Film, Television and Advertising. When beginning his university degree at St. Thomas, he knew early on that writing music to picture was his passion. With the invaluable help and guidance from his mentor and composition professor Martin Kutnowski, he began honing his skills as a composer, leading him to score his first feature film, Alice in the Attic (2015), at age 21. Since graduating, he has gone on to compose music for a range of projects including documentaries, documentary series, shorts, ad campaigns and theatre productions. In 2018, Zachary received the Excellence in Music Composition award at the Silver Wave Film Festival for the short film The Nashwaak.
Recently, he has written music for multiple projects including, Cicerone (dir Ty Giffin), The Last Lucivee (dir Janice Wright Cheney & Matt Brown), and Fighter (dir Meagan Brown). He’s also worked on multiple documentary projects including, Never Say Die (Jordan Greer), Meet and Eat at Lee's Garden (Days Lee), and has music featured in the first season of Yukon Harvest on APTN, earning him an additional music credit. He’s also scored all of the Graystone Brewing ad campaigns since 2021.
Aside from his media work, Zachary also remains active as a solo artist producing instrumental albums. His major releases, The Duel and Partridge Island, are based on historical events in New Brunswick, both of which received grants from artsNB, MusicNB and the Canada Council for the Arts. Often combining experimental sounds with organic instrumentation, his work has been said to effortlessly exude serenity and beauty, as well as drama and grit.