Dillon Baldassero is a Toronto-based composer for film, television and advertising. He scored his first short film, Bergeron, at age 16, which went on to screen at the Montreal World Film Festival and Hollywood Weekly Festival. Since then, he has composed original music for award-winning feature films, television series, theatre, advertising and more, including the score for Gail Harvey’s feature film Looking is the Original Sin (Cannes Film Market; Best International Film, New York Independent Film Festival). His commercial works include clients such as Rickard’s, Scotiabank, Canon, Much Music and more. Baldassero studied at Berklee College of Music, where he graduated from the Specialist Orchestration for Film and Television program. Additionally, he completed the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in New York City where he mentored under the likes of Sean Callery, Mark Snow and Ira Newborn, among others.
The music Showcases are produced cinematic works based on an original score or song created by our 2015 Slaight Music Residents. Filmed in a single day, these Showcase pieces celebrate the distinct talent of our songwriters and composers and illustrate how music brings life to the moving image.