The powerful, challenging and rewarding process of marrying moving images and music is what attracted Damir to writing for film. The amplification of motion and emotion. The subtext.
Born and raised in Bosnia, former Yugoslavia, Damir has been playing piano since the age of six and started composing shortly after. Studies of classical masters in Europe during elementary and high school developed into interest and exploration of both modern electronic music and scoring for film at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he earned both degrees with honors. The hands-on, real-life education continued in Hollywood, in various fields, from co-writing and performing with Warner Brothers recording artist Jude, a stint at Jive Records and work with A-list film composers Marco Beltrami, Trevor Jones and others.
A chance collaboration with Jonathan Paul of Terminal 3 in 2001 with time led to establishment of redCola Music and creation of music for countless commercials for Nike, McDonald's, Infiniti, LandRover; musical contributions to TV shows Minute To Win It, Lawman, The Shield and Nip/Tuck, The Real World and Road Rules and contributions to trailers for video games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Transformers 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops.
For the last several years Damir has been creating and licensing sound design and music tracks for motion pictures trailers campaigns. His unique blend of mangled and manipulated organic found sounds fortified with orchestral and electronic palette most recently contributed to trailers for movies like Oblivion and Beautiful Creatures for Warner Bros., Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3 for Disney, Flight and Jack Reacher for Paramount and The Last Exorcism II and Carrie for Sony. Most recent movie contributions include the five part mini-series Colours of the Deserts for Arte and Stripped: Las Vegas for Showtime.
Damir works and resides in Santa Monica with his family.