Steffen Thum is a composer for film, TV, games and commercials.
Steffen wrote the original scores for two of 2019's biggest surprise hits of the summer - the heart warming Chinese drama LOOKING UP, directed by Deng Chao and Yu Baimei, which debuted no. 1 at the Chinese Box Office ahead of The Lion King, as well as the action-packed Paramount horror feature CRAWL (directed by Alexandre Aja, produced by Sam Raimi), which he co-composed with fellow composer Max Aruj.
Max and Steffen further collaborated on the scores to the Amazon Prime documentary series THIS IS FOOTBALL for 14th Street Music, the breathtaking short IGNITE - A BURNING MAN EXPERIENCE, indie thriller WARNING SHOT (with David Spade, Bruce Dern), Netflix Original film iBOY (with Maisie Williams), TAKE THE SHOT and the Warner Brothers short film RESURRECT.
Steffen first started a career in film post production before making his way into music, studying media composition and audio production in Germany as well as film scoring in Los Angeles, where he moved in 2013.
He since served as score producer for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, GEOSTORM and CHURCHILL, as well as contributing additional music and arrangements to films like AD ASTRA, GHOST IN THE SHELL, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT and diverse TV programs such as HIS DARK MATERIALS, THE CROWN, MARCELLA, BULLETPROOF and National Geographic’s GENIUS, as well as video games such as SKYLANDERS: SUPERCHARGERS.
Further credits include THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, Michael Bay’s 13 HOURS and the DreamWorks Animation features KUNG FU PANDA 3, HOME and THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR.
Since 2020, Steffen works independently from his studio in Berlin, Germany.