Born in 1972, Nathaniel Mechaly studied the cello, chamber music and electro acoustic composing in the Paris, Marseille, and Boulogne National Academies of Music, where he was awarded many prizes. Nathaniel has participated in various workshops directed by well-known French films composers. He has composed many original TV and radio idents and themes for CINECINEMA, PARIS PREMIÈRE, TF1 JEUNESSE, FRANCE 3, ARTE, RADIO FRANCE… He also composed for advertising and short films.
Nathaniel Mechaly signed his first cinematic score in 2004 with Raphaël Nadjari ‘s film AVANIM, and later TEHILIM. He even went on to compose music for many other films including USHPIZIN (Holy Guests) by Gidi Dar, REVOLVER by Guy Ritchie, THE BLACK BOX by Richard Berry, THE SECRET by Vincent Pérez, THE LAST GANG by Ariel Zeitoun, TAKEN by Pierre Morel (music won 2 BMI AWARDS in London and L.A.), DOROTHY MILLS by Agnès Merlet, CHAMBER OF DEAD by Alfred Lot, EYES WIDE OPEN by Haim Tabakman, and COLOMBIANA directed by Olivier Mégaton.
Nathaniel Méchaly is also an accomplished composer in music for theatre and contemporary dance. He wrote music for the ECO Dance Company (choreographer Emilio Calcagno) for the ballet PEAU D’ANE that opened at the Chaillot National Theatre in Paris, November 2012. The same year, Nathaniel completed the score for TAKEN II (by Olivier Mégaton) and the music for the first season of the TRANSPORTER -THE SERIES Tv show, directed by Brad Turner.
In 2013 , he co-composed the score of the film THE GRANDMASTER directed by Wong Kar Wai, for wich he was granted with Shigeru UMEBAYASHI a BEST COMPOSER AWARD at the 8th Asian Film Festival and a BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AWARD at the 33th Hong-Kong Film Festival. After completing the score of the 2013-remake of ANGÉLIQUE directed by Ariel Zeitoun, Nathaniel composed in 2014 the original music of the TAXI : BROOKLYN Tv show as well as the one of Jean Becker’s new feature film GET WELL SOON !
Nathaniel recently crafted the music of the second season of TRANSPORTER-THE SERIES and the original score of the long awaited TAKEN 3, once again collaborating with director by Olivier Megaton. He will be writing in 2015 the music of PURE LIFE, directed by Jeremy Banster.