Torin Borrowdale

Torin Borrowdale is a film, television and game composer who collaborates with filmmakers and showrunners to craft memorable and emotive scores.

Borrowdale scored Apple TV+’s FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL, based on the harrowing true story of a hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Working with Emmy-winning showrunner Carlton Cuse and Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Ridley, Borrowdale wrote an intimate and moving score to amplify the “agonizing, brutally vivid retelling” of the tragic natural disaster.  (Entertainment Weekly)

Borrowdale wrote the original theme and score for Netflix’s LOCKE & KEY, produced by Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill. The show, based on the beloved comic book series by Joe Hill, successfully ran for three seasons.  Borrowdale’s expressive orchestral score for the series was recorded in London’s AIR Studios and Budapest.

Borrowdale’s recent film credits include Lionsgate and Hulu’s RUN –his third collaboration with director Aneesh Chaganty– which stars Emmy-winning actress Sarah Paulson.  RUN opened as Hulu’s highest watched film at the time, and is Certified Fresh by critics on Rotten Tomatoes.  Critics praised Borrowdale’s score, which impressively resembled “the booming scores of Bernard Herrmann.”  (Screen Daily)

His original film collaboration with Chaganty was SEARCHING, starring John Cho and Debra Messing, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Sony Pictures for worldwide distribution.  SEARCHING was an instant hit, Certified Fresh at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and amassed over $75 million in the global box office.

Notable video game credits include the popular “Zen Mode” music for Snowman’s hit iOS games ALTO’S ADVENTURE and ALTO’S ODYSSEY, and Apple Arcade’s game WHERE CARDS FALL.

Borrowdale studied film scoring at the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their dog.