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christy carew

music for film, television, multimedia, the concert world and beyond!



I chose Christy to compose for The Long Goodbye because of her ability to create incredibly delicate and emotional music that matches up with what's on screen so beautifully that it soaks into your soul. But what I didn't know when I chose her, was just how much passion, talent, hustle and professionalism she would bring to the entire creative process. She listened carefully to notes, made thoughtful (and brilliant) adjustments, and found ways to make even the most fragile moments come to life. She's also incredibly humble, and stands by her word - two traits that I find exceptionally valuable.” - Karl Stelter, Director of The Long Goodbye



check out some of my work here:

The beginning of this video features sound and picture from my scoring session at Sundance! Enjoy! Take a look inside the Sundance Film Music and Sound Design Lab. Hear from fellows and creative advisors speak about the importance of scoring and building a world of sound in film. The Film Music & Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound brings together fiction and documentary filmmakers, emerging film composers, and sound designers to explore the power sound has to heighten the impact of a film.




Here are some selections featuring my work as a composer, arranger and performer at 5 Alarm. Custom composed both on-camera pieces in The Blacklist (Dance choreographed to my music!) We were commissioned for a creepy "America the Beautiful" - my choral arrangement, cut up and used in all marketing campaigns for THE PURGE series.
Custom Music by Christy Carew Marshall at 5 Alarm Music for this NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt "Understanding Matters" Promo.

You can hear me playing chopsticks and Bach in this clip from CBS' Scorpion - I was actually on set that day, with the six figure robotic arm strapped to my arm, which was removed in post. I had so much fun with this amazing cast and crew.

"Being teased as a government musical therapist by series lead, Elyes Gabel on CBS' Scorpion. Episode 2.01, "Satellite of Love.""

Here is a sample from my score for THE LACKEY - Jude St. Clere can't get his daughter out of his head and goes on a bender to deal with it.

NBC's Hit show "The Blacklist" - Through 5 Alarm Music, I had the honor of custom composing the tango pieces you hear in this clip. The dance was choreographed to my music. The Blacklist featuring Mariana Parma and Dardo Galletto, dancing Argentine Tango.

My custom main title theme for the Curiosity Stream show, "Deep Time History"

Official "America the Beautiful" arrangement I did through 5 Alarm Music for The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. It was used as part of the main title for The Purge: Anarchy and also used in all three advertising campaigns worldwide. This track has also been featured on America's Got Talent. 

Through SoundCat productions, I scored this Dick's Sporting Goods commercial in 2012. "Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis takes viewers on a tour of Gifts That Matter at DICK'S Sporting Goods, and shares a gift that mattered to him, in his life."

The Empty Womb - Fine artist Robbi Firestone's installation. Betsy Chasse, producer/writer/director of What the Bleep Do We Know?, has created a short documentary about Robbi Firestone's installation. The work examines the cult of woman as creator while simultaneously examining frailties, jealousy, and rage erupting from unfulfilled hopes for biological lineage.


I scored this powerful short film in November 2016 and I'm really proud of my involvement in this project. 

Here is another example of my 5 Alarm Music arrangement of America The Beautiful in The Purge: Anarchy advertising campaign. Creepy and effective! 

Thanks to Cavendish Music in the UK for this great BBC use of my music! from 5 Alarm's BRANDED CD!

Experienced, Versatile Composer


"After collaborating with Christy Carew on both narrative and documentary films, I can say that she is a talented film composer with an uncanny understanding of story, whether it is fictional or true. She can take a simple idea about character, story or concept, and turn it into music that lifts the film to a whole new experience."

-  Filmmaker Mikiko Sasaki, "January", "8 AM", "Story of A Businesswoman"


Thank you very much to the Film Musicians Fund for filming my cue THE BIG CRYSTAL at the ASCAP Workshop and giving me access to this footage! Special thanks to Chris Ryan as well. Thanks to Michael Ryan and Steve Shebby for this preliminary mix and master.