Four-Time Academy Award(®) nominee Alexandre Desplat is one of the most coveted film composers in the world today, noted for his creative collaborations with some of the world's top filmmakers. Desplat has scored a wide range of acclaimed films and received Oscar nominations for his music in The King's Speech, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Queen. Desplat received the Golden Globe for his original score for The Painted Veil and has been nominated for three Grammy® Awards, winning one for The King's Speech.
David Lindsay-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. His most recent play, Good People, premiered on Broadway last season, and was awarded the 2011 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. His previous play, Rabbit Hole, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. David was nominated for a Grammy Award and two Tonys for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical. In addition to his work in theatre, David's screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole, as well as the upcoming feature Rise of the Guardians.
Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes - each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. The film stars Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine and Hugh Jackman.
Rise of the Guardians is directed by Peter Ramsey, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein and executive produced by William Joyce and Guillermo Del Toro.