Robbie (Rob) Teehan is an experienced composer of music for film, TV, and video games, known for his nuanced and sympathetic scores to award-winning indie dramas and documentaries. Most recently he scored the critically-acclaimed Canadian indie drama SCARBOROUGH, hailed by NOW Magazine as “A New Canadian Cinema”, and winner of 8 Canadian Screen Awards including “Best Motion Picture”; the documentary BELOW THE BELT, which recently premiered in New York City with Executive Producer Hillary Rodham Clinton in attendance; and the documentary BOTTLE CONDITIONED directed by Academy Award nominee Jerry Franck.
Robbie’s previous scoring credits include the whimsical animated documentary short LOVE LETTERS FROM EVEREST, which received two Canadian Screen Award nominations, and the gritty short documentary FRAME 394 about the police shooting of Walter Scott, which received a Canadian Screen Award nomination, was listed as one of TIFF’s Top Ten Canadian films of the year, and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short Subject. Robbie created a Ukrainian-folk inspired score for the feature documentary THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL, which took home awards at nine film festivals including the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Robbie spent five years in Los Angeles working with four-time Emmy Award-winning composer Sean Callery, contributing to over 250 episodes of major network TV shows JESSICA JONES, ELEMENTARY, HOMELAND, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, THE HOT ZONE, BONES, BULL, and 24: LEGACY, and box-office #1 feature film THE MARKSMAN. Robbie is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Slaight Music Residency and the Berlinale Talent Campus.
Classically-trained, Robbie has composed and arranged for artists and ensembles across North America. His orchestral composition, “Dreams of Flying”, commissioned and recorded by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, was nominated for a JUNO award for “Classical Composition of the Year”. Robbie began his career as a professional tuba player and has played thousands of shows, toured Europe and North America, and recorded on over 50 albums and single releases in many different genres, often serving as producer or co-producer, and has earned four JUNO and eight Canadian Folk Music Award nominations.
Robbie is currently based in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, bringing his eclectic musical background and sensitive ear to serve a global clientele in the media and entertainment industry.
credit: Matthew Liteplo