Omar Fadel is an award winning, Los Angeles based composer for film, television, and video games. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, whose scores frequently feature him on a wide array of instruments, including piano, guitar, cello, drums and percussion. Omar’s work can be heard in numerous films, television shows and video games, namely the global game franchise Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, The Dictator, the Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated documentary, The Judge, and the Oscar nominated short film, Day One.
Born in Houston, and raised between Texas and Dubai, Omar’s global exposure is heard throughout his music. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he studied film, music production and composition. Following graduation, Omar re-located to Los Angeles where he began working with The Police drummer, Stewart Copeland.
Shortly thereafter, Omar began scoring shorts and feature films. In 2010, Omar composed the score to the award winning feature film, The Taqwacores, which premiered to a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival. He then went on to score the critically acclaimed Lionsgate documentary, Just Like Us. In 2011, Omar was selected to score the first ever Arabic language, American studio feature film, The United, produced by Walt Disney Motion Pictures. This was followed by Omar scoring the award winning documentary, In Search of Oil and Sand. In 2012, Omar collaborated with composer Erran Baron Cohen on the score to The Dictator.
In addition to his film work, Omar has scored several television shows, most notably, the Mike Judge produced ABC animated sitcom, The Goode Family, and NBC’s Phenomenon. Omar’s music is also frequently licensed to unscripted television programming including: The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, X Factor, Dateline, Shedding for the Wedding, The Shahs of Sunset, Millionaire Matchmaker.
In addition to his film and TV work, Omar has also scored numerous high profile commercials (Blue Cross Blue Shield, IKEA, Netflix, Hyundai, McCormick Spices, Subaru) and countless film trailers (Transformers, Argo, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Blood Diamond, 47 Ronin, Body of Lies).
In 2013 Omar entered the world of video games collaborating with composer Brian Tyler on one of the industries largest franchises, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
That same year, the Sundance Institute awarded Omar a prestigious Fellowship at their Film Music Composer's Lab.
In 2015, Omar scored the film, Day One, which went on to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category, Best Live Action Short.
Omar works in his state of the art studio, Fly the Coop Studios, in mid-city Los Angeles.