Interview by Paul Salfen
Andrew Lockington is best known for his epic score to the Warner Bros/Newline Blockbuster San Andreas, contributing to the film grossing close to $475 million worldwide. Andrew’s other credits include the Golden Globe nominated Frankie and Alice starring Halle Berry, Fox 2000’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Newline’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, the Tom Hanks produced City of Ember, director Brad Peyton’s Journey to the Mysterious Island for Warner Bros./Newline and STX Entertainment’s The Space Between Us. Most recently, Andrew composed the adrenaline-filled new score for the Warner Bros./Newline film Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson. This film marks his fourth feature with director Brad Peyton. Andrew drew upon his knowledge and love of world music, his orchestral skills and electronic experimentation for the creation of this unique score. Rampage features large orchestra, processed brass and world percussion, vintage computer game electronics, manipulated animal noises recorded in the jungle on two continents and The African Children’s Choir from Uganda.
In 2008, he was named the Breakthrough Composer of the Year through the International Film Music Critics Association and was nominated for Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards.
In addition to writing scores, Andrew has written and performed multiple songs for films including “Stalking Stars,” featured in Ben Affleck’s 2013 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Argo, and “Move On,” featured in Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go.
Other upcoming projects include Brad Peyton’s epic sci-fi feature film Atlas, starring Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu and Sterling K. Brown. Notable film and tv credits include Paramount+’s Mayor of Kingstown; Starz’s American Gods; Geoffrey Sax’s Golden Globes-nominated feature film Frankie & Alice; Netflix’s International Emmy Award-winning drama series Delhi Crime; Peter Chelsom’s The Space Between Us; Thor Freudenthal’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; Eric Brevig’s Journey to the Center of the Earth; and many more.