Keefus Ciancia


Keefus Ciancia's film composing began working with T Bone Burnett. Early work with Burnett included The Ladykillers (Coen Brothers), Don't Come Knockin' (Wim Wenders), and Walk The Line (Johnny Cash Docudrama). In recent Keefus was the co-composer with Burnett for True Detective (HBO) as well as scoring the soundtrack for Strangerland and co-producing and co-writing Jeff Bridges latest release, The Sleeping Tapes.

Recent collaborations with David Holmes include London Spy, The Motel Life, The Fall season 1,2 & 3 (BBC Series), Good Vibrations, Diana and with there newly formed band Unloved, The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator, an Edgar Wright production.

Keefus Ciancia produced albums for Nikka Costa, Cassandra Wilson, Benji Hughes, Everlast, Kimbra, MeShell Ndegeocello, A Fine Frenzy, and Priscilla Ahn.
  • True Detective
  • Brandon Generator
  • A Place At The Table
  • The Ladykillers
  • Diana
  • The Motel Life
  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes
  • Dont Come Knocking
  • The Fall
  • Good Vibrations
  • Spider Man 2
  • K-7
  • A Fine Frenzy  Pines
  • Benji Hughes A Love Extreme
  • Cassandra Wilson Thunderbird
  • Everlast Love War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford
  • Father John Misty Fear Fun
  • Ice Cube
  • John Gold - You Only Live Forever
  • Kimbra Vows
  • MeShell Ndegecello Devils Halo
  • MeShell Ndegecello Weather
  • Nikka Coasta Pro*Whoa!
  • Priscilla Ahn This Is Where We Are
  • T Bone Burnett Speaking Clock Revue
  • Vincent & Mr Green Smash Up
  • Vincent & Mr Green
  • Weapon Of Choice Bozo The Clown
  • Weapon Of Choice Highperspice
  • The Sleeping Tapes
  • Unloved
  • London Spy
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The Ivors

The 61st Ivor Novello Awards- Best Television Soundtrack - London Spy

Keefus Ciancia & David Holmes win an Ivor Novello award in the catagory of Best Television Soundtrack for their London Spy score.

Read the review in the Guardian here
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Unloved - Guilty of Love

Album Released March 4th, 2016

" if the shangri las got locked in a studio with lee hazzlewood, nancy sinatra and raymond scott and ennio morricone it could possibly sound like Unloved" -

Feature in the LA TImes Here

The Fall (TV series) - Music composed by Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes

BBC crime drama TV series (3 seasons)


The Sleeping Tapes - Produced and written by Jeff Bridges and Keefus Ciancia

Jeff Bridges combines spoken word pieces and guided meditation with ambient soundscapes to create 'Sleeping Tapes.'

Strangerland - Score by Keefus Ciancia, Premiering at Sundance. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past. Staring Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes. Directed by Kim Farrant.

As Above, So Below - Score by Keefus Ciancia

A 2014 American found footage horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Dowdle and his brother Drew

Brandon Generator

Check out Keefus' scoring project with Unloved called The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator


Kimbra's Video "Come Into My Head" Produced and Co-Written By Keefus Ciancia