Zarvos, Marcelo

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Zarvos, Marcelo


Education: Trained at Berklee College of Music; California Institute of the Arts, B.F.A.; Hunter College of the City University of New York, M.Mus.


Agent—Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency 4111 West Alameda Ave., Suite 509, Burbank, CA 91505.


Composer and pianist. Performed as a concert pianist in the United States and abroad; pianist on television and radio broadcasts.

Awards, Honors:

Candango Trophy, best music for a 35mm short film, Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema, 1998, for Uma historia de futebol; grants from National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council for the Arts.


Film Work:

Keyboard performer, Rock Estrela, Embrafilme, 1986.

Pianist, Tully (also known as The Truth about Tully), 2000, Small Planet Pictures, 2002.

Pianist, Kissing Jessica Stein, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Score producer and song performer, "Chance Meeting," The Door in the Floor, Focus Features, 2004.

Pianist and score producer, Hollywoodland, Focus Features, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "The Door in the Floor," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance Channel, 2004.



Labyrinths, MA Recordings, 1998.

Music Journal, MA Recordings, 2000.

Other albums include Dualism, MA Recordings, and The Door in the Floor (soundtrack recording), Decca/Universal.


Film Composer:

Uma historia de futebol (short film; also known as A Soccer Story), 1999.

Tully (also known as The Truth about Tully), 2000, Small Planet Pictures, 2002.

Kissing Jessica Stein, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

The Buffalo War (documentary), 2001.

2wks, 1yr, Holt Productions, 2002.

Abbie Down East (short film), 2002.

La sexta seccion (short documentary film; also known as The Sixth Section), Alex Rivera, 2003.

Score and song "Chance Meeting," The Door in the Floor, Focus Features, 2004.

Additional music, Brokeback Mountain, Focus Features, 2005.

Four Lane Highway, Sky Island Films, 2005.

The Foster Son (short film), Ellen-Alinda Verhoeff, 2005.

Escape Artists, Glass Eye Pictures, 2005.

Strangers with Candy, ThinkFilm, 2006.

Our Brand Is Crisis (documentary), Koch Lorber Films, 2006.

The Boynton Beach Bereavement Club (also known as Boynton Beach Club), Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2006.

The Architect, Magnolia Pictures, 2006.

Rest, 2006.

Ira and Abby, Blue Sky media, 2006.

Hollywoodland, Focus Features, 2006.

The Good Shepherd, Universal, 2006.

The Air I Breathe, Inferno Distribution, 2006.

You Kill Me, IFC Films, 2007.

Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot, This Is That Productions/TruEntertainment, 2007.

Composer for the short films Aleijadinho; Baseado em fatos reais; and Cosmic Collisions, Planetary Project.

Television Composer:

Xingu: Land of No Shame (documentary special), PBS, 2002.

The Mudge Boy (movie), Showtime, 2003.

Also composer for the pilot episode of Ugly Betty, ABC; and for Role Reversal, Arts and Entertainment.


Composer, The Path (ballet), DanceBrazil, Joyce Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Composer of dance scores and chamber music pieces.



Marcelo Zarvos Official Site,, March 17, 2007.