Roy Westad started out composing for Norways largest event production company back in 2008, immediately establishing himself as a full-time composer. Since then, he has written and produced countless scores for Norways biggest broadcasters and production companies, and co-founded the content agency Go!Electra in 2011, as a partner and in-house composer.
In 2014, he received Gullruten (Norwegian Emmy) for Best Original Score for the television series “Jakten på Norge”.
In 2015, he teamed up with veteran film composer Trond Bjerknes (El Clásico, Max Manus) for the score to the Norwegian survival-horror Villmark 2.
In 2017, he wrote the Balkan-inspired score for the feature film Hunting Flies, which was nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize. Roy performed almost every instrument himself on this score.
In 2019, he’s writing and producing two metal albums featuring internationally renowned musicians, as well as his solo piano album coming in 2020. In addition, he co-composed and produced the official song for the blockbuster Askeladden – I Soria Moria Slott.
Roy is a multi-instrumentalist, handling a broad variety of stringed, percussive and wind instruments, as well as synthesizers and programming.
He is known for his easy going, down to earth attitude, and for his lightning fast understanding and ability to adapt to the directors vision.
Roy is signed to Arctic Rights/BMG.
“Roy’s strength as a composer is understanding people and what they want, but not without imprinting his own personal style into the music he makes, giving it a soul. During our working together he showed a great understanding of both the universe of the story and the vision I was trying to achieve while always being in good moods and spirits. It was really awesome working with Roy and I intend to work with him again in the future!” – Izer Aliu, Director
“Roy is tremendously hard working and always to the point.
He is very easy to communicate with and has added great artistic value to all the projects I have had the honor of bringing him along for.” – Hallgrim Haug, CEO at Trollbound Entertainment
“Roy is a hero” – John Einar Hagen, Producer at Nordisk Film