Robert Reider is an LA based composer and sound designer for film, television and multimedia. As a multi-instrumentalist that is adept at using orchestras, electronic synthesizers and advanced sound design tools he creates scores utilizing a wide variety of influences and styles defining each project with its own rich and distinctively detailed sonic signature.
Originally a pianist and drummer, he cut his teeth recording and playing drums, synths, bass and guitar in the Orlando punk rock scene. Through his connections in the music scene and after scoring a handful of short films in college, he landed a job teaching audio post production at a large university where he honed in on his recording and producing chops. It was at this time that he secured his first serious film work after he provided all the sound and music for the successful short film, "2:22" (Best Short - 2010 A Night of Horror, Best Short - 2010 Killer Film Fest, Best Horror Short / Best Score - 2009 MIFF)
Notable scored feature films include "Wayward" (BET+), the documentary "Surviving Supercon" (2020 FFF opening film, 2020 MIFF Best Score / Best Feature Documentary and Silver Telly Winner) and cult film "Doomsday County" (Troma Entertainment). Notable scored short films include the thriller "Elixir" starring Gabrielle Stone / Dee Wallace - the action film "Four Hour Layover in Juarez" starring Briana Evigan / Erin Sanders / Mike C. Manning / Maitlyn Pezzo, 2 shorts produced by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise) - the thriller "Good Girl" starring Zack Ward / Amanda Markowitz (2020 HRIFF PCA Best Short) and the horror film "Sockmonster" starring Briana Evigan / Derek Mears. He mixed the immensely popular Crypt Tv horror mini series "The Door in the Woods" and sound designed the Asylum feature "Hornet" in which there is no score and the most intense moments are underscored with his sound design. Other sound design credits include the animated series "Pokémon Evolutions" and Netflix's animated interactive series, "Battle Kitty". Also of note, he provided the theme for Crypt TV's show "Meat Up" hosted by Dead Meat James Janisse who has almost 6 million YouTube subscribers. Lastly he provided additional music for the film "Cruel Hearts" for composers Ian Arber (The Capture), Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), and John Massari (Attack of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space).
When he isn't spending time with his family, you will find him playing retro games on his modded arcade machines, listening to vinyl and collecting all ages of Garbage Pail Kids cards.
Wayward (feature) | In The Works Productions
Unknown Guest (short) | Dir. Sangat Dhillon
Surviving Supercon (doc) | Abyssmal Productions
Four Hour Layover in Juarez (short) | Sockmonster Productions
Elixir (short) | Dir. Gina Hendry
Stare (short) | Dir. Andrew Tulloch
Dark Seduction (feature) | GT Productions
Anna (short) | Dir. Kurt Yochum
Down's Revenge (feature) | Lekhraj Productions
First Date (short) | Di. Adam Weber
53206 (feature) | Mz. Kim Productions
Doomsday County (feature) | Troma Ent.
Television and New Media
Crib | Crypt Tv - Dir. Brad Fowler
Meat Up with Dead Meat James (Theme) | Crypt Tv - Dir. Jack Conway
Glamdora (Theme) | Crypt Tv - Dir. Jack Conway
Cinema Crespodiso (Theme) | PFT Media
Bad Girls Club | Bunim/Murray Productions
2020 Best Score MIFF - Surviving Supercon | Abyssmal Entertainment
2018 Best Sound Design HRIFF - Ambulance | Surreal Light Studios
2015 Best Sound Design AOFF - Prisoner | Dir. Daria Nazarova
2009 Best Short Score MIFF - 2:22 | Abyssmal Entertainment
BA in Computer Information Technology with a minor in Music Technology from UCF (2004)
Taught audio post and game sound design at FSU (2006-2010)