Nathan Duvall understands the power of music and its elusive strengths in capturing our imagination, prompting us to act. As a music publisher, producer, and composer he has taken this gift to unforeseen heights. In the last seven years, his work in the film industry has contributed to the marketing efforts of some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters – movies that have generated over a billion dollars in ticket sales combined.
Less than 10 years ago, Duvall established the music department for motion picture advertising company The Ant Farm. One of his earliest projects was M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense campaign. For the film’s television spots, it was crucial to create an aura of suspense, mystery, and compassion for a boy who sees the dead, all within the time span of 28 seconds. Marilyn Manson’s version of “I Put A Spell On You” provided the dark build and feeling of dread that research exit polls revealed, propelled the young (13-25) demographic to see The Sixth Sense. Building on this experience Duvall became the first to license Massive Attack’s “Angel” for the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle End of Days campaign. He quickly discovered how a song could increase its value through well-placed advertising, thereby cultivating widespread awareness. Subsequently, “Angel” generated over a million dollars in licensing.
Between 1998 and 2005, Nathan supervised and produced scores for a multitude of feature trailers including the The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Shrek, Spy Kids, Sin City, Kill Bill Vol.2, and Pirates Of The Caribbean. In 2000, Duvall co-founded music publishing company Howling Entertainment, alongside The Ant Farm principals Barbara Glazer and Mike Greenfeld.