Ruud Hermans is a composer and sound designer based in Haarlem. Participating in the Entertainment Experience that was set up by Paul Verhoeven, he won Best Music for Part 8 of The User Generated Movie. Subsequently, he started composing music for shortfilms, featured films and other kinds media as well.
He has written music for a number of shortfilms and feature films, and has composed and produced music for commercials, corporate movies, libraries and documentaries.
Feature films such as Arjuna (Coming of age, 2015), Label me (Comedy, 2017/2018), The way to Paradise (Drama 2019), the documentary Haarlem op film (Docu Drama 2020)
Ruud scored a number of horror shorts such as The Summoning(2019) which has been selected at San Diego International Filmfestival and the sequal The Friend(2019) which has been picked up by Crypt tv with more than 300.000 views.
He was awarded for Best Original Score at Best Independents International Film Festival Berlin 2017 for the short Bijltjesdag (Day of Reckoning 2017). He received an award for best Sound design at the 48 hours Film festival 2019 Nijmegen for God Glitch(2019).
Throughout his musical career, sharing his thoughts on music and sound as well as collaborating and connecting people have always been his way of working on projects. ‘Together we are able to create something beautiful that we never could have made on our own.’With a deep love for scoring movies and producing themes and tunes for any kind of media, he will continue to compose his music for new and challenging projects that will cross his path.
“As a passionate composer, my love for music and movies is what drives me. Storytelling through music is not just my work, It’s actually my whole life!”