Anton Sanko is a music composer, orchestrator and producer born in New York City. He has been writing music for picture for over 25 years.
He is currently working on an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull”, starring Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan, directed by Michael Mayer. He has recently scored “Jackals”, a thriller starring Johnathon Schaech, Stephen Dorff and Deborah Kara Unger directed by Kevin Greutert; “Big Bear”, a comedy starring and directed by Joey Kern, also starring Pablo Schreiber and Adam Brody; “Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Fiction Ever Made”, directed by Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen; and “The Drowning”, a thriller starring Julia Stiles and Josh Charles, directed by Bette Gordon.
This past year Anton was nominated for the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music and Sound, for documentary, “E.O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men”.
He has also recently worked on Garry Trudeau’s “Alpha House” for Amazon Studios, and was the music consultant on HBO’s “Getting On”.
Anton also scored the epic seven-part global programming television event “Great Migrations” for National Geographic. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Music Sound award for the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards for his work as composer in “Great Migrations”. In 2013 he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his work in the Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire” in the category of Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score).
Sanko’s credits include, “Ouija” for Blumhouse/Universal, “Jessabelle” for Blumhouse/Lionsgate, “Visions”, also for Blumhouse/Universal, “The Possession”, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick directed by Ole Bornedal, “Rabbit Hole” starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart from director John Cameron Mitchell, and HBO’s series Big Love. Other notable films he has worked on are “Scotland, PA”, “Party Girl” and “Saving Face”.
Sanko’s prominent production credits include producing and writing with Suzanne Vega on Solitude Standing (seven Grammy nominations) and Days of Open Hand (one Grammy award), and producing and writing on Jim Carroll’s last album “Pools of Mercury”. He has also produced Skeleton Key’s “Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon” (one Grammy nomination) as well as albums for Lucy Kaplansky and Anna Domino.