Ronnie Minder is an award-winning composer with a career spanning more than two decades. He was in the running for a Best Score Academy Award nomination amongst composers such as Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, Nick Cave and Max Richter. Minder was born in Switzerland, became an Australian citizen in 2021 and his work was quickly noticed even in Hollywood. His distinctive themes and ability to compose a wide range of music including contemporary, orchestral and electronic, made him a highly sought after composer, having been asked to score Ridley Scott’s 'Life in a Day in Switzerland' (Scott Free Productions).
His score for Australian Western-epic ‘The Legend of Ben Hall’ received major worldwide support and was featured on the front page of iTunes America for an entire month during Oscar season amongst scores such as ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘La La Land’. Minder scored more award-winning films including Sea Shepherd's 'Defend, Conserve, Protect' featuring Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers), the uplifting 'True Vision' produced by Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker) and several campaigns for Porsche starring Patrick Dempsey.
Inspired by the music of Ennio Morricone, Vangelis and Angelo Badalamenti, Minder started to compose music at the age of 14 and signed his first record contract in 2000 with German label Shogun Records. By the end of 2004, Minder signed nearly a dozen record contracts in many different countries, also producing music for Warner Music artists. His music was featured on hundreds of music compilations across the globe and after a very successful career in electronic music, in 2014, Minder decided to fully focus on scoring for film.
He recently scored Matthew Holmes' brutal revenge-drama 'The Cost' starring Clayton Watson (The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions), coming-of-age boxing drama 'Heart of the Man' and crime-thriller 'Kane' starring Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) and Jeremy Taylor (The Dry).
Minder frequently collaborates with the same directors/producers and 1940's gangster-gone-shark creature-feature 'Fear Below' starring Hermione Corfield (The Last Jedi, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation) is his third collaboration with award-winning director Matthew Holmes. Minder has an array of upcoming features in the pipeline with the soundtracks to be released on his own record label Esperanto Records.