Recently Debney completed the score to another family,
Last year, Debney set the tone to the dramatic film
THE STONING OF SORAYA M. (adapted from the New
York Times best seller), which received critical acclaim
at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.
Currently Debney is scoring the latest Eddie Murphy
comedy, A THOUSAND WORDS. His other credits
include THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, for which he
received an Oscar nomination; IDLEWILD,
a Prohibition-era musical starring the duo Outkast
and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval;
the animated films BARNYARD and CHICKEN LITTLE;
the comic-book inspired SIN CITY, and the comedies
ELF and LIAR, LIAR.
Debney’s ability to deliver the perfect score in a
wide variety of films has made him one of the most
sought after composers in Hollywood, leading him
to work with several directors multiple times.
For Garry Marshall, Debney scored the black
comedy, GEORGIA RULE, PRINCESS DIARIES 1 & 2,
and RAISING HELEN; for Tom Shadyac, he
scored BRUCE ALMIGHTY and EVAN ALMIGHTY.
In addition to an Academy Award nomination,
John Debney has received several Emmy awards,
a Dove award for THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST,
a CUE award for the score to the videogame LAIR
and several gold and platinum selling albums,
including THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and
THE PRINCESS DIARIES. Debney was the youngest
recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for
Career Achievement, and has conducted concerts
of his music with orchestras throughout the
United States and Europe.
In HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE, Hannah
Montana's popularity begins to take over her life.
Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus), at the urging of her
father (Billy Ray Cyrus), takes a trip to her
hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get
perspective on what matters the most in life.