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To the Stars (Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra)
Moonlight (Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra)
Ad Astra (Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra)
Sunflower Girl (Coming-of-Age/Drama)
Fare Thee Well (Sci-fi/Drama)
Past Lives (String Quartet/Melancholy)
Dark Materials (TV Intro)
Echoes (Guitar Solo, Performed by Oz Noy)

Kristine Bernabe is a Vietnamese American film composer, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Los Angeles.

In 2023, Kristine joined Hans Zimmer's Bleeding Fingers Music, YessianBLKMKT, and Assemble Sound as a freelance composer. Additionally, she was selected for ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop’s Composer Spotlight and Game Audio Network Guild's Scholars Program. Recent work includes composing and producing the score for Sunflower Girl directed by Holly Kaplan, which was chosen for NALIP Latino Lens: Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color supported by Netflix's Fund for Creative Equity. In addition to composing and producing original film scores, she has also worked with composers Jacob Yoffee & Roahn Hylton (The Wonder Years, Bel-Air) as part of the music team for the upcoming film Tapawingo.

Kristine holds a Masters of Music in Music Theory and Composition: Screen Scoring from New York University (’23) where she studied with John Kaefer and Ariel Marx. Prior to graduate school, she studied screen scoring at Juilliard Evening and participated in NYU/BMI's Television Scoring Workshop. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine and worked for several years as a writer and editor before pursuing her passion for screen scoring.

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Press and News

Kristine Joins Hans Zimmer's Bleeding Fingers Music as a Freelance Composer

Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers is a composer collective hand-selected and mentored by Hans Zimmer. More Info

2023 Game Audio Network Guild's Scholars Program

Kristine was selected for the Game Audio Network Guild's Scholars Program, which sponsors five students/recent graduates to attend GameSoundCon and includes a mentorship program.

Kristine Joins Assemble Sound's Composer Roster

Assemble Sound is a Detroit music company for sync licensing, artist development, artist management, marketing and label services. More Info

VOYAGELA - Life & Work with Kristine Bernabe

"As a film composer and music producer, my work draws from the various genres that have influenced me throughout my life. From film composers like Hans Zimmer, Ramin Djawadi, and Ludwig Göransson to classical composers and rock bands like The Beatles, I love finding new ways to combine different techniques and create new sounds. One way these artists have influenced me is in how they blend genres and push the boundaries of music. I always think about the experimental music production techniques they’d do on Beatles records, for example, and it inspires me to take creative risks of my own." Read More

NETFLIX – Meet the New Class of the NALIP Latino Lens: Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color

Sunflower Girl, a short film written and directed by Holly M. Kaplan and composed by Kristine Bernabe, was chosen for the second annual NALIP Latino Lens™: Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color, a program supported by Netflix’s Fund for Creative EquityRead More

DEADLINE – NALIP Latino Lens Reveals 2022 Narrative Short Film Incubator Participants

Sunflower Girl will receive support and creative feedback from executives at NALIP and Netflix during development and post-production. The project will be screened at a special showcase at NALIP’s Diverse Women in Media Forum on March 30, 2023, in Los Angeles. Read More

2023 ASCAP Columbia Film Scoring Workshop’s Composer Spotlight

Kristine was selected for the 2023 ASCAP NY Film Scoring Workshop’s Composer Spotlight. More Info