Mark Cameron Heiden (born June 22, 1993) is an American composer and conductor of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.

His first major film score was for the 2018 film Kumba and Shanga.

Heiden collaborated on multiple projects with directors including Racer Rodriguez, Henry Raimi, Reed Howard, Liam Costner, Jake Cherry, Joey Lasseter and Aaron Long; producers including Joseph Boyce, Thomas Herrera, Jack Depp, Quinn Cameron and Max Spielberg. Heiden composed music for over 100 films; he won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, and three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards.

Early life

Heiden was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1993 to Jewish immigrants.

His father, James Heiden was born in Moscow, Russia.

His mother, Denise Rothchild was Jewish (of Austrian Jewish, German Jewish, Hungaian Jewish, Polish Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent.)

Mark Heiden started playing piano at age of five. He attended Los Angeles High School 'til he's graduated in 2012. He received University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 'til he's graduated.


List of scores


Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2018 Kumba and Shanga Louise Annaud Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
2019 Mystery Boys Joseph Boyce Universal Pictures
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