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At the age of 5, inspired by his grandfather (composer and director of the Bogota Conservatory), Guillaume Roussel started his studies in piano.
He studied harmony, fugue and counterpoint, at the Saint-Maur's Music Academy until 1998, then diversifies his musical studies with improvised music at the Paris's CIMM and at Didier Lockwood's music school.
From a very young age he began composing music in an orchestra style. In 2007, Guillaume composed the soundtrack for the independent feature film TOMORROW IS TODAY and received an award for 'Best Score' at the California Independent Film Festival. During this time he also composed for video games (SHREK FOREVER AFTER, RANGO) and advertising (Pepsi, McDonald's, Cartier, Bouygues...). In 2009, he composed the music for the short film LADY NOIR for Dior, starring Marion Cotillard and then composes for numerous tv project such as CROSSING LINES for NBC directed among others by Philippe Haïm and Xavier Gens .
In 2010, Hans Zimmer invited him to join the Remote Control team. Since then, Guillaume composed additional music for American films such as HOW DO YOU KNOW directed by James Brooks, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 by Rob Marshall, THE SMURFS 1 & 2 directed by Raja Gosnell, and participated in writing the music for the Academy Awards Ceremony in 2012.
Since then, he kepted his studio at Remote Control, Hans Zimmer's studio.
With his solid musical background and his north-american experience, he became en France one of the most promising young composer. In 2012 Guillaume scored his first French feature film LES SEIGNEURS (THE LORDS) directed by Olivier Dahan with whom he has already worked with as an orchestrator on LA VIE EN ROSE, and more recently, IT BOY directed by David Moreau. In 2014 he has worked on several feature films such as LE CROCODILE DU BOTSWANGA directed by Fabrice Éboué and Lionel Steketee, 3 DAYS TO KILL directed by McG, FAST LIFE directed by Thomas Ngijol, GRACE OF MONACO directed by Olivier Dahan, OUTCAST directed by Nick Powell and THE CONNECTION (LA FRENCH) directed by Cédric Jimenez.