"The music of S. Peace Nistades paints bold and striking colors on the American film canvas."
-Guy Longstreet, director
S. Peace Nistades (b. 1989) is a composer for film, fashion and stage. Born in Thailand, he has scored numerous films in over six countries worldwide. Among artists he has collaborated are Lisbeth Scott (The Passion of the Christ, Munich), Karen Han (The Hurt Locker, Kung Fu Panda, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), Gingger Shankar (Charlie Wilson's War), Jason Charles Miller (Godhead, Diablo III), Mitchell Marlow (Filter), Felicia Day (The Guild, Dragon Age: Redemption) and concert pianist Christopher Janwong McKiggan.
His work has screened in over 30 film festivals worldwide including the Cannes Film Festival (France) and can be heard on numerous albums including the classical release Paganimania for Albany Records with reviews stating "the sheer fragile beauty of some passages are miraculous" (Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine) and "perfect" (EFilmCritic.com for Dark Woods).
Nistades has collaborated with fashion designer Emily Daccarett on five of her collections creating original music for each campaign as well as the music for the entire runway show for her Fall-Winter 2015 Noir collection which premiered at New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week that year.
He has worked as technical assistant to John Debney and served as score technical coordinator on The Greatest Showman as well as score technical assistant on the first season of Seth MacFarlane's The Orville and films including Brian Banks, The Beach Bum, Isn’t It Romantic and score technician on the upcoming Dora and the Lost City of Gold. He also served as technical score engineer alongside Mikel Hurwitz for Danny Elfman's Justice League score.
In January 2019, he released his first solo album In a Forest Dark, in commemoration of Thai National Children’s Day.
The S. in his name comes from his birth name, Sornsanti which means ‘arrow of peace’. He is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Award Nominations /
IAWTV Awards (Dragon Age: Redemption)
Best Trailer Music (True Magic)