|Full Name||Michael Anthony McCann|
|Born||March 5, 1976 (age 38)|
|Music Genre(s)||Electronic, Orchestral, Break Beat, Classical, Trip-Hop|
|Composed||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Soundtrack|
Michael McCann (a.k.a. Behavior) award winning work work as composer, producer and sound designer has been recognized and showcased worldwide. His broadcast and client resume includes some of the biggest companies in entertainment and advertising, including MTV, NBC, Ubisoft, Deutsch Inc., Fox, Ogilvy & Mather, Alliance Atlantis, and more.
The last few years have resulted in McCann's biggest successes. His critically acclaimed soundtrack for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent has amassed over 1 Million single MP3 downloads since late 2006. The soundtrack also received an IGN ‘Best Original Score’ Award, and 2 ‘Best Original Score’ nominations from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and G.A.N.G.
Michael's music editing and sound design work for the film It's All Gone Pete Tong also earned him 2 Genie nominations; while the film went on to win 5 'Best Film' awards including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
In the last year, Michael has composed advertising music for ‘Tom Clancy's EndWar’, has been signed on as composer for Michael's Dowse's new half-hour dark comedy series 'The Foundation' (coming to Showcase in 2009), and also scored the upcoming indie film Burning Mussolini starring David Zayas (Dexter, Michael Clayton) and Peter Outerbridge (24, Lucky Number Slevin).
2008 also brought the last season of the 10-time Genie nominated series Regenesis, which uses Michael's track Anywhere But Here as the opening theme. In August 2008 the music was nominated for 'Best TV Theme' at the 2008 Hollywood Music Awards. The awards show will be held on November 20th, at the prestigious Kodak Theater Complex in Hollywood - the same location as the Academy Awards. In June, Michael also scored 20 clips for the Canadian Space Agency, showcasing their incredible successes, including their major involvement with NASA on the Mars Phoenix landing this summer.
Michael's work continues into advertising, working with some of the top ad agencies in the world, including Ogilvy & Mather and Deutsch Inc. He has scored high profile ads from Old Navy, Rotary International (World Peace Ads), BP, Alliance Atlantis (feature film trailers), as well as licensing a ton of music for shows and promos from MTV & VH1.
Other highlights from Michael's past include being sound-designer and music editor for the cult film FUBAR, which was Official Selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. FUBAR screened in the festival's prestigious 'Midnight Screening' that also launched The Blair Witch Project and Reservoir Dogs.
Michael is also a long time collaborator with vocalist / songwriter Andrea Revel, who has appeared in almost every one of Michael's projects. He produced her 2004 LP Citysong, as well as her 2007 cover version of Manu Chao's 'Clandestino'. Michael and Andrea's extremely popular track Clap! Shake! Jump!, used in the 2006 Old Navy spring ads was just released as a full single on iTunes. Andrea also appears on the Splinter Cell: Double Agent soundtrack, the Regenesis opening theme, and Behavior's 2001 debut, which was their first collaboration in 2001.