Year Released: 2007
WINIFRED PHILLIPS is an Interactive Achievement Award-winning composer. Her latest project is the music for the video game "SPEED RACER", a tie-in game to the 2008 film starring Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, John Goodman and Susan Sarandon.
Other recent credits include the "Shrek the Third" video game (released in May 2007 to coincide with the blockbuster movie premiere), "The Da Vinci Code™" videogame (a tie-in to the blockbuster movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks), the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" video game (released to coincide with the premiere of the film starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton), and the smash hit action-adventure epic "God of War" from Sony Computer Entertainment America.
God of War enjoyed an extremely successful release in March 2005, and has won numerous awards. For her work on this game, Winifred has received an Interactive Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences in the category of "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition". The music she wrote for God of War has also received the "Best Original Score 2005" Award from IGN, the "Best Original Score 2005" Award from GameZone, the "Best Original Music 2005" Award from Gamespot, and four Game Audio Network Guild Awards, including the prestigious "Music of the Year" Award. In an article about the music from God of War, Cinescape Magazine hailed Winifred as a "goddess of music!"
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory game is a tie-in with the hit summer movie, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. An accomplished multimedia composer and vocal performer, Winifred wrote over seventy tracks for the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory game, all of which were personally approved by Tim Burton. In addition to her role as sole composer, Winifred performed all the vocal parts of the women’s choir featured extensively in the score of the game. GameZone called Winifred's music for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory "Expertly written, brilliantly composed."
Winifred produced, narrated and was the composer of the award-winning "Radio Tales" series, in which she wrote the musical scores for over one hundred music drama programs first aired via National Public Radio and currently broadcast each week to the over seven million subscribers of XM Satellite Radio (Sonic Theater, channel 163). For her work on this series, Winifred is a four-time winner of the coveted Gracie Award for artistic excellence and outstanding achievement from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.
In addition, Winifred is a New York Festivals WorldMedalist, and has been honored by the NFCB Golden Reel Awards and the Audio Publishers Association Awards. For her career achievements, she has received multiple Biographee Awards from Marquis Who's Who in the illustrious publications "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who of American Women" and "Who's Who of Emerging Leaders".
Publishers Weekly praised Winifred's work as "Sensational!" and Billboard Magazine called it "A Real Treat!" while AudioFile Magazine called it "Magnificent!" National Public Radio hailed her work as "A Musical Tour-De-Force!"
For the past two years Winifred has served as a nominating committee panelist for the Best Original Score category of the Interactive Achievement Awards, presented by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Service on an Interactive Achievement Awards nominating panel is limited to the most accomplished video game professionals, and is therefore a testament to career achievement in the interactive entertainment industry.
Winifred is the owner of Generations Productions LLC, an award-winning music studio and production company.
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