Alan Derian has scored over sixty feature films as well as working in TV, Games, and Multimedia.


“The Desire to Live,” the feature documentary detailing the stories of the survivors of the war in the Republic of Artsakh, scored by Alan Derian, is an official selection in 32 film festivals worldwide, and has won 37 awards, including 2 awards 
at the Cannes Film Festival for Best Director Documentary Feature for Mariam Avetisyan and Best Indigenous People’s Film, as well as awards at the Toronto International Women Film Festival, the Arpa International Film Festival, the WRPN Women’s International Film Festival, the LA Independent Film Channel Festival, the Golden Lemur International Film Festival, the Halo International Film Festival, and has won Best Original Score in the Indo Malaysia Film Festival, The Florence Films Awards, and the Docs Without Borders Film Festival.



The Desire to live – The Soul of a People

Madam Secretary Ep 604 – Tribute to a Fallen Marine

Henry McCord testifies in front of congress on behalf of veterans, and he and Elizabeth attend the memorial of a fallen marine and his grieving family.

Alan Derian’s music from the CBS series “Madam Secretary” was part of a Film and TV music concert on April 6th, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra conducted by Angel Velez. The music cue from season two, episode seven, titled “Reopening the Cuban Embassy,” was performed in a program that included music by John Williams, Nathan Barr, Kris Bowers, Jeff Cardoni, John Debney, Germaine Franco, Michael Giacchino, Ludwig Gorranson, Alexandra Harwood, Justin Hurwitz, Conrad Pope, Jeff Russo, and Kevin Kiner.

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