Composer Fil Eisler

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with Composer Fil Eisler about his work on ABC's TV show Revenge and his unique career path to becoming a Hollywood music composer.


Fil Eisler faithfully composes music that embodies both story and character. It’s become his signature, and can be heard on Revenge, ABC’s hit drama series starring Madeleine Stowe, Emily Van Camp and Gabriel Mann, as well as Showtime’s Emmy-winning Shameless, starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin. Fil Eisler was awarded with a 2013 BMI Award for his work on these two shows. Revenge is set to return for a third season on Sept. 29, 2013, and the fourth season of Shameless will return in 2014.

For two seasons, Eisler – a Czech-born, English-raised composer and multi-instrumentalist – has made Revenge into a musically-driven show. And as a conductor, he and a 50-piece orchestra bring his work to life. His dedication to finding the right melody for Revenge hasn’t been ignored. Variety described his music as "smoky, elaborate film noir-inspired compositions", while Beatweek Magazine praised Eisler for making “beautiful music” that “…almost acts as another character further enveloping the audience in its grasp.”

Other film and television credits include songwriting for NBC’s ER, Lionsgate’s My Best Friend's Girl, NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Universal’s This Revolution, FX’s Thief, and upcoming indie film Growing Up and Other Lies.