“Peace by Chocolate” Original Music Score is now available on all platforms here.

Film Music




June 12, 2024

I have been nominated for a Hollywood Independent Music Award in the Contemporary Classical category with the piece “Fontana dell’Anima”.
It was recorded with a 21-piece string orchestra in Bratislava at the Slovak Radio Hall and is from my upcoming album ONE.
Listen to the piece here.

April 29, 2024

Scoring the feature film “The Aquanaut and the Shipwreck”, the next film from Memory Pill Films director Ryan Ward & producer Mackenzie Leigh.

April 14, 2024

Finished work on the piano concerto “Guardians of the Veil” for Piano, Cello and Orchestra. It will be recorded in Bratislava in October 2024, followed by a world premiere in Munich on October 26, 2024

March 01, 2024

Scoring the documentary “No Country for Old People”.

February 19, 2024

“Daughter of the Sun” screens in Berlin at the Berlinale as part of the European Film Market.

August 14, 2023

“Daughter of the Sun” wins the Audience Award at the
Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Read more here.

July 29, 2023

World Premiere of “Daughter of the Sun” (directed by Ryan Ward) at the
Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Watch a trailer to the film here
and read more about it here.

May 21, 2023

“Time Traveling Through Time” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack can now be heard via this link on all platforms, just in time for our U.S. premiere at the
Seattle International Film Festival on May 21 2023.

April 02, 2023

“Snowflakes” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack can now be heard via this link on all platforms. I recorded the score with a 21 piece strings orchestra in Bratislava and with a wonderful solo flute performed by Gina Luciani.

February 10, 2023

First single from my upcoming album of concert music is out and can be heard here. Featuring the talented Eva Brönner on Cello and yours truly on Grand Piano.

January 25, 2023

After playing in Iceland, the UK, and the US (Alaska) our film “Snowflakes” is heading to the Nepal International Film Festival.

December 23, 2022

“Peace by Chocolate” is released for streaming on Crave TV in Canada! Enjoy!

December 17, 2022

The debut album of my Progressive Rock Project “The Arc of Light”
is out now and can be heard here.

December 16, 2022

The desert symphony “Mankind” by Stranger that was orchestrated and arranged by me, can be heard on all streaming platforms and is available as CD and Double LP at www.stranger.org.

November 22, 2022

“Time Traveling Through Time” (directed by Ryan Ward) premiers in Tallinn at the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival.

October 23, 2022

Conducting the world premiere of the desert symphony “Mankind” by Stranger in Munich, which was orchestrated and arranged by me.

October 21, 2022

An article in the German Newspaper “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” about our upcoming world premiere can be found here.

August 08, 2022

My interview with KEYBOADS Magazine Germany can be read here.

June 27, 2022

A new interview with me on SHOUOUT LA can be read here.

May 21, 2022

My piece “Never Too Late” got added to this Spotify Editorial Playlist.

April 29, 2022

“Peace by Chocolate” U.S. theatrical release and worldwide release of the music score on all streaming and download platforms here.

March 26, 2022

The film “Scream Legacy” can be seen here. I co-composed the score with Lance Treviño.

February 14, 2022

 “Peace by Chocolate” is set to be released in theatres on May 06.
Watch the trailer here.

November 04, 2021 

The TV Show T@gged is on Netflix US now.

October 24, 2021 

My track “High Noon” for ICON Trailer Music / Universal Production Music is out now:


September 22, 2021

The film “Ride the Vibrations” by Don Millar, can be seen here.

September 16, 2021

New interview with Voyage LA about my creative journey:


August 31, 2021 

The film Botero is available on Amazon!

June 17, 2021

After its Tribeca premiere, “Peace By Chocolate” is continuing
its festival run, to festivals worldwide. More info can be found here:


May 03rd, 2021

“Peace By Chocolate” got into Tribeca Film Festival,
one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

For more info visit:


March 31, 2021

My track “Hope Springs Eternal” for ICON Trailer Music / Universal Production Music is out now:


March 08th, 2021

“Split Second” – directed by Julianne Donelle and written by Tiziana Giammarino is getting some wonderful press:



December 15th, 2020

Scoring two short films for Heart Shaped Movies:



August 20th, 2020

Working on a documentary film about artist Dave Teplitzky. Produced by https://newtheorypictures.com/

June 30th, 2020 

Now available on Netflix: The TV Show “Home Game”. Watch the trailer here:


I wrote music for episodes 2,3 and 7.

June 06th, 2020 

Working on a new feature film called “Peace By Chocolate” based on a true story about a family of refugees and chocolate.

May 18th, 2020 

My music piece “Botero Legacy” is airing in a 6-month campaign in the UK,
advertising BBC Shows like “Killing Eve”. Watch it here:


January 15th, 2020

Working on a new Netflix TV show currently titled Home Game about peculiar sports from all around the world.

November 15th, 2019

“Sound of Leaves” by The Arc of Light is released, enjoy on all platforms:

September 20th, 2019

Release Day: Supernatural by The Arc of Light!

August 30th, 2019

I contributed this track to ICON Trailer Music’s latest orchestral album.
Recorded with FAMES Project Macedonia.

May 12th, 2019

Finished Arturo Vargas’ wonderful film “Rescatado”

April 19th, 2019

My score for “Botero” is now available everywhere – listen und buy here:


March 06th, 2019

A had the pleasure of scoring this wonderful short film


January 12th, 2019

Recording full orchestra for the Stranger project


January 05th, 2019

Botero premieres at the Palm Springs Film Festival


November 07th, 2018

Finished scoring Jonathan Keijser’s heartwarming film “Brothers”.

August 12th, 2018

Finished the score for a wonderful feature documentary about the painter Botero.

April 18th, 2018

I wrote additional music on the Netflix TV show “Chef’s Table” – episode “Goldfarb”.

March 30th, 2018

I had the pleasure of working on this orchestral deadmau5 album as arranger and pianist.


February 5th, 2018

Writing music for the third season of the TV show T@gged.

January 24th, 2018

Finished orchestration for the new “Fünf Freunde” movie.

November 1st, 2017

This wonderful short film by visionary filmmakers Ryan Ward and Mackenzie Leigh
featuring my original score is on PBS now! Enjoy!


Composer of the award winning feature films “Peace by Chocolate”, “Daughter of the Sun” and “Botero”, David Bertok writes for film, TV and the concert hall. After graduating from music college in Germany, David enjoyed a busy career as a live musician touring Europe with progressive rock bands opening for acts such as Scorpions and Saga. His band, Subsignal, reached the German album charts twice during his tenure as keyboarder, songwriter, lyricist and producer.

In 2012, he relocated to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Scholarship admitted to the famed Scoring for Motion Picture and Television Program at USC. David’s abundant orchestral themes and distinctive melodic approach can be heard on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” and “Home Game”, as well as Amazon’s “Brittany Runs a Marathon” and “For the Love of George”, just to name a few.

David’s musicography extends to songwriting, producing and more. He has lent his orchestration skills to the 2018 Deadmau5 release of “Where’s the Drop?”, arranged for 2018 “America’s Got Talent” Semi Finalists Angel City Chorale, collaborated with German Idol winner Marie Wegener and scored a 60 minute symphonic orchestra work for the art installation “Stranger-Mankind” which premiered in Munich in 2022.

Whether scoring for a full orchestra or creating an intimate piece with a single piano, David has the spectral ability to tap into a project’s soul and lift it off the screen into your memory. Recent projects include the feature film “Peace by Chocolate”, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and the documentary “Botero” brilliantly highlighting the life and works of legendary Columbian artist Fernando Botero.

(Photo Credits: Guido Karp for GKP.LA)