Navíd (pronounced: Nah-veed) Lancaster is a musician, music producer and the owner of LANCAST Ltd, an independent company that creates music for film, animation, video games and mobile applications.
Throughout his career he has built an impressive portfolio from recording artists to producing his own albums and soundtracks. He has also created many radio commercials and audio programs for the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Health and other Governmental agencies.
Before starting his independent company, Navíd worked and trained in various studios most notably KMP Music Lab in 2001 and Suresound Recording Studios for six years. From 2009 to 2012 he also worked as a Sound Engineer Officer/Media Archive Producer at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (N.A.P.A).
Other highlights include:
•Composed the soundtrack for film ‘Buck – The Man Spirit’. (Winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Short at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2012)
•Composed the soundtrack and trailer music for the film 'Jab In The Dark'. (Winner of the People’s Choice Award for best short at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2013).
•Sound Designer/Music Editor for the full length documentary ‘Re-Percussions. Pan: Our African Odyssey’ (Winner of Best Documentary at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2015.
Navid also composed music for and is featured in “CARICOMM”, the first interactive Caribbean business magazine app for iPad and was the Music Editor for the “I’m Glassing” magazine mobile app (BETA) created for Google Glass. He is the music composer/sound designer for the first ever Material Design (Google Design Standard) mobile app for iOS and Android, ‘Thirty Stories 30 Days’
He is also a member of the Bahá’í Faith.
A lover of the Japanese language, he also spent two years in the Center of Language Learning in the University of the West Indies (UWI). He was the co-founder/guitarist of the band Broken Mirrorz that, during their twelve year run, played what they called ‘Trini Progressive’ music.
Navíd is also a:
•Member of the Copyright Music Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (C.O.T.T).
•Holder of the Certificate of Recognition of Caribbean Community Skills Qualification (C.S.M.E.).
•Registered Cultural Worker with The National Registry of Artists and Cultural Workers (Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts).
•Holder of an EDEXCEL BTEC HND in Media and Communications.
•Holder of a BA (Hons) First Class Honors in Media and Communications from the University of Greenwich, England.
•Holder of an MA in New Media and Society from the University of Leicester, England