2014 EMMY Awards

Simon Russell, composer for 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' - winner of OUTSTANDING MUSIC & SOUND at The 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmys Awards, 30th September 2014

Marc Bryan-Brown Photography.
® 2014 Marc Bryan-Brown.

Simon was awarded an EMMY in 2014 for his original soundtrack to “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”, a documentary film by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin.

September 2019

composing for new film “Vegans of Instagram”

July 2019

composing for a new Waldemar Januszczak film about the forger Shaun Greenhalgh

Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag – a film about the million Uyghur muslims imprisoned in detention camps for “re-education” – broadcast ITV 10.45pm Monday 15th July

May 2019

interview with MusicPsych here

April 2019

The Curry House Kid broadcasts on 29th April at 10pm Channel 4. This film brings world-renowned choreographer Akram Khan back to the curry houses of his youth to create a new piece of dance that tells the story of immigrant identity.

available to view online here

Mary Magdalene: Art’s Scarlet Woman 21st April BBC4 10pm

composing for a new HardCash film for ITV

March 2019

Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs (Exposure) nominated for a BAFTA

February 2019

composing for a new 5 part BBC series with the makers of Exodus; Our Journey

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA on iPlayer


January 2019

Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil – a Norma Percy 3 part series on Brexit, Migration & the Euro begins 28th Jan BBC 2 9pm

composing for a new Waldemar Januszczak programme

composing for a new BBC series