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.

November 2021

Once Upon a Time in Iraq wins 2 Grierson awards for Best Doc Series and Best History Doc

composing for doc about the Salisbury Poisonings

October 2021

F@ck This Job has been selected for Warsaw Film Festival, Doc NYC and IDFA

F@ck This Job wins Audience Award at the Warsaw Film Festival

composing for a new series about the dark web

commissioned to compose for new series about Warren Jeffs and FLDS

September 2021

Bin Laden: The Road to 9/11 – 3 part series begins on Channel 4 on 6th September 9pm

Handmade in Bolton – repeat of Waldemar Januszczak’s 4 part series 21st-24th September BBC 2 and on iPlayer

Once Upon a Time in Iraq wins Emmy for Outstanding Historical Documentary

June 2021

Once Upon A Time in Iraq wins BAFTA for best factual series

composing for a new film about Ghislaine Maxwell

composing for a new series about Osama Bin Laden

Sing, Freetown premieres at Sheffield DocFest 11th June and then selected UK cinemas from 26th June

China Undercover wins Peabody Award

April 2021

Pandemic 2020 (3 part series) made by the Once Upon A Time in Iraq team begins on BBC April 1st 9pm

Waldemar Januszczak’s The Michelangelo Code: Secrets of the Sistine Chapel – Sky Arts April 6th 9pm

F@ck This Job showing at Moscow’s Cinema Oktyabr on 9th April as part of the Artdocfest film festival

The Virus That Shook The World (2 part series – US version of Pandemic 2020) broadcasts on Frontline PBS 26th & 27th April

Once Upon A Time in Iraq nominated for best series in Broadcast Awards and nominated for 4 BAFTA’s

The Battle For Hong Kong nominated for a BAFTA in Current Affairs category

February 2021

composing for a new 3 part BBC series Pandemic

composing music for a feature doc about a Russian tv station