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.

December 2019

Gareth Malone’s Christmas Concert broadcasts on December 24th 9pm BBC2

composing for Ep 5 Once Upon A Time In Iraq

composing for a documentary about the Hong Kong protests

November 2019

composing for Gareth Malone’s Christmas Concert

final mixes for How To Steal Pigs and Influence People

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