Simon Russell is an EMMY Award winning freelance composer from the UK, composing music in a diverse range of styles for both Film and TV productions.
2014 EMMY Awards
composing music for a More4 documentary on the Afghan elections called “The Candidate”
Afghan Star wins the Grierson 09 British Documentary Awards; Best Documentary On A Contemporary Issue and wins the Jury prize at Bergen Film Festival
Afghan Star nominated for the International Documentary Association’s 2009 IDA Documentary Awards competition
Afghan Star discussed on BBC’s Newsnight
Blake’s 7 audio dramas – "Jenna; The Dust Run/The Trial" released 30th November. Available to pre-order here
Ugly Beauty – a documentary in search of beauty in Modern Art to be broadcast on BBC 2 Saturday November 21st at 8.45pm
composed music for Building Of The Year; The Stirling Prize broadcast on Channel 4 17th Oct at 8pm
composing two Blake’s 7 audio dramas – "The Dust Run" & "The Trial" to be released on CD early 2010
Afghan Star named as UK’s foreign language Oscar submission
Afghan Star wins the Best Cultural Documentary award at Prix Italia 2009.
Rango EP "Sudani Voodoo" available on Amazon and on iTunes. Rango play LSO St. Lukes London 30th September.
composing music for a Channel 4 First Cut documentary "MI5 Hoaxer" to be broadcast in the new year.
composing music for a BBC modern art documentary "Ugly Beauty".
Afghan Star soundtrack album released available on Amazon and on iTunes
completed the score for Sudden Death Syndrome.
due for broadcast on National Geographic – spring 2009.
remixed a track "Sog Allyil (Ju Ju Child Remix)" for the forthcoming Rango album. Rango are a group of Sudanese-Egytian master musicians and voodoo practitioners. They play at the Barbican on 30th September.
just finished composing "Out Of Bounds with Ian Wright". A 6 part travel series visiting Syria, Sri Lanka, Okinawa, Siberia, Cuba and Venezuela. to be broadcast in September on the Travel Channel.
Afghan Star cinematic release in the USA from June 26th
composing music for a new US TV series "LA Taskforce"
3 minute wonders – Waldemar Januszczak reports from the Venice Biennale. broadcast 8th-11th June Channel 4, 7.55pm
Islands Of Britain – 3 part travel series starring Martin Clunes. to be broadcast on ITV – starting on Sunday 3rd May at 9.00pm
"If Not School Then What" – 3 Minute Wonders. broadcast 26th-29th May Channel 4, 7.55pm
composing music for the next series of Animal Cops; Houston and Animal Cops; Miami for Animal Planet, USA
just completed the score for The Millionaire and the Murder Mansion – a Cutting Edge documentary about Christopher Foster who murdered his family before committing suicide last summer in Shropshire.
to be broadcast on Channel 4 – Thursday 9th April at 9.00pm
composing 4 shorts for Channel 4’s 3 minute wonders, a Cutting Edge documentary about Christopher Foster and a 6 part travel series starring Ian Wright.
Afghan Star wins 2 awards at the Sundance Festival.
The Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary and
Best Director (Havana Marking) for World Cinema Documentary.