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.

April 2024

delighted to have been awarded a BAFTA for my Once Upon in Northern Ireland score

Spacey Unmasked due to be broadcast on Channel 4 6th & 7th May


March 2024

Once Upon A Time in Northern Ireland; receives 4 BAFTA nominations for Factual Series, Director, Editing Team and Music

and wins an RTS for best documentary series

The Accidental President premieres in Prague at the One World Festival 25th March

February 2024

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland wins best documentary series at the 2024 Broadcast Awards

Mariupol; The People’s Story shortlisted for a Broadcast Award

January 2024

Art’s Wildest Movement; Mannerism with Waldemar Januszczak (3 part series) begins on Sky Arts January 30th

The Accidental President – the story of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her story to become president of Belarus – showing at Artdocfest March 2nd

November 2023

My score for Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland has been nominated for an RTS award

Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland wins double at Grierson Awards for Best History Doc and Best Doc Series, winner Best Documentary Series Bulldog Awards and shortlisted for a Broadcast Award and nominated for a Rose D’Or

composing for a new Panorama episode

Ukraine’s War Diaries nominated for a Rose D’Or

My Teacher the Abuser broadcasts on Thursday 30th November BBC1 9pm

Mariupol: The People’s Story nominated for an IDA and a Broadcast Award, wins an International Emmy and a FPA Award

September 2023

composing for a new film about the Belarus 2020 election

finishing mixes for a Panorama film due to be broadcast next week

writing music for a 2 part series on the 43 missing Mexican teachers

composing for a new Waldemar Januszczak series on the art movement Mannerism – due to be shown on SkyArts next month


June 2023

composing for new Panorama episode

composing score for documentary about Kevin Spacey

writing music for BBC 2 part series on the 43 missing Mexican student teachers