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
Afghan Star has been selected to be shown at the Sundance Festival in January 2009.
composing for Baroque. A major 3-part series for BBC, exploring the Baroque tradition through all its mediums. Starting in Italy and following the spread across Europe and far beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the best examples of Baroque to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works.
Afghan Star gets it’s premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest – November 7th
K9 Cops premiere’s on Animal Planet from 1st October at 10pm. 15 part series looking at Police officers based in St. Paul, Minnesota and their canine partners.
composing the score for Islands Of Britain a 3 part ITV series starring Martin Clunes – due for broadcast Spring 2009
The Planners Are Coming fly on the wall 8 part series starts on BBC 1 Thursday 11th September at 8.00pm
The 9/11 Faker due for Broadcast on Channel 4 Thursday 11th September at 9.00pm
The Sculpture Diaries is being broadcast on Channel 4 7.00pm each Sunday evening from 31st August – 14th September.
composed music for a new documentary about the Afghanistan version of "Pop Idol" called Afghan Star.
due for broadcast next spring on More4.
Commissioned to compose a U.S. 10 part series for Animal Planet/Granada – K9 Cops.
An observational documentary following the work of the St. Paul Police Department Canine Unit in Minnesota.
The Sculpture Diaries.
just completed the score for a 3-part series for Channel 4. Filmed in Hi Definition from Easter Island to Africa, from Peru to Tahiti.
due for broadcast in September.
Atlas; Japan Revealed now broadcasting on Discovery
Just completed the score for "The Great 9/11 Hoax"
due for broadcast as part of Channel 4’s new Cutting Edge season in September
Vampire Diary has just won 4 Da Vinci awards at the Milan Film Festival 2008 – Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Actress.
commissioned to compose the score for a Channel 4 "Cutting Edge" documentary about 9/11
just completed 6 part series "America The Wright Way" broadcasting on The Travel Channel
3 Minute Wonders – "The Last Supper"
a series of films exploring the last meal given to Death Row inmates in Huntsville penitentiary, Texas
broadcast on Channel 4; 17th-20th March 19.55hrs
just completed the scores for 2 half hour dramas "Don’t Leave Me This
Way" and "Stand By Your Man" – to be broadcast on BBC 1 later in the year
written the theme for a new 8 part BBC 1 series on Town Planners
Desperados currently being repeated on CBBC and has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Award in the children’s drama category
composing 4 shorts for Channel 4’s "3 Minute Wonders" slots – "Last Suppers on Death Row"
commissioned to compose the score for a 3 part Channel 4 series on Sculpture
commissioned to compose the music for 2 BBC half hour dramas
USA; The Wright Way – 6 part travel series (4 completed – New Orleans & Miami pending)