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.

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


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