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.

October 2016

Exode – a version of Exodus; Our Journey to Europe broadcast on Canal+ Wednesday 20h55 5th October.

Exodus; Our Journey to Europe wins 2 awards; Best Documentary Series and President’s Special Prize at Prix Italia 2016

Composed music for a new Tate film about Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Working with Bowie – 2 short films about curators who helped David Bowie choose his art (as seen in Rolling Stone).

August 2016

Sex, Lies and Cyber Attacks – the story of the Ashley Madison dating website hack – broadcast on Channel 4 Wednesday 31st August 10pm.

July 2016

Smash & Grab repeated on BBC Four 2nd July at 22.55 – also available on iPlayer here

Exodus: Our Journey To Europe – the story of refugees as they flee their worn-torn countries and attempt to reach Europe.

BBC2 9.00pm Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th July.

June 2016

Composing for a documentary about the Ashley Madison dating website hack.

Exodus; Breaking Into Europe – part 1 screens at Sheffield DocFest on 13th June.

May 2016

screening of Havana Marking’s Bloody Money at the Frontline Club 9th May 7pm.

composing for a new Disney animation.

composing for a United Nations film about Uganda.

Smash And Grab – documentary by Havana Marking about notorious jewel gang The Pink Panthers is back on iPlayer

Pussy Riot – documentary about imprisonment of feminist art collective is back on iPlayer

repeat of Waldemar Januszczak’s The Dark Ages; An Age of Light on BBC 4 (2nd,9th,16th&23rd May 10pm – also on iPlayer)

March 2016

Renaissance Unchained soundtrack is released on Monday 7th March to coincide with final 4th episode.

available here

February 2016

Waldemar Januszczak’s new 4 part series Renaissance Unchained begins on BBC Four 15th February.

January 2016

composing for a new BBC2 documentary series about migrant journeys to Europe.

December 2015

final sessions for Renaissance Unchained.

Composing for Havana Marking’s documentary about corruption in Ukraine “Follow The Money”.