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.

Nov 2010

commissioned to compose music for a new series of Animal Cops; Houston for Animal Planet

commissioned to compose music for a 4 part documentary series on Impressionism for BBC 2

Oct 2010

composing music for Invite Mr. Wright (Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Japan & Spain) – 6 part documentary series

Sept 2010

Cheetah Kingdom; new series following the work of David Houghton, who works with a dedicated team at the Africat Foundation in central Namibia overseeing the conservation of cheetahs and other big cats.
The 12 part series starts on ITV Friday 10th September at 8.00pm

Cutting Edge; The 9/11 Faker documentary about Tania Head repeated on September 12th Channel 4

Aug 2010

composed the music for a Sky TV music video for the launch of their 3D TV station
(airs October 2nd)

July 2010

composed the theme for a new 3 part Discovery history series “The Ancient X Files”

June 2010

contributed a track to Barney Broomfield’s new film “Albino United”. Shown on More4 8th June.

May 2010

commissioned to compose the music for a new 12 part ITV series "Cheetah Country" set in Namibia

April 2010

commissioned to compose music for a 6 part travel series on Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Spain and Malaysia

Vote Afghanistan! showing at the ICA Cinema 23rd-30th April, airs on More 4 27th April 10pm, showing at the Tricycle Theatre on 23rd July

March 2010

Baroque wins the RTS award for best Arts programme

  • Royal Television Society Awards March 16th
  • Baroque; From St. Peter to St. Paul’s nominated in the Arts category
  • Afghan Star nominated in the Documentary category

Afghan Star to be broadcast on HBO – Thursday 18th March 9pm

writing music for episodes of The Bill

re-editing/composing music for the soundtrack album of the Blake’s 7 audio series

February 2010

My Boyfriend The MI5 Hoaxer to be broadcast on Channel 4 5th February 7.30 pm, pick of the day in Times / Financial Times / Independent / Guardian / Daily Express / Daily Telegraph / Daily Mail

January 2010

composing for an HBO commissioned follow up to Afghan Star "Setara’s Story" to be shown in March

The Candidate has now been re-named "Vote Afghanistan!" and there is a sneak preview here on 15th January

The Candidate and My Boyfriend The MI5 Hoaxer due to air early 2010

composing for an interactive site "Warriors"