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.

December 2008

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.

November 2008

Afghan Star gets it’s premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest – November 7th

October 2008

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.

September 2008

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

August 2008

The Sculpture Diaries is being broadcast on Channel 4 7.00pm each Sunday evening from 31st August – 14th September.

June 2008

composed music for a new documentary about the Afghanistan version of "Pop Idol" called Afghan Star.
due for broadcast next spring on More4.

May 2008

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

April 2008

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

March 2008

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

February 2008

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

January 2008

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)