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
Lottie Bearshout (Wildseed / Disney) animation wins BAFTA for Best Short Form at British Academy Children’s Award
Exodus; Our Journey to Europe wins 2 RTS awards
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).
Sex, Lies and Cyber Attacks – the story of the Ashley Madison dating website hack – broadcast on Channel 4 Wednesday 31st August 10pm.
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.
Composing for a documentary about the Ashley Madison dating website hack.
Exodus; Breaking Into Europe – part 1 screens at Sheffield DocFest on 13th June.
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)
Final mixes for Havana Marking’s film “Bloody Money” about the trail of corruption from Ukraine to Europe.
Renaissance Unchained soundtrack is released on Monday 7th March to coincide with final 4th episode.
Waldemar Januszczak’s new 4 part series Renaissance Unchained begins on BBC Four 15th February.
composing for a new BBC2 documentary series about migrant journeys to Europe.
final sessions for Renaissance Unchained.
Composing for Havana Marking’s documentary about corruption in Ukraine “Follow The Money”.