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 2022

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? 3 part documentary premieres on Starz Friday 24th June, follows on Channel 4 in the near future

composing for BBC 2 series Top Shop; It’s Life and Times

composing for a new series about the Northern Ireland Troubles

writing music for a new Netflix feature doc

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak being broadcast on Sky Arts

April 2022

composing for a 3 part series The Wives about the victims of Warren Jeffs

composing for a new Netflix film

writing music for a new series The Rise and Fall of TopShop

March 2022

F@ck This Job a.k.a. Tango With Putin is being shown on BBC 4 2nd March at 10pm

F@ck This Job wins Human Rights Award at Thessaloniki Doc Festival

November 2021

Once Upon a Time in Iraq wins 2 Grierson awards for Best Doc Series and Best History Doc

composing for doc about the Salisbury Poisonings

October 2021

F@ck This Job has been selected for Warsaw Film Festival, Doc NYC and IDFA

F@ck This Job wins Audience Award at the Warsaw Film Festival

composing for a new series about the dark web

commissioned to compose for new series about Warren Jeffs and FLDS

September 2021

Bin Laden: The Road to 9/11 – 3 part series begins on Channel 4 on 6th September 9pm

Handmade in Bolton – repeat of Waldemar Januszczak’s 4 part series 21st-24th September BBC 2 and on iPlayer

Once Upon a Time in Iraq wins Emmy for Outstanding Historical Documentary

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

Sing, Freetown premieres at Sheffield DocFest 11th June and then selected UK cinemas from 26th June

China Undercover wins Peabody Award