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.

November 2023

My score for Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland has been nominated for an RTS award

Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland wins double at Grierson Awards for Best History Doc and Best Doc Series, winner Best Documentary Series Bulldog Awards and shortlisted for a Broadcast Award and nominated for a Rose D’Or

composing for a new Panorama episode

Ukraine’s War Diaries nominated for a Rose D’Or

My Teacher the Abuser broadcasts on Thursday 30th November BBC1 9pm

Mariupol: The People’s Story nominated for an IDA and a Broadcast Award, wins an International Emmy and a FPA Award

September 2023

composing for a new film about the Belarus 2020 election

finishing mixes for a Panorama film due to be broadcast next week

writing music for a 2 part series on the 43 missing Mexican teachers

composing for a new Waldemar Januszczak series on the art movement Mannerism – due to be shown on SkyArts next month


June 2023

composing for new Panorama episode

composing score for documentary about Kevin Spacey

writing music for BBC 2 part series on the 43 missing Mexican student teachers