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March 2013 | Simon Russell Music

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 2013

A Whole Lott More gets it’s UK premiere at King’s Place, London on 18th November.

The Do Gooders screening at the Frontline Club, London on 22nd November.

Pussy Riot; A Punk Prayer is nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.

demo for SoundIron’s new library Fountain Wires here.

Finished composing for two new Invite Mr. Wright episodes; Burma & Singapore.

October 2013

Pussy Riot; A Punk Prayer is showing at the Frontline Club 14th Oct. It gets it’s UK tv premiere on 21st October on BBC Four.

The Do Gooders is selected for the BFI London Film Festival and screens at NFT 3 on Oct 10th and Curzon Mayfair on Oct 12th.

The soundtrack for Smash & Grab will be released on iTunes & Amazon on 7th October to coincide with it’s broadcast on BBC Four on October 23th. Available as iTunes here and at Amazon here.

Completed composing 3 part series on the Wild West starring Ray Mears.

TV broadcast info on Pussy Riot / Smash & Grab here.

feature in the Observer on Smash & Grab.

September 2013

A Whole Lott More is screening in Cincinnati, Sept 8th & 9th and Toronto on Oct 10th.

A Whole Lott More wins Best Documentary at Cincinnati Film Festival.

Smash & Grab wins Canon Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Filmfestival Kitzbühel.

Demo for SoundIron’s new “Voice Of Gaia; Strawberry” vocal library.


August 2013

Composing part 2 of 3 part series featuring Ray Mears trekking across the United States.

Composing for a 3 part series Rococo Before Bedtime.

Mastering the soundtrack album of Smash & Grab – released on iTunes in October to coincide with it’s UK broadcasts.

Final mixes for Chloe Ruthven’s The Do Gooders.

Smash & Grab showing at the IFI Documentary Film Festival 27th September.

Both Pussy Riot and Smash & Grab have been selected for DocsDF – the Mexico film festival 24th October – 3rd November.

July 2013

Smash & Grab – The Story Of The Pink Panthers showing at Film Forum 209 West Houston Street New York from 31st July – 13th August

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer showing at the Barbican, London – 4th July as part of the East End Film Festival and on nationwide release from 5th July.

Commissioned to compose music for a 3 part series featuring Ray Mears trekking across the United States.

Composing for a 3 part series Rococo Before Bedtime – exploring art of the 18th Century.

June 2013

Pussy Riot; A Punk Prayer is showing at the BFI, Southbank, London on June 13th including a Q&A with the directors & Yoko Ono.

It premieres on HBO June 10th.

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer
Rafea: Solar Mama
Smash & Grab – The Story of the Pink Panthers
all being shown at this year’s Sheffield Doc Fest 12th-15th June

Mothers, Murderers & Mistresses; Empresses Of Ancient Rome parts 2 & 3 broadcast on 5th June / 12th June 9.00pm on BBC Four

a repeat of The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light parts 2-4 broadcast on 2nd, 9th & 16th June 7.00pm on BBC Four

The Alps Murders – 6th June 10.00pm Channel 4

Smash & Grab being shown at the East End Film Festival on 25th & 27th June, London E1

May 2013

commissioned to compose for a new Channel 4 documentary “The Alps Murders“. It tells the story of Saad Al Hilli and his family’s murder in the French Alps last summer.

New film by the Tate about the Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair to coincide with her exhibition can be seen here

A Whole Lott More
wins an audience award at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

a repeat of The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light part 1 on BBC Four Sunday 26th May at 7.00pm

Mothers, Murderers & Mistresses: Empresses Of Ancient Rome due to air on BBC Four from Weds 29th May (3 part series) at 9.00pm.

April 2013

composing for a new feature documentary about aid to the West Bank – “The Do Gooders”

composing for a new film for the Tate about the Lebanese painter & sculptor Saloua Raouda Choucair

March 2013

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer screening March 12th/14th at South By SouthWest Festival, Austin, Texas. Also showing at Full Frame – 14th April and
at Hot Docs, Toronto 25th April-5th May.

Lost Art – the interactive site for The Tate wins Best Art Interactive at South By SouthWest Festival (SXSW)

A Whole Lott More has also been selected for Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto.

Composing for Becoming Mum & Dad series

February 2013

Baroque! – From St Peter’s to St Paul’s (3 part series) begins a repeat run on BBC Four 16th Feb at 8pm. It won the RTS award in 2010 for best Arts programme.

Composing for a series about first time parents.