We’ve worked with Chris [Branch] on two of our preschool live action series.
He provided theme tunes for both series as well a suite of incidental music. He has always been a joy to work with and a complete professional. We give him a brief as to what the music needed to do and on both occasions he nailed exactly what we wanted first time. He was totally receptive to any tweaks or changes we had and his ideas have always made the music better.
We have had so many awesome comments about the music for our most recent CBeebies series ‘Let’s Go For A Walk’ and how it creates ‘moments of mindfulness’ within each episode. I can’t recommend Chris highly enough to any production and look forward to working with him again on our next project.
Ellie is not only a fantastic songwriter and musician but also a brilliant person to work with.
On Molly and Mack she has written the songs that have not only become the backbone of the show but also massive hits for the CBeebies audience. Her songs are super catchy but also entirely appropriate to the brand. In addition, she is a good communicator, very easy to work with and works to deadlines. She has a very positive manner and works well with cast/talent, including young and inexperienced performers.
“We have worked with Paul Honey for two series of A House Through Time…. He is an extremely accomplished composer, a perfectionist
(in a good way!), whose music brings a real depth of feeling to the programme. He builds great relationships with directors, works closely
to a brief, and delivers music at great speed when required. He nearly always gets it right first time and we very rarely need to ask for
tweaks. And he’s a very easy-going positive person to work with. I would wholeheartedly recommend him.”
Mary Crisp – Producer, A House Through Time, BBC Two
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how brilliant Sanj was to work with in Danger Mouse.
I’ve worked with many composers over the years, but he stands out for his innate sense of drama and comedy and the ability to really add something in terms of musical value to the overall piece.
He also needed no notes, which is unheard of - I think there was maybe 1 across a whole 52 episodes!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Nainita on our Discovery Channel UK/Science Channel USA series, Legends of the Deep.
The musical landscape she created for our underwater ocean exploration series, starring the grandchildren of Jacques Cousteau, was truly exceptional.
Making a series about diving is challenging due to the limited dialogue and tension that needs to be built with silent footage.
Nainita created a plethora of enchanting, engaging, dynamic and hauntingly beautiful compositions for our series. I’m forever grateful to have had the privilege to work with her. I appreciated so much how easy it was to communicate the emotions we were aiming for with the soundtrack for the series and we did it all over the phone! Her ability to use thematic language to help keep the understanding of our common musical goals was a huge asset to the production. I would work with her again in a heartbeat and I look forward to actually getting to meet her face to face one day to say thank you in person!!
I have worked with Steve Berman at Composerworks on and off for over six years, on series and short form projects alike.
Steve has always been able to offer me just the right fit of composer for the project to hand, and like Steve himself, they are all super professional, easy to deal with and seemingly able to help me with any style, timescale and budget. Whilst you should always keep your options open in this business, I genuinely do find it hard to go anywhere else.
Chris always brings real enthusiasm to a brief; offering new ideas but ensuring that the editorial ambition is hit. His love for finding new sounds and ability to think outside the box make for interesting instrumentation and melodies that really punch through.
Chris is great to work with and has a joy for the job that really shines through.