Heather Fenoughty

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Known for: Children's series, Documentary, Animation (songwriting and score)

"I wish every job came with Heather! Her instincts are great and the quality of what she does is wonderful... I honestly believe she can do it all."

- Tracey Rooney, Director of ‘After Ever After: Red Riding Hood'


As a prolific composer for animation, film, TV, theatre, adverts, games and online media, Heather Fenoughty has credits on BBC and ITV documentaries and feature films. She has composed music for advertisements by CITV, Nissan, Land Rover and other multi-national companies.

One of her recent works is the animated feature StarDog & TurboCat, by Red Star 3D Animation Studios. Starring Gemma Arterton, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy and Luke Evans, StarDog & TurboCat was released nationwide in UK cinemas in December 2019, and now plays regularly on streaming services.

Her production music has featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN Newsroom, CBS News, Channels 4 and 5 et al, and in games – for XBox, iOS and online flash games.

In the past, she has provided full post-production audio services for shorts and online narratives, from dialogue editing and recorded sound cleanup with sound effects, to final production, mixing and mastering. Now she is focussed on music composition, these audio skills still inform her work.

Heather creates music and design sound for award-winning installation and contemporary theatre, often with Slung Low and Third Angel theatre companies. These scores have played in the West End, off Broadway, for Sundance Theatre Lab, and at Singapore Arts Festival.

Her animation scores can be heard in 4D theme park cinemas across the world in many of Red Star’s 3D CG animations

She has composed an exclusive collections of production music for Premiumbeat, Synctracks, and Melod.ie.

Heather has written about creativity and the business of composing music at ScoreCastOnline.com and has spoken about the use of sound and music in media at universities and film events. 

She has sat on conference panels and juries for film, TV, games and library music for the Ivors Academy, BAFTA, BASCA, PRS and other film organisations.

Heather resides in Sheffield, UK. 

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Heather Fenoughty's CV

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Games and Interactive Media
The Distraction Agents (2021) Third Angel – Theme R&D, Sound Design and Research for Physical and Online Theatrical Mystery Experience
Wanted Alive 4D (2020) Dir. Haris Ahmad/Ben Smith, Red Star 3D CG Animation – Composer
Calamity Mine Ride (2020) Dir. Haris Ahmad, Red Star 3D CG Animation
Mowgli’s 4D Adventure (2020) Dir. Haris Ahmad, Red Star/SimEx | CG Animation
StarDog & TurboCat (2019) Dir. Ben Smith, Red Star| feature length CG Animation
Stine (2018) Dir. Kat Wood, Candle & Bell | Live action sci-fi short, starring Tuppence Middleton
Waterslide Ride (2018) Dir. Jerome Boutroux, Red Star | CG Animation
Dino Safari 2 (2017) Dir. Haris Ahmad, Red Star | CG Animation
Return To The Lost World (2017) Dir. Ben Smith, Red Star | CG Animation
Birds of a Feather 3D (2016) Dir. Ben Smith, Red Star | CG Animation
Tomb Racers (2015) Dir. Ben Smith, Red Star | CG Animation
Knight's Quest (2014) Dir. James Rogers, Red Star | CG Animation – Composer
Glacier Race (2014) Dir. James Rogers, Red Star | CG Animation – Composer
The Lost World 3D (2013) Dir. Ben Smith, Red Star | CG Animation (2013)
The Good, The Bad And A Horse 3D (2012) Dir. Ben Smith, Red Star | CG Animation
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3D (2012) Dir. Ben Smith, Red Star | CG Animation
Sherlock Holmes 3D (2011) (dir. Ben Smith, Red Star) CG Animation – Composer
Television / Film
After Ever After: Little Red Riding Hood (2022) King Bert Productions
The Good Book (2020) Dir. Brett Chapman, Slung Low | Fiction Short – Composer
StarDog and TurboCat (2019) Red Star Animation / Kaleidoscope – Directed by Ben Smith
Flood Part 3: To The Sea (2017) BBC 2 / Slung Low
The Aviatrix (2015) 1x60 for BBC 4, produced by Helen Morrell/Nylon Films
Capetown to Goodwood (2015) Feature length documentary (BBC 4) Produced by Nylon Films.
Share A Story (2014) CITV, produced by Jon Turner/Kilogramme
Manchester Christmas Market Advert (2014) produced by Jon Turner CITV
Short Film: Mr Bojagi (2014) Multi-­­award winning short film, starring Brian Blessed.
ITV Autumn Branding campaign (2014) Directed by Westley Wood
Stage Play / Live Theatre
The Department of Distractions (2020) Third Angel/NorthernStage – 3rd National Tour
The Department of Distractions (2019) Third Angel/NorthernStage – 2nd National Tour
The Department of Distractions (2018) Third Angel/NorthernStage – 1st National Tour
Flood (2017) Slung Low/Hull City of Culture – Large Scale, Site-Specific, 4-part multimedia theatre
Partus (2017) Third Angel/Sheffield Theatres – National Tour
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