Soundology

Known for: Documentary, Feature Documentary

2020 Ivor Novello Award, BIFA, Cinema Eye Honors-nominated and 2020 Royal Television Society award-winning composer outfit Soundology has scored countless BAFTA, Oscar, Emmy acclaimed productions.

Run by Nainita Desai, Soundology has scored hundreds of documentaries including recent landmark film American Murder (James Marsh /Netflix), Netflix original series Bad Boy Billionaires, Extraordinary Rituals for BBC Two; Enslaved, with Samuel L. Jackson (BBC), BAFTA Best Single Doc, Grierson and RTS Nominee, Raped: My Story (C5); My Grandparent's War (C4) with Kristen Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan and BAFTA, RTS, Grierson 2018 Nominee Catching A Killer(C5).

Their most recent feature releases include Oscar 2020 nominated and BAFTA, Cannes, BIFA, SXSW winning feature doc For Sama which was also nominated for Best Music at the BIFAs 2019.

Working in a wide range of musical genres, Soundology moves seamlessly between working with orchestras including the London Contemporary Orchestra (Phantom Thread, There Will Be Blood) and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, to scores utilising their collection of custom-made electronics.

2021 commissions include The Reason I Jump (Sundance-winning feature doc), Persona (CNN Films/HBOMax), forthcoming series The Sophie Toscan Du Plantier Story for Netflix (Simon Chinn/Lightbox), a forthcoming adventure-based feature documentary for Noah Media and a forthcoming Netflix natural history feature.

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Soundology's CV

View our composer's list of TV and film credits here.

DOCUMENTARY (Features, Series and Singles)
dragon NIMS (2021) [forthcoming] Theatrical feature doc | Noah Media | Dir: Torquil Jones
dragon THE SOPHIE DU TOSCAN PLANTIER STORY (w/t) (2021) [forthcoming] Netflix | Lightbox | 3x60min | Exec: Suzanne Lavery, Simon Chinn
dragon THE YEAR THAT CHANGED BRITAIN (2021) [forthcoming] 1x90min | Dir: Kevin MacDonald | EP: Nick Fraser | Altitude
dragon PATRICK KIELTY: MY NATION, ITS BORDERS AND ME (2021) [forthcoming] 1x60 for BBC One | Produced by Dragonfly
dragon TEA: ONE CUP A THOUSAND STORIES (2021) [forthcoming] 5x60min | BBC Studios | Migu China | landmark Series
dragon THE DAY KATE & WILL GOT MARRIED (2021) [forthcoming] Finestripe | 1x60min | ITV | Dir: Janice Sutherland
dragon HIGH (2021) [forthcoming] 6x30min | BBC |Blink Films | Drama-Doc
dragon AMERICAN MURDER (2020) Feature doc | Netflix | Knickerbocker Glory | EP: James Marsh
dragon FOR SAMA (2020) C4 | PBS | Dir: Ed Watts | Waad Al-Kateab
THE REASON I JUMP (2020) Met Films | BFI | Vulcan Dir: Jerry Rothwell Prod: Al Morrow
dragon ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME (2020) 1x60min | BBC One | Dir: James Ross | Wonder TV
dragon BAD BOY BILLIONAIRES: INDIA (2020) - View project Minnow Films| 4x60min | Exec Producer: Morgan Matthews
dragon ENSLAVED, WITH SAMUEL L. JACKSON (2020) - View project CBC | 6x60min Exec Prod: Samuel L Jackson
dragon MY FAMILY, THE HOLOCAUST AND ME (2020) - View project Wall To Wall for BBC One
dragon MISCARRIAGE: THE LAST TABOO (2020) C5 | 90min film Dir: Janice Sutherland
dragon TEA: ONE CUP A THOUSAND STORIES (2020) 5x60min | BBC Studios | Migu China
dragon FIERCE QUEENS (2020) BBC NHU series | QUIBI | 15x10 min
dragon ROSS KEMP: NHS ON THE FRONTLINE (2019) ITV 2x30min | Silverstar TV
dragon CALL THE POLICE (2019) BBC | Dragonfly TV | 3x60min
dragon MY GRANDPARENTS WAR (2019) C4 | Wild Pictures | Series Dir: Leo Burley 4x60min
dragon RACIAL BIAS (2019) C4 | Proper Content | Series Prod: Jackie Waldock 2x60min
dragon RESCUED (2019) - View project Discovery | Arrow Media | 6x60min
dragon WALKING WITH GIANTS (2019) C4 | October Films SP: Alexis Girardet | 3x60min
dragon MY FAMILY, THE HOLOCAUST AND ME (2019) - View project 2x60min Wall To Wall | BBC2 SP: David Vincent
dragon LITTLE BRITONS (2019) 3x60min Series Titles 9Lives Media SP: Colin Stone
dragon THE 1900 ISLAND (2019) BBC2 4x60min Wildflame TV SP: Alexis Girardet
dragon THREE DAYS (2019) C4 1x60min Sugar Film | Chris Durlacher
dragon BACK TO THE WILD (2019) 6x60min Double Act TV | Nat Geo Wild
BODYCAM SQUAD (2019) 10x60min Raw Cut TV Series 2 New Titles
dragon H-TOWN (2019) 6x30min BBC1 | 7 Wonder Series Prod: Catey Sexton
dragon THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON (2019) ITV | Smithsonian 1x60min Finestripe Prods Dir: John Moulson
dragon EQUATOR FROM THE AIR (2018) BBC2 | 4x60min Dragonfly TV | Exec: Richard Bond | Ruth Shurman
dragon DAVID JASON: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (2018) UKTV | 5x60min SP: Chris Malone
dragon TRAVELLING BLIND (2018) 1x60min BBC2 | Spun Gold Dir: Will Lorimer
dragon LEGENDS OF THE DEEP (2018) - View project 4x60min Discovery | Cineflix Media
dragon EXPOSURE: PROJECT X (2018) 1x60min ITV | Raw Cut TV
Awards and Nominations
dragon RTS CRAFT+DESIGN AWARDS 2020 WINNER: Best Music - Original Score: FOR SAMA
dragon BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) 2020 NOMINEE: Best Music - Original Score: THE REASON I JUMP
dragon CINEMA EYE HONORS 2020 NOMINEE: Outstanding Achievement – THE REASON I JUMP
dragon IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS 2020 NOMINEE: Best Original Film Score: FOR SAMA
dragon IFMCA Awards 2019 WINNER: Breakthrough Composer of the Year | NOMINEE: Best Documentary Score: UNTAMED ROMANIA
dragon RTS CRAFT+DESIGN AWARDS 2019 NOMINEE: Best Music – Original Titles EXTRAORDINARY RITUALS
dragon BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) 2019 NOMINEE: Best Film Score: FOR SAMA
dragon HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS 2019 NOMINEE: Best Original Music for a Video Game Trailer: TELLING LIES
dragon JERRY GOLDSMITHS AWARDS 2019 NOMINEE: Best Documentary Score: EXTRAORDINARY RITUALS
dragon MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS 2019 WINNER: Best Original Music for a Video Game Trailer: TELLING LIES | NOMINEE: Best Original Music for a TV Programme Titles: EXTRAORDINARY RITUALS | NOMINEE: Best Sound Design for a Short Film : SLEEPER
dragon NatureVision Film Festival, 2019 WINNER: BEST FILM SCORE: Untamed Romania
dragon GOPO Romanian Film Awards Nominee 2019 NOMINEE: BEST FILM SCORE: Untamed Romania
dragon RTS WEST AWARDS 2019 NOMINEE: BEST TV SCORE: Extraordinary Rituals
dragon ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2019 NOMINEE: ARTS+CULTURE AWARD
dragon ASIAN ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2017 NOMINEE: CONTRIBUTION TO ARTS+CULTURE
dragon MUSIC + SOUND AWARD UK 2016 WINNER: BEST ORIGINAL FEATURE FILM SCORE: The Confessions of Thomas Quick
WOMEN IN SYNC AWARDS, NYC, USA 2016 WINNER: BEST MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM: The Confessions of Thomas Quick
dragon TMT NEWS MEDIA AWARDS 2016 WINNER: BEST MEDIA MUSIC COMPOSER – EUROPE
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