James Pickering

James Pickering

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Music Composer, Musician and Songwriter

Faversham, United Kingdom

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June 2013
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About James

James Pickering is a UK-based Film Composer, Music Producer and Songwriter.

Most recently, James composed the score to Henry Blake's powerful and moving feature 'County Lines' (TRAILER: ?v=kYcTPZpgrx0), on general release in the UK and Ireland through the BFI from 17th April 2020. The film sold out three times over at the London Film Festival, receiving an extra screening and has already received incredible reviews in the Times, Vice, Screendaily The Face, among other press. It is a 'coming-of-age' film about a 14 year old boy who is groomed into a county lines criminal network.

Last Spring, James co-founded Brik Hit House, a small group of highly talented and experienced Composers, Producers and Engineers on a one-stop shop for music creation

James is also an Associate of the London Symphony Orchestra's Soundhub Scheme for emerging composers.

He loves bold, and challenging filmmaking and is always looking to push himself creatively.

Unique traits: Film, Concert music composer, Songwriter/Music Producer, Avant-garde and experimental musical interests.


  • County Lines

    County Lines (2018)
    by Henry Blake Composer

  • BBC Television (Various)

    BBC Television (Various) (2015 - 2016)
    Documentary by BBC (Various) Composer I have been fortunate enough to have hundreds of plays on various television programmes via production music libraries.

  • The Foley Artist

    The Foley Artist (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by Oliver Holms Composer How to Sound Design Your Life The Foley Artist sees a master of sound at work on a fashion film. If you’ve ever wanted to see the chasm between the finished product and the extraordinary lengths taken to produce it, this short is for you.

  • Breathe

    Breathe (2016)
    Film (short) by James Doherty Composer A hardy traveller Patrick (John Connors) becomes increasingly concerned with his 7 year old son's femininity and sets about toughening him up.

  • Deep Cuts

    Deep Cuts (2015)
    Drama by Front Line Picture House (Drama) Composer

  • Stonebridge

    Stonebridge (2015)
    Film by Two Birds Entertainment (Drama and Film-Noir) Composer When a teenage boy goes missing, a mystery is discovered. When his father returns home to find him, the truth is unleashed.

  • Countryfile

    Countryfile (2015)
    Television by BBC1 Composer A bit of a UK institution that has been running since the late 80's, Countryfile looks at environmental issues.

  • Snake Pit

    Snake Pit (2014)
    Film (short) by Two Birds Entertainment (Film-Noir) Composer A labyrinth of hate, lust, power and loss is revealed as four dancers are interrogated after a mysterious death at the club they work at, The Snake Pit.

  • Yoke Farm

    Yoke Farm (2014)
    Film (short) (Drama) Composer Henry runs a corner shop in a sleeping English town. He begins to notice that his new free range egg supplier may not be as ethical as he seems.

  • Resonant Frequency

    Resonant Frequency (2014)
    Film (short) by Kono Films (Drama) Composer Haunted by threatening voices a paranoid schizophrenic descends into psychosis. As his hallucinations become more violent his rage turns against his family and their perceived betrayal.

  • Glorious Gardens from Above

    Glorious Gardens from Above (2014)
    Television by BBC1 (Documentary and Family) Composer "In this series presenter and horticulturalist Christine Walkden embarks on a journey to explore some of Britain’s most glorious gardens and countryside from a striking new perspective: she’ll be taking us “up, up and away” in a hot air balloon, for a bird’s eye view."

  • Hello Carter

    Hello Carter (2013)
    Film by Revolution Films (Comedy) Composer (Additional Music) Down-on-his-luck Carter has recently become homeless, single and unemployed. Desperate to win back his ex-girlfriend, he goes off on an adventure throughout London to find her, picking up some odd helpers along the way.

  • Addi & Chess

    Addi & Chess (2013)
    Film (short) by Two Birds Entertainment (Drama) Composer The world is changing - and so are they.

  • I Give It A Year

    I Give It A Year (2013)
    Film by StudioCanal (Comedy) Guitars Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren't convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline (2012)
    Television by BBC1 (Action and Documentary) Composer The BBC's monthly charity appeal programme, in which a well-known personality introduces the vital work of a charity they care about, and appeals for donations.

  • Crimewatch

    Crimewatch (2011)
    Television by BBC1 (Documentary) Composer With exclusive access to some of the UK's top detectives and security experts, this programme reveals how police track down some of Britain's most audacious armed robbers.


  • BFI Flare Festival Official Selection (Breathe)

  • Belfast Film Festival (Breathe)

  • GAZE Film Festival Dublin (Breathe)

  • Galway Film Fleadh (Breathe)

  • ICCL Human Rights Film Awards (Breathe)

  • Palm Springs International ShortFest 2016 Official Selection(Breathe)

  • Fastnet Film Festival (Breathe)

  • Limerick Film Festival (Breathe)

  • Festival de Cannes - Page Officielle (Breathe)

  • #FiveFilmsForFreedom (Breathe)

  • Vimeo Staff Pick (The Foley Artist)

  • Official Selection London Short Film Festival (Resonant Frequency)

  • Official Selection London Short Film Festival (Yoke Farm)

  • Royal Television Society Award (Glorious Gardens from Above)

  • Official Selection BFI London Film Festival (Resonant Frequency)

  • Winner - Unchosen Modern Day Slavery Short Film Competition (Yoke Farm)

  • Official Selection BFI London Short Film Festival (Hello Carter)

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