Nick Samuel

Nick Samuel

Music Composer and Sound Designer

London, England

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About Nick

I am a composer: for film, media and music's own sake.

Growing up with a love for the fictional, books, film and images, music's ability to emotionally engage, breathe life into and lead us through a narrative is a big part of what drives me creatively. Whether it's music for its own sake or composing to picture, finding this story in a piece of music is where sound starts for me. Along with music, a big interest in art (having studied Fine Art whilst early in my musical career) has also played an influence, helping to better understand how music can 'speak' with a visual's mood, colour and narrative.

Having been led through many different musical settings, composing has always been at the heart of what I've done. My core influences are routed in jazz and classical music, however inspiration is vast and so I enjoy drawing from across the board of genres. My musical experience has ranged from stage to studio; starting as a saxophonist and pianist exploring London's Jazz scene, playing with and composing for groups of varying genres, working as a session-player, and finding my passion in film-scoring and music for image.

Since then, I've immersed myself in the many facets of composing, exploring my love for musical story-telling. I avidly made contact with the film industry and subsequently worked on films, teasers and advertising for TV & Cinema with directors and agencies from around the world (including BETC, Lexitricity, MJZ, Ragged Crow, Qdubs and Green Snapper); and I have had the honour to receive such accolades including final nominations for the Indy Awards (2007), Teaserland Festival (2009) and the International Music and Sound Awards (2013); and winning the 2013 Music and Sound Award for 'Best Composition in Cinema Advertising' for Pearl And Dean's 2012 ad campaign.

Unique traits: Music and food are a great combination. Cooking, although a hobby, is my other passion.

Credits

  • Kid Hitler

    Kid Hitler (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Adam Heidler discovers his DNA is nearly identical to Hitler's and tries to hide it from his classmates as he gears up for Head Boy in school.

  • Benchmark

    Benchmark (2015)
    Film (short) by Seven Tenths Motion Pictures / Hanover Pictures Composer

  • Text Santa

    Text Santa (2015)
    Television by ITV Studios Composer Theme music for Christmas charity fund-raising show, Text Santa.

  • Text Santa 2015

    Text Santa 2015 (2015)
    TV Movie Music department Add a Plot »

  • Pamina: Against Breast Cancer

    Pamina: Against Breast Cancer (2013)
    Commercial by Ragged Crow, Ed Edwards (dir.) Composer

  • No Child of Mine / Don't Let Me Go - Susan Lewis

    No Child of Mine / Don't Let Me Go - Susan Lewis (2013)
    Commercial by Random House, HYPvideo, Alex Sufit (dir.) Composer

  • Pearl & Dean: Doomed Planet

    Pearl & Dean: Doomed Planet (2012)
    Commercial by BETC London, MJZ, Framestore Composer

  • The Promoter

    The Promoter (2012)
    Film by Ragged Crow, Ed Edwards (dir.) Sound Design / Post Production Sound

  • When In Love, Don't Turn Around

    When In Love, Don't Turn Around (2010)
    Film by Green Snapper Productions, Nguyen Vo Nghiem Minh (dir.) Composer

  • Stealing Elvis

    Stealing Elvis (2010)
    Film by Ragged Crow, Ed Edwards (dir.) Sound Design / Post Production Sound

  • Moths

    Moths (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy, Romance and 1 More) Composer Two lonely neighbours while away the nights watching each other through a tiny hole in the wall dividing their homes. Their evening routines become performances for each other which bring them closer and closer together. The barrier in between them keeps them safe, but will they ever be satisfied? Written by Anonymous

  • Harry's Gun Store

    Harry's Gun Store (2010)
    Film (Documentary, Short and News) Composer Frame On Frame team visited Mickey's. Join us as we we go back in time to the John Wayne / Marion Robert Morrison Rifles. First and Second World War guns. Harry gives us the lowdown on every thing about firearms and the way the Americana's live with their guns. Written by Anonymous

  • Blink

    Blink (2009)
    Film (short) by Lexitricity, Alex Sufit (dir.) Composer

  • In the Grain

    In the Grain (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Stuck in the doldrums of life, Bob and Agnes go through their daily routines. Her glued to the television, and him escaping to the solitude of woodworking. However, one day Bob hears a mysterious woman's pleas for help. What he finds out leads to a strange love triangle, one that risks the wrath of Agnes and threatens the couples newly found happiness. Written by Arsenio Assin

  • The Initiative

    The Initiative (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer At first, First doesn't succeed. So he tries and tries and then simply does.

Awards

  • Music And Sound Awards: Best Original Composition in Cinema Advertising
    (2013)

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