Simon Finley is an award winning composer for film and media with over 20 years of experience within the music and film industry. Having spent many years as a session drummer performing on stage and in the studio with the likes of Pink Floyd, Chris Martin, Echo and the Bunnymen, Damon Albarn, Martha Wainwright and Chrissy Hynde amongst others, Simon pursued his life long dream of writing music for film. He has since produced high quality scores and compositions for some of the worlds biggest brands including Bafta, Uefa Champions League, Optical Express and Sky TV and has composed music for numerous films and TV series locally and internationally. His clients include leading Hollywood filmmakers such as Timur Bekmamabetov (Ben-Hur/Wanted) as well as some of the most exciting new breed of today's filmmakers. He has also scored music for films that feature leading actors such as Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit/Poldark) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones/Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
When composing music for film and media, Simon is constantly challenging himself to create unique scores that suit the needs of each and every client. His scoring suite gives him immediate access to the best sample libraries and instruments around and his ability to create stunning, ultra realistic orchestral compositions is second to none. Simon also has years of experience scoring for live orchestra and regularly works with live musicians when needed and if the budget allows. Over time he has developed strong working relationships with his clients and is always looking for new and exciting projects to be involved in. Simon constantly provides a high level of service whatever your needs and he never fails to deliver on time and within budget.
Whether you require a sweeping orchestral theme for your feature film, a haunting atmospheric piece for a short film or a melody driven track for a TV campaign, Simon provides the quality of service that you would expect from a professional media composer right down to the finest detail.
With years of experience in the sound engineering and mixing field, Simon is also able to provide these services if needed. He is also available for session work as a drummer.
If you want to ask any questions or discuss the possibility of Simon working with you on a future project then get in touch today.
Unique traits: Very adaptable to different situations and demands. Team player. Hard worker. Good listener and always open to any constructive criticism and advice. We never stop learning our craft!
Film (short) by Blackstart Productions/Kathryn Ferentchak Composer In a world decimated by nuclear fallout, the community's survival hinges on their wind-powered radiation shield. Cesium storm clouds gather on the horizon just as the wind farm breaks down. With only days to black start the system, Natasha, the hardened young engineer with the fate of their world on her shoulders, must learn to work with her tech-genius brother, Lysander. Although she rages against his happy-go-lucky outlook, only together can the two bring the power back and save their settlement.
Is This Now
Film by Ace Films - Joe Scott Composer
Film by Red Union Films Additional Music Composer When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born.
Television by Gypsi Productions Composer WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF LISETTE, LA. A PLACE OF MISTS AND DREAMS THAT HOLDS THE MOST ANCIENT OF ALL MAGIC, BOTH LIGHT AND DARK. LURED TO THIS DISTANT PLACE, BY HER REOCCURRING DREAMS AND AN ANTIQUE HEIRLOOM, GYPSI LASALLE IS DRAWN INTO A STRANGE AND OTHERWORLDLY REALM OF FORCES. GYPSI FINDS HERSELF IN AN UNFAMILIAR SETTING, ONE THAT IS STEEPED DEEP IN THE TRADITIONS OF NEW ORLEANS' VOODOO. A DARK COMMUNITY ENRICHED WITH WITCHES, VOODOO LOUAS, AND SHAPESHIFTERS, WHO ALL ROAM ABOUT FREE AND WITH EASE. IT'S THE SWEET AND POTENT PROMISE OF PASSION AND POWER THAT CALLS TO HER BLOOD AND TRUE HERITAGE. THE SMOLDERING SEDUCTIVE FORCE OF THE DARK BEGINS TO MANIPULATE AND ROMANCE HER SENSES AS GYPSI LEARNS MORE OF HER DESTINY. GYPSI, ALONG WITH HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY, MUST QUICKLY CONNECT THE PIECES OF A PAST IN ORDER TO CONTINUE ON HER JOURNEY TOWARD HER FATE THAT HAS BEEN FOREVER HER OWN. GYPSI: WHERE FATE AND DESTINY COLLIDE AND THE SPIRITS WILL NEVER TAMED.
Film by Aldamar Productions/Alessandro De Marco Composer Alex is an average, good looking business man. He is married to Mary, a stay-at-home mother of their only child. Over time, Alex and Mary's relationship has become what many married couples despise... a friendly, loveless routine. With the sparkle missing from his marriage, Alex shifts his attention on to Jane, (an attractive young girl with a caring and outgoing spirit). As the connection between Alex and Jane deepens, the wonderful emotions he once felt begin to resurface. Fed up with the undulating path of his stagnant married life, he requests a divorce from Mary. Although caught by surprise by the news, Mary agrees to sign the divorce papers. She has just one condition.
He Is A Dragon
Film by Bazelevs/Indar Dzhendubaev (Fantasy) Composer A fantasy feature film from director Indar Dzhendubaev and producers Igor Tsay and timur bekmambetov. In the midst of her wedding a princess is kidnapped by a dragon, taking her away to his castle on a far away island. Everything that is left is a stony imprisonment shared with a mystic creature and a mysterious young man. Who is he and how did he get to the island? The princess will uncover the secret, but it will be too late. Her love for him the man who is a dragon will turn into torture for both of them
A Christmas Slay
Film by Kent Indie Film/Steve Davis Composer The story of 'CHRISTMAS SLAY' begins on a wintry Christmas Eve in the countryside, the horrific murder of a loving family, and the capture of a Santa Claus obsessed blood thirsty killer.
Liverpool - Beyond The Beatles
Documentary by Serious Feather/Brett Gregory (Documentary) Composer Part of a 3 part documentary series called Beyond, this is the final instalment which takes a look at the current music scene in Liverpool
Paradise or Something
Film (short) by Silent Shout Studios/Oliver Vilas Composer A father comes to London after eight years in an African prison to reunite with his teenage son.
Wait - Daniel Radcliffe
Film (short) by Joe V Connor Composer A man waits... A short film with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.
Nowness - Aidan Turner
Film (short) by Joe V Connor Composer From director Joe V Connor featuring Aidan Turner
International Independent Film Awards - Gold Award for Best Soundtrack/Original Score