Samuel Sim is widely considered to be one of the most exceptional musical talents of his generation. Early in his career, Samuel quickly stood out from the crowd with his award winning score for the BBC’s Dunkirk. A whirlwind success followed which soon saw him composing for the Hollywood feature film Awake for the Weinstein Company.
He went on to write the score for the Emmy and BAFTA Award winning House of Saddam, employing a unique blend of styles and instrumentation. Rare middle-eastern voices and instruments and dark, intense electronica were masterfully mixed with a full classical string orchestra. Described by one critic as: “superbly pitched somewhere between Stravinsky and The Chemical Brothers…”
Samuel showed his strong command of classical disciplines with his beautiful orchestral score for the lavish BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, earning him a RTS Award nomination for best musical score. In stark contrast, the dark haunting music for Tiger Aspects submarine thriller: The Deep, starring Minnie Driver and James Nesbitt, was also nominated for an RTS Award last year.
Other career highlights include, Left Bank’s flagship series Mad Dogs for Sky 1, the ITV drama series: The Reckoning, David Attenborough’s Climate Chaos series and additional music for feature films: Bobby (Starring Antony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Laurence Fishburne & Shia LaBeouf), Doogal, for the Weinstein Company, The Damned United (Michael Sheen & Timothy Spall) and ABC’s primetime drama, Combat Hospital.
Most recently, Samuel has completed work on three feature films including: Of Two Minds starring Kristin Davis & Tammy Blanchard, and the critically acclaimed We Are Poets slated for release summer 2012.