Paul Saunderson is a British film composer with with over 80 credits in Film & TV to his name. His work includes the brand new BBC STUDIOS landmark documentary series EARTH that tells the 4.5 billion year story of our Earth, Balloon Entertainment's musical drama CHAMPION alongside grime producer SWINDLE for BBC One and NETFLIX, 3 seasons of Apple TV’s comedy drama TRYING starring Rafe Spall + Esther Smith, RAW'S award winning documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (Tim Wardle dir.) and Sister Pictures CLEANING UP starring Sheridan Smith and Mike Bartlett's follow up series to Doctor Foster BBC One's LIFE.
Other works include the latest NETFLIX Original film LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT starring Ben Hardy and Haley Lu Richardson, Camelot Films PRIZEFIGHTER starring Russell Crowe and Ray Winston and collaborating on hit SKY One action series STRIKE BACK, SKY Atlantic’s mystery thriller RIVIERA (Julia Styles) and MTV's action adventure series THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES. Saunderson also wrote the music for Keith English’s adaptation of the Jo Brand Novel THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME (Sheridan Smith and Mark Addy) and Tom Edmunds DEAD IN A WEEK or your money back (Tom Wilkinson and Aneurin Barnard), collaborating with ELBOW'S front man Guy Garvey and I AM KLOOT'S bass player Peter Jobson.
A multi-instrumentalist, Paul is as equally at home with orchestras as he is with contemporary music, known for his diversity and emotion within his writing. Often performing on his scores, Paul is accomplished at a range of instrument, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, drums and various percussion and is know to take found sounds and manipulate them within his scores making ever project he does completely bespoke and also different from one to the next.
Saunderson learnt his craft working as arranger/programmer and additional composer on over 35 feature films including KICK-ASS (Matthew Vaughn), CORIOLANUS (Ralph Fiennes), BLACK SEA (Kevin Mcdonald), JOHNNY ENGLISH: REBORN (Rowan Atkinson), 47 RONIN (Keanu Reeves), and Aardman’s latest feature animation SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE MOVIE.
After receiving his Music degree from The University of Leeds in composition and electro acoustic music he immersed himself into the world of film music working as assistant to the award winning composer llan Eshkeri (Still Alice, The Young Victoria, Stardust, Layer Cake) and production assistant to Grammy award winning fil music producer Steve McLaughlin (About A Boy, Heat, Batman, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon).
Saunderson has worked with many recording artists; writing arrangements for Elbow, Badly Drawn Boy, Coldplay, Kasabian, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, The Cinematic Orchestra, Ash, and Andy Burrows and Guy Garvey.
Paul ha recently completed work FIGHT OR FLIGHT an action comedy for renowned American production company Thunder Road Pictures starring Josh Hartnett, the sequel to hit Amazon's Christmas film starring Asa Butterfield YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE, and is now working on the 4th season of Apple TV+'s successful heartwarming TV show TRYING.