David M Saunders is a British composer with a passion for scoring Film and Television, whose refined yet distinctive style transitions between contemporary-modern and traditional-orchestral to achieve a soundtrack that compliments the vision of the Director.
Recent film work includes:
Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes’s acclaimed film NOW: In The Wings On A World Stage, Award-winning short film Up On The Roof (starring Maisie Williams from Game Of Thrones), Upcoming 35mm short Joseph’s Reel (starring Robert Hardy and Alice Lowe), And the most recent saga in the DC comic world, Judge Dredd: Superfiend.
Having worked on a number of commercials for companies such as Hyundai, Colgate, Chevrolet, Teflon, Nectar, Batiste and Oxfam David has honed his ability to appeal to a wider audience, whilst affording him the opportunity to score talent of the likes of Emma Watson, Jeff Bridges and Sir Ian McKellen.
In 2013 he scored the UEFA Champions League Final opening ceremony at Wembley Stadium.
David’s television work includes:
BBC’s Infested: Living With Parasites, Sex & The West and Gavin Toomey’s Black Comedy Extreme. He has also written music for Channel 4’s Gadget Man, Benidorm, ER, Ten Things I Hate, Lost Routes with Griff Rhys-Jones and Channel 5’s Documentary Killers Behind Bars.
David’s currently working on a score for feature film Tierra Caliente and for L'Occitane's next commercial.
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JOSEPH’S REEL TRAILER
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UP ON THE ROOF TRAILER
MICHAEL LAVERSDIRECTOR / JOSEPH’S REEL
“I'd place David's sizeable talents as a composer into two categories - an inherent ability to know when the story requires his score, and an equally instinctive gift for creating breathtakingly beautiful music. It doesn't hurt that he's also a technically brilliant musician.”
“David's cinematic compositions perfectly compliment story, without ever being imperious. Its always pleasing to have his score partnered with the films that I’ve shot. I look forward to our next collaboration. ”
DIRECTOR / UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL 2013 OPENING CEREMONY
"His instincts as a composer drive the production when necessary and let it breathe when not. A real asset.”
ACTOR / PRODUCER
DIRECTOR / NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE
"His considerable talent and craft is matched only by his remarkable sensitivity and imagination as a storyteller”
Aubagne International Film Festival 2015
David had the opportunity to write a score that would accompany the Duchess of Cambridge, for the 2013 SportsAid promo. To round off the year, David has been confirmed to score the upcoming BBC Documentary, ‘Infested!' with Michael Mosley.
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2013 / 2014
The latest in a series of
for their Genesis car have been released, scored by David and narrated by Jeff Bridges.
87th Academy Awards
MAY / 2014
post the new teaser trailer for 35mm short film ‘Joseph’s Reel’, starring Robert Hardy and Alice Lowe, which was scored by David Saunders.
Original score by David Saunders for 'Up On The Roof’ has been nominated for
best score at the
David is delighted to announce that he has scored the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium. David had the opportunity to utilize 380 drummers playing percussive shields, a marching drum corps, the Royal Band of Lifeguard with a mixed-voice choir.
'NOW: In The Wings On A World Stage’ scored by David Saunders with Kevin Spacey & Sam Mendes has been long listed for the