Dominik Scherrer

Dominik Scherrer – Composer Profile

dominik_scherrer_portAn extremely fresh, innovative and resourceful composer, Dominik has emerged as one of the most talented score composers of his generation. His music has received all-round great acclaim for, amongst others, the BAFTA award nominated and Ivor Novello 2014 award winning Ripper Street, and the Ivor Novello 2011 Best TV Score nominated Marple (ITV/WGBH). His Marple scores are full of life and vibrancy, amply illustrated by their amazing and colourful orchestrations and, as a result, Dominik was awarded a Gold Medal for Best Original Music at The New York International TV Festival 2006.

Dominik’s most recent television projects include the wonderfully suspenseful yet lyrical score for the BBC’s major 2015 Golden Globe nominated and 2015 Emmy nominated 8-part thriller, The Missing (series 1 & 2), starring James Nesbitt and Tcheky Kayro, BBC’s 4-part crime thriller One Of Us, BBC’s 2015 historical thriller An Inspector Calls, Monroe (series 1 & 2) for Mammoth Screen, BBC’s Ripper Street (series 1-4), and Just Henry for ITV. Dominik also created a hugely dynamic and compelling score for Primeval, the successful CGI monster adventure series from Impossible Pictures/ITV. Prior to this he scored the latest series of Inspector George Gently for the BBC, and the taut thriller U Be Dead, as well as Christopher and His Kind. Other scores include the supernatural love story Life Line, directed by Jamie Payne for the BBC, and an eerily haunting score for Granada/BBC’s reworking of Dracula, which starred David Suchet and Marc Warren. Dominik is currently scoring series 2 of The Missing and Amazon’s brand-new 8-part drama The Collection.

Dominik’s latest film score was for Alina Marazzi’s compelling Tutto Parla Di Te (All About You) which received a red carpet premiere at the Rome Film Festival and was awarded the Taodue Camera D’Oro Award for best emerging director and film. Before this he wrote an eclectic score to the complex, dark and funny feature film Scenes of a Sexual Nature starring Ewan McGregor, Hugh Bonneville, Gina McKee and Sophie Okonedo; a wonderfully original score to the dark and twisted feature The Truth, which received rave reviews; and the feature Riprendimi (US title – “Good Bye Heartache”), which was accepted to premier in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Other features include the award winning The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (Strawberry Vale/UA) for which Dominik received the Best Music Award at Spain’s Estapona Film Festival; the Italian comedy In Principio Erano Le Mutande (premiered at the Berlin Film Festival); Alice Through The Looking Glass (Projector/Channel 4), starring Kate Beckinsale and Ian Holm; and Appetite (Loud Mouse/J&M), starring Trevor Eve and Ute Lemper. Dominik also wrote the end title song for this film, sung by Ute Lemper, which featured on the album ‘The Best of Ute Lemper’ (the album reached No. 2 in the UK classical charts).

Earlier TV credits include a wonderful period score to Jericho, starring Robert Lindsay as the eponymous 1950 detective, and an evocatively contemporary score to the ITV drama, If I Had You. Dominik also created haunting and moving scores for both, We Can Make You Talk (Tiger Aspect/History Channel NY), a film about the treatment of terrorist suspects in the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, and Footprints (Tigerlilly Films), a documentary filmed in Afghanistan. Dominik also directed and scored a contemporary biker opera Hell For Leather, which has been shown at more than 60 film festivals.

He is a member of Taxi Val Mentek, the avant-garde pop band/video art duo, and also composes performance music for the theatre, including Forkbeard Fantasy’s Shooting Shakespeare, which has toured extensively.

Further info available at: www.dominikscherrer.com

Film and TV drama
THE MISSING (Series 2)BBC
Director: Ben Chanan
Producer: Julian Stevens
Starring: Tcheky Karyo, Keeley Hawes
ONE OF USBBC Scotland
Director: William McGregor
Producer: Colin Wratten
Starring: Joe Dempsie, Kate Dickie, Adrian Edmondson, Georgina Campbell
AN INSPECTOR CALLSBBC
Director: Aisling Walsh
Producer: Howard Ella
Starring: David Thewlis, Ken Stott, Miranda Richardson
THE MISSING (series 1)New Pictures/BBC One/Starz
Directors: Tom Shankland
Producers: Chris Clough
Starring: James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor, Tcheky Karyo
***Nominated for Primetime Emmy Best Music for miniseries***
*** Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries 2015***
*** Nominated for OFTA Television Award for Best Music 2015***
*** Nominated for BAFTA for Best Drama Series 2015***
RIPPER STREET (Series 1, 2, 3 & 4)BBC
Director: Tom Shankland, Andy Wilson, Colm Mcarthy, Christopher Menaul, Kieron Hawkes, Anthony Byrne, Saul Menaul, Luke Watson
Producer: Stephen Smallwood, Lucy Dyke
Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring
***Winner IVOR NOVELLO Best TV Music 2014***
***RTS Award Nominated for Best Original Score 2013***
***Nominated for BAFTA Award Best Series 2013***
ALL ABOUT YOUMir Cinematografica
Directors: Alina Marazzi
Producers: Gianfilipo Pedote, Francesca Virga,
Starring: Charlotte Rampling
***Winner of the Rome Film Fest Golden Camera Awards for Best Emerging Director and Producer 2012***
MARPLE (Series 6)ITV / WGBH Boston
Directors: Charles Palmer, Sarah Harding, David Moore
Producer: Peter McAleese
Executive Producers: Rebecca Eaton,
Michele Buck. Matthew Pritchard, Karen Thrussell, Damien Timmer
Starring: Julia McKenzie, Antony Sher, Hermione Norris
MONROE (Series 1 & 2)Mammoth Screen
Directors: Paul McGuigan, David Moore
Producers: Jennie Scanlon, Howard Ella, Peter Bowker, Michele Buck, Damien Timmer
Starring: James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish, Tom Riley
JUST HENRYITV Productions
Directors: David Moore
Producers: Paul Frift
Starring: John Henshaw, Josh Boult, Sheila Hancock
CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KINDMammoth Screen / BBC
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Producer: Celia Duval
Executive Producers: Damien Timmer, Michele Buck
Starring: Matt Smith, Imogen Poots
*** Nominated for Best Single Drama 2012 Press Guild Awards***
U BE DEAD Darlow Smithson
Director: Jamie Payne
Producer: Elinor Day
Executive Producer: John Smithson
Starring: David Morrissey, Tara Fitzgerald
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLYSERIES 3
Granada / WGBH Boston
Director: Daniel O'Hara
Producer: Suzan Harrison
Executive Producers: George Faber, Charles Pattinson
MISS MARPLE (Series 5)SERIES 5
Granada / WGBH Boston
Directors: Tom Shankland, David Moore, Andy Hay, Jonathan Strickland
Producer: Karen Thrussell
Executive Producers: Damien Timmer, Michele Buck
Starring: Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Lindsay Duncan, Hugh Bonneville
***Ivor Novello 2011 Nomination: Best TV Score***
MISS MARPLE (Series 4)SERIES 4
Granada / WGBH Boston
Directors: Charles Palmer, Andy Wilson, Hettie MacDonald, Nicholas Renton
Producer: Karen Thrussell, Damien Timmer
Cast: Julia McKenzie, Matthew MacFadyen, Helen Baxendale, Prunella Scales
RIPRENDIMI(US title "Good Morning Heartache")
Bess Movie
Director: Anna Negri
Producer: Francesca Neri
***Nominated for the Sundance 2008 Grand Jury Prize***
*Winner: Gronoble Festival 2008 Jury Prize*
*Premio Sergio Leone 2008: Winner for Best Film*
LIFE LINECarnival Film / BBC
Director: Jamie Payne
Producer: Tim Bradley
Cast: Ray Stevenson, Joanne Whalley
MISS MARPLE SERIES 3
Granada / WGBH Boston
Directors: Nicolas Winding Refn, Dan Zeff, Moira Armstrong
Producer: Karen Thrussell
Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Saffron Burrows, Richard E. Grant, Vincent Regan, Polly Walker, Jane Seymour
PRIMEVALSERIES 1, 2 & 3
Impossible Pictures/ITV
Directors: Cilla Ware, Jamie Payne, Mark Everest, Andrew Gunn, Nick Murphy, Richard Curson Smith, Tony Mitchell, Matthew Thompson.
Producers: Cameron McAllister, Tim Bradley, Paul Frift
Starring: Douglas Henshall, Ben Miller Jason Flemyng
***Nominated Best TV Series Satellite Awards 2008***
DRACULAGranada/BBC
Director: Bill Eagles
Producer: Trevor Hopkins
Starring: Marc Warren, Sophia Myles, David Suchet
SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATUREMob Films/ Tinpan Films
Director: Ed Blum
Producer: Ed Blum
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hugh Bonneville, Gina McKee, Sophie Okonedo
TWO FAMILIESParallel Pictures
Director: Romano Scavolini
Producers: Lee Chamberlain, Francesco Papa
Cast: Franco Nero, Richard Johnson
THE TRUTH2ManyExecutives
Director: George Milton
Producer: Julie - Anne Edwards
Starring: Elaine Cassidy, Elizabeth McGovern
MISS MARPLESERIES 2
Granada/WGBH Boston
Directors: Ed Hall, Tom Shankland, Peter Medak, Paul Unwin
Producer: Matthew Read.
Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Timothy Dalton, Greta Scacchi, Sarah Parish, Charles Dance, Dawn French, Steven Berkoff
IF I HAD YOUGranada
Director: John Deery
Producer: Karen Thrussell
Cast: Paul McGann, Sarah Parish
JERICHOGranada/ WGBH Boston
Director: Nick Renton, Diarmuid Lawrence, Tom Shankland
Producer: Cameron McAllister
Cast: Francesca Annis, Jane Horrocks, Robert Lindsay
MISS MARPLE (Series 1)SERIES 1
Granada/WGBH Boston
Directors: Andy Wilson, John Strickland, Charles Palmer
Producer: Matthew Read
Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Simon Callow, Zoe Wanamaker, Tara Fitzgerald, Joanna Lumley, David Williams, Derek Jacobi
***Winner Best Music at New York Festival TV Awards***
***Nominated for Emmy Best Special Class Programme***
THE HONEYTRAP Filmhouse Ltd
Director: Michael Gunther
Producer: Madeleine Lim
Cast: Emily Lloyd
THE NINE LIVES OF TOMAS KATZ Strawberry Vale Films
Director: Ben Hopkins
Producer: Caroline Hewitt
***Winner Best Music Award: Estapona Film Festival***
***Winner: Evening Standard Award***
L’ALTRA DONNA Cineteam / RAI
Director: Anna Negri
Producer: Aldo Raparelli
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Projector Pictures
Director: John Henderson
Producer: Trevor Eve, Simon Johnson
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Ian Holm, Steve
Coogan
IN PRINCIPIO ERANO LE MUTANDE Mastro Film Rome
Director: Anna Negri
Producer: Andrea Borella
APPETITE J&M Entertainment
Director: George Milton
Producer: Charly Cantor, Simon Johnson
Cast: Trevor Eve, Ute Lemper
Documentaries & Miscellaneous
WE CAN MAKE YOU TALKTiger Aspect
Director: Ed Blum
Producer: Charles Brand
FOOTPRINTSTiger Lily
Director: Ben Hopkins
HELL FOR LEATHER (Film/Opera)Hell Ltd
Written by Dominik SCherrer
Winner of 10 awards including Best Score Mediawave,
Best Film Nevers, Prix Action Light Locarno
Theatre
SHOOTING SHAKESPEARE (Sound Design)Directors: Chris and Tim Britton
Productions: Forkbeard Fantasy, Theatre Royal (Bath)
RELIEFDirector: Catherine Bay
Theatre: Menagerie de Verre, Paris
WHEN WE DEAD AWAKENDirector: Andrew Harries
Winner of the London Fringe Best Music Award
Production: Absolute Theatre, London
QUEEN CHRISTINEDirector: Andrew Harries
Production: Absolute Theatre, London
THE MISANTHROPEDirector: Andrew Harries
Production: Absolute Theatre, London
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