Sarah Warne

Sarah Warne – Composer Profile

A graduate of the National Film and Television School (NFTS), Sarah Warne has leapt to prominence as one of the UK’s most exciting young composers for television. She is best known for her work on Channel 4’s critically acclaimed drama, Humans, and her most recent score for BBC1’s primetime series Dark Mon£y. These series were preceded by her first major drama commission, Red Production’s Prey (series 2) and various primetime documentaries including A Killing in My Family (Channel 4), Treasures of Ancient Greece (BBC4) and Kate Adie’s Women of World War One (BBC2).

Sarah’s third feature film for BAFTA nominated true crime series Catching a Killer was recently broadcast on Channel 4 – A Diary From the Grave – which received a five star review from The Times. Upcoming projects include new ITV drama miniseries Des for New Pictures starring David Tennant, and a new Stacey Dooley mental health documentary for True Vision and BBC3.

Recent other film and television work includes The Great British School Swap, feature documentary She’s French (Chalfont Productions), the RTS winning Behind Closed Doors: Through The Eyes of The Child for BBC2, BBC mental health documentary Girls On The Edge, and Channel 4’s moving and insightful Can Cannabis Save Our Son? featuring Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker; a documentary which looks at the effects of medical Marijuana on epilepsy.

Prior to the NFTS, Sarah gained a degree in English Literature at Oxford University, which is where she developed her love for narrative and drama. Subsequently she studied contemporary and electronic music composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Though trained initially as a classical harpist and pianist, her music and sonic installations explore a wide variety of genres and musical techniques, both traditional and experimental. Her innovative use of electronics is nowhere better demonstrated than in her score for Humans, although her writing often fuses electronics with acoustic instruments and she is skilled at orchestration. Whether composing with melodic lyricism or crafting a subtle textural underscore, drama and storytelling is always at the core of what Sarah creates.

Beyond her television work, Sarah has scored a number of award winning short films which have been selected at numerous international festivals across the world including Cannes, Paris, Milan, Toronto, Palm Springs, LA, London, New York, Edinburgh, Berlin, Cologne, Talca, Leipzig, Ozu and Rio, to name a few. She also works extensively with projection artist Rupert Newman, creating light and sound installations both in the UK and abroad. Her Installation work for him has included an interactive installation for Bombay Sapphire Gin in London, lighting up the Four Seasons in Florence, Italy, a Sarah Haywood designed wedding at the Vaux le Vicomte Chateux in France, and lighting up a 48 foot ski jump in Cortina, Italy. London exhibits have taken place at prestigious venues including The Tramshed, The Hospital Club, The House of St. Barnabas, The Rook and Raven Gallery in Soho, The Crate in Notting Hill, and The Royal College of Art.

Further info available at: www.sarahwarne.com

Television Drama
DESNew Pictures / ITV
Director: Lewis Arnold
Producer: David Meanti
Starring: David Tennant, Jason Watkins, Daniel Mays
DARK MON£YThe Forge Entertainment / BBC
Director: Lewis Arnold
Producer: Erika Hossington
Starring: Babou Ceesay, Jill Halfpenny
HUMANS (series 3)Kudos Film and Television / Channel 4
Directors: Jill Robertson, Al Mackay, Ben A. Williams, Richard Senior
Producer: Vicki Delow
Starring: Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill
HUMANS (series 2)Kudos Film and Television / Channel 4
Directors: Lewis Arnold, Carl Tibbetts, Francesca Gregorini, Mark Brozel
Producer: Paul Gilbert
Starring: Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill
Prey (series 2)Red Productions / ITV
Director: Lewis Arnold
Producer: Tom Sherry
Starring: Philip Glenister, Rosie Cavaliero
Film
SUMOSWetransfer
Director: Catherine Hyland
TABBOULEH & PIEDirector: Ja’far ‘Abd Al-Hamid
Producer: Arij Al-Soltan
HOME GIRLGenera
Director: Poonam Brah
Producer: Isabel Steuble-Johnson
WHAT HAPPENED TO EVIEFrench Fancy Productions
Director: Kate Cheeseman
Producer: Georgina French
IS THIS THING ON?
BBC Drama Productions
Director: Max Myers
OAKWOODBBC Drama Productions
Director: Andrew Cumming
OUTVisual Vibe Productions
Director: Alex Lawton
THE MAGNIFICENT LION BOY
NFTS
Director: Anna Caro
ROBOMAXNFTS
Director: Moayad Fahmi
Producer: Daniel Demissie
CHARLIE SAYSNFTS
Director: Lewis Arnold
Producer: Rob Darnell
Documentaries
CATCHING A KILLER: A DIARY FROM THE GRAVETrue Vision / Channel 4
Directors: Jezza Neumann, Jess Stevenson
Producer: Brian Woods
STACEY DOOLEY: ON THE PSYCH WARDTrue Vision / BBC3
Director: Katie Rice
Producer: Brian Woods
THE GREAT BRITISH SCHOOL SWAPTop Hat Productions / Channel 4
Director: Marten Fuller
Producer: Heenam Bhatti
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE CHILDTrue Vision / BBC 2
Director: Anna Hall
STEPH & DOM: CAN CANNABIS SAVE OUR SON?Frieda TV / Channel 4
Director: Erica Gornall
GIRLS ON THE EDGEDragonfly Film and TV / BBC 2
Director: Holly Challinor
A KILLING IN MY FAMILYDragonfly Film and TV / Channel 4
Director: Kirsty Cunningham
SHE’S FRENCHChalfont Productions
Director: Charlotte Seegers
Producer: Helen De Winter
CATCHING A KILLER: A BULLET THROUGH THE WINDOWTrue Vision / Channel 4
Director: Erica Gornall, Jezza Neumann
Producer: Brian Woods
CATCHING A KILLER: THE SEARCH FOR NATALIE HEMMINGTrue Vision / Channel 4
Director: Anna Hall
Producer: Brian Woods
TREASURES OF ANCIENT GREECEBBC Worldwide / BBC 4
Director/Producer: David Vincent
KATE ADIE’S WOMEN OF WORLD WAR ONEBBC Worldwide / BBC 2
Director/Producer: David Vincent
VEGASNFTS
Director: Lukasz Konopa
THE CHINESE HAJJNational Geographic
Director: Camille Faylona