Graham Hadfield

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Below the Line

Assistant: Eliza McWilliams

Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Eliza McWilliams

Below the Line

Graham Hadfield is an in-demand composer for film and television. He has broad experience in film and television productions of both drama and documentary.

Graham's film credits include: the dark thriller CROW, starring Tom Rhys Harries and Terence Stamp; the romantic comedy and East End Film Festival Gala opener ONE CRAZY THING; the fun and slightly gothic IMAX 3D feature AMAZING MIGHTY MICRO MONSTERS; the acclaimed drama, featured in the book New British Cinema, HINTERLAND; and the award-winning thriller CONTAINMENT.

His television credits include: behind the scenes for the record-breaking David Attenborough series GREAT BARRIER REEF for BBC1); DAVID ATTENBOROUGH MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA for BBC1; the ground-breaking OUR SECRET UNIVERSE for BBC2; and the Emmy-nominated BATTLEFIELD CELL for Discovery.

Graham has won a number of awards for his work including a Music + Sound Award for the score to the BAFTA-nominated drama ORBIT EVER AFTER, and an East End Film Festival Accession Award for the score to CONTAINMENT.

He studied at the National Film and Television School, supported by scholarships from The PRS for Music Foundation and The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation, and he has a PhD in music composition supported by a scholarship from the prestigious Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Graham works from his 5.1 studio amongst a collection of instruments – some traditional, some esoteric, and some custom-made.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

2017

ZDF/Sonar

Dir: Amit Gupta
Prod: Simon Lewis

CROW

2015

Spinning Head Films

Dir: Wyndham Price
Prod: Gaynor Messer Price

CONTAINMENT

2014

Bright Cold Day Films

Dir: Neil West
Prods: Christine Hartland, Casey Herbert and Pete Smyth

ONE CRAZY THING

2014

Canary Wharf Films Ltd

Dir: Amit Gupta
Prod: Dean Fisher

HINTERLAND

2014

Inheritance FIlms

Dir/ Prod: Harry Macqueen

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

JOE ALL ALONE

2018

Zodiak Kids Studio

Dir: Beryl Richards

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

2017

Gate Television Productions/ ZDF

Dir: Amit Gupta

Documentaries

ProductionCompanyNotes

MISSION GALAPAGOS

2017

Atlantic Productions

Dir: Mike Davis
Series Prod: Anthony Geffen

CONQUEST OF THE SKIES

2016

Atlantic Productions

Dir: David Lee
Supervising Prod/ Writer: Mike Davis
Exec Prod. Anthony Geffen

BEHIND THE SCENES: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH`S GREAT BARRIER REEF
(2015)

BBC/ Atlantic Productions

Dirs: Mike Davis, Anne Sommerfield
Exec Prod: Anthony Geffen

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA

2015

BBC/ Atlantic Productions

Dir: Mike Davis
Prod: Mike Davis, Naomi James

EDITH

2013

The Guardian Media Group/ Zurich Insurance Group

Dir/ Prod: Lindsay Poulton, Michael Tait

HOME

2013

The Guardian Media Group/ Zurich Insurance Group

Dir/ Prod: Lindsay Poulton, Michael Tait

In cinemas from April 2013

MEMORY BOX

2013

The Guardian Media Group/ Zurich Insurance Group

Dir/ Prod: Lindsay Poulton, Michael Tait

In cinemas from April 2013

GRAND ISLE
(WORKING TITLE)

2013

Speakit Films, The Bertha Foundation

Dir: Juliet Brown
Exec Prods: Nick Francis, André Singer

ALPPIKATU 25 - HOME TO THE HOMELESS

2012

Real Productions, Finland

Dir: Inka Achte; Marika Vaisanen
Prods Liisa Juntunen; Cilla Werning

selected for Helsinki Film Festival

THE WAIT

2012

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Inka Achte

SECRET UNIVERSES:
JOURNEY INSIDE THE CELL

2012

BBC/ France 5/ Discovery Channel/ Wide-Eyed Entertainment

Dir: Mike Davis
Exec Prod: Cassian Harrison
Prods: Mike Davis, David McNab
(60 mins, Animation)

BLAME IT ON BLACKPOOL

2012

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Mike Nicholls

THE IMMORTALS

2011

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Inka Achte

ULYSSES

2010

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Mike Nicholls

HERE

2010

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Ashley Pegg

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

SHOOT FOR THE MOON

2013

Shut Up Infinity Productions

Dir: Chris Wickett
Prod: Gemma Hurley

ORBIT EVER AFTER

2013

BFI/ Lighthouse

Dir: Jamie Stone
Prods: Len Rowles, Chee-Lan Chan

Winner, Best Original Composition, Music+Sound Award 2014

Nominated for BAFTA, British Short film Award 2014

Winner, Grand Prix Award, Encounters Film Festival 2013

BLACKBIRD

2013

Milkwood

Dir: Rob Petit

WINTERTHUR

2012

Everything is Okay/ Venice Biennale

Dir: Mahalia Belo
Prods: Nicolaj Belzer, Henry Lloyd-Baker

Created as part of "Feeling at Home" for Venice Biennale 2012, 13th International Architecture Exhibition

GENEVA

2012

Everything is Okay/ Venice Biennale

Dir: Mahalia Belo
Prods: Nicolaj Belzer, Henry Lloyd-Baker

Created as part of "Feeling at Home" for Venice Biennale 2012, 13th International Architecture Exhibition

MIT NAVN (MY NAME)

2012

Independent

Dir: Mette Foens
(30 mins)

ONE YEAR ON

2012

Edgewax Films/ NFTS

Dir: Ben Hecking
Prod: Bryony Chaplin

YLEM
ANIMATION

2012

Lupus Films / Channel 4

Dir/Prod: Jo Lawrence

selected for Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and London International Animation Festival 2012

Winner: Screengrab Media Prize 2012

SKYBORN

2012

NFTS

Director: Jamie Stone
Producer: Len Rowles

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards nomination 2012, Foreign Film category

Official selection, Heartland Film Festival 2012

Nominated for Best Short, BIFA Awards 2012

GRACELAND

2012

NFTS

Dir: Rob Petit
Prod: Pete Smyth

LEFT KICK
ANIMATION

2012

NFTS

Dir: Jonathan Topf
Prod: Inesa Ivanova

Nominated for McLaren Animation Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

MY FACE IS IN SPACE
ANIMATION

2012

NFTS

Dir: Tom Jobbins
Prod: Elia Bouthers

Nominated for The Best British Short Film Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

Selected for the Oscar-qualifying Ottawa International Animation Festival 2102

Selected for 56th BFI London International Film Festival 2012

Selected for London International Animation Festival 2012

Showcased at Fresh Film Festival 2012, Prague

ODOTTAJAT (THE WAIT)

2012

NFTS

Director: Inka Achté

Winner, Best Documentary award at Fresh Film Festival 2102, Prague

Selected for DOK Leipzig, 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2012

FAR REMOVED

2011

NFTS

Dir: Jamie Stone
Prod: Sarah Senior

CHECKPOINT

2011

NFTS

Dir: Rob Petit
Prod: Pete Smyth

A440

2011

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Remy Bazerque

DEATH IS FOR LOSERS

2011

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Mahalia Belo

RECOMPENSE

2011

NFTS

Dir: Caroline Bridges

LAURA
ANIMATION

2011

NFTS

Dir: Gervais Merryweather

ONE TWO THREE

2010

LUX

Dirs: Jo Ann Kaplan, Dana Caspersen
Dance Film

ABSENCE

2010

NFTS

Dir: Michael Lennox

WHAT NOW

2010

NFTS

Dir: George Grigorakis

Commercials

ProductionCompanyNotes

MICROSOFT: DISASTER AVOIDED

2013

Userfarm/ Microsoft

Dir: Ian Aryeh
Prod: Sean O'Riordan

DIESEL - TIME TO BE BRAVE

2012

CP+B

Dir/Prod: Henrik Delehag, Rob Steiner.
Music Agency: Pitch n Sync

LOMOGRAPHY - GUVNOR

2012

Lomography

Dir: Sean O'Riordan
Prod: Ian Aryeh-Thomson

FUJI - AFFORD TO BE DIFFERENT

2012

Fuji/ Edgewax Films

Dir: Ben Hecking
Prod: Sean O'Riordan

STAND BY ME

2012

Stand By Me

Dir/ Prod: Michael Lennox

MARTHA

2012

Stand By Me

Dir: Michael Lennox

HMV - GET CLOSER
KODAK

2012

Kodak/ NFTS

Dir: Robin Whenary

First Prize in the HMV category, Kodak Commercials Awards 2012

HMV - TIME TRAVELLER

2012

Kodak/ NFTS

Dir: Arthur Mulhern
Prod: Len Rowles

Second Prize in the HMV category, Kodak Commercials Awards 2012

SPITFIRE ALE - GERMAN SPY

2012

Kodak/ NFTS

Dir: Casey Parsons

First Prize in the Spitfire Ale category, Kodak Commercials Awards 2012

LEXUS

2011

Thundertone / Lexus

Dir/Prod: Casey Parsons

FOREVER

2011

NFTS

Dir: Rob Petit
Prod: Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Toshiba Viral Promo Winner

Online

ProductionCompanyNotes

WILD SWIM
FAIRY POOLS, RYDAL WATER, LUMB FALLS

2010

Guardian Films/ The Guardian

Dir: Lindsay Poulton Prod: Michael Tait

FIAT - ONLINE PROMO
THE MOTHERHOOD

2012

Rubber Republic

Prods: Casey Parsons and Tom Paterson

O2 - ONLINE PROMO
JET PACK RESCUE

2012

Tomboy Films/ VCCP

Dir: Jamie Stone

Other

ProductionCompanyNotes

NEWTON'S LAW

2012

NFTS

Dir: Sean O'Riordan
(Game Show)

Official Selection at New York Television Festival 2012

Winner of Best Independent Pilot by the New York Television Festival 2012

Optioned by Warner Bros. International Television

THE HOUSE

2012

NFTS

Dir: Abigail Dankwa
(Television Music Show)

WHAT WE WEAR

2010

NFTS

Dir: Abigail Dankwa
(Television Magazine Series)

THE 7TH PLAYER

2010

NFTS

Dir: Aniello De Santi
(Television Game Show)

THE LOFT

2010

NFTS

Dir: Abigail Dankwa, Aniello De Santi, Sean O'Riordan
(Television Magazine Series)

Film, TV & Theatre

Graham Hadfield is an in-demand composer for film and television. He has broad experience in film and television productions of both drama and documentary.

Graham's film credits include: the dark thriller CROW, starring Tom Rhys Harries and Terence Stamp; the romantic comedy and East End Film Festival Gala opener ONE CRAZY THING; the fun and slightly gothic IMAX 3D feature AMAZING MIGHTY MICRO MONSTERS; the acclaimed drama, featured in the book New British Cinema, HINTERLAND; and the award-winning thriller CONTAINMENT.

His television credits include: behind the scenes for the record-breaking David Attenborough series GREAT BARRIER REEF for BBC1; DAVID ATTENBOROUGH MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA for BBC1; the ground-breaking OUR SECRET UNIVERSE for BBC2; and the Emmy-nominated BATTLEFIELD CELL for Discovery.

Graham has won a number of awards for his work including a Music + Sound Award for the score to the BAFTA-nominated drama ORBIT EVER AFTER, and an East End Film Festival Accession Award for the score to CONTAINMENT.

He studied at the National Film and Television School, supported by scholarships from The PRS for Music Foundation and The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation, and he has a PhD in music composition supported by a scholarship from the prestigious Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Graham works from his 5.1 studio amongst a collection of instruments – some traditional, some esoteric, and some custom-made.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

CONTAINMENT

2014

Bright Cold Day Films

Dir: Neil West
Prods: Christine Hartland, Casey Herbert and Pete Smyth

CROW

2015

Spinning Head Films

Dir: Wyndham Price
Prod: Gaynor Messer Price

ONE CRAZY THING

2014

Canary Wharf Films Ltd

Dir: Amit Gupta
Prod: Dean Fisher

HINTERLAND

2014

Inheritance FIlms

Dir/ Prod: Harry Macqueen

Documentaries

ProductionCompanyNotes

CONQUEST OF THE SKIES

2016

Atlantic Productions

Dir: David Lee
Supervising Prod/ Writer: Mike Davis
Prod. Anthony Geffen

BEHIND THE SCENES: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH`S GREAT BARRIER REEF
(2015)

BBC/ Atlantic Productions

Dirs: Mike Davis, Anne Sommerfield
Exec Prod: Anthony Geffen

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA

2015

BBC/ Atlantic Productions

Dir: Mike Davis
Prod: Mike Davis, Naomi James

EDITH

2013

The Guardian Media Group/ Zurich Insurance Group

Dir/ Prod: Lindsay Poulton, Michael Tait

HOME

2013

The Guardian Media Group/ Zurich Insurance Group

Dir/ Prod: Lindsay Poulton, Michael Tait

In cinemas from April 2013

MEMORY BOX

2013

The Guardian Media Group/ Zurich Insurance Group

Dir/ Prod: Lindsay Poulton, Michael Tait

In cinemas from April 2013

GRAND ISLE
(WORKING TITLE)

2013

Speakit Films, The Bertha Foundation

Dir: Juliet Brown
Exec Prods: Nick Francis, André Singer

ALPPIKATU 25 - HOME TO THE HOMELESS

2012

Real Productions, Finland

Dir: Inka Achte; Marika Vaisanen
Prods Liisa Juntunen; Cilla Werning

selected for Helsinki Film Festival

SECRET UNIVERSES:
JOURNEY INSIDE THE CELL

2012

BBC/ France 5/ Discovery Channel/ Wide-Eyed Entertainment

Dir: Mike Davis
Exec Prod: Cassian Harrison
Prods: Mike Davis, David McNab
(60 mins, Animation)

THE WAIT

2012

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Inka Achte

THE IMMORTALS

2011

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Inka Achte

BLAME IT ON BLACKPOOL

2012

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Mike Nicholls

ULYSSES

2010

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Mike Nicholls

HERE

2010

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Ashley Pegg

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

JOE ALL ALONE

2018

Zodiak Kids Studio

Dir: Beryl Richards

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

SHOOT FOR THE MOON

2013

Shut Up Infinity Productions

Dir: Chris Wickett
Prod: Gemma Hurley

ORBIT EVER AFTER

2013

BFI/ Lighthouse

Dir: Jamie Stone
Prods: Len Rowles, Chee-Lan Chan

Winner, Best Original Composition, Music+Sound Award 2014

Nominated for BAFTA, British Short film Award 2014

Winner, Grand Prix Award, Encounters Film Festival 2013

BLACKBIRD

2013

Milkwood

Dir: Rob Petit

WINTERTHUR

2012

Everything is Okay/ Venice Biennale

Dir: Mahalia Belo
Prods: Nicolaj Belzer, Henry Lloyd-Baker

Created as part of "Feeling at Home" for Venice Biennale 2012, 13th International Architecture Exhibition

GENEVA

2012

Everything is Okay/ Venice Biennale

Dir: Mahalia Belo
Prods: Nicolaj Belzer, Henry Lloyd-Baker

Created as part of "Feeling at Home" for Venice Biennale 2012, 13th International Architecture Exhibition

MIT NAVN (MY NAME)

2012

Independent

Dir: Mette Foens
(30 mins)

ONE YEAR ON

2012

Edgewax Films/ NFTS

Dir: Ben Hecking
Prod: Bryony Chaplin

YLEM
ANIMATION

2012

Lupus Films / Channel 4

Dir/Prod: Jo Lawrence

selected for Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and London International Animation Festival 2012

Winner: Screengrab Media Prize 2012

SKYBORN

2012

NFTS

Director: Jamie Stone
Producer: Len Rowles

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards nomination 2012, Foreign Film category

Official selection, Heartland Film Festival 2012

Nominated for Best Short, BIFA Awards 2012

GRACELAND

2012

NFTS

Dir: Rob Petit
Prod: Pete Smyth

LEFT KICK
ANIMATION

2012

NFTS

Dir: Jonathan Topf
Prod: Inesa Ivanova

Nominated for McLaren Animation Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

MY FACE IS IN SPACE
ANIMATION

2012

NFTS

Dir: Tom Jobbins
Prod: Elia Bouthers

Nominated for The Best British Short Film Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

Selected for the Oscar-qualifying Ottawa International Animation Festival 2102

Selected for 56th BFI London International Film Festival 2012

Selected for London International Animation Festival 2012

Showcased at Fresh Film Festival 2012, Prague

ODOTTAJAT (THE WAIT)

2012

NFTS

Director: Inka Achté

Winner, Best Documentary award at Fresh Film Festival 2102, Prague

Selected for DOK Leipzig, 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2012

FAR REMOVED

2011

NFTS

Dir: Jamie Stone
Prod: Sarah Senior

CHECKPOINT

2011

NFTS

Dir: Rob Petit
Prod: Pete Smyth

A440

2011

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Remy Bazerque

DEATH IS FOR LOSERS

2011

NFTS

Dir/Prod: Mahalia Belo

RECOMPENSE

2011

NFTS

Dir: Caroline Bridges

LAURA
ANIMATION

2011

NFTS

Dir: Gervais Merryweather

ONE TWO THREE

2010

LUX

Dirs: Jo Ann Kaplan, Dana Caspersen
Dance Film

ABSENCE

2010

NFTS

Dir: Michael Lennox

WHAT NOW

2010

NFTS

Dir: George Grigorakis

Commercials

ProductionCompanyNotes

DIESEL - TIME TO BE BRAVE

2012

CP+B

Dir/Prod: Henrik Delehag, Rob Steiner.
Music Agency: Pitch n Sync

MICROSOFT: DISASTER AVOIDED

2013

Userfarm/ Microsoft

Dir: Ian Aryeh
Prod: Sean O'Riordan

LOMOGRAPHY - GUVNOR

2012

Lomography

Dir: Sean O'Riordan
Prod: Ian Aryeh-Thomson

FUJI - AFFORD TO BE DIFFERENT

2012

Fuji/ Edgewax Films

Dir: Ben Hecking
Prod: Sean O'Riordan

STAND BY ME

2012

Stand By Me

Dir/ Prod: Michael Lennox

LEXUS

2011

Thundertone / Lexus

Dir/Prod: Casey Parsons

MARTHA

2012

Stand By Me

Dir: Michael Lennox

FOREVER

2011

NFTS

Dir: Rob Petit
Prod: Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Toshiba Viral Promo Winner

HMV - GET CLOSER
KODAK

2012

Kodak/ NFTS

Dir: Robin Whenary

First Prize in the HMV category, Kodak Commercials Awards 2012

HMV - TIME TRAVELLER

2012

Kodak/ NFTS

Dir: Arthur Mulhern
Prod: Len Rowles

Second Prize in the HMV category, Kodak Commercials Awards 2012

SPITFIRE ALE - GERMAN SPY

2012

Kodak/ NFTS

Dir: Casey Parsons

First Prize in the Spitfire Ale category, Kodak Commercials Awards 2012

Composer

ProductionCompanyNotes

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

2017

Gate Television Productions/ZDF

Dir: Amit Gupta

Online

ProductionCompanyNotes

FIAT - ONLINE PROMO
THE MOTHERHOOD

2012

Rubber Republic

Prods: Casey Parsons and Tom Paterson

O2 - ONLINE PROMO
JET PACK RESCUE

2012

Tomboy Films/ VCCP

Dir: Jamie Stone

WILD SWIM
FAIRY POOLS, RYDAL WATER, LUMB FALLS

2010

Guardian Films/ The Guardian

Dir: Lindsay Poulton Prod: Michael Tait

Other

ProductionCompanyNotes

NEWTON'S LAW

2012

NFTS

Dir: Sean O'Riordan
(Game Show)

Official Selection at New York Television Festival 2012

Winner of Best Independent Pilot by the New York Television Festival 2012

Optioned by Warner Bros. International Television

THE HOUSE

2012

NFTS

Dir: Abigail Dankwa
(Television Music Show)

THE 7TH PLAYER

2010

NFTS

Dir: Aniello De Santi
(Television Game Show)

WHAT WE WEAR

2010

NFTS

Dir: Abigail Dankwa
(Television Magazine Series)

THE LOFT

2010

NFTS

Dir: Abigail Dankwa, Aniello De Santi, Sean O'Riordan
(Television Magazine Series)