Paul Saunderson is a British film composer with a career spanning over 40 feature films and 8 TV shows. His work includes RAW'S latest award winning documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (Tim Wardle dir.), Jim O’Hanlon’s 100 STREETS (Idris Elba + Gemma Arterton), Bill Clark’s heartbreaking true story STARFISH (Joanne Froggatt + Tom Riley) and most recently Justin Edgar’s gripping noir thriller, THE MARKER (Frederick Schmidt + Ana Ularu). Other works include collaborating on hit SKY One action series STRIKE BACK now in its 8th season, SKY Atlantic’s mystery thriller RIVIERA (Julia Styles) and MTV's action adventure series THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES. Saunderson also wrote the music to Aram Rappaport's debut feature RomCom SYRUP starring Amber Heard & Kellan Lutz and John Shackleton's psychological gothic horror THE SLEEPING ROOM.
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 never being afraid to push the boundaries of orchestral and electronic music.
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 film music producer Steve McLaughlin (About A Boy, Heat, Batman, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon).
Saunderson has worked with many recording artists; writing arrangements for Badly Drawn Boy on Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn starring Robert De Niro. He has also worked alongside Coldplay, Kasabian, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, The Cinematic Orchestra, Ash, and Andy Burrows.
Recently Paul has collaborated with ELBOW'S front man Guy Garvey and I AM KLOOT'S bass player Peter Jobson on Kieth 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 Wilkison and Aneurin Barnard), along with ITV's brand new drama CLEANING UP starring Sheridan Smith.