Christopher Barnett is an award winning composer. His most recent credits include A Dose of Happiness, the film adaptation of Vessela Toteva’s biography, 'Downfall and Salvation. Confessions of a former heroin addict’ (recorded in Sofia with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra), Guerilla Doc’s political documentary, Postcards From The 48%, (Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Bob Geldoff, Bonnie Greer, Rachel Johnson, Nick Clegg, Alastair Campbell, AC Grayling, Peter Tatchell, Joan Bakewell and Vince Cable); the ALS themed documentary, There's a Hole in My Bucket, (Benedict Cumberbatch) and sci-fi short The Sound, (Joseph Mawles and Sienna Guillory) for Noel Clarke’s Unstoppable Entertainment.

In 2016 Christopher scored the EIFF nominated documentary feature, The First Film Film4 which garnered much media attention in the UK and the USA whilst in 2017, he scored the hard hitting, Channel 4 documentary Modern British Slavery, and the adrenalin packed documentary feature, All The Wild Horses.

Other credits include the BAFTA nominated comedy, A Cock & Bull Story, BBC Films (with its British all-star cast of Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Naomie Harris, Benedict Wong, Shirley Henderson, Kelly MacDonald, David Walliams, Gillian Anderson and Stephen Fry), the BBC Films bittersweet comedy Borrowed Time, (starring Phil Davis and Theo Barklem-Biggs); which was an audience Best of The Fest at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and Three Minute Moments (2009), a romantic comedy for which he composed an orchestral jazz based score with songs and lyrics for vocal duet.

As well as composing orchestral and experimental scores rich in thematic or ambient textures, he has work published by the LCM Grade 8 piano syllabus, incidental music for theatre, corporate campaigns, awards ceremonies and he has also assisted colleagues as part of the music department recording at Air Edel, Air Lyndhurst and Abbey Road Studios. In 2014, at the invitation of the United Arab Emirates, he played steel pans on tour with UFO Steelband, (Urban Fox Orchestra), commemorating the Emirates’ 44th year of independence.   

Christopher holds a BMus from Roehampton Institute/Univ. of Surrey and an MMus from London College of Music in Composition.  

AWARDS & RECOGNITION 
2018 Best Score: All The Wild Horses - Jefferson State Flixx Festival 
2016 Most Oustanding Film Composer - Global Excellence Awards 
2016 Best Film Music Composer - Media Awards 
2016 Best Original Score for a Documentary: The First Film - Media Awards 
1999 Award for Composition - London College of Music

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

        

JURY & OUTREACH 
63rd Ivor Novello Awards 2018 - Judge
Bridge Film Fest [Kosovo] 2014 - Judge 
LCCM - Visiting Lecturer: BMus Scoring to Picture
 
Fox Carnival [Charity UK] - Trustee
TheWIFTS Foundation [Charity US] - Contributor