Christopher Barnett



Film & Documentary

  • Getting Away with Murder(s) - Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Getting Away with Murder(s) - Lithuania
  • Getting Away with Murder(s) - Branau Am Inn
  • A Dose of Happiness - A Dose of Happiness Suite
  • A Dose of Happiness - Love
  • Change of Heart - Aspettera
  • Postcards from the 48% - The 48
  • Postcards from the 48% - Pettigo
  • Modern British Slavery - Slave Traders
  • All the Wild Horses - A Way of Life
  • Speer Goes to Hollywood - Actors Presentation
  • Speer Goes to Hollywood - First of May
  • Speer Goes to Hollywood - Kristallnacht
  • Joy Womack: The White Swan - Dance Split
  • Borrowed Time - Borrowed Time – Main Theme
  • Anglesey Road - Anglesey Road-Suite
  • Welcome to the Majority - End Credits



Barnett’s catalogue of composed music covers the spectrum from scores for independent film, documentary to television and corporate campaigns.

His most recent music score credits includes two Holocaust themed documentaries, ‘Getting Away With Murder(s)‘ (2021) (narrated by Dame Irene Atkins and Julian Glover) and additional music for ‘Speer Goes To Hollywood‘ (2020) – nominated Best Music Score (International Documentary Association 2022) and ‘Joy Womack: The White Swan‘ (2021) which tells the story of the first American ballerina to train and dance with the Bolshoi Ballet.

In 2018 he scored ‘A Dose of Happiness’, the feature film adaptation of journalist, Vesela Toteva’s biography, ‘Downfall and Salvation’. ‘Confessions of a former heroin addict’ which was one of Bulgaria’s 2019 domestic box office hits and officially included in the government’s Ministry of Education and Science educational initiatives related to addiction prevention.

Throughout 2017, illustrating his reach and arc of musical composition, he scored a range of documentaries from the hard hitting, ‘Modern British Slavery’ for Channel 4, to the adrenalin packed, ‘All The Wild Horses’, about the world’s longest and most dangerous horse race, covering 650 miles of wild Mongolian terrain which took Best Score at Jefferson State Flixx Festival 2018. He also scored the ALS themed, ‘There’s a Hole in My Bucket’ (narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch) and sci-fi short, ‘The Sound’ (2018), starring Joseph Mawle from Game of Thrones and Sienna Guillory, (Resident Evil: Apocalypse).

At the beginning of 2018, Barnett completed the second of his documentary collaborations with David Wilkinson, ‘Postcards From The 48%’, which featured personalities such as Sir Bob Geldof, Dame Joan Bakewell, Professor AC Grayling CBE, author/screenwriter Ian McEwan and several British politicians. The first in the collaboration and appropriately titled ‘The First Film’, (narrated by Sarah Lancashire), garnered a Best Documentary Feature Film nomination at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Other credits include the BAFTA nominated comedy, ‘Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story’ (BBC Films 2005) (additional music), (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 bittersweet comedy ‘Borrowed Time‘ (BBC Films 2012), (starring Phil Davis and Theo Barklem-Biggs), voted Best of The Fest at Edinburgh International Film Festival and rom-com, ‘Three Minute Moments’ (2007), for which he composed an orchestral, jazz-based score with songs and lyrics for a vocal duet.

As well as working with studio orchestras in Bulgaria, Budapest and London, (in particular Air EdelAir Lyndhurst and Abbey Road Studios), composing orchestral and experimental scores rich in thematic or ambient textures, he has composed music for theatre, academia (LCM Grade 8 piano syllabus) and corporate campaigns, (TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards, Amnesty International, London Eye, Madame Tussauds amongst others).

Professional memberships include BAFTA and The Ivors Academy. Barnett holds a BMus (Roehampton Inst./Univ. of Surrey), an MMus (London College of Music) and is a visiting professor at LCCM and NFTS.


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