Philip Sheppard is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and virtuoso cellist who has composed scores for film, documentary, video games, television, and theatre; and has worked with distinctive music visionaries including UNKLE, ODESZA, Model Man, and Scott Walker.

Philip’s most recent credit is composing the original score for the Disney+ documentary series, Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story.

His score for In the Shadow of the Moon received an International Film Critics Award nomination for Best Original Score for a Documentary and won numerous accolades including the Sundance Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary. His music has covered a stunning variety of other documentary subjects as well: Bobby Fischer Against the World about the late chess master, tragic sports/war doc The Tillman Story, and the intimate Love, Marilyn about the personal journals and letters of Marilyn Monroe.

Easily adaptable between mediums, Philip’s TV docuseries credits include the Emmy-nominated HBO’s thrilling Golden State Killer true crime I’ll Be Gone in the Dark as well as Human Universe exploring answers to some of mankind’s most profound questions. He also applied his impeccable talent to score the critically acclaimed Quantic Dream video game Detroit: Become Human.

Aside from his extensive media credits, Philip has also produced, conducted, musical directed and arranged many large scale and complex live events including the 2008 Beijing Olympics closing ceremony, the national anthems for the 2012 London Olympics, the Tour de France, and the Rugby World Cup.

Accustomed to recording at prominent studios with large companies of players, Philip’s wide-reaching talents enable him to accommodate projects from the massive to the modest with originality and authenticity.

Philip Sheppard is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and virtuoso cellist who has composed scores for film, documentary, video games, television, and theatre; and has worked with distinctive music visionaries including UNKLE, ODESZA, Model Man, and Scott Walker.

Philip’s most recent credit is composing the original score for the Disney+ documentary series, Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story.

His score for In the Shadow of the Moon received an International Film Critics Award nomination for Best Original Score for a Documentary and won numerous accolades including the Sundance Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary. His music has covered a stunning variety of other documentary subjects as well: Bobby Fischer Against the World about the late chess master, tragic sports/war doc The Tillman Story, and the intimate Love, Marilyn about the personal journals and letters of Marilyn Monroe.

Easily adaptable between mediums, Philip’s TV docuseries credits include the Emmy-nominated HBO’s thrilling Golden State Killer true crime I’ll Be Gone in the Dark as well as Human Universe exploring answers to some of mankind’s most profound questions. He also applied his impeccable talent to score the critically acclaimed Quantic Dream video game Detroit: Become Human.

Aside from his extensive media credits, Philip has also produced, conducted, musical directed and arranged many large scale and complex live events including the 2008 Beijing Olympics closing ceremony, the national anthems for the 2012 London Olympics, the Tour de France, and the Rugby World Cup.

Accustomed to recording at prominent studios with large companies of players, Philip’s wide-reaching talents enable him to accommodate projects from the massive to the modest with originality and authenticity.

Film

2022 The Great Thirst
Directed by Matthew Justus
Alta California Films / PBS

2022  Danica-Driven
Directed by Scott McDermott
Magenin Films

2021 Bolivar
Directed by Neil Teare
ReKon Productions

2018Mercury 13
Directed by David Sington & Heather Walsh
Fine Point Films / Netflix

2017The Final Year
Directed by Greg Barker
Motto Pictures / Passion Pictures

2017Legion of Brothers
Directed by Greg Barker
Bergen Mobile Productions / CNN Films

2016Keep Quiet
Directed by Sam Blair & Joe Martin
AJH Films / Passion Pictures

2012Love, Marilyn
Directed by Liz Garbus
Diamond Girl Productions / Studio Canal

2011Bobby Fischer Against the World
Directed by Liz Garbus
HBO Documentary Films

2010The Tillman Story
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Diamond Docs

2009Sergio
Directed by Greg Barker
Motto Pictures / Passion Pictures

2007In The Shadow of the Moon
Directed by David Sington
Passion Pictures / Discovery Films

TV

2023 – Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story 
Directed by Daryl Goodrich
North One Television / Disney+

2020I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Directed by Elizabeth Wolff & Liz Garbus
HBO Documentary Films

2014Human Universe
Directed by Nat Sharman & Annabel Gilling
BBC

2013The Fantastic Feynman
Directed by Christopher Riley
BBC Scotland

2010God In Amercia 
Directed by David Belton & Sarah Colt
Corporation of Public Broadcasting

2010Little Ships
Directed by Linda Sands
BBC Northern Ireland

2010The Planets: An HD Odyssey
Directed by Duncan Copp
Molinaire Studio

2008Moon Machines
Directed by Duncan Copp & David Copp
DOX Productions

Video Games

2018Detroit: Become Human
Quantic Dream / Sony Playstation

Live Events & Special Projects

2015Rugby World Cup
[Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger]

2014Tour de France: The Grand Depart Launch
[Composer]

2012London 2012 Olympic Games
[Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger]

2008Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
[Composer]

2008Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
[Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger]

2006Manchester Passion
[Composer, Producer and Arranger]