Philip Sheppard

Philip Sheppard is an award-winning composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, and creative innovator.

Philip has composed more than 60 films, video games, television series and theatrical scores including Sony PS4’s highly acclaimed video game, DETROIT: Become Human, which sold 1 million copies in its first two weeks, and the Star Wars Force Awakens Behind the Scenes Comic Con trailer, which has over 11 million YouTube views. His major film works include the Netflix original documentary Mercury 13 directed by David Sington and Heather Walsh, the Barack Obama focused documentary directed by Greg Barker titled The Final Year, and Meru, which won numerous awards including the Audience Award for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival. For his work on In the Shadow of the Moon, Philip received an International Film Music Critics Award nomination in the “Best Original Score for a Documentary” category. He is also behind the music of Emmy-nominated documentaries Sergio, Bobby Fischer Against the World, and The Tillman Story, which won a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form.

Philip was honored with BBC’s Music Production of the Year forThe Manchester Passion and was named as one of Origin Magazine’s “Top 100 Creatives.” He is also the recipient of a RAM Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Academy of Music for his services to music and education. Philip was inducted as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017.


Detroit: Become Human Sony Interactive Entertainment
Comic Con Trailer Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lucasfilms, Bad Robot, Truenorth Producdtions, Walt Disney Pictures
Mercury 13 DOX / NETFLIX
In The Shadow Of The Moon FilmFour, Passion Pictures, Discovery Films 2007 International Film Music Critics Award: Nominated Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film, 2007 Boulder International Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize, 2007 Florida Film Festival: Audience Award,2007 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award: Best Documentary,2007 Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary; Nominated for Grand Jury Prize Award for World Cinema Documentary, 2007 Sedona International Film Festival: Best Documentary; Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking, 2007 Indianapolis International Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary, 2007 Maui International Film Festival: Audience Award
The Tillman Story Diamond Docs, A&E, IndieFilms, Passion Pictures, Prettybird
The Planets: An Hd Odyssey Molinare Studio
The Flaw Studio Lambert, Dartmouth Films 2011 Sundance Film Festival: Nominated Grand Prize Jury for World Cinema - Documentary
Bobby Fisher Against The World HBO Documentary Films, LM Media Production (as LM Media), Moxie Firecracker Films 2011 Miami Film Festival: Nominated Knight Dox Competition, 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival: Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking, 2011 Sundance Film Festival: Official Selection, 2012 Online Film & Television Association: Best Nonfiction Program, 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated Outstanding Nonfiction Special, 2012 Cinema Audio Society, USA: Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television - Non-Fiction, Variety or Music - Series or Specials
Chess History Moxie Firecracker Films
The Fight For Fisher's Estate Moxie Firecracker Films
First Orbit The Attic Room
The Denali Experiment CAMP 4 COLLECTIVE Productions
Koran By Heart Artifact Studios, Motto Pictures, Passion Pictures, Prettybird, Silverbridge Productions
2012 Banff Film Festival: Nominated Banff Rockie Award for Best Youth Program: Non-Fiction, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival: Nominated Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature
London 2012 Olympics Isles Of Wonder BBC
Manhunt : The Hunt For Bin Laden HBO Documentary Films, Motto Pictures, Passion Pictures, Prettybird 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special; Nominated Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming, 2013 London Film Festival: Grierson Award - Special Mention, 2013 Sundance Film Festival: Nominated Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, 2014 Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA: Nominated Best Sound Editing - Long Form Documentary in Television
Hatch Global Impact Series Self-Produced, Producer


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