Malcolm & Nainita are one of the UK’s leading award winning composer teams for film & television. Together they have written many memorable scores for over 300 film and TV films for broadcasters including the BBC, C4, ITV, C5, HBO, SKY, Discovery, PBS, Nat Geo, Smithsonian as well as for most of the leading independent UK film companies, and have developed a reputation for producing music that is original, rich, inspiring and diverse.
Many of the projects they have worked on have won or been nominated for numerous awards including OSCARS, BAFTAs, EMMYs and RTS Awards. They have been nominated for an RTS Best Music Award 2014 for THE DAY KENNEDY DIED, RTS Best Sound Winner Vinnie Jones: Russia’s Toughest (Nat Geo) and MUSIC+SOUND AWARD 2014 for the acclaimed drama CHECKPOST.
They move seamlessly between orchestral music and a multitude of styles fusing ethnic, sound design and contemporary music.
They scored the hugely internationally acclaimed OSCAR nominated film LITTLE TERRORIST which won them a Lucarnia Intl film music award.
Other dramas include an eclectic score for the BBC Drama MAXWELL (David Suchet and Patricia Hodge) as well as the ITV1 drama TO KIDNAP A PRINCESS.
They have also worked on many features including LITTLE BUDDHA (Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda), BACKBEAT, LESSONS OF DARKNESS (Werner Herzog), AUGUST (Anthony Hopkins) and HACKERS (Angelina Jolie) as well as contributing specialist music for GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow) and scoring over 30 Feature Film Trailers (starring Maggie Cheung, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Jet Li).
Nainita & Malcolm have forged an enviable reputation in factual TV and documentaries, where their eclectic and versatile sound has contributed to a vast body of work such as scores for the BBC NHU award winning series WILD BATTLEFIELDS and numerous films for the NATURAL WORLD strand that have also been musically acclaimed at several Intl film festivals including Jackson Hole and Missoula.
They have also recently enjoyed being on the judging panels for the RTS Awards the Ivor Novellos 2013 and the Emmys and are frequently asked to give talks and masterclasses in Film & TV Music throughout the UK and Internationally (from South Africa to Copenhagen) including this year’s Sheffield Doc Fest.
Some credit hilights include:
Feature documentaries include the award winning CHILDREN OF BESLAN (HBO / BBC), STORYVILLE’S 444 Days (BBC), 9/11-THE DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (ITV1) and most recently THE DAY THAT KENNEDY DIED (ITV1 / Smithsonian)
Factual TV series such as THE MEKONG WITH SUE PERKINS (BBC), STREET PATROL UK (BBC1), VINNIE JONES: RUSSIA’S TOUGHEST (Nat Geo), ARCTIC WITH BRUCE PARRY (BBC2), WILD SHEPHERDESS with Kate Humble (BBC), ROAD WARS (the long running ratings success series for Sky One) and JOHN BARROWMAN’S PET HOSPITAL (C4)
History series include WHO WERE THE GREEKS (BBC2) series and ANCIENT GREEKS: THE GREATEST STAGE ON EARTH (BBC4)
Sound Design for Animation has garnered them the Normand Roger Prize for sound at the Annecy Film Festival for THE OCCASION.
Commercial and channel branding campaigns include Foster’s Lager, Samsung Mobile phones and Front Row TV Channel.
Documentaries for various strands include Storyville, Cutting Edge, Dispatches, Exposure, Revealed, Under the Sun, Real Crime, Natural World, Wildlife on One, First Cut
Series with celebrities including DAVID SUCHET, DAVID JASON, BILLY CONNOLLY, RONNIE CORBETT, BRUCE PARRY, JAMES CRACKNELL, NATASHA KAPLINSKY, VINNIE JONES, RICHARD PARKS and KATE HUMBLE.
Before working together Malcolm & Nainita both enjoyed successful careers in the film and music industry.
Nainita obtained degrees in Maths and Music technology before attending the National Film and Television school after which she began work in the film industry working on numerous Hollywood & British feature films including “Little Buddha” (Dir: B.Bertolluci), “Back Beat” (Dir: Iain Softley–“The Skeleton Key”), “Interview with the Vampire” (N.Jordan), “Death Machine” (Dir: Steve Norrington-“League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, “Blade”) and “August” (Anthony Hopkins).
Nainita’s eclectic musical upbringing as a child led to her studying the sitar, piano, guitar, tabla and violin. A desire to go back to her musical roots led to her working as a freelance music engineer working with many top artistes and bands.
This led to work with Peter Gabriel during the famous “Real World Recording Week” sessions over 2 years, working with over 70 of the worlds top artistes including Papa Wemba, Billy Cobham, Daniel Lanois, Jane Sibbery, Nigel Kennedy, Sinead O’Connor, Ravi Shankar and Peter Gabriel.
Malcolm read music at the University of London. He plays classical, flamenco, electric guitars and orchestral Double bass.Following tours of the UK as a rock guitarist in various bands before becoming a session guitarist he achieved a Top 5 Hit record in the UK along the way.
He then toured the world working with the English Chamber Orchestra.