Joe Lewis - CV

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Highly experienced composer, music supervisor and sound designer and audio producer.  Consistently delivered projects of broad variety of genres with a wide experience of writing, producing and licensing both live scores and electronic music.  Clients have included BBC2, Channel 4, Google, Al Jazeera, Sky, TCM, Schweppes and Time Magazine. Strong recording, mixing and skills for music, theatrical release and broadcast. Experience of leading teams and working autonomously whilst also delivering projects in both a timely manner and within allocated budgets. Comprehensive understanding of music liscening, negotiation and associated laws. Strong industry contacts from record labels, production music companies and publishers.

Strange Cities Are Familiar - (Candle and Bell) (2018)

  • Short abstract film focussing on a political refugee living in London tries to get back to his home

    in Palestine to see his dying son.

  • Composed and recorded full score.


Netflix- Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (Ponda/Tourist with a Typewriter)


  • Feature documentary covering a year in the life of the Afghan Army.

  • Premiered at Berlinale 2015 winning the Audience Choice Award.

  • Composed full score and sound supervised 5.1 mix for theatre.


Telegraph/Sky Atlantic - The True Story that Inspired The Last Panthers


  • Series of webisodes film and produced to promote the series the Last Panthers.

  • Full composition and sound design.


RTL - The Runner (Tourist with A Typewriter LTD)


  • Feature documentary about a Sahrawi athlete struggling to compete and highlight the struggles of his people.

  • Full score composed for film. Completed full audio edit and mix for broadcast.


NRK - There Will be Some who Will Not Fear That Void (Tourist LTD)


  • Won the Tromsø Palm for Best Film from the North at the 2013 Tromsø Film Festival.

  • Music Supervisor & supervised full 5.1 Dolby mix.


TCM - Turner Classic Movies Promo - (Th1ng LTD)


  • Scored a promo for TCM promoting a series of new films.

  • Won a Silver Promax Award in 2013.


Schweppes Commercial - Spain


  • Commercial for Schweppes tonic water

  • Composed and mixed full orchestral score with sound design.


BBC2 - Child of Our Time

• Composed music for long animated segment for BBC’s Child of Our Time series.


Kanal 5 idents


  • Composed music with heavy sound design elements for the channel’s new dents

  • Completed full mix.


Al Jazeera International - Correspondents

  • Documentary about American conscientious objector who have chosen to leave the US Army.

  • Full Score composed. Completed audio edit and mix for broadcast.


Al Jazeera International - People and Power ‘Tunnel Trade’(2006)


  • Weekly series focussing on a wide variety of global stories from the channel’s foreign


  • Composed theme music, bumpers and sound beds.

Al Jazeera International - Witness - ’The Paths of Most Resistance’


  • Documentary covering the tunnels smuggling contraband from Egypt to Palestine.

  • Full score and mix for broadcast.


Al Jazeera International - ArtsWorld


  • Weekly series focussing on different artist and their practices around the globe

  • Composed theme music, bumpers and sound beds.

BBC 2 - This World: India’s Missing Girls( 2007)

  • Primetime documentary .

  • Full score including use of traditional Indian classical instruments.


Awards & Recognition:

SIMA Award for Best Sound Edit on Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015)
Gold Medal/Jury Choice for Best Documentary Score at the Park City Film Awards - There will

be Some who will not Fear that Void (2014)

Silver Promax for best film trailer Turner Classic Movies – Th1ng/TCM (2011)


University of Westminster, London, UK - MA Audio Production (2003 - 2005)
Studied sound design and composition, mixing for broadcast & music production and post production.


The Royal Welsh College of Music, Cardiff, UK - BA (Hons) Music (1998 - 2001)
Studied classical guitar and composition, with renowned concert guitarist John Mills.

St Christopher’s School, Isa Town, Bahrain (1985-1994)