film composer & screenwriter

Saul James is a London based, classically trained composer. He studied composition for five years at The Royal College of Music Conservatoire having been awarded a Scholarship. He was taught under David McBride, Joseph Horowitz and Professor Philip Cannon and won the Joan Weller Memorial Composition Competition prize. He was just 17 years old when his first orchestral work for full orchestra and solo soprano was completed and later performed. The following year he was commissioned to write for The London Ballet School, which was performed at the Cochrane Theatre, London. Shortly after this came a larger commission of a one hour, full-scale oratorio for orchestra, chorus and soloist, for which he also conducted the premier performance.

Over the years Saul has worked on numerous projects including musicals, film and pop music, TV and the classical concert hall. Through his work he has become experienced in writing across genres and is exceptionally apt at reflecting different styles to perfectly suit his commission. He has worked with film directors & producers from around the world and has written scores for award-winning independent feature films.

Saul started his screen career by writing the music to six promotional films for The Colour of Magic feature film, by the late Terry Pratchett. This was produced by Sky and starred Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Jeremy Irons & David Jason. He has gone on to score music for more than sixty short films and documentaries as well as three feature films, working in many genres including horror/slasher, romantic comedies, martial arts, drama, fantasy and war. Saul's music has reached many territories around the world through companies such as Swiss Films, Amazon, Sky (Sky Sports, Sky One, Sky Movies, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic), Netflix, Channel 4, Seven Network (Australia) and through on-demand portals including Apple Music, Spotify, Google, Youtube and SoundCloud.

As a classical composer, Saul has had UK performances of many pieces including his full orchestral works, string arrangements for solo artist albums and many smaller chamber pieces. Planned projects for 2018 include a new classical work for orchestra and solo soprano, and a new feature film soundtrack. More recently, Saul has also successfully turned his hand to screenwriting with his first feature film screenplay due into pre-production in 2019.


Please email Saul at to talk about working with him or about possible collaborations.


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