Saul James

Composer and Screenwriter

Saul is a prolific creative force with a significant body of work as a film composer, classical composer and screenwriter. He has worked with film directors & producers worldwide, scoring for award-winning short and feature-length films, documentaries, and TV.

To date, he has composed and produced music for over eighty such screen projects, working across many genres, including horror/slasher, romantic comedies, martial arts, drama, fantasy and war. His music has been used in productions by 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, Amazon Prime Music, Google, Youtube and SoundCloud.

Music is not his only output; he has recently finished the drama/thriller screenplay “The North Wing”, an independent feature film currently in development. He has also written a six-part drama TV Series, a second feature-length film and is writing his first play and a suite of other projects on spec.

As a classically trained composer, he studied at the London Conservatoire The Royal College of Music, gaining a scholarship under David McBride, Joseph Horovitz and the late Philip Cannon. During this time, he won the Joan Wellor Memorial Composition Competition Prize. His compositions include works for orchestra, a commission for The London Ballet School, performed at the Cochrane Theatre, London and a one-hour, full-scale oratorio for orchestra, chorus and soloists. Saul also conducts most of his live performances.

Current projects in 2020/21 include a suite for orchestra and solo soprano, a new feature film soundtrack, and other screenplay adventures.