Composer Nainita Desai joins Manners McDade

Nainita Desai

Manners McDade has welcomed acclaimed film and television composer Nainita Desai to its roster.

Nainita’s musical foundations are rooted in documentary where she has forged an enviable reputation composing for hundred of series and feature docs, many of which have garnered OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY and RTS Award nominations.

Recent factual series include Britain’s Biggest Adventures With Bear Grylls (ITV), The Force (ITV) while she’s also worked on music for Children of Beslan9/11 – The Day That Changed The World, and The Day That Kennedy Died.

Nainita is a current BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2016-17 and the winner of the Music+Sound Award 2016 for Best Feature Film Score, a Women in Sync Awards 2016 Nominee, RTS Craft Award 2014 Nominee for Best Original Music and RTS Scotland Awards 2014 Nominee.

Her schedule shows no sign of slowing down in 2017; current documentary commissions include Earth’s Natural Wonders (BBC1), Hunt for the KGB Killers (C4 / Brian Woods), The Ganges With Sue Perkins (BBC1), and This Woman’s World (BBC).

Nainita is also currently working on two feature film commissions; the BFI psychological horror Darkness Visible (Dir: Neil Biswas, co-creator of Sky 1 drama Lucky Man), and World War 2 thriller Ni’ihau, filming in Pinewood Malaysia.

She will also be appearing as part of the Music Publishing Professional Development Programme later this year.

Find out more on the course.


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