• Chuck Norris vs Communism

    Chuck Norris vs Communism

    1 x 90′ feature documentary
    Netflix

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  • Miami Mega Jail

    Miami Mega Jail

    2 x 60′ documentary
    BBC2

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  • Deadly Islands

    Deadly Islands

    5 x 60′ natural history
    Discovery Channel

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  • American Blackout

    American Blackout

    1 x 90′ drama
    National Geographic

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  • Saved

    Saved

    Saved
    4 x 60′ drama documentary
    ITV

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  • Wild Lives

    Wild Lives

    1 x 60′ natural history
    Disney Nature

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Portfolio

EON ‘Helicopter’

EON ‘Helicopter’

UKTV ‘Chutney’

UKTV ‘Chutney’

Match Affinity

Match Affinity

Albelli ‘Life of Brian’

Albelli ‘Life of Brian’

NSPCC ‘Will’s Story’

NSPCC ‘Will’s Story’

Johnny Walker ‘Wang’

Johnny Walker ‘Wang’

Life & Death the Pentecostal Way

Life & Death the Pentecostal Way

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea?

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea?

NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York?

NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York?

Inside Cern

Inside Cern

Miami Mega Jail

Miami Mega Jail

American Blackout

American Blackout

Chuck Norris vs Communism

Chuck Norris vs Communism

Life on the Psych Ward

Life on the Psych Ward

Deadly Islands

Deadly Islands

Saved

Saved

How We Invented the World

How We Invented the World

No Man Left Behind (Shok Valley)

No Man Left Behind (Shok Valley)

Wild Lives

Wild Lives

Shut Up !

Shut Up !

The Blind Side

The Blind Side

The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

Girls on the Pull

Girls on the Pull

About

Rob Manning is a London-based multi-instrumentalist and composer for film and television, who has scored documentary feature films, natural history, drama, comedies, and commercials. With over a decades experience he has composed and recorded music in a wide range of styles from intimate acoustic textural work, epic orchestral to electronica for channels including the BFI, HBO, Disney, Discovery, National Geographic, SKY, BBC, Channel 4, ITV and FIVE.

Credits include Chuck Norris Vs Communism a documentary feature film which premiered at Sundance 2015; Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail for the BBC; American Blackout, a feature-length drama for National Geographic; Deadly Islands, a five-part wildlife series for Discovery; Wild Lives, a natural history film for Disney; The Last Chance School, a BAFTA-award-winning observational film; and the BAFTA-award-winning comedy series Fonejacker.

He worked with acclaimed director Penny Woolcock on her feature-length film On The Streets, which told the stories of a group of homeless people in London and won a Liberty Human Rights award.

Rob Manning was born and raised in London, where he lives and works. He trained at Brunel University and has a distinction in professional music and has studied music technology and modern ensemble composition. He began his career in television 20 years ago working as a professional sound recordist until switching to full-time composing in 2005.

Credits

2016

NYPD: The Biggest Gang in New York
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Renowned Films/BBC
(directed by Ben Steele)
Horizon: Inside Cern
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(directed by Serena Davies)
Life and Death the Pentecostal Way
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(directed by Tanya Stephan)
Life on the Psych Ward
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Rare Day/Channel 4
(directed by Guy King)
No Man Left Behind: To Hell & Back
(drama/documentary)
1 x 60′ RAW/National Geographic
(directed by James Bryce)
Hidden Britain By Drone
(documentary)
2 x 60′ Windfall Films/Channel 4
(series producer Joe Myerscough)
Ross Kemp’s Britain
(documentary)
3 x 60′ Freshwater Films/SKY 1
(series director Larry Walford)

2015

Chuck Norris Vs Communism
(documentary feature film)
1 x90′ Vernon Films/Passion Pictures
(directed by Ilinca Calugareanu)
Saved
(drama/documentary)
4 x 60′ The Garden/ITV
(directed by Jonathan Rudd)
Inside Disney Nature
(natural history)
1 x 60′ Silverback Films/Disney Nature
(directed by Hilary Jeffkins)
Horizon: Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea?
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(directed by Serena Davies)
Out of the Rubble
(short film)
1 x 20′ BFI
(directed by Penny Woolcock)

2014

Deadly Islands
(natural history)
5 x 60′ Silverback Films/Discovery
(produced by Huw Cordey)
Childbirth: All or Nothing
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Landmark Films/BBC
(directed by Rebecca Arnold)
Last Chance School
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Minnow Films/Channel 4
(directed by Marc Williamson)
Shut Up!
(short film)
1 x 10′ Nuclei Films
(directed by Lucien Clayton)

2013

American Blackout
(TV movie)
1 x 90′ Raw/National Discovery
(directed by Jonathan Rudd)
Royal Windsor’s Big Week
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/ITV
(directed by Adrian Sibley)
The Hoarder Next Door (s2)
(documentary)
5 x 60′ Twenty Twenty/Channel 4
(produced by Ben Steele)
The Unmade Film
(sound exhibition)
1 x 30′ Collaboration with Uriel Orlow
M for Medea
(theatre/dance)
1 x 50′ Floods of Ink
(directed Amber-Rose May)

2012

How We Invented the World
(drama/documentary)
5 x 60′ Nutopia/Discovery
(series director Jonathan Rudd)
Albelli ‘Life of Brian’
(tv commercial)
1 x 30″ Frame/Rogue Films
(directed by Jackie Uodney)
Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home
(documentary)
4 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(produced by Tim Whitwell)
The Royal Restoration
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/ITV
(produced by Matthew Drury)
NSPCC ‘Will’s Story’
(tv commercial)
1 x 30″ 3 Angry Men
(directed by Guy Saville)

2011

Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail
(documentary)
2 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(directed by Emma Cooper)
The Wonderful World of Tony Blair
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Blast! Films/Channel 4
(directed by James Brabazon)
Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic
(children’s tv)
13 x 30′ Objective/CBBC
(directed by Chris Howe)
Best of British
(documentary)
10 x 60′ Two Four/Channel 4
(directed by various)
Going the Distance
(tv commercial)
5 x 30″ Mother/Fresh One
(directed by Jonathan Rudd)
BP: in Deep Water
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Fresh One/Channel 4
(directed by James Brabazon)
NSPCC ‘Emotional Abuse’
(commercial)
1 x 30″ 3 Angry Men
(directed by Guy Saville)
NSPCC ‘Depression’
(commercial)
1 x 30″ 3 Angry Men
(directed by Guy Saville)

2010

On the Streets
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ Blast! Films/BBC
(directed by Penny Woolcock)
White Boy, Black Nanny
(documentary)
1 x 30′ Fresh One/Channel 4
(directed by Mark Rossiter)
The Middle Men
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ Murmur Films
(directed by Meghan Horvath)
Girls on the Pull
(documentary)
1 x 30′ Minnow Films/Channel 4
(directed by Ruth Kelly)
The Man with Half a Body
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)
Cutting Edge: The Lady & The Revamp
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(directed by John Dower)
Gordon’s Great Escape (Series 2)
(documentary)
4 x 60′ One Potato Two Potato/Channel 4
(directed by various)

2009

Gordon’s Great Escape (Series 1)
(documentary)
3 x 60′ One Potato Two Potato/Channel 4
(directed by Jay Taylor)
The Tiniest Girl In The World
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)
The World’s Strongest Toddler
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)
The World’s Oldest Conjoined Twins
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)
Britain’s Tiniest Toddler
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)
UKTV: Blighty ‘Chutney’
(tv commercial)
2 x 30″ Red Bee Media/UKTV
(directed by Nick Meikle)
Heston’s Feasts (Series 2)
(documentary)
8 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(directed by Jay Taylor)

2008

Heston’s Feasts (series 1)
(documentary)
5 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(directed by Jay Taylor)
Primordial Dwarves
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Endemol/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)

2007

Fonejacker (Series 1)
(comedy)
6 x 30′ Hat Trick/Channel 4
(directed by Ed Tracey)
Amir Khan’s Angry Young Men
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/Channel 4
(directed by Matt Drury)
Extraordinary 10 Year Olds
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Endemol/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)
EON/Powergen
(TV commercial)
1 x 30″ TBWA London/Stream
(directed by Andrew Lambert)
Rush Hour
(comedy)
6 x 30′ Zeppetron/BBC3
(directed by Chris Faith)

2006

Larger Than Life
(documentary)
3 x 60′ Endemol/FIVE
(directed by Kerry Brierley)
I Can’t Stop Masturbating
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/Channel 4
(directed by Matt Drury)
Funny Cuts: Simon Brodkin’s Comedy Shorts
(comedy)
1 x 20′ Princess/E4
(directed by Chris Faith)

2005 & earlier

Public Enemy Number One
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Wark Clements/Channel 4
(directed by Cat English)
HSBC
(tv commercial)
4 x 50″ Coast
(directed by Mac McKenzie)
Johnnie Walker
(tv commercial)
2 x 40″ Coast
(directed by Mac McKenzie)
Airbus
(tv commercial)
2 x 40″ Coast
(directed by Mac McKenzie)
Cool i-Cam
(tv commercial)
1 x 30″ AVTV
(directed by Mike Richards)
Obscene
(short film)
1 x 10′ Too Tall Films
(directed by Ed Tracey)
Love Letter to Negligence
(short film)
1 x 10′ Public Baths, Open Wound
(directed by Alex Fry)
777
(short film)
1 x 10′ Mijovic Films
(directed by Nikola Mijovic)

Albums

Deadly Islands

Deadly Islands

How We Invented the World

How We Invented the World

Saved

Saved

Chuck Norris Vs Communism

Chuck Norris Vs Communism

American Blackout

American Blackout

Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple

Lift Music Factual

Lift Music Factual

Lantern

Lantern

Quirky Wacky Things

Quirky Wacky Things

Welcome to Spooksville

Welcome to Spooksville

Fun Filled

Fun Filled