Even as bombs fall on Damascus, Mutaz refuses to flee to the uncertain life of a refugee. His wife, Hala, and daughter, Zeina, must make the choice whether to stay or leave.

1 x 90′ feature film

BFI/Film4 – 2022

Directed by Soudade Kaadan

Unmade Film

Unmade Film is an installation sound piece by artist Uriel Orlow. It brings together fragmented components of a conventional film to create an immersive audio-visual experience and about the lost Palestinian village of Deir Yassin which was depopulated in a massacre by Zionist paramilitaries in April 1948.

Unmade Film: The Voiceover is a tour of Deir Yassin in the form of an audio-walk through guided by Mohammad Bakri (Arabic) and Nayef Rashed (English)

1 x 25′ sound installation
European exhibits 2013-16

Collaboration with Uriel Orlow

M for Medea

What makes us do the things we do? What are the consequences when love, jealousy and revenge are pushed to the extreme? M for Medea is a contemporary retelling of Euripides’ Medea, which explored the lengths that people will go to when they think they are right; posing questions that are often unanswered when experiencing love. A modern story of betrayal that kept you audiences on the edge of their seat.

Featuring visceral movement interspersed with evocative contemporary language and a pulsating music score, M for Medea was framed within a simple, haunting stage setting.

1 x 45′ – theatre/contemporary dance
UK tour – 2013-15

Floods Of Ink Theatre for Half Moon


Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides. Her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it. The chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her. But Tracy refused to give up. She re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to enter the race.

With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

1 x 90′ feature documentary
New Black Films for Sony Pictures – 2019

Directed by Alex Holmes

Climate Change – The Facts

After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat.

Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.

1 x 60′ documentary
BBC – 2019

Directed by Serena Davies

Chuck Norris vs Communism

In 1980’s Romania, thousands of Western films smashed through the Iron Curtain opening a window into the free world for those who dared to look. A black-market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people and sparked a revolution. Discover the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

1 x 90′ documentary feature film
Vernon Films/Passion Pictures for Netflix – 2015

Directed by Ilinca Calugareanu
Produced by Mara Adina
Executive Producers – John Battsek, Nicole Stott, Brett Ratner

Score performed by the Brasov Philharmonic
Orchestrated by Tom Kilworth
Score mixed by Joe Rubel

Soundtrack available on iTunes, film available on Netflix

Chuck Norris vs Communism Reel from Rob Manning on Vimeo.


From the co-writer of Black Mirror and Stranger Things.

In the very near future, a test is developed that incontrovertibly lets a person know who their soulmate is. The new science is clear, and no matter a person’s current relationship status, whether they are single, dating or even married, this test will unmistakably point a person in the direction of their actual, scientifically determined soulmate.

Composition of additional music – ‘The (Power) Ballad Of Caitlin Jones’ (Ep6)
Ep6 lead composer – Anne Nikitin

1 x 60′ drama
AMC/Amazon – 2020

Director – William Bridges

Score performed by The LCO
Orchestrated by Robert Ames
Mixed by Goetz Botzenhardt

American Blackout

American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack, told in real time, over ten days, by those who kept recording using cameras and phones.

1 x 90′ drama
RAW for National Geographic – 2013

Director – Jonathan Rudd
Executive Producers – Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis, Richard Bond
Score Mixer – Richard Aitken

Soundtrack available on iTunes

Miami Mega Jail

Louis spends time in one of the most notorious sections of Miami County Jail: the fifth & sixth floor of ‘main jail’ a vast holding pen for the un-convicted where most inmates are awaiting trial.

2 x 60′ documentary
BBC for BBC2 – 2011

Directed by Emma Cooper

Available on Netflix


Would you risk your life to save a stranger? Saved is a four-part drama-documentary series telling the true stories of Britons who were rescued from life threatening situations by a complete stranger.

4 x 60′ drama-documentary
The Garden for ITV – 2016

Directed by Jonathan Rudd
Produced by David Wise

Strings performed by Peter Gregson, Laurie Gregson, Kate Robinson, Simon Hewitt Jones, and Adam Wynter
Recorded at Script Studios, Kings Cross
Score engineered, recorded and mixed by Joe Rubel

Soundtrack available on iTunes

Love & Hate Crime

Love & Hate Crime is an award-winning documentary series which looks at the rising tide of hate crime in the US. Each episode goes inside an ongoing murder investigation to find out just how dangerous it is to be ‘different’ in America today.

5 x 60′ documentary
TopHat Productions for BBC3 – 2018/19

Directed by Ben Steele and Simon Gilchrist
Executive Producer – Darren Kemp

BROADCAST Digital – Winner – 2018
GRIERSON Nominated – 2018
RTS Nominated – 2019

UKTV ‘Chutney’

‘Chutney’ – TV Commercial for the launch of UKTV’s Blighty Channel

2 x 30″ TV Commercials
Red Bee Media for UKTV – 2009

Directed by Nick Meikle

Co-composition with Ali Kember