Sam Hooper is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in London. He has been writing and recording music for film and television for over 15 years and has worked on many BAFTA and RTS award winning projects.

After completing an MA in film studies at the BFI, Sam spent a number of years working in children’s television as a researcher and director. He then began composing music for award winning filmmaker Morgan Matthews (The Fallen, Scenes from a Teenage Killing, My Crazy Parents, Beautiful Young Minds) and has scored most of the director’s documentaries. Since then Sam has worked on numerous TV and film projects for broadcasters including Channel 4, BBC, ITV, National Geographic, Discovery, Vice and Channel 5.


Sam began making music in his bedroom aged 13, teaching himself to play Mull of Kintyre on the guitar. He soon moved onto experimenting with old tape machines, record players and unusual instruments. Today he still likes to bring that spirit of experimentation and playfulness to every new project and he still occasionally strums Mull of Kintyre.

Recent credits include: Paras: Men of War, a landmark documentary series featuring unprecedented access to the elite Parachute Regiment for ITV; Channel 4’s long running 999: What’s Your Emergency; BAFTA nominated Secret Life of Five Year Olds and Hate Thy Neighbour for Vice.


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