Hollie Buhagiar is a multi award-winning Gibraltarian composer based in London, who specialises in crafting bespoke scores for film, TV and Theatre. She has worked on a plethora of feature length films and series alongside Grammy and Academy Award winning engineers in the finest studios across London. Graduating from Leeds College of Music with first-class honours in Music production, Hollie continued her studies on to complete a Masters at the National Film and Television School. Throughout her career she has been hailed for her unique and varied sonic palette as well as her ability to create fascinating scores that approach traditional composition from a new and exciting perspective.
2022 thus far has seen Hollie score a Netflix Original film, 'UNFAIR' a Comedy Pilot with Channel 4 and 'Sandstorm (ملاقات) ' the first ever short Pakistani Film to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. She recently completed scoring the three-part BritBox series 'Extinction Rebellion: For Life' and documentary feature 'Women Behind The Wheel' that premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Hollie scored 'Conscientious Protectors' a documentary feature that recently premiered at BFI Southbank and is set to be screened worldwide across ODEON cinemas later this year. She has just completed scoring the fiction feature 'To A Cinder' alongside fellow BAFTA Crew members. Hollie was nominated this year for the Best Composer Award at the Underwire Film Festival and twice at the UVF Festival for Best Score, she is currently in the running for Gibraltar's Cultural Award.
Hollie's recent works also include the fiction thriller 'CRADLED ' for Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated Anthology Series 'On The Edge'. The investigative documentary feature 'Finding Thule' , a six-part TV show for NBC and Sky Sports, a commercial series for VICE, 'Black Birth' a documentary supported by the Tribeca film Festival and Queen Latifah and 'Bug Therapy' an animated film directed by Jason Reisig (Smallfoot), featuring the voices of Dr Phil, Jay Leno, Meghan Trainor and Sterling K. Brown to name but a few.
Hollie's experience spans worldwide and includes work for the likes of Film 4, Netflix, Sky, Channel 4, BFI, NOWNESS, Creative England, Tate, The Guardian, Film London, VICE and BBC. Her projects have received critical acclaim winning various prestigious awards, these include a BAFTA, a Porsche Award, a Gold British Arrow, the McLaren Award .and two Unity Award nomations. Hollie has personally received the 2018 Best Composer Award at the Underwire Film Festival after having received a total of five nominations across two years. She was further nominated for the 2018 Best Sound Design Offie Award with her theatre debut in 'Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties'. In 2020 she took home the Gold for Best Music Track at the LA Motion Picture Festival, the Best Music Award at the Top Indie Awards, and a nomination for Best Music at the UK Fashion Film Festival. In 2021 Hollie won the Best Composer Award at the Paris International Short Film Festival, as well as Best Score at the UVF Festival and various other nominations. Her acclaimed chamber music work for string quintet 'Astilbe' recently had its world premiere performance in Rhode Island and later screened at the annual Hear Her Score concert. She was further honoured with Gibraltar's first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award for her work in the arts and most recently the Michael Danino Award.
Aside from this, Hollie is an extremely accomplished session vocalist having worked on everything from prime time television shows to worldwide advertising campaigns and beyond, the most recent of which being seasons eleven, twelve and thirteen of BBC's 'Doctor Who 'as well as their first season of 'I Can See Your Voice' . She has worked on various feature films, ad campaigns, trailers and shows for ITV, Sky Cinema and Netflix. Her vocal work can currently be heard across cinemas in the UK and she has recorded for two BAFTA winning films.
Hollie believes strongly in representation and educating future generations on the film and music industries, she often lends her time to institutes and programmes in support of this and is very open to collaborations. She has given various master classes and Q&As across her career, from her alma mater Leeds College of Music and UAL to Alliance for Women Film Composers and Point Blank Music School she has also been a mentor for ScreenSkills.
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