Russell Thornton

Russell Thornton has been composing music professionally for the screen over the past 12 years from his studio in the Hunter Valley, Australia. In that time his music has accompanied national television commercials, international television series, animation series, documentaries, short and feature films. His recent work includes the score to the children’s series “The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill”.

Russell has won numerous awards for his work including an APRA Screen Music Award (Best Music for Children’s TV - “Get Ace”), Best Original Song - Short Film (Long Island International Film Expo - “Love Finds a Way”) and a Bronze Lion at Cannes, 2004 for the Red Cross Australian TVC Campaign “We Gave Blood”.

Russell’s credits include the television series “Supernova” (series I and II) the cartoon series “Sydney Sailboat”, “Master Raindrop” and “The Legend of Enyo”, the National Geographic documentary “The Aussie Who Baffled the World” and the short film “Woody”, all receiving APRA Screen Music Award Nominations.