4 months ago
Manners McDade composer Simon Russell has scored the latest Channel 4 documentary 'How to Steal Pigs and Influence People'.
Directed by Tom Costello, the thought-provoking documentary follows a unique community of vegan and ex-vegan social media influencers and activists. Some of which carry out farmyard heists, whilst others are devoted to back-bedroom chicken sanctuaries. The film also follows extreme ex-vegans, who are notorious for their raw meat-only diet and explores the case of Wesley Omar (known as the 'pignapper'), who was convicted after liberating pigs from farms. The film also debates whether vegan influencing is more about finding fame than enforcing change.
Simon Russell is an award-winning composer based in London. He is known for his work using found sounds, sampling, and electronics.
Simon recently scored the much-anticipated second series of Exodus: Debt Saviours, a BBC documentary about the work of the CAP (Christians Against Poverty), and Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs, the story of the Girls Of Revolution Street women’s movement in Iran. He has also scored Channel 4’s The Curry House Kid, following world-renowned choreographer Akram Khan and his journey back to the curry houses of his childhood and most recently, BBC Four’s Handmade in Bolton.
How to Steal Pigs and Influence People airs tonight on Channel 4 at 10pm
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