RICHARD WELLS

RICHARD WELLS
  • Richard Wells Biography 2015

Richard began his professional music career as a programmer, keyboard player and engineer. His credits include work on tracks by Dominic King (‘My Simple Heart’), John Moss (‘Culture Club’), ‘Talk Talk’ and ‘Clan of Xymox’. He joined Xymox in 1991 and toured the USA and later engineered and mixed their album ‘Metamorphosis’.

Richard met games composer Dave Punshon in 1994 and they have since gone on to compose music together for over 30 computer games.

Richard’s began composing for film in 1998 when he scored Jake West’s cult debut feature ‘Razor Blade Smile’. Richard’s collaboration with Jake continued with the horror film ‘Evil Aliens’, which won the Raindance award at the British Independent Film Awards, 2005.

In 2002, Richard found a niche writing music for film trailers. He has worked extensively for several labels including the Weinstein Company’s Dragon Dynasty. His original trailer music for over 50 feature films includes ‘The Grudge’, ‘Seven Swords’ and ‘Infernal Affairs’. In 2005, Richard completely re-scored the Thai martial arts smash-hit ‘Ong-Bak’. After a successful theatrical release, the UK version of ‘Ong-Bak’ has gone on to sell well over half a million units on DVD.

After scoring the teaser for director Simon Hunter, Richard was asked to write a full orchestral score for the major feature film ‘Mutant Chronicles’, starring Ron Pearlman and John Malkovich.

Richard scored all five series of the Touchpaper/ BBC smash-hit ‘Being Human’ for which he was nominated for a BAFTA and a Music and Sound award for Best TV Soundtrack. He followed this with Touchpaper/ ITV2's comedy/ drama ‘Switch’.

He recently finished the score for Michael Bartlett's indie horror/drama ‘Treehouse’, which went straight to number 1 on the UK iTunes horror chart. He has also contributed original tracks for Creative Assembly's hotly anticipated ‘Total War Battles – Kingdom’.

Richard also writes music for the KPM/ EMI production music label.

 

FILM CREDITS

Treehouse
Directed by Michael Bartlett, Aunt Max Entertainment

Doghouse
Directed by Jake West, Carnaby International

The Mutant Chronicles
Directed by Simon Hunter, Edward R. Pressman Films

Evil Aliens
Directed by Jake West, Falcon Media

Ong Bak
Directed by Prachya Pinkaew, The Contender Group

Razor Blade Smile
Directed by Jake West, Manga

 

TELEVISION

Being Human (Series 1 - 5)
RDF Media / Touchpaper Television

Becoming Human
BBC Cymru Wales / Touchpaper Television

Switch
Touchpaper Television / ITV2 

 

VIDEO GAMES include:

Total War Battles - Kingdom

Pop Idol

WW2 Frontline

Superman

Gangsters 1 & 2

Lego Island 2

Abomination

Legoland

Cutthroats

X-Com Apocalypse

F18 Super Hornet

Apache Longbow

Z

GPM 1 & 2

BumpNBurn

 

FILM TRAILERS include:

Invisible Target

Mutant Chronicles

City of Violence

Hard Boiled

Infernal Affairs

Invisible Target

The Duelist

Dead Man's Cards

Seven Swords

Police Story

Warrior King

The Grudge 2

Evil Aliens

Brotherhood

Ong-Bak

The Grudge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Naked Weapon

Bullet in the Head

 

DISCOGRAPHY as Composer

Viral

Being Human Series 3

Nearfield

Conflict

Being Human Series 1 and 2

Ambient Spirit

Mutant Chronicles

Altered States

Evil Aliens

Overkill 2

Global Shockwave

Overkill

 

SHORT FILMS

Piss Boy

Whacked
Directed by Jake West

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