Richard Wells is a BAFTA-nominated Film, TV and Games composer whose credits include the hit TV show ‘Being Human’, martial arts sensation ‘Ong-bak’ and the critically acclaimed soundtrack for Simon Hunter's ‘Mutant Chronicles’.
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.
Directed by Michael Bartlett, Aunt Max Entertainment
Directed by Jake West, Carnaby International
The Mutant Chronicles
Directed by Simon Hunter, Edward R. Pressman Films
Directed by Jake West, Falcon Media
Directed by Prachya Pinkaew, The Contender Group
Razor Blade Smile
Directed by Jake West, Manga
Being Human (Series 1 - 5)
RDF Media / Touchpaper Television
BBC Cymru Wales / Touchpaper Television
Touchpaper Television / ITV2
VIDEO GAMES include:
Total War Battles - Kingdom
Gangsters 1 & 2
Lego Island 2
F18 Super Hornet
GPM 1 & 2
FILM TRAILERS include:
City of Violence
Dead Man's Cards
The Grudge 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Bullet in the Head
DISCOGRAPHY as Composer
Being Human Series 1, 2 and 3
Directed by Jake West