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Philip Miller, composed score for Emmy-award winning ‘Best Documentary’, Miners Shot Down

Mar 17, 2016

Sheer Publishing client, Philip Miller, wrote the score for Emmy Award winning documentary “Miners Shot Down”, which received the Emmy for “Best Documentary” on the 23rd of November 2015.

Miners Shot Down, the South African documentary by Rehad Desai which tells the story of the Marikana massacre in August 2012, won the International Emmy for Best Documentary. The film has appeared at film festivals around the world where it has won numerous awards.

View the Miners Shot Down trailer here and Read the full Story here

Miller in his own capacity as composer was nominated for an Emmy Award back in 2013 for “Best Original Dramatic Score for a Mini-Series or Movie” for his soundtrack to the film The Girl. Read more about it here.

Miller studied music composition in South Africa with composers Jeanne Zaidel Rudolph and Peter Klatzow at the University of Cape Town Music School and has worked with some of the most innovative filmmakers and visual artists to emerge from South Africa. He has composed music for the soundtracks to many local and international film and television productions. Recent film scores include Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club, which was nominated for a Genie Award in Canada, Black Butterflies; which was awarded best film score at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). Furthermore he composed the score for HBO’s The Girl directed by Julian Jarrold (which he received a Emmy Nomination for), Martha and Mary directed by Philip Noyce; as well as BBC’s The Borrowers.

Discover more about Philip through his official website –