: (Updated 2021-03-09)
Ivor Novello award nominee, Nainita Desai is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and International Film Music Critics Association Breakthrough Composer of 2019.
Amongst various BAFTA, Oscar, and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita’s recent features include critically acclaimed Oscar 2020 nominated film For Sama, also nominated for Best Music at the BIFAs.
Film4 labelled her as one of the top 5 'composers who should be on your radar' for 2020 and her projects have been in the Top 5 Film Scores and Video Games Scores of 2019 by Scala Radio.
Recent projects include Sundance 2020 winning feature The Reason I Jump, Netflix original series Bad Boy Billionaires, American Murder (exec prod: James Marsh), and BBC drama series Unprecedented.
Following a degree in Maths, Nainita began her career working as a sound designer on features for directors including Werner Herzog and Bertolucci and as an assistant music engineer to Peter Gabriel.
Nainita moves seamlessly between working with orchestras, to scores that utilise her collection of custom-made instruments, incorporating electronics, found sound, and experimental sound design which has informed her experimental, deeply immersive approach.
- NOMINEE BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE - For Sama
- AMERICAN MURDER: Most Watched Netflix Doc to date.
- IFMCA [Intl Film Music Critics Assoc Awards]
WINNER: BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE: BEST DOCUMENTARY SCORE OF THE YEAR
- FOR SAMA:
BIFA NOMINEE : BEST MUSIC
RTS CRAFT AWARDS WINNER: BEST MUSIC