Hollie’s work is always striking, particularly given the eclectic nature of these films, and directors across the board are glowing when they talk about her. Her skills and passion as a musician, song-writer and vocalist are both remarkable and unusual. I am waiting for the day when I have the good fortune to work with her again. - Paloma Baeza, 2018 British Short Animation BAFTA winner.
Hollie Buhagiar is a multi award-winning Gibraltarian composer based in London, who specialises in crafting bespoke scores for film, TV and Theatre. She has worked on a plethora of projects including shorts, feature length films and series alongside Grammy and Academy Award winning engineers in the finest studios across London.
Graduating from Leeds College of Music with first-class honours in Music production, Hollie continued on to complete a Masters at the National Film and Television School.
Throughout her career she has been hailed for her unique and varied sonic palette as well as her ability to create fascinating scores that approach traditional composition from a new and exciting perspective.
Hollie's experience spans worldwide and includes work for the likes of Amazon, Sky, Channel 4, BFI, NOWNESS, Creative England, Tate, The Guardian, Film London, VICE and BBC. Her projects have received critical acclaim winning various prestigious awards, these include a Porsche Award, a Gold British Arrow and the McLaren Award for Best British Animation, as well as being a two time Unity Awards nominee. One of her works 'Poles Apart' won the 2018 British Short Animation BAFTA. Hollie also received the 2018 Best Composer Award at the Underwire Film Festival after having received a total of five nominations across two years. In addition to this she was nominated for the 2018 Best Sound Design Offie Award with her theatre debut in 'Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties'. In 2020 she took home the Gold for Best Music Track at the LA Motion Picture Festival, the Best Music Award at the Top Indie Awards, and a nomination for Best Music at the UK Fashion Film Festival. 2021 thus far has seen her win the Best Composer Award at the Paris International Short Film Festival. Her acclaimed chamber music work for string quintet 'Astilbe' recently had its world premiere performance in Rhode Island and was then screened at the annual Hear Her Score concert. She was further honoured with Gibraltar's first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award for her work in the arts.
Hollie's latest includes a documentary TV series soon to be aired, a commercial series for VICE, 'Black Birth' a documentary supported by the Tribeca film Festival and Queen Latifah and 'Bug Therapy' an animated film directed by Jason Reisig (Smallfoot) featuring the voices of Dr Phil, Jay Leno, Meghan Trainor and Sterling K. Brown to name but a few. She is has just completed the feature documentary 'Finding Thule' as well as an upcoming film with Channel 4. Hollie is currently scoring a fiction feature and a six-part TV series for NBC and Sky Sports airing this month.
Aside from this, Hollie is an extremely accomplished session vocalist having worked on everything from prime time television shows to worldwide advertising campaigns, the most recent of which being seasons eleven and twelve of BBC's 'Doctor Who 'as well as their first season of 'I Can See Your Voice' and various ad campaigns and trailers for Sky Cinema and Netflix. Her vocal work can currently be heard across cinemas in the UK.