'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

'To listen to her creations is to go on a journey through music that connects to the higher power of art: namely, empathy and connection..  I have absolutely no doubt that she will stand alongside the greats, the Hans Zimmers and Max Richters of the world - hence why I'm never letting her go!'  Makez Rikweda, founder of Radical Rikwedas

'..stunning vocals and climatic melodies.. a thing of fragile beauty with an irresistible subtle power.'  Gigslutz

'..mesmeric beauty and compelling imagination...a glorious adventure emotionally and sonically... proof of the magnetic and striking talent that is Hollie..'  The RingMaster

'..constantly on the rise, with vocals that soar to stellar heights.'  Fresh Beats

'..an astonishing voice.'  SoundCloud

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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 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 her studies 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 Film 4, NetflixSkyChannel 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. In 2021 Hollie won the Best Composer Award at the Paris International Short Film Festival, as well as Best Score at the UVF Festival and various other nominations. 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 and most recently the Michael Danino Award for furthering the reach of Gibraltar's creative industries and reputation.

 

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 feature documentaries 'Finding Thule' , 'Women Behind The Wheel' and 'Conscientious Protectors' as well as the fiction thriller 'CRADLED ' for Channel 4's Anthology Series 'On The Edge'. Hollie has additionally just finished a six-part TV show for NBC and Sky Sports and is close to completion on the fiction feature 'To A Cinder' as well as 'Red Shoes' an animation with GiF (Girls in Film).

2022 thus far has seen Hollie score a Netflix Original film and a TV Comedy Pilot with Channel 4. She recently scored 'Sandstorm (ملاقات) ' the first ever short Pakistani Film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She was recently nominated for Best Composer Award at the Underwire Film Festival and twice at the UVF Festival for Best Score. Hollie has recently completed scoring a three-part series airing on BritBox and a feature film that is set to be screened worldwide across ODEON cinemas later this year. 

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, twelve and thirteen 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.

Hollie believes strongly in representation and educating future generations on the film and music industries, she often gives her time to institutes and programmes in support of this and is very open to collaborations. She has given various master classes and Q&As across her career, from her alma mater Leeds College of Music and UAL to Alliance for Women Film Composers, she has also been a mentor for ScreenSkills

Hollie Buhagiar is an award-winning Gibraltarian composer based in London, who specialises in crafting bespoke scores for film, TV & Games.