'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
Hollie Buhagiar is a multi award-winning Gibraltarian composer based in London, who specialises in crafting bespoke scores for film, TV and Theatre. Throughout her career she has been hailed for her anomalous sonic palette as well as her ability to create fascinating, high-concept scores that approach traditional composition from a contemporary and distinct perspective. Graduating from Leeds College of Music with first-class honours in Music production, she then went on to complete a Masters at the prestigious National Film and Television School.
Hollie's 2023 thus far has seen her head to the US with Film 4's 'White Ant' premiering at Sundance Film Festival as well as the completion of comedy feature 'Ladyparts', the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Table Read My Screenplay: Hollywood. She also scored documentary feature 'Women Behind the Wheel' that premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is currently screening across select UK cinemas including BAFTA. She is currently is writing her debut solo album that combines her propensity towards sound exploration, extended orchestral techniques and intricate vocal melody.
In 2022 she scored a Netflix Original 'Seal And The City', the three-part BritBox series 'Extinction Rebellion: For Life', 'UNFAIR' a Comedy Pilot with Channel 4 and 'Sandstorm (ملاقات) ' the first short Pakistani Film ever to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. She further scored 'Conscientious Protectors' a documentary feature that premiered at BFI Southbank, later screening across select ODEON cinemas worldwide. She had the great fortune of recently taking home the award for Best Original Composition at 6ix Screams International film Festival, as well as receiving two nominations and a special mention at the UVF Festival for Best Score, further nominations this year include the Best Composer Award at the Underwire Film Festival and Gibraltar's annual Cultural Award for creative excellence.
Hollie's recent works also include scoring the fiction feature 'To A Cinder', working alongside fellow BAFTA Crew and Connect members and the fiction thriller 'CRADLED ' for Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated Anthology Series 'On The Edge'. The investigative documentary feature 'Finding Thule' , a six-part unscripted TV show for NBC and Sky Sports, a commercial series with 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.
Hollie's experience spans worldwide and includes work for the likes of Film 4, Netflix, 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 BAFTA, a Porsche Award, a Gold British Arrow, a McLaren Award .and two Unity Award nominations. 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 'Astilbe' written for string quintet had its world premiere performance in Rhode Island and later screened at the annual Hear Her Score concert and she was further honoured with Gibraltar's first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award for her work in the arts and the Michael Danino Award for furthering Gibraltar's collective contribution to the arts. 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. She was also awarded the 2018 Best Composer Award at the Underwire Film Festival after having received a total of five nominations across two years and was further nominated for the 2018 Best Sound Design Offie Award with her theatre debut in 'Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties'.
Aside from this, Hollie is an extremely accomplished session vocalist having worked on everything from prime time television shows to worldwide advertising campaigns and beyond, 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' . She has worked on various feature films, ad campaigns, trailers and shows for ITV, Sky Cinema and Netflix. Her vocal work can currently be heard across cinemas in the UK and she has recorded for two BAFTA winning films.
Hollie believes strongly in representation and educating future generations on the film and music industries, she often lends 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 and Point Blank Music School she has also been a mentor for ScreenSkills.