Work

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family THE BOLEYNS: A SCANDALOUS FAMILY BBC 2 BBC Studios Jessica composed the score for this three part BBC series documenting the life of the ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn her family's rise and fall within Henry VIII's court.
RACE FOR THE VACCINE RACE FOR THE VACCINE CNN/BBC Wingspan Productions Global Health Reporting Centre HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Jessica wrote the music for this feature length film that follows several teams across the world striving to find a solution to the global Coronavirus crisis. Narrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta Directed by Catherine Gale and Caleb Hellerman
BLITZ SPIRIT WITH LUCY WORSLEY BLITZ SPIRIT WITH LUCY WORSLEY BBC One Brook Lapping Productions Jessica composed the score for this landmark feature drama-documentary marking the 80th anniversary of the Blitz. Directed by Emma Frank
Secret Safari | Into The Wild SECRET SAFARI | INTO THE WILD Channel 4 Blast Films Jessica composed the score for this six part wildlife series narrated by Andrew Scott about Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Each episode takes you on an intimate journey into the lives of wild animals whose stories are told by a team of dedicated rangers who live and work side by side with the animals they help protect.
A Perfect Planet A PERFECT PLANET BBC One Silverback Films Jessica orchestrated Ilan Eshkeri's critically-acclaimed score to Sir David Attenborough's BBC One series. It was recorded in the UK and Iceland despite challenging lockdown conditions!
Jack & The Beanstalk: After Ever After JACK & THE BEANSTALK: AFTER EVER AFTER Sky One King Bert Jessica composed an orchestral, fantastical score for this magical madcap Christmas special film, starring David Walliams & Sheridan Smith. It's packed with laughs, heart, and magic beans... Directed by David Sant
HOLD THE WORLD HOLD THE WORLD Sky Factory 42 Hold The World is Sky’s world-first interactive virtual reality experience set in The Natural History Museum featuring Sir David Attenborough. Jessica's score was recorded and mixed by Grammy Award-winning producer Steve McLaughlin. Directed by Dan Smith
The Write Offs THE WRITE OFFS Shine TV Production Channel 4 Jessica composed music for this 2 x 1hr mini series in which Sandi Toksvig takes a look at illiteracy in the UK, helping eight adults to improve their reading and writing. The score reflected Sandi's sense of fun and good humour as well as her compassion for the participants and their individual journeys.
ORCHESTRAL PORTRAITS | SEVEN PIONEERING WOMEN ORCHESTRAL PORTRAITS:   SEVEN PIONEERING WOMEN Jessica's debut album is a selection of musical portraits which takes its inspiration from the National Portrait Gallery book '100 Pioneering Women'. Each of the seven tracks centres on a different portrait featured in the collection, evoking the subject's character and story. The music was recorded with full orchestra at Abbey Road Studios and mixed by Ren Swan.
MIDSOMMAR MIDSOMMAR Orchestrator Jessica orchestrated Bobby Krlic aka The Haxan Cloak's Ivor Novello winning score to this 2019 folk horror film starring Florence Pugh. Directed by Ari Aster
The Incredible Tale Of Robot Boy THE INCREDIBLE TALE OF ROBOT BOY Schauspielhaus Bochum Theatre Rites Jessica scored this stunning large-scale theatre production in which a group of scientists create a cyborg child for the purposes of experimentation, only to discover that their creation is becoming too life-like to proceed. Directed by Sue Buckmaster
The Queen And I THE QUEEN AND I Sky One King Bert Productions Jessica scored this Sky One feature length Christmas special based on Sue Townsend's beloved novel, starring David Walliams, Johnny Vegas and Samantha Bond. Directed by Dan Zeff
Suffragettes SUFFRAGETTES WITH LUCY WORSLEY BBC One Brook Lapping Jessica composed the score to this BAFTA-winning drama-doc made to mark the centenary of female suffrage. It charts the progress of the Suffragette movement from its peaceful beginnings to its radically violent end. Directed by Emma Frank
Flower And The Girl FLOWER AND THE GIRL Breakneck Films Beautiful stop motion animation, violin performed by the virtuoso soloist Thomas Gould
Eric, Ernie and Me ERIC, ERNIE AND ME BBC Four Objective Fiction Jessica composed the score for this comedy drama Christmas Special, starring Stephen Tompkinson, Mark Bonnar and Neil Maskell. The film celebrates Edie Braben, the man behind Morecambe and Wise’s greatest successes. Directed by Dan Zeff
Six Wives With Lucy Worsley SIX WIVES WITH LUCY WORSLEY BBC One Wall To Wall Historian Lucy Worsley revisits key events in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives in this ground-breaking drama documentary series. Jessica's score, which combines Tudor and contemporary genres, was recorded and mixed at Air Studios by Fiona Cruickshank. Directed by Russell England
Siblings SIBLINGS BBC Three Bwark Jessica composed the music for this comedy series starring Charlotte Richie and Tom Stourton as the world’s most obnoxious brother and sister. The music was inspired by 1940s orchestral interludes, and intended to bubble along, reflecting the characters’ blithe lack of self-awareness. Directed by Dan Zeff
WWII from Space WWII FROM SPACE The History Channel October Films Jessica composed 90 minutes of music for this Emmy award-winning feature documentary about World War II. The film presents a global approach to the war, using cutting-edge visuals to chart its major developments. Directed by Simon George
Urban Myths: Adolf Hitler, the Artist URBAN MYTHS: ADOLF HITLER, THE ARTIST Sky Arts Roughcut Television This darkly comic mini-feature stars Iwan Rheon as Hitler and Rupert Grint as his best friend, the musician Auguste Kubize. Jessica composed original music as well as arranging and re-recording classical music for the film. Directed by Dan Zeff
Miracle Landing on the Hudson MIRACLE LANDING ON THE HUDSON National Geographic Channel UK RAW TV Jessica scored this feature-length documentary about the famous successful airplane landing in 2009 on the Hudson River which intercuts interviews with live action reenactments. Directed by Simon George
Kasabian KASABIAN Jessica orchestrated Sergio Pizzorno’s string arrangements to Kasabian’s fourth and fifth albums, Velociraptor! and 43:18, both of which reached number one in the UK Albums and Download Charts The arrangements were performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra, and recorded at British Grove Studios.
Beasty Baby BEASTY BABY Polka Theatre Theatre-Rites Jessica's score combined pre-recorded music with on-stage singing and mbira playing. It was one of Lyn Gardner’s top 10 theatre shows of 2015. “An imaginative bundle of joy” ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ - The Stage Directed by Sue Buckmaster
Henka Dance HENKA DANCE Channel 4 Vice Jessica composed the music to this short dance film featuring contemporary dancer Fukiko Takase. A story about a woman’s physical transformation using dance as her only means of expression. Directed by Oliver Murray and Rohan Wadham
Knuckle KNUCKLE RISE FILMS This feature documentary recounts an epic 12-year journey into the world of an Irish Traveller community. Jessica's score for guitar, strings and piano was recorded at British Grove Studios. Directed by Ian Palmer
Rubbish RUBBISH Southbank Centre/UK Tour Theatre-Rites This visually stunning production explored the unexpected value of discarded objects. Jessica recorded the objects featured in the play to provide a percussive palette under a cinematic, through-composed score. “It’s precious, and profound, and playfully inspiring” - Total Theatre Directed by Sue Buckmaster
The Cinematic Orchestra THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA Jessica has collaborated with The Cinematic Orchestra on several occasions, arranging their music for performances at The Union Chapel, The Roundhouse and The Royal Albert Hall, and also performing with them on stage.
Jackie JACKIE Jessica orchestrated Mica Levi’s Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated score to this unsettling biopic of Jackie Kennedy starring Natalie Portman. The score was recorded at Angel Studios performed by members of Orchestrate. Directed by Pablo Larrain
Bryan Ferry – Live at the Hollywood Bowl BRYAN FERRY LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL Jessica orchestrated 16 new full orchestral arrangements by Chris Ketley for Bryan Ferry’s concert with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in August 2017.
The Impossible THE IMPOSSIBLE Jessica orchestrated Fernando Velázquez’s score to Academy-Award Nominated The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. The music was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Charlie Simpson CHARLIE SIMPSON LONG ROAD HOME Jessica arranged strings and brass for Charlie Simpson’s solo album Long Road Home, produced by Grammy Award-winning Steve Osborne. It was released in August 2014 and reached number one in the independent official UK charts.
The Invisible Woman THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Jessica arranged popular Victorian parlour songs for Ralph Fiennes’ film about Charles Dickens’ affair with the young Nelly Turnen, starring Felicity Jones. Jessica also orchestrated the score, which was composed by Ilan Eshkeri. Directed by Ralph Fiennes
Still Alice STILL ALICE Jessica orchestrated Ilan Eshkeri's score for Still Alice which features an Academy-Award winning performance by Julianne Moore as a woman coping with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland
The Tempest THE TEMPEST Barbican BITE Festival Jericho House Jessica scored this 400th anniversary production in the beautiful surroundings of St Giles Cripplegate within the Barbican Centre. Three musicians performed around the audience using the church's two organs, lutes, winds and cello, creating a richly immersive soundscape.  Directed by Jonathan Holmes