Restless Creatives is thrilled to announce that William Goodchild’s score for Jago: A Life Underwater is nominated for this year’s RTS West of England Best Composer Award. This is for the best composition of original music across all genres, alongside David Arnold and Michael Price (Sherlock: The Abominable Bride), John Bowen (Sixteen) and Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, Jasha Klebe and Russell Emanuel (Planet Earth 2). William also received a RTS nomination last year for Best Composer, for Icon Pictures’ Return of the Giant Killers.

Jago: A Life Underwater has received eight nominations in total for Best Documentary Programme or Series, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Design, Best Editing, Best Grading, as well as William’s nomination for Best Composer.

The Royal Television Society West of England Awards, in association with Evolutions Bristol, celebrates talent and creativity in the categories of drama, digital creativity, craft, on-screen talent, natural history, regional television news and across a range of factual programming. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the Bristol Old Vic on Sunday March 19th. We wish William, James and all the team the very best of luck!


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Watch & Listen

Please take a listen to these tracks by William Goodchild, our featured composer. If you would like to hear or see more of William’s work, please get in touch and we can create a bespoke audio or DVD showreel for you. You can also visit William’s own website to view an extensive selection of his numerous credits.



Featured Composer: William Goodchild

WilliamGoodchild2BWWilliam composes and produces scores for a wide range of productions – from film, television and radio to concert works and multimedia installations. He has over fifty scores to his name, for major broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, National Geographic International and Animal Planet.

As an orchestrator and conductor, William has worked with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bristol Ensemble and Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra.  He has undertaken numerous projects for the BBC with a variety of composers, helping to create award-winning scores. William’s orchestral expertise can be heard throughout his own music, often combined with contemporary elements, to create breath-taking, original scores.

William’s most recent credits include Africa’s Fishing Leopards (Icon Films) for BBC Natural World, The Man Who Turned into a Sofa (a BBC Radio 4 Drama), Ultimate Honey Badger for National Geographic International and the adventure documentary Get Rich or Die Mining (RDF Television).

The versatile nature of William’s music is evident in his score for the BBC Natural World production Jungle Gremlins of Java (Winner of Best Wildlife Documentary at the 2013 RTS Awards). The score was also used for a new Washington Ballet dance production, devised by choreographer Andile Ndlovu, with recent performances in Washington DC.

William’s talent for working alongside filmmakers to patiently create the right score often results in repeat commissions. He is currently scoring the second series of Icon Films’Africa’s Giant Killers, for the BBC Natural World strand. William is also working onGorongosa – a major six-part African series, produced by Off The Fence for PBS and National Geographic International.

You can listen to audio samples of Williams’s latest work on our Watch and Listen page. If you would like us to create a bespoke audio or DVD showreel for you and your production, please get in touch.

Visit William’s website at www.williamgoodchild.com


“Will has worked with me as the composer for four major series and several one-offs of Natural History films for National Geographic, and every time it’s been a pleasure. Not only does he produce an endless stream of beautiful original music, he also has a deep understanding of the needs of film, appreciating the process and demands of editing, and working to enhance the finished product. He works wonderfully in a team, being both receptive to ideas and patient with the mechanics and changes of editorial heart… I very much hope I shall be able to work with him again and can’t recommend him too highly.”
Amanda Theunissen – Executive Producer, National Geographic International



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