Eleni Shaw is a London-based composer who creates original music and sound design for all media. 
Her extensive credits include commercials for brands such as Sony, Ikea, Mazda, and Land Rover; additional music for Peaky Blinders and Netflix; large-scale projection mappings; the BAFTA winning series for Nickelodeon ‘My Favourite Bedtime Story’; and a new 10-part series ‘Breakwater’.
She is a 2023 Webby Award and People's Voice Award Winner, and a recent Music+Sound Awards Finalist 
"I've worked with Eleni on a number of projects and she is unquestionably a highly capable, creative and meticulous composer. When it comes to composing music for a film or commercial, her great strength is that she not only thinks musically when interpreting a brief, she also thinks conceptually. For me, as a director, this is vital if the images and music are going to work seamlessly together on screen - something that Eleni achieves every time."
Trevor Melvin - Director - RSA Films

"Eleni, who did the sound and music, joined from the beginning. She was always there to give updates on the music whenever we sent her new sections of the animation. She was great to work with."
Maki Yoshikura - Animator/ Director

"Eleni first came onto my radar with some work for our Music House label. It stopped me in my tracks! I contacted her and began email correspondence, and we did a few songs for our EVO library. I’ve wanted to work more with her for a long time so when this opportunity came up, I jumped on it."
FirstCom Music (Universal) 

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Eleni on a commercial for Lebara mobile. From a producer's perspective I found her to be creative, mindful of timely delivery and receptive to feedback. I would recommend Eleni for commercial work and I'm sure we'll be working together again soon."
Ajay Arora - Owner - Nodachi Design 

"We met up with Eleni during the voice over session in Soho, where we gave her our feedback on the excellent first music draft. We all loved the cello parts that she had recorded; using the real instrument not only sounded great, but also helped to re-enforce the premium appeal of the brand.
Once back at LFO, I liaised directly with Eleni as she fine-tuned the music. I re-pitched various elements within the sound design to match the key of the music and this really helped the sound and music to flow as one, as per the brief."
James Saunders - LFO Sound

Webby Award and People's Voice Award Winner 2023
Music+ Sound Awards Finalist 2022

Selected as a Connect Member of BAFTA 2022

Selected for BAFTA Crew 2021

The Royal Society Audio Award 2020 - WINNER
For BBC CrowdScience episode

The Rise 

Winner - Best Original Score - Honourable Mention: Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards 2019
Winner - Bronze Award: Best New Director: Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards 2019
Winner - Bronze Award:  Best Cinematography: Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards 2019
Best Drama Short - Honourable Mention: Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards 2019
Best Acting Ensemble - Honourable Mention: Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards 2019


Animation commissioned by Channel 4. Music + Sound Design 

Winner - Best Animated Film, Oregon Short FIlm Festival 2019
Winner - Best Character based 2nd Place, Los Angeles Animation Festival 2018
Winner - Drawtastic USA - Gold Pencil Award 2018
Nominated for Best Animated Short, Westfield International Film Festival 2018 

Cannes Bronze Lion 2017
Amnesty International #TakeAction Campaign 

Generation Right
"...With music composed by Eleni Hassabis offering an intoxicating backdrop to this hard-hitting film, 
one is taken back in time to the start of Thatcher’s undeniably unforgettable reign in British politics..."
Winner - Best Documentary, London Classic Film Festival
Winner - Gold Award: Oregon Film Awards 
Winner - Golden Palm Award: Mexico International Film Festival
Winner - Best of Show: Impact Doc Awards
Winner - Award of Excellence: Impact Doc Awards
Winner - Silver Award: Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 
Winner - Silver Lei Award: Honolulu International Film Festival

Off the Grid

Winner - Best Documentary, Cabbagetown Film Festival 
Nominated for Best Documentary, London Short Film Festival 

BAFTA-Winning Series for Nickelodeon: My Favourite Bedtime Story
Winner - Best Children's Short Form: BAFTA
Winner - Best Pre School Series: British Animation Awards

"...featuring a vibrant original score from Eleni Hassabis..."
Multi-award winning documentary that follows the journey of unwanted clothing travelling to India to be recycled. 
Nominated for Best Composer: Underwire Festival
Winner - Audience Choice Award: CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Winner - Best Short Documentary: Edmonton International Film Festival
Winner - German Independence Award - Best Short Film: Oldenburg International Film Festival
Winner - Best Documentary Short: Evolution International Film Festival
Winner - First Prize: Contro Sguardi
Winner - Grand Prize: Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival
Winner - Best Editor - Underwire Film Festival
Winner - Grand Prize - Best Short Film: Indian Film Festival of LA
Winner - Audience Award for Best Short Film: Indian Film Festival of LA
Winner - Special Jury Prize in the Documentary Shorts category: RiverRun International Film Festival
Winner - Masters of the observation category award: The Golden Anteaters Festival
Winner - Best Short in Save the Earth! Competition: Shorts Shorts Film Festival
Winner - Best Documentary: Whitelights International Short Film Festival
Winner - Best Environmental Short: Flickerfest
Winner - Environmental Sustainability Special Award: Skepto International Film Festival 
Second Prize - Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology
Second Prize - International Kansk Video Festival
Special Mention - Brief Encounters Short Film Festival
Special Mention - Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Competition
Honourable Mention - Women's Independent Film Festival 

Award-winning short film, a dark fairy tale about the life of plastic. 
Winner - Best Short Film: New York Wild Film Festival 
Winner - Best Short: International Wildlife Film Festival
Winner - People's Choice Award: Beneath the Waves Festival
Finalist - Best Short Film: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Finalist - Best Short Film: Donana Film Festival
Finalist - Specially Created Prize for Originality: Abbeville Bird & Nature Festival
Finalist - Wild and Scenic Festival
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