Michael Connell



Michael Connell has worked as a music editor in feature films for the last 33 years with many composers, on some of the biggest International films.  He has been nominated by the MPSE several times for his work, and won two Golden Reels, The Butcher Boy and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Michael started out as a film editor and moved into music editing with his first film Lace in 1984.  His work involves being in charge of tracking and managing the different pieces of music used in the production, and working closely with the composer by handling all of the technical aspects of the film scoring process, as well as composition.  Most of the time, the music editing begins once principal photography is finished and the post-production process begins. However, depending on how much on-screen music there is, Michael may be called in during the filming (or taping) to assist with musical or sync issues.

It is also quite common for Michael to construct a “temp music” track, which is played along with early versions of the film before the actual music is written or chosen for the film.

Michael is a member of MPSE and World Soundtrack Academy.

Recent Work

Michael has finished working on Warner Bros’ animated film, Tom & Jerry.   It stars Chloë Grace MoretzKen JeongMichael Peña, directed by Tim Story, music by Mark Mancina.

More recently, he worked on Four Kids and It, directed by Andy De Emmony, with Matthew GoodePaula PattonMichael Caine, music by Anne Nikitin.

Other recent work this year, includes: The Secret Garden directed by Marc Munden, The Aftermath, directed by James Kent, music by Martin Phipps and Mary, Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, music by Max Richter.

Tom & Jerry

Adaption of the classic Hanna-Barbera property, which reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry.

Four Kids and It

A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.

THE secret garden

A girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her uncle’s house.


Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.


Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.


Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.