photo; Shaun Davey as Butler, with Guitar, on location in Cornwall, Twelfth Night)

Between 1995 and 2003 Shaun Davey worked almost exclusively as composer for TV and Film. His music for The Hanging Gale, a four-part BBC drama set in the years of the Great Famine directed by Diarmuid Lwarence, won the Ivor Novello Award for best film music and was nominated for a BAFTA. It led to further commissions from the BBC; the film Loving and three seasons of Ballykissangel (awarded a TRIC for best UK TV theme and a second BAFTA nomination).

In 1997 he composed and produced songs and score for Trevor Nunn's film adaptation of Twelfth Night, (nominated for a second Ivor Novello).  

In 1998 he composed the music for Waking Ned Devine winning a Golden Reel Award, followed by the score for Peter Medak's TV film of David Copperfield for Hallmark, recorded with the orchestra of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

In 2000 he composed scores for John Boorman's The Tailor of Panama for Columbia and, the following year, The Abduction Club both of which he recorded - as with all but two of his TV and Film scores - with the Irish Film Orchestra at Windmill Lane Studio, Dublin.

Shaun Davey has also provided the music for four exploration documentary films by Tim Severin; The Brendan Voyage, The Spice Islands Voyage, In search of Moby Dick and In search of Robinson Crusoe.