Big Screen Live
Big Screen Live is one of the world’s leading producers of live film events. Created by Tommy Pearson, a pioneer in the production of film screenings with live soundtracks and film music concerts, BSL has an impressive slate of projects that have been seen by huge audiences around the world.
Big Screen Live creates and produces film events big and small, working closely with a wide range of clients - including major venues, orchestras, agents and promoters - from the earliest creative ideas through to the fully-produced shows. We can handle every stage of the process, including music preparation, editing and production, booking specialist conductors and performers, preparing conductor cues and producing the final show. Our events are always world-class and high impact.
Big Screen Live also owns the licenses to a variety of titles it has produced. If you are an orchestra, venue or promoter interested in staging one of our productions, have a look at our titles and contact us so we can send you a technical rider.
If you have an idea for a new project, or would like help with your current project, get in touch! We are always looking for fresh and creative concert and event ideas.
Tommy Pearson has been a familiar figure in the UK music world for nearly 25 years. After an early career as a percussionist and composer, Tommy became one of the busiest voices on BBC Radio, presenting most of Radio 3’s main strands and regularly appearing on Radio 4 and as a host of the BBC4 TV Proms coverage.
Film music has dominated much of his career, as concert producer, host and broadcaster. Tommy has produced and hosted major concerts around the world including the “World Soundtrack Awards” in Ghent; concerts with actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, which resulted in a No.1 album; and “A Night Out With Sir Michael Caine”, a gala charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014 featuring the iconic actor interviewed by Jonathan Ross, with the LSO and special guests including Quincy Jones, Joss Stone, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. In March 2015, Tommy produced “Interstellar Live”, a sold-out screening of the sci-fi epic at the RAH with composer Hans Zimmer and orchestra playing the score live, plus a pre-concert talk with Prof Stephen Hawking, Kip Thorne, Brian Cox and director Christopher Nolan.
Other live film events Tommy has produced include ‘Independence Day Live’ and ‘Brassed Off’ at the Royal Albert Hall, ‘North By Northwest’ at the London Coliseum, ’Planet of the Apes’ at the Royal Festival Hall and ‘Touching the Void’, 'The Piano' and 'Scott of the Antarctic' at the Barbican, all featuring the scores played live.
As a filmmaker, Tommy has made promos and online content for clients such as BBC, EMI, Universal Music Group, Boosey & Hawkes, LSO, LA Philharmonic, and many individual artists. Sky Arts have broadcast a number of his programmes, including “King’s Singers Christmas” and “Live from Wigmore Hall”.
Tommy is one of the main hosts on the new classical music streaming platform 'Symphony' and can be seen regularly hosting concerts and as a member of the panel on Symphony Insiders.
Tommy lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and twin sons and, when he has a moment, enjoys playing timpani with the Kensington and Fulham Symphony Orchestras.