The Longest Shot Feature Film

July 15, 2017

Great news. I recently had the honour of co-composing the feature score to The Longest Shot with multiple award-winning composer Burkhard Dallwitz (The Truman Show, Underbelly, The Secret River)

The Longest Shot is a massive Chinese/Australian co-production, shot in Melbourne and Shanghai directed by Xu Shunli and starring Chinese box office star Wang Zhiwen alongside an ensemble of Chinese and International talent including Yu Nan, Zu Yajun, Lee Li-Chun and Kao Kuo-Hsin, along with Sabien Lucciarini, Christopher Downs and Koniukhov Konstantin.

We had the budget to record a live orchestra with a 40 piece string section, plus woodwinds, brass and harp and managed to do some really interesting things with orchestration thanks to the hugely talented Erkki Veltheim who made sense of our mockups. The score was mixed in 5.1 surround by Christian Scallan and it sounds great. Hopefully we’ll get a soundtrack release down the track.

Here are some pics from the recording session. Burkhard is at the back, Christian at the desk and Erkki at the side

Conviction re-screened this week

April 30, 2017

For anyone who missed it first time around, our documentary on the dedicated homicide detectives who brought Jill Meagher’s killer to justice is getting re-screened by the ABC this Tuesday at 8:30pm. It’s being repeated in light of our Logie win for Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program last week.

Logie nominations for Conviction and Todd Sampson’s Body Hack

March 29, 2017

Well, the 2017 Logie nominations are out and we just scored nominations for our ABC Documentary Conviction, and our Network Ten series Todd Sampson’s Body Hack

Both Conviction and Body Hack were nominated in the the peer voted category ‘Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program’, and Body Hack was also nominated for ‘Best Factual Program’. Congrats to all involved in both productions, particularly the Director / Producer of Conviction Terry Carlyon, and Chris Thorburn, series producer of Body Hack!

Short film for Firass Dirani

February 25, 2017

Hey guys. I’ve recently completed the score for a short film for this guy…
It’s called “Bang! Bang!”. It has amazing fight scenes and is funny as hell. Can’t wait for you to see it.

2016 Screen Music Awards nomination for Mako Mermaids!

September 28, 2016

I have just picked up an Australian Screen Music Awards nomination for the season 3 Mako Mermaids episode ‘Homecoming’ in the category ‘Best Music for Children’s Television’. Very proud! Congrats also to Ricky Edwards, my co-composer, and to all the other nominees. A full list can be found here.