More accolades for our documentary Conviction. AACTA nominations for Terry Carlyon for Best Editing in a Documentary and to Keith Thomas and Ben Banks for Best Sound in a Documentary. Congrats guys!
One of mine screens this week
Can We Save The Reef? is an ABC documentary screening on the Catalyst program
Can We Save the Reef? is the epic story of Australian and international scientists who are racing to understand our greatest natural wonder, and employing bold new science in an attempt to save it.
Check it out this Tuesday 3rd October at 8:30pm on ABC1. Listen to some of the music score here
The first trailer for director Xu Shunli’s The Longest Shot has been released. Looks pretty great too.
And no, before you ask the music in the trailer is not mine nor Burkhard’s 🙁
Check it out above.
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
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.
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!