Three nominations for the 2019 APRA Screen Music Awards!

October 18, 2019

Pretty damn chuffed to have received three nominations for this years APRA Screen Music Awards: two for The Bureau of Magical Things (Best Television Theme and Best Music for Children’s Television) and one alongside my awesome co-composers Burkhard Dallwitz and Dmitri Golovko for Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Best Music for a Telemovie or Mini-series).

Big thanks to all involved on both productions and congratulations to all the nominees!

Check out more information in this article from Inside Film

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My Life Is Murder now screening

July 18, 2019

Very proud to have co-composed the score (with the amazing Burkhard Dallwitz) to the new 10-part Network TEN drama series My Life Is Murder.

MLIM stars Lucy Lawless (Xena), Bernard Curry and Ebony Vagulans and is a light, sarcastic and witty crime show that is more about the characters (and strength of acting) than whodunnit!

It screens Wednesday nights on TEN for the next 10 weeks and soon will be streaming on AcornTV. Episodes are also available to stream on 10play weekly.

Big thanks to Burkhard, Producers Nick Murray, Claire Tonkin and Elisa Argenzio and all at CJZ.

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries screens on Network Seven

February 21, 2019

Well, it’s here.

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries screens each week on Channel 7 from 8:30pm tonight!

Over four weeks we have 4 telemovies of guilty pleasure viewing, especially for those fans of the original Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries starring Essie Davis, or for fans of the murder mystery genre – think a fun 60s version of Midsummer Murders, Sherlock or Ms Marple etc that doesn’t take itself too seriously.


AACTA Award for The Bureau of Magical Things

December 16, 2018

In a star studded ceremony in Sydney this month The Bureau of Magical Things was awarded the 2018 AACTA award for Best Children’s Program! Congratulations to Jonathan M Shiff, Stuart Wood, Julia Adams, Barry Lanfranchi and the entire cast and crew. Proud to be a part of the team.

Here are a few pics from the ceremony

The Bureau of Magical Things has been acquired by Nickelodeon!

October 5, 2018

Fantastic News! Our kids TV series The Bureau of Magical Things has been acquired by Nickelodeon. This means that ‘Bureau’ will now be seen across an additional 170+ countries and territories worldwide!

Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere The Bureau of Magical Things on Monday 8th October 2018 at 8:30pm ET/PT and will continue to premiere new episodes on Mondays-Thursdays at 7:30pm ET/PT!

From the Inside Film article:

“The Bureau of Magical Things introduces a captivating fantasy world while promoting real world concepts like individuality, diversity and acceptance,” said Nickelodeon senior vice president, global acquisitions and content partnerships Layla Lewis.

“We think kids everywhere will find something relatable in these characters’ journeys to finding their true selves, while learning to embrace and accept what makes them different.”

On the sale, Shiff said: “We are thrilled to see The Bureau of Magical Things so strongly supported by Nickelodeon who will introduce it to a global audience. It’s a real delight to bring children all over the world into a story full of surprise and adventure brought to life by an extraordinary cast of magical heroes.”

ZDF Enterprises president and CEO Fred Burckse said: “We are delighted that The Bureau of Magical Things has found its global home with Nickelodeon. Coming from the magical studios of our long term partner Jonathan M. Shiff, the series will capture audiences all over the world and is a perfect complement to Nickelodeon’s portfolio of outstanding children’s programs.”

Can We Save The Reef? wins Eureka Prize for science journalism

August 31, 2018

Just found out that our doco Can We Save the Reef? won the Eurkea Prize for Science Journalism. Congratulations to Adam Geiger and Colette Beaudry of SeaLight Pictures! I’m proud to have played a small part in making this documentary such a success.

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science. More info at