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The Gloaming acknowledged with an AACTA nomination

November 4, 2020

Brett Aplin composer of music for film and television - The Gloaming AACTA NomineeWell that’s not bad is it?

Very pleased that this fabulous series has been acknowledged with an AACTA nomination for Best Mini-Series. Congrats to producers Vicki Madden, John Molloy & Fiona McConaghy, directors Greg McClean, Sian Davies and Michael Rymer, and all the cast and crew!

The Gloaming score composed by Burkhard Dallwitz, Brett Aplin and Dmitri Golovko of Zeitgeist Music. Listen to music here.

Fingers crossed for a second series!

The Bureau of Magical Things is now on Netflix

October 31, 2020

Brett Aplin composer of music for film and television - The Bureau of Magical ThingsLook what just showed up on Netflix! It appears the exclusive rights that Nickelodeon had to The Bureau of Magical Things have expired. Is this just on in Australia or worldwide?

Apparently Netflix has me at an 89% match for the show. I’m still trying to figure out what this says about me…

#TheBureauofMagicalThings #BrettAplin #Composer #ScreenMusic

Zeitgeist Music launch!

October 18, 2020

Brett Aplin composer of music for film and television - Zeitgeist Music - Burkhard Dallwitz, Brett Aplin & Dmitri GolovkoSince 2018 I’ve been collaborating with Burkhard Dallwitz and Dmitri Golovko on high profile productions allowing us to deliver the highest quality scores despite increasingly tight and often overlapping post-production schedules. We formalised this partnership earlier this year creating Zeitgeist Music a team which has now scored international feature films such as The Longest Shot, TV drama productions including the ABC/Netflix series Pine Gap, Network Seven’s Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Network Ten’s My Life is Murder and the critically acclaimed STAN/ABC Disney drama series The Gloaming.

We are just getting started!

Please visit the Zeitgeist Music website for more information

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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

My Life Is Murder Lucy Lawless - Brett Aplin Music ComposerVery 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

ms fisher's modern murder mysteries - music composer brett aplinWell, 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.”