Great news! At a ceremony on Monday night in Melbourne my score for Tiger Dynasty was awarded ‘Best Music for a Documentary’ at the 2012 Australian Screen Music Awards. It’s a huge honour and part of the score was performed live on the night by Paul Grabowsky’s ensemble which was also a thrill.Congrats to all the other nominees and winners! Here’s a complete list – There’s some amazing names here….
Tiger Dynasty has just received a nomination for ‘Best Music for a Documentary’ at this year’s Australian Screen Music Awards. I had my fingers crossed for this one too…
We also just picked up First Prize at Italy’s Sondrino Film Festival where the Jury made special mention of the score…
“…The jury would also like to point out the high-quality of the soundtrack”
And the news keeps coming. The film The Curse of the Gothic Symphony recently picked up a prestigious Australian Writers Guild Award (AWGIE) for Best Documentary. Congratulations to Randall Wood (dir) and Anthony Mullins on their success!
Additionally, the film was just nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award (AACTA) for Best Feature Length Documentary. Congrats to Veronica Fury and the whole team!
Oh, and here is a preview of the film, and a link to the Fantasia International Film Festival (which looks awesome! Congratulations Matt, Stacey and Tess)
At the recently announced 59th National Film Awards of India, our film Tiger Dynasty was awarded Best Environment Film and Best Cinematography in the non-feature film category. This is the highest film honours in the country awarded by the president of India. I’m very proud of this film – Congratulations to Nalla and the team
Film, Music and Media have just reviewed my score for Surviving Georgia. It’s a great review too! Here are a couple of quotes:
“What Aplin has done is really make something rather unique, flavorful and just plain wonderful.”
“Within its simplicity, small sounds and short running time it was able to make a large lasting impression on me. It’s hard to explain it and with music that’s usually the case. You can’t really express it in writing, you just need to listen to it for yourself…So go on, go experience something new”.
Pretty happy with that. Listen to the score here
Yes, I now have a download store where you can purchase music that I’ve officially released. Powered by the rather excellent Bandcamp, you can listen to the music in it’s entirety (not just a 20 sec grab), get info, lyrics for tracks and also download album artwork and liner notes. This is much more and a whole lot cheaper than what is available on iTunes and their like. Check it out!
(oh, and I urge you to check out Bandcamp.com too. They’re awesome)
Title says it all. If you’re a wildlife lover (and of course happen to live in the UK) Do tune in
Just posted several new pages for films I worked on late last year. The first is Tiger Dynasty, a natural history documentary commissioned for the prestigious Natural World wildlife series on BBC2. Also there is The Curse of Eleanor Crabtree, a VFX short in the vein of Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas, and finally Like it was Yesterday, a beautiful and moving film about a man facing his father’s slide into dementia. Plenty of music and pictures on each page so check them out.
Available from these and other online retailers worldwide, as well as from my own download store. I hope you enjoy the music!
Surviving Georgia is an intelligent, funny, moving and delightful romantic comedy starring some of Australia’s most loved actors from film and television including Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Spencer McLaren and Caroline O’Connor with Shane Jacobson.
The score, which was written predominantly for strings, melodic percussion and piano, explores the themes of the film including loss and love, self discovery, resolution and happiness. I like to think it captures the romance and humour of the film and the performances herein. The score also includes the song All that you love co-composed with and sung by the wonderful Abi Tucker.
More at the official website
Newsflash! Our humble film has won one of the most prestigious awards for a wildlife film in the world… The Special Jury Award at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The Worm Hunters was chosen for the award by almost 100 international judges from a selection of over 500 of the worlds best nature and wildlife films.
Special Jury Awards were also given to:
AFRICAN CATS: a ten million dollar epic – Disneynature Productions
THE STORY OF EVERYTHING
Darlow Smithson Productions and Discovery Channel
Not bad! Congratulations to Randall, Scott, Chris and Larry and all of team worm.
Well, I’d like to say the cameras went into overdrive last night as I strolled the red carpet, but despite my best efforts (and despite being cunningly dressed as Totti Goldsmith) there was a distinct lack of flashes (or flashers, although I considered that also as a means of making the papers)… Famous people are in this link. Less famous people (with apologies to Spencer Sandra and Kate who did make the society pages) are in the pics below.