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Surviving Georgia score reviewed by Film, Music and Media

March 22, 2012

Film, Music and Media

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.”

and

“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

Stunning viewing figures for Tiger Dynasty!

February 3, 2012

Tiger Dynasty did some incredible numbers during last night’s premiere on the Natural World wildlife series on BBC2.

2 Million Viewers
8.3% Audience Share!

Congratulations to Nalla, Mark and the team at the BBC Natural History Unit. Well deserved

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Music download store now open!

January 29, 2012

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)

Brett Aplin Download Store
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New pages for Tiger Dynasty and 2 short films

January 29, 2012

tiger main titles - tiger dynastyJust 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.

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The Curse of Eleanor Crabtree
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Like it was Yesterday

Surviving Georgia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) released

October 17, 2011

CDBaby
Available from these and other online retailers worldwide, as well as from my own download store. I hope you enjoy the music!

Surviving Georgia Soundtrack
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

Worms win at Jackson Hole Film Festival!

October 8, 2011

jackson holeNewsflash! 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
and
THE STORY OF EVERYTHING
Darlow Smithson Productions and Discovery Channel

Not bad! Congratulations to Randall, Scott, Chris and Larry and all of team worm.

The premiere of Surviving Georgia

October 7, 2011

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.

Spencer McLaren (actor, co-prod), Sandra Sciberras (co-dir), Cindy Clarkson (editor), Brett Aplin (composer), Kate Whitbread (co-dir, co-prod)
Vanity is a curse

Surviving Georgia soundtrack album preview

September 7, 2011

Surviving Georgia Album cover preview
Went to have a listen to the final proof of the mastered CD for the ‘Surviving Georgia’ soundtrack yesterday. Can’t believe how nervous I was actually. Here’s a preview of the cover. Getting excited now…

Premiere of ‘Like it was yesterday’

September 6, 2011

like it was yesterday
Forgot to tell you guys I recently wrapped a fabulous short film called ‘Like It Was Yesterday’ about a man who is wrestling with his father’s slide into dementia. Very moving. Well I went to the film’s première at Cinema Nova on the weekend and it was very well received as was the score. It’s off on the festival circuit now so fingers crossed it does well for the film makers – Brett and Eliza D’Souza.

Pelicans on PBS America

July 7, 2011

going home - pelicans outback nomadsI will often Google films that I work on to see how they are travelling. However there was nothing on Pelicans: Outback Nomads a while back. Now all of a sudden I see we have been broadcast on the Nature series on PBS in the States, the film is available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray, and there are two clips on Youtube here and here.  We even scored a positive Blu-ray review from DVD Verdict.  Aah, the internet…

Update:  I see we also had a brief review in the Wall Street Journal Online 🙂