What a year! – And topped off with a ‘Best Music’ nomination…
A belated Happy New Year to you all. Well, it’s been a busy 3 or 4 months.
I have just finished a feature-length docu-drama called Secrets of the Forbidden City for director Mark Lewis and Lion Television (UK) commissioned by BBC and The History Channel. This is truly an awesome film beautifully shot on location in China, and I hope to have a page with some more information up shortly. This is the most ambitious film I’ve ever worked on and the score reflects the scale of the production. So much fun with this one! – More to come including some music…
I also received my first nomination for theÂ APRA – AGSC Screen Music Awards,Â Best Music for a Documentary forÂ The Floating Brothel. I know it was a large field this year so this was a great honour. The awards were held on 27th November in Sydney and while I didn’t win (the award went to the outstanding ‘Bomb Harvest’ composed by Caitlin Yeo) it was a great night, and a hilarious ceremony hosted by H. G. Nelson. Check out the list of nominations and winnersÂ here.
Ten Pound Poms screened on the ABC on 1st November and is scheduled to screen in 3 days on theÂ Timewatch program on BBC2 in the U.K. on Sat 2 Feb, 8:20pm. The film has also just been released on locally on DVD and is available to buy at ABC shops and other decent outletsÂ here.
Over My Dead Body screened on the ABC on 15th November.
In between I completed original music for Rare Chicken Rescue for Randall Wood and Freshwater Productions to be sceened on the ABC later in the year (page to come)
I am currently working on the Film Victoria funded animation Lucy Wants to Kill Herself for Andrea and Craig Brookes ofÂ Blue Dahlia Films. I’ll have much more to say on this project over the next month or two but it’s looking amazing!