Another month down. Where does all that time go?
This year seems to have evaporated faster than alcohol in Octoberfest.
One of the strangeness of working as a film composer is the discovery that I can’t really talk about what I’m working on until they are well and truly underway. So I’ve been busy, but I can’t yet show what I’ve been working on.
Two of my projects are at the pitching stage. This is nail-biting stuff, and I’m waiting hopefully for a go ahead after doing a whole bunch of research, writing, music and sound design for it. (Yes I will have composer and co-writer credits if this goes ahead).
I wish I could say more… but I swore a blood oath, and I fear the oath monkey’s wrath. Wish me luck, if it all comes through, me gag order will be lifted and I can spill.
Some films I have done last year are now making their rounds at Festivals. This makes me one excited bean.
D R O V E R ‘ S B O Y
Drover’s Boy which made it into the 2015 Sydney Film Festival!
It was good fun composing additional music and re-arranging Ted Egan’s very beautiful song Drover’s Boy.
Well done to the very talented cast and crew.
Director: Margaret McHugh; Producer: Lyn Norfor; Cinematography: Benjamin Cotgrove; Editors: Jackson Buhck, Samuel Zubrycki; Music: Yunyu; Sound: Audrey Houssard.
Tickets available here for those who want to see this
L E G A C Y– where I co-composed and did additional sound effects for, makes its way into Sci-fi London Film Fest 2015.
Huge Congrats to the rest of the very awesome possum crew and cast.
Directed by Josh Mawer; Produced by Michael J Knott; Cinematography/Grading by Jarryd Hall; Production design by Rachel Jolly; written by Josh Mawer and Michael Richardson; starring Drew Wilson, Richard Healy, Kenneth Moraleda, Anita Hegh and Stephanie Begg; Edited by Lara Benwell; Original music and music mix by Yunyu and Ellie Cumming; Post sound by Ashleigh Wadebrook; additional foley by Ashleigh Wadebrook and Nick Dracoulis; Additional sound effects by Yunyu; 1st Assistant Directed by John Titley; 2nd AD’s by Taylor Goddard; 1st Camera Assisted and focus pulled by Camille Jaulent; 2nd AC’d by Khoa LE and Hilary Crombie.
I have trips to look forward to in the next couple of weeks. Slovenia comes first. Isola Film Festival will be showcasing the music for the films I worked on at AFTRS so I’m plenty stoked. I’ll get to show these films here in due time, I think, just not while they are making the festival rounds. I’m really looking forward to meeting the friendly festival organisers in Slovenia and taking in the beautiful sights. There are perks to almost winning the European Union Film award (got shortlisted) and having very friendly festival organisers Tanja Hladnik make contact anyway and want to showcase the music. Special shout out to First Councillor Jana Grilc for making the contacts and sending so much info my way re: Slovenia.
Can’t wait to connect! 🙂