Born in New Zealand, also Australian and EU citizen
Unique traits: Composer, arranger, pianist, producer, mock-ups, conductor, sound design, live recordings of any size, music project management, mixing. I focus on a combination of psycho analytical and intuitive perspectives to make the music performance another actor. My first short film was y actor director Bel Delia and won at the Flickering Image film festival in Los Angeles. Last year I received a notable mention for my entry to the Hollywood Music Workshop / Vienna Symphonic Library film scoring competition which included panel judges Dennis Sands (4-times Oscar nominated producer, recording and mixing engineer) and Paul Broucek (President Music Department at Warner Bros. Pictures). A notable recent project was with legendary multi Grammy winning producer Malcolm Welsford who is has launched many successful music careers out of New Zealand, on the project "Mad Shamans" (on Soundcloud) (my contribution was the majority of the orchestra and choir parts, themes etc, as well as some electronic elements. This year I scored the short film "First Born" for up and coming writer / director Andrew Montague and talented producer Kira Fitzpatrick. The film is due out later in 2015. Demos are posted on my website for a general window into my sound and aesthetic, but obviously don't represent all possibilities. I definitely like to be inspired and guided by the subject matter, everything from the medium to the performances and character history brings something into the mix. I have a top level studio from monitoring to the entire production chain, and can create compositions and recordings from solo piano parts up to full orchestra with electronics or anything in between, as the project requires and budget allows. I treat mock ups whether destined for final cut or just as guides for musicians and film makers as final works from a performance perspective and of course I perform all the parts myself as it's the most important way to impart the crucial interpretations and feeling. I'm flexible and easy going, patient, hard working, caring, can work to a deadline, "low/no maintenance" (lol) and focussed on the artwork.
Film (short) Composer