Michelle Osis is a Toronto-based composer for film, TV and advertising.
She completed her Graduate Certificate in Screen Music at the Australian Film Television Radio School in 2011 and The Australian Institute of Music for a degree in Composition and Music Production. She is a also a pianist with over 25 years experience in classical piano, taught by Wendy Brittain, Amanda Handel and Ruth Mills.
She emigrated from Sydney, Australia where she worked as a freelance Screen Composer for music and VFX post-production companies, including music houses Songzu, Smith & Western, Engine and Sandcastle Studios. Osis has worked on many commercials for Optus, Fox Sports, News Ltd, Virgin Mobile, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford, McCains, PC Financial, Best Buy, Cheerios, Dodge, Toyota and BPAY and composed the music for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Opener.
She has composed music on a number of short films in Australia, including award-winning films A LITTLE BIT BEHIND (Paul Slater, director) screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival; BAMBOOZLED (Matt Hardie, director) screened at Tropfest Australia in December 2013; and Let It Rain (Matt Hardie, director) screened at Tropfest Australia in February 2013.
She was been shortlisted for the APRA Professional Development Awards in the Film & TV category, and has also been selected for the 2013 Apprentice Mentorship Program, organised through the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.
She previously worked at Eggplant Collective as one of the in-house composers for advertising and is now working as a freelance Screen Composer. Michelle is also one of the 2014 Slaight Music Residents organised through Canadian Film Centre. The Slaight Residency is a 9 month program which encourages the complete integration of music creators into the onscreen process while offering unique business opportunities to increase the use of Canadian music in film and TV.
Name: Michelle Osis
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Company: Music Resident @ Canadian Film Centre & Freelance Screen Composer
Occupation: Music Composer
APRA Professional Development Awards T20 Film & TV Category
Tropfest Australia - 'Bamboozled' Best Film
48HR Film Festival - 'A Little Bit Behind' Best Film