Award winning Australian composer Me-Lee Hay composes music for film/TV, dance and theatre and is the Vice President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.
Her score for the fantasy driven 30 minute short film Last Tree Standing won Best Music for a Short Film at Australia's prestigious APRA Screen Music Awards.
Other works include original composition for Museum Victoria’s Scienceworks planetary dome astronomy documentaries Starlight and Capturing the Cosmos (narrated by Sigrid Thornton and Geoffrey Rush respectively), SBS One series travel/cooking show Luke Nguyen (Greater Mekong 2, France, UK) and Network Ten’s Ben’s Menu.
She worked on the feature film A Second Chance: Rivals! distributed by Pinnacle Films and was seen across cinemas in Australia & New Zealand in 2019. Me-Lee has worked as an additional composer on the feature film "Penelepa", which won Best Fantasy Film at Amsterdam’s Van Goph's Film festival and assistant composer to major Australian sci-fi features such as The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1 which have global distribution.
Off the screen Me-Lee has been commissioned twice for Sydney Dance Company's PPY and has worked on the Sydney Theatre Company and National Theatre of Parramatta co-production White Pearl.
AGSC Board Statement
I am passionate about creating an environment for the Australian film music industry that is relevant to the times and engaged with the wider industry which will ultimately bring greater opportunity to our members. These are the things I have being helping to drive since becoming Vice President of the AGSC in March 2020
As Events Chair we quickly pivoted to having 6 webinar events for our members during the global pandemic. Turn out was sometimes bigger than past in-person events!
Working closely with the President and IR committee chair Antony Partos in developing the joint APRA submissions to government to advocate for reform in the Screen Industry
Developing internal Standard Operating Procedures to ensure smooth succession and appropriate governance and operations of our organisation. This concept was started by Brett Aplin and I have taken on the baton
Working on developing a resource with our accountant Stuart Smith for our members to inform about tax implications of Reinvestment Deals
Working closely with Dale and website working party to develop a new website for the AGSC that is automated and have more member only resources
Looking into the future of 2021 I want to instigate a “speed dating” event for composers, directors and producers, Covid conditions permitting. This was actually something I wanted to do in 2020! I would love this to be an annual event.