Composer Interviews


2018 APRA Screen Music Awards Nominations!

The 2018 Screen Music Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all the outstanding nominees! Hopefully we will see many of you at the Recital Centre in Sydney on 19th November for the ceremony.

The nominees are....

Feature Film Score of the Year Brothers’ Nest Composer: Richard Pleasance Fahrenheit 451 Composers: Matteo Zingales & Antony Partos Ladies in Black Composer: Christopher Gordon The Butterfly Tree Composer: Caitlin Yeo

Best Television Theme Harrow Composer: Matteo Zingales Lawless – The Real Bushrangers Composer: Rafael May Oddlands Composer: Joff Bush The Stargazer’s Guide to the Cosmos Composer: Sean Tinnion

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial Doctor Blake Mysteries Composer: Dale Cornelius Glitch Composer: Cornel Wilczek Harrow Composer: Matteo Zingales Picnic at Hanging Rock Composers: Cezary Skubiszewski & Jan Skubiszewski

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie Mystery Road Composers: Antony Partos & Matteo Zingales The House with Annabel Crabb Composer: Caitlin Yeo UnderBelly Files: Chopper Composer: Burkhard Dallwitz Wake In Fright Composers: Antony Partos & Matteo Zingales

Best Music for a Documentary My Mother’s Lost Children Composer: Dale Cornelius The Director and The Jedi Composer: Antony Partos The Stargazer’s Guide to the Cosmos Composer: Sean Tinnion The Story of Earth Composer: Dale Cornelius

Best Music for a Short Film Abandon Tryptich Composer: Kyls Burtland Barbara Composer: Caitlin Yeo Lost and Found Composer: Adrian Sergovich The Passion Films: Alice Composer: Basil Hogios

Best Soundtrack Album Every Day Composer: Elliott Wheeler Fahrenheit 451 Composers: Matteo Zingales & Antony Partos Ghosthunter Composer: Rafael May The Butterfly Tree Composer: Caitlin Yeo

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen Everywhere’s A Dance Floor from The Justine Clarke Show Composers: Justine Clarke & Sean Peter Grace Beside Me Composers: Amanda Brown & Emily Wurramara Now I Know from Pulse Composer: Oscar Joe Gross Prison Bound from Brothers’ Nest Composers: Richard Pleasance & Jojo Rainwater

Best Music for Children’s Television Guess How Much I Love You: Christmas to the Moon and Back Composer: Ryan Grogan Jar Dwellers SOS! Composer: David Cheshire The Deep: The Missing Composer: Nerida Tyson-Chew The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill: The Budgie Smuggler Composer: Russell Thornton

Best Music for an Advertisement Forty Winks Composer: Jackson Milas Singapore Airlines: The Briefcase Composer: Scott Langley Tiger Beer: Chinese New Year Composer: Ben Lam Tourism Tasmania: Go Behind the Scenery XI Composers: Nicholas West, Daniel Higson & Antony Smith

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia* Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks Jay Stewart Mitch Stewart Neil Sutherland

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas* Alastair Ford Garry McDonald and Lawrence Stone Jed Kurzel Neil Sutherland

*Determined by statistical analysis

AGSC Disclaimer

"The Information on this website is provided as general information only and on the understanding that the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) is not providing professional advice of a legal, financial or otherwise nature to any user on the matters covered by this information. Whilst the AGSC makes every effort to keep the information on this site current, the information on this site is subject to change at any time and as different laws and legislation currently exist and operate between the States, Territories and Federal Government of Australia, the AGSC does not warrant or represent that the information on this site is free from errors or omissions.


Users of this site should also be aware that the information provided may be in the form of summaries and generalisations derived from other sources and may omit detail that could be significant to a particular scenario or context.  Users of this site should seek independent verification of any information on this site that they are seeking to rely on. The Guild can only provide general information and not advise you on specific points of your music contracts or on the law more broadly. Any questions relating to a contractual agreement beyond general ones should be directed to a qualified lawyer. For specific advice, the AGSC strongly recommends that: members seek information from the relevant Government authority, lawyer, tax professional or other industry professional.

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube - White Circle