2013 Screen Music Awards Winners Announced

10 December, 2013 by IF

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Members of the Australian music industry gathered to pay tribute to the screen composers who create musical magic behind the scenes for the small and large screen. Presented by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC, the winners of the 2013 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS have been announced at a gala event at the Sydney State Theatre. Hosted by The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor, the winner’s list features an impressive group of composers who reflect the diversity and depth of the Australian screen music community.

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Taking out the coveted Feature Film Score of the Year award is composer and musician CAITLIN YEO who wowed judges with her work on The Rocket which has picked up awards and acclaim from around the world, including gongs at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and Berlinale. It also took out the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2013 Sydney Film Festival. With compositions for at least twenty television and cinema documentaries plus six feature films under her belt, former APRA Professional Development Award winner Caitlin Yeo’s star is on the rise.

The creative collaboration of DAVID McCORMACK and ANTONY PARTOS has proven to be a winning formula with the duo taking out two awards. They win the category of Best Music for a Television Series or Serial for Redfern Now – Episode 4: Stand Up. They also took out the category of Best Original Song Composed for the Screen for the powerful Lonely Child also from Redfern Now.

Melbourne composer DALE CORNELIUS has won the category of Best Television Theme for his creative composition for ABC telemovie The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Having composed countless hours of music for feature films, documentaries, short films and television shows, this is Dale’s first ever Screen Music Award.

Winning the award for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie is CEZARY SKUBISZEWSKI, one of Australia’s most prolific screen composers. He receives this award for his work on The Mystery of a Hansom Cab based on a classic mystery novel by Fergus Hume.

2013 Tropscore winner MICHAEL LIRA has scored the award for Best Music for a Documentary for the The A-Z of Contemporary Art – a bluffer's guide to the occasionally incomprehensible world of contemporary art.

Composer, arranger and producer JONATHAN DREYFUS has received the award for Best Music for a Short Film for Catch Perfect. After apprenticing under his musician parents and composing for commercials and long-form projects, JONATHAN DREYFUS is more than a chip off the old block.

RAFAEL MAY has taken home the award for Best Soundtrack Album for his work on the creepy feature film Black Water. His ominous and suspenseful score captured the judge’s imaginations, giving him his second Screen Music Award.

Multiple award winning screen composer CHRISTOPHER ELVES has won the award for Best Music for Children’s Television for Flea Bitten, a 52 episode animated series for the Nine Network. Elves’ ‘midas touch’ has seen him win the Children’s Music category no less than four times.

Winning his maiden Screen Music Award is composer and soundscape artist ERIN McKIMM who has won Best Music for an Advertisement for his work on Shibui Hands.

In the Most Performed categories (determined by statistical analysis) are two composers whose creative output is phenomenal. JAY STEWART has won the category of Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia, and taking out the Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas for the sixth consecutive year is composer NEIL SUTHERLAND. Between them they have composed thousands of hours of music including scores for Survivor, Medical Emergency, Better Homes and Gardens, Mythbusters and Border Security.

Accepting the International Achievement Award for 2013 via a pre-recorded speech was Tropfest founder / Director / Actor extraordinaire JOHN POLSON. Fresh from another successful Tropfest event just yesterday, John Polson was straight on a plane back to New York City where the hit television series Elementary is currently in production. His absence from the event is living proof that his international success is happening right before our eyes.

The 2013 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS was hosted by ANDREW HANSEN, CHRIS TAYLOR and featured presenters RACHEL WARD, MATILDA BROWN, JACQUELINE McKENZIE, ILAN KIDRON, SAMANTHA REBILLET, ROB CARLTON, MATT DAY, TARA MORICE, ALEX DOOMADGEE and HELEN BOWDEN along with very special performances by IGNATIUS JONES, EMMA BIRDSALL and Emmy Award winning composer and musical director ASHLEY IRWIN.

APRA AMCOS and the AGSC would like to congratulate all of the winners of the 2013 Screen Music Awards.

2013 Screen Music Awards Winners

International Achievement Award
John Polson

Feature Film Score of the Year:
Title The Rocket
Composed by Caitlin Yeo

Best Television Theme
Title The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Composed by Dale Cornelius
Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Title Redfern Now – Episode 4: Stand Up
Composed by David McCormack / Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Title The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski
Published by Burberry Productions

Best Music for a Documentary
Title The A-Z of Contemporary Art
Composed by Michael Lira
Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Short Film
Title Catch Perfect
Composed by Jonathan Dreyfus

Best Soundtrack Album
Title Black Water
Composed by Rafael May

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title Lonely Child from Redfern Now
Composed by David McCormack / Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for Children’s Television
Title Flea Bitten
Composed by Christopher Elves
Published by Moody Street Kids Pty Ltd

Best Music for an Advertisement
Title Shibui Hands
Composed by Erin McKimm

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Composer Jay Stewart

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Composer  Neil Sutherland
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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