The APRA AMCOS 2015 Screen Music Awards, photos by Mary Boukouvalas
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
FEATURE FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
Composed by Jed Kurzel
BEST MUSIC FOR AN ADVERTISEMENT
Domain – Good Move
Composed by Bruce Heald
Published by Noise International
BEST MUSIC FOR CHILDREN’S TELEVISION
Composed by Keith Moore
BEST MUSIC FOR A DOCUMENTARY
Composed by Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music
BEST MUSIC FOR A MINI-SERIES OR TELEMOVIE
The Secret River
Composed by Burkhard Dallwitz
BEST MUSIC FOR A SHORT FILM
Composed by Damien Lane
BEST MUSIC FOR A TELEVISION SERIES OR SERIAL
Composed by David Hirschfelder
Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing obo RSJ Films
BEST ORIGINAL SONG COMPOSED FOR SCREEN
A Secret River from The Secret River
Composed by Shane Howard and Archie Roach
Published by Mushroom Music
BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
The Water Diviner
Composed by David Hirschfelder
Published by Diviner Holdings
BEST TELEVISION THEME
Composed by Roger Mason
MOST PERFORMED SCREEN COMPOSER – AUSTRALIA
Adam Gock & Dinesh Wicks
MOST PERFORMED SCREEN COMPOSER – OVERSEAS
JED KURZEL TAKES OUT ‘FEATURE FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR’ FOR SUNDANCE-WINNER, SLOW WEST
Part of the talented Kurzel film family, composer Jed took out the coveted Feature Film Score of the Year at tonight’s 13th SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS held in Melbourne, with his string-based score for the Sundance-Film-Festival-winning Slow West.
This is his second win in this prestigious category – Jed received this award in 2011 for Snowtown and he is currently in hot demand off the back of films Babadook and Macbeth.
The event, staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC, was this year held at the Melbourne Recital Centre where hundreds of Australian screen music luminaries gathered to pay tribute to composers making an impact in the previous year.
Internationally-acclaimed screen composer David Hirschfelder took home Best Music for a Television Series or Serial for Banished, a seven-part series loosely inspired by events around the British establishment of a penal colony in Australia, and Best Soundtrack Album for the feature film The Water Diviner. The album also features music by heavyweight composers Ludovico Einaudi, Lisa Gerrard and Richard Tognetti.
The collaboration of musicians Shane Howard and Archie Roach AM drew a well-deserved award for Best Original Song Composed for the Screen for A Secret River for The Secret River. The two-part television series based on Kate Grenville’s best-selling novel also delivered an award on the night to multi-award-winning screen composer Burkhard Dallwitz for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie. Burkhard’s composition movingly tells both of the beauty of the Hawkesbury’s landscape and the savagery at the heart of The Secret River tale.
Antony Partos won Best Music for a Documentary for Sherpa, tracking the sherpas’ point of view of a 2014 Mt Everest expedition. Taking home his first award from this event and notably in the ANZAC centenary year, was composer Damien Lane for Best Music for a Short Film for 1919, about a soldier with amnesia.
The Best Television Theme award went to Roger Mason for The Code, an Australian drama of two brothers who unearth information that the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.
Also receiving his first ever Screen Music Award was Keith Moore whose Monster Beach score has been named Best Music for Children’s Television. Respected composer Bruce Heald took out Best Music for an Advertisement for his touching piano based score for national advertiser Domain, “Good Move.”
Long time collaborators Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks were named Most Performed Screen Composers – Australia. Eight was a lucky number for composer Neil Sutherland named Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas, for the eighth consecutive year, taking his overall tally of APRA Screen
Music Awards to ten, the most-awarded screen composer in this country.
Emmy-award-winning screen composer Ashley Irwin provided the musical direction for the 2015 Screen Music Awards with special tributes to Australian feature films celebrating 10, 20, 30 and 40- year anniversaries. Ashley and his orchestra performed excerpts of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Burke & Wills (1985), Babe (1995) and Wolf Creek (2005). Rob Carlton was in fine form as master of ceremonies and other presenters joining him on stage were David Field, Sophie Lowe, Sue Maslin, Virginia Gay, Clare Bowditch, Stephen Luby and Lisa Gerrard along with special performances by Archie Roach AM, Shane Howard, Go Freek and Dom Dolla.
APRA AMCOS and the AGSC would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2015 Screen Music Awards.