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Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War

An immersive and innovative exhibition artistically directed by New Zealand's renowned Weta Workshops. For the exhibition I created an hour long cinematic score and sound design written to open out the emotional worlds of diary entries from selected characters of the era.

Recorded by the magnificent New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the score and sound make up a 100+ channel journey of interlocking pieces that visitors to the exhibition move through at their own pace.

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Judgement Tavern

A high production value dark fantasy short film. We wanted to create a scary, tense and fantastical score without moving into the current cliches of 'epic music' so I a I took an exploratory approach, combining stunning performances from members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Tudor Consort with such left field sounds as the Japanese koto and bowing the springs from my attic-staircase.

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End of Term

A web series about a group of high school teenagers trapped in the middle of an apocalyptic viral outbreak. Over the course of the series the score sickens and mutates from familiar high energy action music to darkly unsettling industrial. My composition and sound design work on the series was recognised at the 2016 LA Webfest where it was awarded both "Best Original Score: Drama" and "Best Sound Design: Drama"

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On The Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me As Her Young Lover

A ludicrous 40min film about a young man determined to woo Hillary Clinton who is stopped at the USA border. The music is an unusual mixture of sweeping Disney-esque orchestra and low fi retro organs, written to tell the tale from the somewhat deranged perspective of the lead character

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REM

A short film about a homeless man who sees future disasters in his dreams. The score creates an unsettling minimalist electronic bed, concentrating on drones and sub frequencies to shake the cinema for visceral impact

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Broken River

A magic realist play set in the 'wild west' of modern day Otago New Zealand. The score blends the country vibe of banjos and harmonicas with unexpected surrealist elements

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Broken Glass

A fantastical short film about a child from a broken home who finds protection in a magical ally. The score’s epic/wondrous orchestral flavour was created on a tight budget by blending recordings of soloists with sampled elements

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Watch

A thriller play about government surveillance and dark conspiracies. The score has an experimental electronic ‘resampled’ feel, evoking the scratchy recordings and digital artefacts of surveillance technology

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Utu Pihikete

A 15min period drama short about early NZ settlers. The score is simple and melodically driven featuring piano quintet with a smattering of Taonga Puoro

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Joseph k

A darkly humorous play based on Kafka's 'The Trial'. The score features an unnerving collection of custom programmed virtual instruments, many birthed from the human voice, evoking the paranoia of a man being strangled by an oppressive society but remaining oddly playful

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Jing Ling Master

A wild 3D animated pitch short for an upcoming children's action feature which I scored and sound designed. The score blends traditional elements of Chinese Opera with the western orchestra for a fun-filled martial arts extravaganza

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Constellations

A play about love, string theory and euthanasia that explores an infinity of possible realities for one couple’s relationship. The score swings from the cosmic to the more contained and human, with beautiful but unadorned string quartet and solo violin performances

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The Devils Half Acre

A 90min play about the turn of the century slums of Dunedin and a dark presence. The score has as rough around the edges angular folk feeling, incorporating world elements that reflect the cultural melting pot that Dunedin was at the time.

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The Road That Wasn't There

A dark magical play for children that has enjoyed international touring since 2012. The score weaves in and out of the narration and puppetry creating a seamless storytelling experience

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Along Beside

A short film about the fleeting reunion and strained relationship of a brother and sister. The score has an indie electronica/ambient flavor, evoking the emptiness of a 20 something's struggling to find direction in life.