Sonar Scores Most Nominations at the Screen Music Awards 2016
The most nominated sound house at this year’s Screen Music Awards, Sonar, has revealed that it’s running in five competitive categories, including Best Music for a Documentary (Neon), Best Soundtrack Album (Sherpa) Best Music for a TV Series (Janet King), Best Music for a Mini Series (DNA Nation), and Feature Film Score of the Year (99 Homes).
Presented by APRA AMCOS in conjunction with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), the annual Screen Music Awards represent the most successful marriage of music and film. This year, Sonar composers Matteo Zingales and Antony Partos have both been recognised with award nominations for their contribution to some of Australia’s most memorable screen soundtracks.
Tonight also marks a Wednesday night take-over with all channels being dominated by Sonar soundtracks in a diverse line up of homegrown dramas, including hotly anticipated drama The Wrong Girl (premiering tonight) TV series Doctor, Doctor and the highly publicised SBS drama series Deep Water. Says Sonar producer Sophie: “It’s pretty exciting to think that all these channels will showcase the Sonar touch at the same time!”
The team has also clocked up time on some commercials, recently composing for Virgin Australia AFL’s touching campaign ‘Together We Fly’, directed by Rob Stanton-Cook of Collider, RSVP’s hilarious campaign ‘Hallelujah Moments’, directed by Abe Forsyth from Goodoil Films and CBA spot ‘Wealth’ directed by JH Beetge from Goodoil.
Says Sonar producer Sophie Haydon: "It’s wonderful to see our works getting so much recognition. We are lucky to have such diverse and passionate composers who continue to go above and beyond. I really look forward to sharing our upcoming projects and celebrating their success.”
The Screen Music Awards will be held in Sydney's City Recital Hall on November 8th 2016.
Genre: Music & Sound Design