Meanwhile the Most Performed Screen Composer in Australia went to musical collaborators Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks for their works including MasterChef, Anh’s Brush with Fame, and Beauty and the Geek Australia.
Multi-instrumentalist and screen composer Amanda Brown has won Best Music for a Television Series for her work on Deadloch, the queer Tasmanian comedy/murder mystery which also features Brown’s inspired choral version of Divinyls classic I Touch Myself.
Screen composer Michael Yezerski received two awards for Best Television Theme and the Best Music for Children’s Programming category for his work on Ivy + Bean.
Composer Benjamin Speed has been awarded the Feature Film Score of the Year for The Portable Door starring Christoph Waltz and Sam Neill.
First-time recipient Mark Bradshaw was recognised for his work on the eight-part psychological thriller The Clearing, which was awarded Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie.
Another first-time recipient was James Mountain’s Mud Crab, who was awarded Best Music for a Short Film.
The ethereal film score for Flyways, which follows endangered migratory shorebirds as they travel their ancient migration routes around the planet, has earned composer Cezary Skubiszewski a Screen Music Award for Best Music for a Documentary.
Self-taught musician, composer, producer, and DJ Lance Gurisik took out Best Music for an Advertisement for his work on the Samsung Galaxy Earbuds campaign.
And Best Original Song Composed for the Screen went to Damien Lane & Jodi Phillis for their song Roller coaster, featured in Soundtrack to Our Teenage Zombie Apocalypse which was inspired by the triple j Unearthed competition.
Singer-songwriter and actor Mina-Siale performed Roller coaster as part of the annual awards ceremony, alongside the four nominated feature film soundtracks.
The awards ceremony, presented by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), was held at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on November 9, 2023. The awards were hosted by writer and actor Susie Youssef, co-presented by Australian actors David Wenham and Remy Hii.