In March 2018 I graduated from the Australian Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music (Composition & Music Production). Much of that degree was spent focused on film scoring and sound design. Under the tutelage of Sydney-based composer Geoff Russell (who in turn had studied under Michael Giacchino, how’s that for a name drop?) I gained experience working in various stages of post-production; composing to tight deadlines, writing for orchestras, working with directors, mixing for surround sound, the list goes on.

Technical skills aside, what I graduated with was a well-nurtured love of emotive, character-driven storytelling.

Image: first time hearing my own score on the big screen