Michael Yezerski

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Michael Yezerski is an award-winning Australian composer known for his scores for feature films such as The Waiting City, The Black Balloon (for which he won an APRA Award[1] and a Screen Music Award),[2] Newcastle, and Thursday's Fictions, as well as collaborations with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Gondwana Voices Children's Choir (such as an adaptation of Shaun Tan's book The Red Tree),[3] the National Museum of Canberra, Synergy Percussion and The Physical TV Company.

Filmography as composer[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Year Note(s)
Ah Hu's Retreat 2001 Documentary short film
A Matter of Life Short film
The Other Son Short film
No Surrender 2002 Short film
Broken Beat 2005 Short film
Burma's Open Road: An Insight Into Myanymar 2007 Documentary
Skin Short film
La même nuit Short film
Cross Life
Thursday's Fictions
Reincarnating Thursday's Fictions 2008 Documentary
Night Train Short film
Sisters Documentary short film
The Last Mahout Documentary
The Black Balloon
Newcastle
Storm Surfers, Dangerous Banks Documentary
Echo 2009 Short film
The Waiting City
Seamstress 2010 Short film
Stay Awake Short film
Providence Park Short film
The Lost Thing Short film
Pop Short film
Little Hands 2011 Short film
The Gold Pen Short film
The Outback 2012
Boo! Short film; theme music composer
Storm Surfers 3D Documentary
Mental
Inhuman Resources
A Man Walks Into a Bar 2013 Short film
Drift
The Last Impresario Documentary
Baby Baby 2014 Short film
Flyboy Short film
Transformers: Age of Extinction additional music
The Little Death
Only the Dead 2015 Documentary
Talk to Someone Short film
The Devil's Candy
Shiny 2016 Short film
The Ravens Short film
We Don't Belong Here 2017
The Beehive Short film

Television[edit]

Title Year Note(s)
Undercover Angels: Sex, Spies, and Surveillance 2005 Documentary
The Sun's Search for the Moon 2007 Mini-series
Lani's Story 2010 Documentary
Storm Surfers: New Zealand Television film
A Place to Call Home 2013–present
Carlotta 2014 Television film
Winter 2015
House of Hancock Miniseries
Catching Milat Miniseries
Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door Miniseries
Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye Television film
Wanted 2016–present
Hyde & Seek
The Secret Daughter
Confess 2017 1 episode: "They're All Confessions"

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Awards[edit]

The annual APRA Awards include the Screen Music Awards which are presented by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC).[4] The APRA Awards also include the Classical Music Awards which are distributed by APRA and the Australian Music Centre (AMC).[5]

  • 2008 Screen Music Awards, Best Original Song Composed for the Screen win for "When We Get There" on The Black Balloon composed by Josh Pyke and Michael Yezerski.[6]
  • 2008 Screen Music Awards, Best Original Song Composed for the Screen nomination for "The Greatest Act in History" on The Black Balloon, composed by Yezerski.[7]
  • 2008 Screen Music Awards, Best Soundtrack Album win for The Black Balloon composed by Yezerski.[6]
  • 2009 Classical Music Awards, Best Composition by an Australian Composer nomination for The Red Tree composed by Yezerski and Richard Tognetti.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Black Balloon and Underbelly claim music honours". The Age. Melbourne. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Mengel, Noel (5 November 2008). "Stevie Wonder, Tim Finn bring tears of joy". Courier Mail. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Ashleigh (4 July 2008). "Music completes the picture". The Australian. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Screen Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Classical Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "2008 Winners - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "2008 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "2009 Finalists - Classical Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 24 April 2010. 

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