Anna is a huge lover of sound and music. Her work focuses on film scoring, sound design, and music production, and expands to audio engineering and field recording. Born in Poland, Anna earned a Bachelor’s degree in Audio Production in Australia. With a dynamic portfolio, Anna has actively contributed to diverse projects as a music composer and sound designer. Some of her personal projects include ambisonic microphone building and creation of nature-focused sound packs, as well as recording and producing her own music under the name of ZANNA. Fueled by a never-ending thirst for knowledge and natural curiosity, Anna firmly believes in the power of learning and exploration.
Greta Gertler Gold
Greta Gertler Gold, a composer, lyricist, performer, and producer, splits her time between NYC and Sydney. She's a 2022 Yaddo Fellow, Jonathan Larson Grant and NY Women's Fund finalist. Greta is currently composing music for a stage adaptation of PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK directed by Tony Award-nominated Jo Bonney. She has collaborated on productions at Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, and more. In the US, her work has been featured at various venues. Greta has also released albums as a solo artist and with her bands, and co-penned popular songs. Currently, she's composing for Dr. Seuss characters for Tonies (US) toy company.
Felix Wallis writes emotive music for screen that toys with the boundaries of classical, jazz and electroacoustic music. He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium in 2021 with first class honours in Composition, studying under Carl Vine and Dr Ben Carey. A classically trained double bassist with a love for strings, Felix arranged the string parts for the Kid Laroi's hit album F*CK LOVE. He is also an active jazz pianist, and his versatile compositional style showcases elements from his experience with classical, jazz and folk rock ensembles, fused with electronic and produced components.
Luca Dimakopoulos is a recording and mixing engineer from Sydney. He began his career as a self-taught engineer and soon found work at Crash Symphony Productions alongside James Englund. He spent three years on their roster before landing an internship with the world-renowned Studios 301 in 2020. Since then, he has been working under some of Australia's best producers and engineers whilst continuing to develop his own portfolio.
Behind the console, he has recorded and mixed numerous Sydney bands including; Noodle House, Apricot Ink, The Assets, & Lipgloss. His assisting credits include; Andrew Farris, Lachy Doley, Eagle Eye Jones, Boomchild, Ray Beadle, St Christoph x Shaade, Satin Cali, and Dylan Wright.
Luke Davison is a drummer from Australia. He is a member of Australian band "The Preatures” who have toured the world and narrowly missed a handful of Aria wins. Luke also lends his skills to a wide range of artists. He currently plays drums for artists such as Dean Lewis, Delta Goodrem & William Crighton and has also played live or recorded with Meg Mac, Missy Higgins, Lime Cordiale, Thelma Plum, I Know Leopard, Jack River, Budjerah, Ngaiire, Montaigne, Eves Karydas, Azure Ryder and others. He feels very lucky to have a spot at Church Street among the lovely heavyweights!
Julia is a recording and mixing engineer and producer. Her engineering credits include Sarah Blasko, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), iOTA and Katie Noonan, and assistant engineer for Halsey, Angus and Julia Stone, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Jezabels, Birds of Tokyo and Ian Moss (Cold Chisel). She recently completed a Mix With the Masters seminar with Michael Brauer at Studios La Fabrique in the south of France, and also dabbles in tech- in 2018 becoming the first female member of the technical department at Studios 301.
Rhyan Clapham (DOBBY)
Rhyan Clapham is a composer, rapper and drummer under the pseudonym DOBBY. Aged 28, he proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Murrawarri and Ngemba lands (Weilmoringle, Brewarrina NSW). Rhyan has completed a BMus at UNSW, and an Indigenous Studies Honours (focusing on Aboriginal Hip Hop music) in 2015.
Rhyan is the 2017 recipient for the bi-annual Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship, set to release WARRANGU; River Story , the outcome of this fellowship. He composed the soundscapes for PARRTJIMA (Alice Springs), and composed the music behind Australia’s first 500-strong drones show (Elevate Sydney). As DOBBY, Rhyan has performed extensively locally including BIGSOUND and Sydney Opera House, and internationally (Germany, UK, USA, NL). DOBBY took out best video for 'I CAN'T BREATHE' in the 2020 FBi SMAC Awards. Recently, Rhyan performed a new self-produced work alongside rapper BARKAA for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks (https://youtu.be/6cW2gsPEIyU).
Best known for creating/directing the popular Netflix series Alien TV, Ian is a thirty-year veteran of VFX/Animation and one of the industry's most versatile artists. He has worked with some of the most iconic creatives working today, encompassing disciplines as diverse as Series Director/Showrunner, Art/Animation Direction for feature films and animated series, property development, CG and on-set supervision, compositing, motion-control, miniatures, teaching and recruiting. Whew! His work has featured in over a hundred award nominations and wins, including the Oscars, Emmys and BAFTA's. As a development artist, his visuals have sold tens of millions of dollars worth of creative work. He lives with a wife and teenage daughter who is much, much smarter than he is.
Ann Chesterman is the GM at Deadset Studios – Australia’s premier podcasting company. They are global leaders in audio strategy, podcast production, and branded storytelling with a track record creating multiple award-winning shows and expertise in building creative teams. Ann is a highly experienced communications and media strategist with over 20 years’ experience leading the creation of innovative programs and campaigns at triple j and ABC and more recently for brands such as Sydney Opera House, Japan National Tourism Organisation, NDIS and Dept Education Skills and Employment.
Joel Burton is a Bass Player (Electric, upright and Synth) and songwriter based in Sydney, Australia. You can find him touring internationally and nationally with bands The Lachy Doley Group and Tenderfoot and he has performed with artists such as Denzel Curry, The Ray Mann Three, George Ezra, Robbie Williams and Darryl Braithwaite to name a few. He is also a member of the house band for the TV show The Voice and has played on hundreds of recordings from studios all around the world including Abbey Road.
Jacqui O’Reilly is a pākehā artist, researcher and musician from Aotearoa New Zealand, now based on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. Jacqui works within an experimental context to explore new understandings of media arts practice through deep listening, live performance, moving image and electroacoustic composition. Jacqui gained first class Honours from UNSW Art & Design for her research and installation work Into the River - Te Awa Kairangi (2021). The roar of this river was the first sound Jacqui heard every morning, the last sound every night, throughout her growing up. This sonic impact continues to shape her interests. These include the more-than-human world as well as relations between people, place, media and perception. Her work aims to question what draws us closer or further apart from our social, cultural and environmental ecologies. Jacqui is consolidating and extending many years of this type of research to release a premiere edition of electroacoustic compositions in parallel with her evolving live performance works.
Bonnie Green is a Sydney based composer from Toowoomba, Queensland. Her composing debut was in 2013 where while completing her Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, she composed for the USQ Theatre Department’s production of Skeeter’s School for Successful Superheroes. Since then, Bonnie has continued to compose and perform a wide variety of music, including a commission from the Movement Day Australia conference. When performing her original works, she goes by the stage name Bonnie Blue. Whilst trained as a classical and jazz pianist, Bonnie’s work often blurs these genres. Her compositions frequently feature piano while also delving into orchestral arrangements and covers a wide variety of tones, textures and genre. Bonnie completed her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Queensland in 2021, specialising in musical creativity. During her research, she was an author for the Piano Teacher Magazine.
Born into a musical family, Matt first touched the drum set as a baby, and has since become a well-rounded and diverse musician. A multi-instrumentalist, composer/songwriter, producer/engineer and bandleader, Matt has performed in some of the most coveted venues locally, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and internationally, having toured China in April 2013 and the United States in December 2014, the latter as part of the NSW Symphonic Wind Ensemble. After graduating Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in 2015, Matt has gone on to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and then at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, but is currently back in Sydney to complete the final stages of his debut release of original material.
Shapeshifter Studio has been providing high value post-production services for over a decade, both locally and internationally. Led by David Devjak, the studio has laid a strong foundation in colour grading and visual effects, servicing over 3000 episodes of broadcast television, including our continued work with the ABC. The team's success over the past 5 years has expanded to include editing, animation and production, working on projects for the BBC, Cartoon Network and Netflix. We value long-term relationships with our partners and strive for professionalism and creative excellence. Shapeshifter's first and foremost priority is the quality of the final work whilst emphasising the importance of maintaining an enjoyable and positive environment to work.
Jessica Arlo Irish
After receiving much acclaim within the world of Classical music, including 2 music scholarships for violin performance, Jessica Arlo Irish decided to pursue her passion for music production, composition and songwriting. With her unique talent to play a number of instruments (specialising in violin and viola) combined with her natural gift for improvisation and composition, she has gone on to release internationally acclaimed and award winning solo projects as well as working for professional labels, bands and solo artists from both Australia and abroad. Jessica specialises in work with strings across all genres, stretching traditional boundaries into a new, fractured hybridity with her unique electro-acoustic combinations. Whilst pursuing her passion for composing for film, television and games, Jessica completed her Doctor of Creative Arts in 2020 and her Advance-HE Fellowship in 2021, and works as a part time Lecturer/Tutor at Western Sydney University.
John Hresc is a sound designer and mix engineer whose style, passion and deep appreciation for everything audio had developed over many years. His passion started in the mid 80's producing and recording indie bands and within the decade was credited with well over 100 titles, then in 1995 John extended his passion into broadcast audio with Foxtel, working on many award winning Foxtel productions. After leaving Foxtel in 2008 John freelanced as a sound mixer for Channels 7, 9, 10 and SBS. During this time he was also an audio lecturer and course designer at a number of schools and universities such as Sydney Film School, Australian Institute of Music and Sydney University. In 2013 John founded and opened the doors to his own sound production facility and called it The Sydney Sound Brewery. Since opening the facility the majority of John's work has screened at various local and international film festivals gaining nominations and awards for best sound design.
Tony Buchen is an ARIA (Australian Grammy) nominated record producer, composer, mixer and songwriter based between Sydney and Los Angeles. Tony has worked with a diverse range of artists across many genres always aiming to make classic records that get to the heart of the artist and their repertoire. These include Smashing Pumpkins, Mick Flannery, Montaigne, Jess Cornelius, John Carroll Kirby, James Iha, Lo Moon, Tomberlin, Sam Gendel, Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear), G-Flip, Tim Finn, Robyn Hitchcock, Troy Sivan, The Church, The Preatures, Spookyland, The Falls and many more. Tony also composes music for theatre, film and television and has won the Queensland Theatre Award for Best Composition.
Jason Fernandez is a modern electro-acoustic composer. A uniquely skilled music technologist, he collaborates with creative teams to develop distinctive, story driven music – composing scores in a collage of styles and warping instruments into new sonic shapes.
Jason has more than 15 years experience performing varied roles as a composer, score producer and music editor with many of Australia’s finest directors including George Miller, Baz Luhrmann, Kriv Stenders, Kimble Rendall, Gregor Jordan, Russell Crowe, Josh Wakely and many others. Jason’s musical techniques helped win an Emmy in 2019, with the dramatic editing of The Beatles’ songs for the hit show Beat Bugs on Netflix.
Scott Henry is an offline/online editor who’s name has become synonyms with quality and dependability throughout the Australian film industry. With over 15 years of post production experience Scott is more than capable of taking a project from inception to final delivery ensuring the director and producers vision and story is maintained to the highest level.
Editing on award winning series such as Beat Bugs, Motown Magic and Alien TV (plus many more), Scott has delivered multiple series to broadcasters with the most stringent of technical specifications such as Netflix, ZDFE, eOne and all Australian broadcast networks.
Scott is most passionate about storytelling and prides himself on working collaboratively with directors and film makers.
Past President of the Australian Guild of Screen composers and a graduate of Screen Composition at AFTRS, Caitlin Yeo has composed the music for many film and TV projects including critically acclaimed feature film The Rocket, Priscilla Cameron’s The Butterfly Tree, channel 7 Tele-movie The Killing Field, the TV themes, Tashi and Compass, and The House With Annabel Crabb. Caitlin's musical style comes from a fascination with music from different cultures, 20th century composition and a deep love of telling stories with music. Caitlin has received a swathe of accolades including APRA screen music awards; Feature Score of the Year for The Rocket (2013), Best Music for a documentary for Getting Frank Gehry (2016), and Bomb Harvest (2007), an OzFlix award for After The Apology, and been nominated twice for an AACTA award. The feature Danger Close is her most recent score.
Sean Carey is an Emmy award winning music producer, recording engineer, musician and songwriter. He is the music director and vocal producer for acclaimed Netflix series Motown Magic and Beat Bugs and has worked with industry greats such as Cat Stevens, Don Was, Daniel Johns and Skylar Grey in many iconic studios such as Capitol Records, Village Records LA, Germano NYC and 301, Sing Sing and Trackdown Studios in Australia. He is the former guitarist for 5 time ARIA nominated, multi platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.
XO is a boutique music and audio facility. The studio is well equipped with high-end production tools, both new and old, allowing its clients to explore every avenue of the sonic and musical spectrum. With over 20 years experience in the music and audio production, XO SOUND offers taylor-made solutions for projects of any scale and budget for Film, TV, Radio, Digital, Gaming, Installations, VR/AR and Artist Releases. XO draws upon a diverse network of creative professionals, each with their own unique voice. Specialists in their own fields, their expertise covers a wide array of genres, offering a dynamic, insightful and experienced approach to any project.
Ellie Summers is a professional music producer and audio engineer who has worked with prominent bands and artists, both locally and internationally, including Gus & Iggy & Gen Bryant. Throughout the producing process, she highly values creative input from her artists and encourages a collaborative vision for each individual and unique project. Ellie’s musicianship is evident in the breadth and the depth of her technical capabilities as a producer and she is highly skilled in the genres of Indie/Folk, Country/Americana, Pop and Rock.
Michelle Barry is a professional producer/sound engineer from Sydney. With a great love for music, she started engineering at Paradise Studio in 1990. This gave her the opportunity to work with many independent Australian musicians of the time before refining her craft in studios at home, London and NYC. Highlights along the way included US indie artists Jessie Murphy In The Woods, Julian Verlard, The Pierces. UK funk from RnB Junior and G-Nation, and Sydney Hip Hop artists Maya Jupiter, Ebony Williams. 2018, included recording and mixing for folk group The Charm, singer/guitarist Max Gencher, her own initiative Noisygirls, as well as skill sharing through teaching at SAE.
Guy Gross is an Australian film and television composer, recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award, past President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and APRA Ambassador. From his British Academy Award (BAFTA) nominated score to the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to the US SCI-FI series "Farscape", his film scores cover a huge variety of styles. Testament to this diversity, Guy has received numerous peer awards including Best Music for a Documentary, Children's Series, Short film, Animation, Promotional Video, Advertisement, TV Theme, Song and twice for Best Music for a TV Series. Recent projects include scores for the ABC TV drama series Pulse, and the feature film Swinging Safari & How to Please a Woman. He is also the founder of Church Street Studios and it's most "senior" composer.
Currently based in London, a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Oscar Gross (aka Oscar Joe) is a singer songwriter, film composer and multi instrumentalist. In 2018 he won Best Original Song Composed for the Screen and already has a number of credits to his name including a co-write for the Australian feature film "A Heart Beat Away", the opening theme for the TV show Village Vets and a number of on-line movie credits. He plays electric and double bass, guitar, piano, ukulele, accordion and most things he puts his mind to. Oscar also teaches piano and guitar and regularly gigs going by the stage name, Oscar Joe. Check out his youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/oscarjoe
Diego, Nora & Lionel Vincent Baldenweg
Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Vincent Baldenweg, also known as GREAT GARBO, are a multi award winning composer team. The three Swiss/Australian siblings have composed music for over 300 international TV campaigns including Carlsberg, Mastercard, Sony & Dove (3rd most viewed online campaign of all time in 2014). They have scored over 20 films like the world bestselling children’s book adaptation “The Little Witch” starring Karoline Herfurth, the international remake of Til Schweiger’s German box office hit “Head Full of Honey” starring Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon & Emily Mortimer, and Oscar nominated “La Femme et le TGV” starring Jane Birkin. Most recently they have composed the entire score to the new ABC/Netflix sci-fi TV series “The Unlisted” for Aquarius Films. They are members of the Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts, Swiss Film Academy, European Film Academy, Swiss Media Composers Association and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.
Blair is an Academy Award winning foley artist and sound designer and runs his company Longstocking Studios within the Church St complex. He has an enormous credit list (IMDb) with some recent notables such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Deep State, and Picnic at Hanging Rock. He heads up a dedicated team of leading foley walkers and editors.