The former Go Betweens violinist and longtime screen composer talks AACTA wins for Brazen Hussies and Babyteeth, juggling jobs, facing fears and why she wishes LESS music was used in film and TV.
Composer Amanda Brown is on a winning streak. In the space of a single week in December she won three major awards for her work in film and television: the AACTA Award for Best Original Score for the feature film Babyteeth; the AACTA Award for Best Original Score for documentary Brazen Hussies; and the APRA AGSC Screen Music Award for Best Music for TV Series or Serial for The Secrets She Keeps (Lingo Pictures/Ten). That's a wonderful result for a weird year, but without the usual parties and shmoozing of awards season.
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