Want to be a film and TV composer? Nigel Westlake says ‘check your ego’

Accomplished Australian composer Nigel Westlake shares his tips and tricks for getting into the screen music industry.

Nigel Westlake is a Sydney-based composer who has been in the industry for many, many years. You may recognise his work from classic films like Babe, Miss Potter, and Ali’s Wedding.

This year, Westlake is the 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award at the Australian Screen Music Awards.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports