The Devil's Candy - Coming Soon

8th Jul 2016

Sean Byrne's horror metal epic is tearing up the festival circuit and will be landing in theatres soon. The film won big at Fantastic Fest earlier this year including Best Original Music Score for Michael. The Devil's Candy stars Ethan Embry and Shiri Appleby (unReal). Produced by Keith Calder and Jessica Wu (Anomalisa)....

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Soundtrack Album: Only The Dead See The End of War

12th Apr 2016

Thrilled to announce that Lakeshore Records will be releasing the soundtrack to Only The Dead See The End of War on Friday April 15.  The music is a reflection on the nature and consequences of conflict. The album ends with a requiem for strings - a prayer for peace in our time. Lakeshore Records is the independent recorded mu...

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Only The Dead See The End of War Now Airing on HBO

31st Mar 2016

The critically acclaimed documentary is now airing in a premiere season on HBO and HBO GO. Don't miss this riveting, harrowing and profoundly important piece of filmmaking from Michael Ware and Bill Guttentag. Winner of the Walkley Award - Australia's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. ...

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Peter Allen :: Not The Boy Next Door

18th Feb 2016

Grab the multi AACTA winning Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door on DVD and digital in Australia now. The miniseries, scored by Michael Yezerski, was one of the most watched tv events of 2015. NTBND features Joel Jackson, Sigrid Thornton and Sarah West. Directed by ADG Winner Shawn Seet, the miniseries was produced by Kerrie Mainwaring, Julie McG...

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UPDATE: Shiny Wins Tropfest and Wows Sundance

15th Feb 2016

Congratulations to Spencer Susser and Daniel Cloud Campos on their deserved win at Tropfest 2016. Shiny beat out a field of around 600 films - no small feat! You can check out the film here. Shiny, the groundbreaking new short from Spencer Susser and Daniel 'Cloud' ...

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The Devil's Candy Audience Prize, Best Original Score at Gerardmer

1st Feb 2016

Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy has won the Audience Award as well as Best Original Score for Michael at the Gerardmer Fantastic Arts Film Festival.  Congratulations to Sean, producers Keith Calder and Jessica Wu as well as the whole team! Competition at the festival was tight, with both The Witch and Bone Tom...

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Wall St Journal lists "A Place to Call Home" Best TV of 2015

28th Dec 2015

None other than the Wall St Journal has chosen "A Place to Call Home" among its "Best TV of 2015" list. Click here. Season Three of A Place To Call Home has premiere...

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Michael Yezerski scores 2015's Highest Rated Australian Dramas

26th Dec 2015

Michael Yezerski has scored four out of the top five highest rated Australian network TV dramas of 2015 including "Catching Milat", the highest rated TV drama of 2015.  Other titles include the multiple AACTA winning "Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door", "House of Hancock" and "Winter".  "A Place To Call Home" gets an hon...

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AACTA nom for only the dead score

28th Oct 2015

Michael has been nominated for his fourth AACTA Award, the highest honour in Australian film, for his score to "Only The Dead See The End of War", the searing war documentary from Michael Ware and Bill Guttentag. The film received five nominations in total including Best Documentary Feature and Best Direction, Editing, Sound and Music. Congratul...

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World Premiere of The Devil's Candy at Toronto plus Telluride Debut for Only The Dead

17th Oct 2015

Sean Byrne's doom metal opera, The Devil's Candy premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival to strong reviews and a rapturous reaction on social media. The film played in the Midnight Madness section - a category that Sean won with his first feature, The Loved Ones, in 2009. Michael's score is minimal, menacing, brooding and bu...

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Only The Dead Wins Sydney Film Festival

15th Jun 2015

Only The Dead, the harrowing portrait of war from directors Michael Ware and Bill Guttentag has won the Documentary Prize at the Sydney Film Festival. Produced by Paddy McDonald, Justine Rosenthal and beautifully edited by Jane Moran, the film is a confronting and uncompromising look at modern warfare. The film is seen through the eyes of Michae...

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Catching Milat

14th May 2015

The chilling true crime story of how Australia's worst ever serial killer was apprehended. Directed by the acclaimed Peter Andrikidis and produced by Rory Callahan, Kerrie Mainwaring and Julie McGauran, the two part series features a terrifying performance by Mal Kennard and a superb supporting cast including David Field, Nigel Cawthorne, Luke F...

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New Track :: The Wishsong

21st Apr 2015

Check out this brand new track. The Wishsong is a bit of an experiment with new programming, writing and mixing techniques to maximise space and depth of the stereo field. I think it came up pretty well. ...

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The Little Death Wins at SXSW

23rd Mar 2015

The Little Death, the riotious film from writer/director Josh Lawson has won the Audience Award for Narrative Spotlight at SXSW!!! This was the US premiere of the film which will be released theatrically on June 26 by Magnolia. Head over to the Music page to preview the score. ...

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12th Feb 2015

Two crimes, same time in two different cities - how are they linked? This top rating six part drama for 7 Australia features Detective Eve Winter in her most difficult case so far. Starring Rebecca Gibney, Peter O'Brien and Matt Nable, the show is produced by Rebecca Gibney, Sarah Smith and Chris Martin-Jones. Executive Producers Julie McGauran ...

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House of Hancock

30th Jan 2015

House of Hancock bows Sunday February 8 on the Nine Network Australia. The critically acclaimed miniseries about the controversial mining magnate Lang Hancock and the dynasty he left behind stars Sam Neill, Mandy McElhinney and Peta Sergeant. Directed by Mark Joffe (A Place To Call Home, Dripping In Chocolate), the film is produced by ...

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The Little Death to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2014

19th Aug 2014

Josh Lawson's brilliant new feature film, The Little Death, will make its North American debut on opening weekend of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The comedy/drama follows five couples each dealing with their own issues of love, sex and companionship. The script, direction and performances are all brilliant. The film was t...

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

23rd Jun 2014

Michael has written additional music for Transformers: Age of Extinction and composer Steve Jablonsky. Michael Bay's T4 arrives in theaters on June 27. Thanks to Steve Jablonsky, Bryan Lawson, John Finklea, Kevin McKeever, Sam Zeines, Lori Castro and the entire music team for this opportunity to fulfill a boyhood dream and write music for a Tran...

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The Last Impresario in Theatres June 26

16th Jun 2014

Following on from its impressive debut screenings at the London and Sydney Film Festivals, Gracie Otto's The Last Impresario will be released in cinemas around Australia Jun 26 with other countries to follow. ...

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15th Jun 2014

Michael has composed the score to Samantha Lang's biopic Carlotta for producers Ric Pelizzeri and Lara Radulovich. The film stars Jessica Marais as the pioneering transgender Sydney entertainer. The score references the glamour of old Hollywood and was recorded by a 40 piece string section with Harp and Piano. Carlotta premieres on ABC Te...

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Sky Veneer

12th May 2014

Check out Michael's side project - Sky Veneer. FIrst track is an unauthorised mashup of a favourite band. More to come....

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The Little Death

11th May 2014

Michael has composed the score for the debut feature of writer/director/actor Josh Lawson (House of Lies, Anchorman 2). The film is described as a funny, honest and moving look at the secret sex lives of ordinary people and the extent they'll go to to reach that moment of ecstasy....

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A Place To Call Home Season 2 Soundtrack

11th May 2014

A Place To Call Home, Australia's highest rated drama series in 2013, returns. Michael again composed the score as well as collaborating with two extraordinary young singers Martha Marlow and Alex Oomens. The soundtrack album is available to purchase ...

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The Last Impresario in Competition at Sydney Film Festival

10th May 2014

Gracie Otto's moving documentary, The Last Impresario, will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in competition for the Documentary Prize....

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Best Actress at the AACTA Awards - Congratulations to Rose Byrne of The Turning

30th Jan 2014

Rose Byrne has won Best Actress at the 2014 AACTA Awards for her portrayal of a troubled mother in Claire McCarthy's standout chapter of The Turning. Congratulations to Rose, Claire, producers Maggie Miles and Rob Connolly. I am proud to have written the score to this sad and beautiful film. This film marks my last collaboration with soun...

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Best Animated Short at the AACTA Awards - Congratulations to A Cautionary Tail

28th Jan 2014

A Cautionary Tail, starring Cate Blanchett and David Wenham, has won Best Animated Short at the 2014 AACTA Awards. Congratulations to director Simon Rippingale, producer Pauline Piper and writer Erica Harrison. Very proud to have written the score to this delightful film....

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AACTA Nomination for Drift

10th Dec 2013

Michael has been nominated for Best Original Score at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards two years in a row!! This is Michael's third nomination overall for the highest honour in Australian film. Drift, directed by Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott and produced by Michele Bennett, Tim Duffy and Myles P...

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The Last Impresario

1st Dec 2013

Gracie Otto's debut feature, The Last Impresario, has premiered at the London Film Festival. The film, with an original score by Michael Yezerski, screened to rave reviews in Variety and ...

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The Turning

26th Jun 2013

Michael has just finished scoring the title chapter from Tim Winton's The Turning. Directed by Claire McCarthy and beautifully photographed by Denson Baker, the film stars Rose Byrne and Miranda Otto. The Turning, produced by Ro...

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A Place To Call Home

14th May 2013

Michael has written the score for season one of the new Australian drama, A Place To Call Home. Starring Noni Hazelhurst and Marta Dusseldorp, the show has been a huge hit with audiences and critics alike. Michael has created a lush, cinematic sound to complement the drama and heighten the emotional journey of the characters as they navigate the...

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Drift Soundtrack Out Now On ITunes

6th May 2013

The Drift soundtrack is now available to buy on iTunes and includes four of Michael's tracks from the film. They feature the incredible talents of vocalists Gyan, Guy Brown (Mammals) and rocker Nathaniel Joyce. Also included on the ...

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Drift Breaks in 2013

17th Dec 2012

Here is the first trailer for Drift, the epic new film from directors Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott starring Xavier Samuel, Myles Pollard and Sam Worthington with music by Michael Yezerski. Australia, 1970s. The Kelly brothers, Andy and Jimmy, have one great passion: riding big waves. As kids, their mother escaped from Sydney to Margaret Ri...

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The Music of Mental Nominated for an AACTA Award

3rd Dec 2012

Michael's music for PJ Hogan's Mental has been nominated for Best Original Score at the 2013 AACTA Awards. The AACTAs (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) are Australia's premier industry awards for film and television. Congratulations to all the nominees from Mental including PJ Hogan (Original Screenplay...

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Storm Surfers 3D – The Original Soundtrack

2nd Dec 2012

"Tech credits are off-the-Richter gnarly, led by . . . the percussive symphonics of the sweeping score by composer Michael Yezerski ("The Black Balloon") and Australian Chamber Orchestra leader Richard Tognetti."
Variety, Sept 4, 2012 Furious, epic, exhilarating: SS3D is an amazing ride. Richard Tognetti and I were going for a...

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Kaddish Avelim

28th Nov 2012

On June 24, the Sydney Chamber Choir and soloist Julian Smiles premiered Michael's new work for Choir and Solo Cello, Kaddish Avelim. “Effective and strikingly moving”
Artshub review of Kaddish Avelim, June 2012 "Michael Yezerski's new piece, Kaddish Avelim, commissioned by the choir, explored the rhythmically free melodic s...

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Mental – First Trailer

11th Sep 2012

Mental is released in Australia on October 4th. So great to work with writer / director PJ Hogan on his brilliant film. Mine is a dark, brooding, electronic score. Speaks to the mental in all of us. Keep an ear out for Gyan's haunting voice. In addition to the original score, I got to produce and arrange new recordings of Th...

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The Lost Thing Wins The Oscar!!!

27th Aug 2012

The Lost Thing, from the book of the same name by Shaun Tan, won the Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film in 2011. The film was directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann and produced by Sophie Byrne and Passion Pictures Australia. The film is available to buy on ...

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The Lost Thing Soundtrack

27th Aug 2012

The soundtrack from the Oscar® winning short film, The Lost Thing, is available to buy on iTunes and Bandcamp. The music won ...

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Sisters in Calcutta - NYE Fireworks

12th Jan 2012

Sisters in Calcutta, featured in the Sydney New Years Eve fireworks display is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp. Original...

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The Lost Thing Live

25th Aug 2011

Michael created a special extended version of the The Lost Thing score to accompany the film live. The new show made its debut on the opening night of the 2011 Dungog Film Festival. This was followed by gala performances at TEDx Sydney and the Graphic Festival (in the Sydney Opera House, supporting GOTYE - yes, that Gotye!). Michael was j...

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The Waiting City

12th Jun 2010

The story of an Australian couple who journey to Calcutta, India to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that things are not as they seem. As the intoxicating mystic powers of the Indian city pull them in each separate and unexpected directions, the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself and they are forced to confron...

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The Black Balloon Soundtrack

12th Sep 2009

Original score and songs by Michael Yezerski Featuring Josh Pyke, Simon Day, Glenn Richards (Augie March) and David Campbell. Available to buy on iTunes “Just as powerful as the acting in the new Aussie film Th...

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12th Sep 2008

Original music by Michael Yezerski Visit CIRCA at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. It's an immersive experience - a revolving theatre that takes you through the museum's permanent collection (and at the same time, the history of Australia), choreographed to Michael Yezerski's score for large string orchestra, harp and percuss...

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The Red Tree

12th Jul 2008

The Red Tree, based on the book by Shaun Tan, is a 50 minute major work for chamber orchestra and children's choir. Composed by Michael Yezerski and Richard Tognetti, the piece was enabled by the Barbara Blackman Commission (managed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra). The work was first performed around Australia in 2...

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12th Jul 2008

Newcastle is a bold drama from writer / director Dan Castle. The film beautifully captures the essence of youth, surfing and coming of age in this iconic Australian coastal city. Selected for the Tribeca International Film Festival. The score pulses with rhythm and energy - an explosion of colour, texture and hea...

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The Black Balloon

12th Feb 2008

Music by Michael Yezerski All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother? The Black Balloon stars Toni Collette, Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Erik Thomson, and Gemma Ward . I...

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