This Dog’s Life Wins at 2012 Screen Music Awards

By November 21, 2012 Congratulations

On 20th November, the 2012 Screen Music Awards celebrated the gifted music composers who create magic behind the screens both small and large. Held at Melbourne’s BMW EDGE, the Screen Music Awards [staged jointly by APRA and the AGSC] has recognised composers across thirteen categories. This year’s recipients include two previous Golden Globe winners and while it’s an eclectic group they all share one common trait, the unique ability to adapt to any musical situation and tell story without even a word being spoken.

The category of Best Music for a Short Film has been won by Roger Mason for This Dog’s Life, the story of a young boxer forced to fight and kill for his father’s love. The first non-American composer to be granted a scholarship by the Robert Redford Sundance Institute, Roger Mason has been working solidly as a screen composer since the 1990’s and has won multiple Screen Music Awards.

This Dog’s Life was written and directed by Jo-Anne Brechin, who is a Metro Screen Certificate IV in Screen and Media Graduate. The film was produced as part of Metro Screen’s First Break 2011 funding initiative and also recently won the Young Filmmaker of the Year Award at the inaugural Cockatoo Island Film Festival.

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