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Sonar Composers Feature Big On Screen at Sydney Film Festival 2015

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Composers Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales complete the music composition for four exciting films to feature at this year's festival

Sonar Composers Feature Big On Screen at Sydney Film Festival 2015

Sonar Music is excited to announce that it has scored four feature films in the upcoming Sydney Film Festival including Sonar co-founder and film director Andrew Lancaster’s very own feature debut, The Lost Aviator.

The films making their debut include US feature 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, Mount Everest expedition feature documentary Sherpa, along with Tyke: Elephant Outlaw – a documentary following the tragic story of a circus elephant that kills its trainer.

Composer Matteo Zingales provided original music composition for Lancaster’s The Lost Aviator, a documentary that follows the life of the director’s Great Uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster, to open up a cold case of passion, murder, love and scandal. It received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, which dubbed the film “a great globe-spanning story that is intriguing and thought provoking”.

Composers Antony Partos and Zingales collaborated to compose a unique score the original music for 99 Homes, a film that follows the journey of a man who after being evicted from his family home, goes on to work for the very businessman who evicted him. The film received rave reviews with The Guardian calling it a "tough, muscular, idealistic drama that packs a mighty punch", and The Telegraph UK deeming it a "moral nailbiter".

Partos’ original epic orchestral score for Sherpa, accompanies a breathtaking cinematic journey that captures the tragic events of the 2014 avalanche at Mount Everest - from the point of view of the Sherpa’s. His beautiful composition on Tyke: Elephant Outlaw also does justice to the tragic story of Tyke, the circus elephant who made history after going on a rampage in Honolulu killing her trainer.

 “We are extremely proud of Andrew Lancaster, Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales’ efforts on these powerful films and we can’t wait for audiences to be immersed in the powerful music that accompanies them,” said Sonar Music producer Sophie Haydon.

For more information on the Sydney Film Festival line up visit http://www.sff.org.au/

Genre: Music & Sound Design