She Shoots, She Scores initiative to support a female composer

Amanda Brown.

Launched today, She Shoots, She Scores will provide a career-progression opportunity for an emerging South Australian resident female composer to be attached to musician, performer and screen composer Amanda Brown on an upcoming project.

The paid composer attachment is an initiative of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and the SA government’s Music Development Office (MDO), in partnership with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC).

Judging applications along with Brown, whose credits include Look Both Ways, Red Obsession, Grace Beside Me and The Family, will be AGSC president Caitlin Yeo (The Butterfly Tree, After the Apology, David Stratton; A Cinematic Life) and AGSC gender equity committee member John Gray (Blue Murder, The Surgery Ship, Go Back to Where You Came From).

The recipient will be announced at a special screening of Her Sound, Her Story, the documentary about women in Australian music, at the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide on September 21, presented by the SAFC and the MDO.

Directed, produced and edited by Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore and co-produced by Michelle Grace Hunder, the film features conversations with more than 45 artists spanning six decades of Australian music.

Following the screening, a panel discussion hosted by broadcaster and artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Julia Zemiro will bring together the filmmakers, Brown and Adelaide singer/songwriter MANE (aka Paige Court).

Brown said: “So many great Australian musicians and songwriters have come from SA. I’m looking forward to hearing music by talented women encouraged by this initiative – and what they will contribute to the equally great South Australian film industry.”

Yeo added: “The AGSC are proud to be working alongside the SAFC and the Music Development Office to bring this initiative to life. We would like to encourage as many young composers as possible to apply for this great opportunity and look forward to the positive outcomes it will bring to the breadth and diversity of story telling in our country.”

The deadline for applications is COB Friday September 7. To apply go here.