Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp provides the extraordinary opportunity for four emerging regional composers to connect with the screen industry, showcase their talents and be exposed to career pathway opportunities.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural program, we have increased the geographical footprint in 2019 to support four emerging regional composers from across 3 states. We will be giving two composers living in regional NSW*, one composer living in regional Queensland** and one composer living in regional Victoria*** the opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals.

Through the Screen Composing Bootcamp, the selected participants will receive one-on-one mentoring from a screen composing professional to assist their skills development, increase their experience and help them to build confidence and capacity composing music for screen content. They will also travel to a metro centre to shadow their mentor, meet composers, attend meetings and immerse themselves in the business of screen composing.

Screenworks and APRA AMCOS acknowledges the need to address the gender imbalance within the Australian and New Zealand music industry. To help address the significant under representation of women working as screen composers, at least 50% of the selected participants will be female.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2019If you are not already a member of Screenworks, an application fee of $15 is required to complete your application. Payment can be made by clicking on the button below: 


This is an  outcome-focused mentoring program for four emerging screen composers living in regional Australia, to be split by region as follows:

Four professional screen composers (2019 Program Mentors) will  assess the shortlist of applications and choose their mentoree. They will then meet with their selected screen composers to discuss mentoring expectations and the content of the bootcamp.

Upon completion, each mentoree will be required to deliver a report detailing the opportunities that the APRA/AMCOS Bootcamp has presented and how this has influenced their career plans.

The opportunities offered by the 2019 Screen Composing Bootcamp can be broken down thus:


Each week, the selected mentorees will receive an industry-standard brief from their mentor, to be answered remotely within 7 days, after which their mentors will issue their feedback remotely.


A multi-day trip to a metro centre to meet with the mentor and other composers as well as APRA AMCOS representatives. The mentor may offer the opportunity to attend meetings with producers, observe business skills and provide additional advice.


Adam Gock, NSW Mentor (based in Sydney):

In 2006, Adam Gock & Dinesh Wicks established The D.A’s Office, an award winning Music & Sound Design company for Film, Television, Radio & TVC. They have a built a reputation for “creating a unique voice for each project, not a ‘The D.A’s Office‘ sound”.

Recent productions include Masterchef (Worldwide), Kakadu (Awarded documentary), Life On The Reef (documentary), Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta (documentary), Once Upon A Time In Punchbowl (documentary), Ten News theme, The Apprentice AustraliaSea Patrol (Drama), Compass (Theme), as well as commercials for Qantas, Virgin, Instyle Magazine, Hyundai, Optus & many more. // The D.A.’s Office

Bryony Marks, Victorian Mentor (based in Melbourne):

Bryony is one of Australia’s most sought-after screen composers. She brings a classical rigour and insider’s perspective to her work. Bryony has just composed the music for Damon Gameau’s new feature documentary 2040, the second series of Mustangs FC for Matchbox Pictures/ABC TV and Lambs of God for Lingo Pictures/EndelmolShine/Foxtel.  Bryony’s score for Barracuda was awarded “Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie” at the 2017 APRA Screen Music Awards. Her work on Berlin Syndrome won “Best Original Score” at the 2017 FCCA Awards.

Bryony completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Composition for Film and Television with 1st class Honours from the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music, and attended the inaugural Composers’ Program at the Australian National Academy of Music. She has received many commissions, including 4 string quartets, a quintet and a sextet, an opera excerpt and a 1-hour chamber opera, Crossing Live. // inSync Music 

Rhonda Davidson-Irwin, Queensland Mentor (based in Brisbane): 

Rhonda is a highly regarded music educator, producer, performer and composer. Rhonda’s music has been aired on commercial TV,  5 days a week for the last 20 years.

She has composed over 3,000 songs for Australian TV shows, lectured at QUT and Griffith Universities and has written curriculum for state school music programs in both Victoria and Queensland. She also runs her own dynamic Viva La Musica orchestra and has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Clinton and Muhammad Ali.

Rhonda is the outgoing CEO of  Music Australia.

Guy Gross, NSW Mentor (based in Sydney): 

Guy Gross is a multi award winning Australian film and television composer, APRA Ambassador, recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award, past President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and founding member of the composer’s collective Church Street Studios. He has guest lectured at the AFTRS (Australian Film, Radio and Television School) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. From his BAFTA nominated score to the international hit “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” to the US hit SCI-FI series “Farscape“, his classical training has resulted in scores covering a huge variety of styles.  Over his 35 year career, Guy has composed music for hundreds of hours of television, including dramatic mini series, children’s animation, documentaries, reality tv, commercials and also a number of Australian feature films, special events and installations. His scores have been performed in concert by the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. //


Screenworks will conduct the online application process. A panel of industry professionals will help select the four participating screen composers (50% of the selected composers are to be female). If you are not already a member of Screenworks, an application fee of $15 is required to complete your application. Payment can be made by clicking on the button below: 


To apply for Screen Composing Bootcamp you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high-level of composing ability by providing an audio example of screen compositions and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a long-term career as a screen composer;
  • Demonstrate that you have been living in regional NSW* , regional Queensland** or regional Victoria*** for a minimum period of 6 months prior to submitting your application (refer to definitions below);
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be a current Screenworks member or paid a $15 application fee if you are a non-member; and
  • Complete all sections of the online application form and submit the application prior to the closing deadline.


  1. Details on your previous experience/current projects
  2. Audio sample(s) of your work via links to completed projects
  3. An up-to-date CV


The following selection criteria will be considered when assessing applicants for participation in Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp program (all criteria areas are equally weighted):

  1. The potential for the mentoring opportunity to help the applicant build relevant industry skills and potential to establish a career as a screen composer living and working regionally.
  2. The skills, achievements, experience and track record of the applicant(s) and the quality of their previous work.
  3. The potential of the applicant to contribute to and enhance the growth of screen production in regional NSW, QLD or VIC, demonstrated by the quality of sample works and support documentation provided with the application.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people living in remote areas of Australia are strongly encouraged.

Screenworks is strongly committed to ensuring equal access to this project – if you require assistance with your application, please contact Screenworks on (02) 6681 1188 or [email protected]

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2019If you are not already a member of Screenworks, an application fee of $15 is required to complete your application. Payment can be made by clicking on the button below: 



All applications will receive an initial assessment by Screenworks. Shortlisted applications will be sent to an assessment panel comprised of  screen industry professionals who will consider how well the eligible applicants meet the selection criteria (listed above).


Applications to Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp program will close at midnight Sunday March 24th 2019 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Applications must be submitted using the online application form. No late entries will be accepted, no extensions will be granted. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible. Any application fees must have been paid prior to the deadline. If you are not already a member of Screenworks, an application fee of $15 is required to complete your application. Payment can be made by clicking on the button below: 

Screenworks will advise all applicants in writing of application success or otherwise. No specific feedback will be given on individual applications.


*Regional NSW– regional NSW includes the Central Coast, Hunter and Illawarra and is defined as the areas or regions outside of Sydney and Western Sydney. Please refer to this document for clarification.

**Regional Queensland – regional areas are defined as a resident outside of South East Queensland, being defined as a 100 kilometre radius of the Brisbane or Gold Coast central business district.

***Regional Victoria  – regional areas are defined on the Regional Councils map on Film Victoria website – click on the following link, click on map search and select regional councils. (

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2019If you are not already a member of Screenworks, an application fee of $15 is required to complete your application. Payment can be made by clicking on the button below: 



Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp 2019 is a targeted mentorship program supported by APRA AMCOS 


APRA AMCOS is a key business partner to Australasian music creators. We have 95,000 members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers. We license organisations to play, perform, copy or record our members’ music, and we distribute the royalties to our members.

As a world-leading organisation invested in the future of music, APRA AMCOS enables music creators and customers to maximise the value music brings to business and life. We achieve this through a simple and effective licensing framework, and providing holistic industry support – from education, to live music, export, creators’ rights advocacy and recognition through our high profile awards and events program.

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