Biography

Amanda Brown is a screen music composer, musician and songwriter from Sydney, Australia. She has been composing music for stage and screen since 2000 and before that enjoyed a career as a multi-instrumentalist in several bands, playing violin, guitar, mandolin and oboe. She was a member of beloved Australian group The Go-Betweens, with whom she recorded two albums (Tallulah and 16 Lovers Lane) and toured the world.

 

Amanda’s screen music credits include feature films Here Out West, A Sunburnt Christmas (with Damien Lane), Babyteeth and Son Of A Lion.  Feature documentaries include Step Into Paradise (with Nick Wales), Brazen Hussies, The Family and Red Obsession (with Burkhard Dallwitz). Amanda has scored drama series Deadloch, RFDS, The Secrets She Keeps, On The Ropes (with Endorphin) and Grace Beside Me. 


In 2020 Amanda won AACTA Awards in both Best Music Score (Babyteeth) and Documentary categories (Brazen Hussies). She also won the APRA/AGSC Award for Best Music Television Series (The Secrets She Keeps) and in 2019 Amanda won the Soundtrack Stars Critics Award at Venice for Babyteeth.


Amanda is a writer director board member and screen composer ambassador for APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and in 2021 she became a new member (music branch) of The Academy Of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.


Amanda acknowledges and pays respect to the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional owners of the land on which she creates and works. Their sovereignty over this land was never ceded.

Photo credit: Carbie Warbie