Antony Partos is one of Australia’s most awarded film composers. His passion lies in creating scores that blend both acoustic and electronic elements with an eclectic mix of exotic instruments.
His feature film credits include Jasper Jones and 99 Homes (winning the AGSC Award for Best Feature Film Score respectively in both 2016 and 2017), Animal Kingdom (AFI award for Best Feature Score), The Rover, Disgrace, The Home Song Stories and Unfinished Sky (both also winning the AFI Award for Best Feature Score).
Antony’s evocative scores for TV Drama include Wake in Fright (AACTA Award for Best Music Score in Television, Rake (AGSC Award for Best Music in a TV Series), The Slap (AGSC Award for Best TV Theme and Soundtrack), Mabo (AGSC Award for Best Music for a Telemovie) and Redfern Now (AACTA Award for Best Music Score in Television).
Recent projects include the score for the Academy Award® nominated feature Tanna (winning both the AACTA and Film Critics Circle Award for Best Feature Score) and the highly acclaimed BAFTA nominated feature documentary Sherpa (AGSC award for Best Music for a Documentary along with Best Soundtrack Album).
Earlier this year Antony composed the score for the Lucas Films documentary The Director and the Jedi which had its world premiere at SXSW this year. He has also just wrapped on the HBO feature film, Fahrenheit 451 which airs in May this year.
He is a passionate environmentalist and is drawn to projects that are concerned with social issues and human’s impact on the world.
The outstanding original score by Antony Partos (“Animal Kingdom”) combines delicate electronic ambience, pulse-quickening drumbeats and haunting vocals by Lisa Gerrard.
Variety Film Review: 'Tanna' by Richard Kuipers
'Tanna' may not be the longest album of original score work, but it is one of the most spacial aware... for the way in which composer Antony Partos creates his cinematic soundscapes are, one by one, both alluring and masterful.
Anne Carlini 'Tanna' Soundtrack Review at annecarlini.com
Antony Partos’ subtle orchestral score is elegantly woven into Sam Petty’s outstanding sound design package.
Variety Film Review: 'Sherpa' by Richard Kuipers
A key element in this tapestry is the critical role given to Antony Partos' part-acoustic and part-electronic score, which completely achieves what the composer calls "a sense of the epic within the film without being melodramatic." Michod so trusted the score he periodically uses it instead of dialogue over key dramatic moments.
LA Times Movie Review: 'Animal Kingdom' by Kenneth Turan
Partos’ production is exquisite. Every sound, every tonality deserves its place. Even while the atmosphere closes in, even with the spectre of death and grief in the background, the instrumentation continues to breathe...
Most impressively, Partos manages to evoke a sombre atmosphere without allowing his score to ever feel weighed down. Lying somewhere between the pensive and the elegiac his music echoes the ambiguities of life; and stepping lightly across a fluid surface guides us to a place of reflection.
Urban Cinefile Review: 'Walking on Water Soundtrack' by Brad Green
2017 AACTA Award For Best Original Music Score in Television - Wake In Fright
2017 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Feature Film Score of the Year - Jasper Jones
2016 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Music - Tanna
2016 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Feature Film Score of the Year - 99 Homes
2016 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Best Soundtrack Album - Sherpa
2016 AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score - Tanna
2015 AACTA Award Best Original Music for a Documentary - Sherpa
2015 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Best Original Music for a Documentary - Sherpa
2014 AACTA Award For Best Original Music Score in Television - Redfern Now Series 2
2013 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Best Music for a TV Series - Redfern Now
2012 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Best Television Theme - The Slap
2012 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Best Soundtrack Album - The Slap
2012 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie - MABO
2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS AUSTRALIA Best Music for a Television series or serial - Rake
2010 AFI Award Best Original Music Score - Animal Kingdom
2008 AFI Award Best Original Music Score - Unfinished Sky
2008 Film Critics Circle Award Best Original Music - Unfinished Sky
2007 AFI Award Best Original Music Score - The Home Song Stories