Andrew Callaghan
, Australia
 
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Contact details
Tel: +61 424 244 696
Brief Summary
Award winning composer & sound designer Andrew Callaghan brings a highly intuitive approach to storytelling through sound.

A childhood spent strumming piano strings and making noises with a Commodore 64 has been given focus with a classical training in composition. With a Masters in music from The University of Melbourne under his belt, Andrew composes for film, documentaries, TVCs and gallery installations.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, he has worked on numerous projects that have appeared locally and internationally. As well as being noted for orchestral, world and instrumental sounds, Andrew enjoys writing using electronics and recorded noise to produce an organic, embedded aesthetic. The ad music he writes, often more soundtrack than jingle, lifts these commercials above others.

As well as winning recognition in its own right, Andrew's music and sound design has appeared in a number of highly successful projects, including the short film Jerrycan (Cannes Jury Prize), the SBS documentary Paper Dolls (Hugo Awards Special Mention), and the multiple award-winning short film Marco Solo. Television commercials he has worked on have received multiple production awards, and have often been listed for attention relating specifically to music and sound.
 
Clients
Production Companies & Broadcasters – Film & TV
Werner Productions
ABC TV (Australia)
Marina Films
SBS TV (Australia)
Park Films
Scarab Studio Films
Iliad Studios

Production Companies - Advertising
The Sweet Shop
Exit Films
The Directors Group
Zerna Films

Advertising Agencies
Lowe Worldwide
Leo Burnett
JWT
Jung von Matt
Whybin TBWA
Cummins Nitro
Marmalade Communications
Right Idea
Gap Media

 
Awards and Recognition
Award Awards 2009
Craft In Television & Cinema
Original Music - Bronze
R+V - Ballet Dancer

MADCs 2009
Finalist - Best Original Music
R+V - Ballet Dancer

MADCs 2008
Finalist - Best Original Music
Metlink

Fitzroy Shorts 2005
Winner - Best Sound
Marco Solo
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