Michael Yezerski

Over the last two years I have had the chance to work with renowned Australian film composer Michael Yezerski (now based in L.A.)

I first met Michael in 2013 as part of a Women in Film Mentorship grant, where I was paired with Michael as my professional mentor. Since then, I have learnt many things from this gifted composer and wonderful human, and have been lucky enough to workeScreen Shot 2558-08-15 at 22.05.28d as his Assistant Composer on several projects.

Michael’s film scores and concert works have touched audiences across the globe. His music is a blend of the traditional and contemporary – elegant, subtle and deeply emotional. Bending genre and time, he has explored a dizzying array of musical styles, and is recognized for his diversity and fluidity as a composer.Hailing from Australia, Michael has worked with many of that country’s finest directors including Claire McCarthy, Elissa Down, Shaun Tan (Oscar® Winner) and PJ Hogan. He has been nominated three times for the country’s highest film honor, the AACTA award for Best Original Score, and has won numerous industry and guild prizes.

Notable films include The Black Balloon (dir. Elissa Down starring Toni Collette, Best Picture, AACTA), The Lost Thing (dir. Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, Oscar® Best Animated Short), The Waiting City (dir. Claire McCarthy, starring Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton), Mental (dir. PJ Hogan, starring Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber). Most recently Michael scored Josh Lawson’s The Little Death (TIFF 2014) and wrote additional music for Transformers: Age of Extinction under renowned composer Steve Jablonsky.

If you haven’t heard any of his music, I highly recommend checking out his website here.