Asian Australian musician and film composer Caitlin Yeo has just taken home the Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award, at the closing night of the Sydney Film Festival. Congratulations.
Yeo has quite a number of film credits to her name including: “Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan” (2019), “Power Meri” (2018), “Jucy” (2010), “All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane” (2007), “The Rocket” (2013), “My America” (2011), “The Matilda Candidate” (2009) and “The Long Goodbye” (2009).
Screen NSW who presents the award saw that Yeo’s work has imaginative, creative, innovative and makes impact. It is also accompanied by a cash prize of $10,000. Here are some things Yeo said during her acceptance speech (via Variety):
“I wanted to push the boundaries of what music can do, how it is created, and its poetic ability to illuminate vision.”
“We are all allies together, and of course, my music would not exist if it were not for the remarkable Australian stories, I have had the privilege to compose for.”
The prize also includes a four-week residence at Charlie’s, a hub for the Australian film-making community in Los Angeles, opened by Australians in Film in partnership with Screen NSW, AFTRS, Screen Queensland, Film Victoria and South Australian Film Corporation.
Yeo is currently working on the Stan/Matchbox Pictures drama series “Bad Behaviour”, and the feature documentary “Kindred” for NITV.
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