Sonar Music’s Antony Partos scores big at Australian film awards for Tanna and Sherpa

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AACTA Awards_Antony and Sophie.jpgSonar Music’s Antony Partos has dominated the Australian film awards for his recent work on the internationally acclaimed film Tanna and BAFTA nominated film Sherpa, which has its Australian cinematic release this week.

The Sherpa soundtrack took out Best Music for a Documentary at the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and APRA Screen Music Awards and Best Original Music Score in a Documentary at the 2015 AACTA Awards.

Distributed by Transmission Films and directed by Jennifer Peedom, Sherpa (2015) tells the story of a group of filmmakers who set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever.

Antony Partos_Tanna.jpgAfter such success Lakeshore Records is releasing Partos’ multi-award winning score, ‘Sherpa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’.

The Sonar Music composer also received industry accolade for his work on Venice Film Festival winning feature Tanna (2015), taking home Best Music for a Feature Film at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2016, ahead of the scores for Mad Max and The Dress Maker.

The first-ever film shot Antony Patros_screen music awards.jpgentirely in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, Tanna tells the passionate story of a young forbidden love. Based on the true story of dramatic events that took place on the volcanic island of Tanna in 1987, the film was directed by Australia documentary duo Bentley Dean and Martin Butler.

Says Sophie Haydon, producer, Sonar Music: “Ant is so incredibly talented, his scores are so beautifully crafted. He never ceases to amaze us.”

Sherpa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available to buy through iTunes and Lake Shore Records.

For more information on Antony Partos please contact Sonar Music producer Sophie Haydon on + 61 406 776 062 or

(Image 1: Sonar Music composer Antony Partos and producer Sophie Haydon at the AACTA Awards; Image 2: Antony Partos with Tanna islands locals in Vanuatu for the feature film Tanna; Image 3: Antony Partos at the 2015 AGSC & APRA Screen Music Awards)