Graduate Diploma Screen Composition, 2002
Composer Caitlin Yeo was awarded Feature Film Score of the Year and Best Soundtrack Album at the 2018 APRA Screen Music Awards for her work on Priscilla Cameron’s The Butterfly Tree. Other APRA Awards include Feature Score of the Year for The Rocket (2013) and Best Music in a Documentary for both Bomb Harvest (2007) and Getting Frank Gehry (2016). Her work on Kriv Stenders’ Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan won Best Original Score at the 2019 FCCA Awards.
Caitlin collaborated with fellow alumna Amanda Brown on documentary The Chocolate Factory for SBS, and her other documentary work includes The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, The House with Annabel Crabb and After the Apology, written and directed by fellow alumna Larissa Behrendt.
Caitlin also scored Sally Aitken’s feature documentary Playing with Sharks, which premiered at Sundance 2021, and the ABC series Wakefield. Recent projects include SBS show New Gold Mountain and ABC series Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb.
The whole degree was a highlight for me! AFTRS taught me so much about the craft of screen composition, collaborating with filmmakers, making mistakes, and finding my own creative voice.
For me it was working on two films: The Rocket (directed by Kim Mordaunt) and Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (directed by Kriv Stenders). Both films pushed and stretched my craft and creativity and resonated deeply with me on a personal level. I will always be grateful for that.